Latest media releases

This is a list of the latest media releases from Australian Government websites arranged under their portfolios. It is generated daily from new media releases collected overnight.

Pages - Study shows methamphetamine use is costing Australia

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has today released a report that highlights how illicit drug use, particularly methamphetamine or ice, is costing Australia an estimated $4.4 billion ever...

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Study-shows-methamphetamine-use-is-costing-Australia.aspx

Australian Universities receive $5.7 million to develop game changing defence capabilities | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced 22 Australian universities would share $5.7 million in project funding to develop game-changing defence capabilities.Minister Pyne said the funding was allocated under the $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund aimed at engaging industry and academia to research priority areas identified in the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/australian-universities-receive-57-million-develop-game

Naval Shipbuilding College Request for Proposal | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the release of a Request for Proposal for the Naval Shipbuilding College. The Naval Shipbuilding College is a key initiative in the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, released in May 2017.Minister Pyne said the College would attract, train, and retrain naval shipbuilding workers for the Government’s $90 billion shipbuilding program.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/naval-shipbuilding-college-request-proposal

Safety checks at 25 West Australian aerodromes | Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Special flight path safety checks are being carried out at 25 West Australian aerodromes in June 2017.

https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/safety-checks-25-west-australian-aerodromes

Reflecting on National Reconciliation Week | Department of Communications and the Arts

Our national cultural institutions are holding a series of events to mark National Reconciliation Week.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/reflecting-national-reconciliation-week

Inside ArtBank | Department of Communications and the Arts

Peter Lin from Artbank talks to us about how they support Australian artists and the importance of art at work.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/inside-artbank

Supporting Australia’s creative economy | Department of Communications and the Arts

For more than 30 years the Australian Government has provided operational funding to eight elite performing arts training organisations that form the ARTS8.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/supporting-australias-creative-economy

Navy safely responds to fire in HMAS Maryborough | Defence News and Media

On 26 May 2017, HMAS Maryborough reported a fire in the engine room while at sea, operating north east of Darwin.The ship’s crew extinguished the fire in accordance with procedures. No crew members were injured in the incident.The ship is being returned to Darwin for inspection and an assessment of any damage.An investigation into the incident is now underway.

https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/navy-safely-responds-fire-hmas-maryborough

Honouring the traditional custodians of our land | Ministers Media Centre

Today is National Sorry Day, a day when we honour the traditional custodians of our land and stop to acknowledge the hurt and suffering created by past government practices....

https://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/honouring-traditional-custodians-our-land

BTC Rosuvastatin 10 mg tablets | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Recall - potential missing blister sheets

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/btc-rosuvastatin-10-mg-tablets

BTC Paracetamol Codeine tablets | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Recall - potential missing blister sheets

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/btc-paracetamol-codeine-tablets

Valium (diazepam) 5 mg tablets in 50 tablet blister packs | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Recall - potential medicine tampering

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/valium-diazepam-5-mg-tablets-50-tablet-blister-packs

Apotex-Pantoprazole 40 mg tablets | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Recall - potential missing blister sheets

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/apotex-pantoprazole-40-mg-tablets

Commonwealth and NT forge new partnership on cities | Prime Minister of Australia

The Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments have entered into an agreement to work together to create a City Deal.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-05-26/commonwealth-and-nt-forge-new-partnership-cities

Department of Health - Almost 10,000 new residential aged care places announced

The Australian Government has announced funding to give almost 10,000 more older Australians access to residential aged care services.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt043.htm

Department of Health - Investing $5.9 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Australian Government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to help tackle the threat of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt054.htm

Reef Summit sets new course of action for the Great Barrier Reef - GBRMPA

A blueprint to respond to coral bleaching and other recent impacts on the Great Barrier Reef was the focus of this week’s two-day Reef Summit in Townsville, Australia....

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/corporate/2017/reef-summit-sets-new-course-of-action-for-the-great-barrier-reef

Call for submissions on genetically modified potato lines

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit food from a number of genetically modified potato lines....

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/media/Pages/call-for-submissions-genetically-modified-potato-lines.aspx

Australian Government General Government Sector Monthly Financial Statements April 2017 | Minister for Finance

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for Western Australia...

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media-release/2017/05/26/australian-government-general-government-sector-monthly-financial

Work on the Airport Central Station underway | Minister for Finance

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for Western Australia...

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media-release/2017/05/28/work-airport-central-station-underway

National Indigenous Arts Awards mark Referendum anniversary | Australia Council

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/national-indigenous-arts-awards-mark-referendum-anniversary/

Revealing Reading: A Survey of Australian Reading Habits | Australia Council

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/revealing-reading-a-survey-of-australian-reading-habits/

17-158MR Local Court dismisses insider trading charges against Darren Wayne Thompson | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements. Please note the date of issue and use the internal search function on the site to check for other media releases on the same or related matters....

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-158mr-local-court-dismisses-insider-trading-charges-against-darren-wayne-thompson/

17-156MR ASIC reports on promoting better conduct in the wholesale spot foreign exchange market | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements. Please note the date of issue and use the internal search function on the site to check for other media releases on the same or related matters....

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-156mr-asic-reports-on-promoting-better-conduct-in-the-wholesale-spot-foreign-exchange-market/

17-155MR ASIC proposes next steps on regtech | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements. Please note the date of issue and use the internal search function on the site to check for other media releases on the same or related matters....

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-155mr-asic-proposes-next-steps-on-regtech/

17-157MR Queensland Supreme Court imposes penalties on dishonest MFS officers and funds manager | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements. Please note the date of issue and use the internal search function on the site to check for other media releases on the same or related matters....

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-157mr-queensland-supreme-court-imposes-penalties-on-dishonest-mfs-officers-and-funds-manager/

Australia and Sri Lanka sign new partnership to fight Chronic Kidney Disease - ANSTO

According to the Journal of Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine (2014), CKDu affects around 100,000 people, and is linked to 5,000 deaths every year....

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS134493

National Indigenous Youth Parliament elects first female Prime Minister - Australian Electoral Commission

Aretha Stewart-Brown, aged 16 from Williamstown in Melbourne, is the elected youth Prime Minister for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2017....

http://www.aec.gov.au/media/media-releases/2017/05-26.htm

Treasury Perth Office | The Treasury

Secretary to the Treasury, John Fraser, today announced that Treasury will be establishing a small office in Perth as a two-year pilot....

http://treasury.gov.au/PublicationsAndMedia/Newsroom/MediaReleases/2017/Treasury-Perth-office

Smuggling syndicate operating across state lines dismantled with multiple arrests - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have arrested four men over an alleged ephedrine smuggling ring, operating across two states....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/smuggling-syndicate-operating-across-state-lines-dismantled-with-multiple-arrests

Bobtails destined for Japanese black market seized - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

A man has been charged after he was intercepted at Perth International Airport attempting to smuggle 13 native bobtail lizards into Japan....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/fc75408d-0bcf-407f-82bc-8cc96c9cba03

Funding boost for heavy vehicle safety programs

A trial of livestock unloading equipment will be funded under the next round of the NHVR's Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative program.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc136_2017.aspx

Hobart Runway Northern Extension Complete

The redevelopment of Hobart Airport has passed an important milestone with the northern extension of the runway now complete, allowing for work to start on the final stage of the redevelopment at the southern end.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc137_2017.aspx

Link up to help determine Australia’s future supply chain

The Turnbull-Joyce government is ensuring the nation is equipped to take advantage of future freight opportunities, which will be a boost for Australian jobs.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc139_2017.aspx

Australian businesses urged to take action to meet US air cargo screening requirements

More than 10,000 Australian businesses, which export to the US by air, are urged to take action now to meet strict US air cargo screening requirements.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc134_2017.aspx

Federal Approval for Upgrade of Three George Town Roads

Three rural unsealed roads in the George Town municipality of Tasmania are set for a major sealing and safety upgrade, with the projects formally receiving federal funding to proceed.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc135_2017.aspx

Australian international passenger numbers on the up and up

Australia experienced a 7.9 per cent increase in its international aviation passenger numbers in 2016, a rate that-if it continues-will see a doubling of our passenger numbers in less than 10 years.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc138_2017.aspx

Media Release - Honouring Indigenous veterans during Reconciliation Week

The Hon Dan Tehan MP Minister for Veterans' Affairs Minister for Defence Personnel Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of A...

http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2017/may/va072.htm

Media Release - Long Tan Bursary recipients announced

The Hon Dan Tehan MP Minister for Veterans' Affairs Minister for Defence Personnel Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of A...

http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2017/may/va071.htm

Trade gain to support Aussie meat exports to the UAE

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http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/trade-gain-to-support-aussie-meat-exports-to-uae.aspx

Seeking talent to lead new Regional Investment Corporation

?The Coalition Government is moving quickly to establish the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC), with advertisements appearing in newspapers today for a chairperson and two board members....

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/seeking-talent-to-lead-ric.aspx

Independent study to ensure healthy basin communities

Recent Media Releases Speeches & Transcripts Multimedia Contact Photo Gallery MAContentRollup search Feedback MediaReleaseSubscribe Biography Media-Releases-2013 Media-Releases-2014 Media Releases 201...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/independent-study-to-ensure-healthy-basin-communities.aspx

Pictures paint progress and pests

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, has seen first-hand how the Australian Government's billion dollar plus commitment to the National Landcare Program is achieving pract...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/hartsuyker/Pages/Media-Releases/pictures-paint-progress-and-pests.aspx

Country of Origin Labelling changes a Runaway success

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Member for Fadden, Stuart Robert, today took part in a demonstration of Australia's new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) cha...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/hartsuyker/Pages/Media-Releases/cool-changes-a-runaway-success.aspx

Riparian restoration reaps rewards

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Member for Fadden, Stuart Robert, have seen first-hand how the Australian Government's billion dollar plus commitment to the N...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/hartsuyker/Pages/Media-Releases/riparian-restoration-reaps-rewards.aspx

Trade gain to support Aussie meat exports to the UAE | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

A major technical barrier to trade that is estimated to have cost industry up to $60 million per year has been lifted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), through the extension of the accepted shelf lif...

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/074-2017/

Disability no barrier to dance | The Hon Jane Prentice MP

A new initiative to give children with disability a chance to express themselves through dance has been awarded $627,000 under a federal NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) program....

http://janeprentice.dss.gov.au/media-releases/disability-no-barrier-dance

Terrorist attack on Copts in Egypt, Media release, 27 May 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

The Australian Government is appalled by the brutal attack on a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt on 26 May, killing many including children....

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170527.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

Queensland regions get early access to the NDIS | The Hon Christian Porter

Hundreds of Queenslanders with disability in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton will get earlier access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) thanks to a decision of the Commonwealth and ...

http://christianporter.dss.gov.au/media-releases/queensland-regions-get-early-access-to-the-ndis

Medical research reforms to improve our future health | National Health and Medical Research Council

The Turnbull Government provides more than $800 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) each year to fund life-changing research....

https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/media/releases/2017/medical-research-reforms-improve-our-future-health

Pages - International Missing Children’s Day: focus on age-progressed images

Today, on International Missing Children's Day, we are stepping up our search efforts to help find thousands of missing Australian children....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/International-missing-childrens-day-focus-on-age-progressed-images.aspx

Pages - Recovery grants extended to more flood affected New South Wales farmers small businesses and non profit organisations

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced that recovery grants have been extended to additional communities severely affected b...

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Recovery-grants-extended-to-more-flood-affected-New-South-Wales-farmers-small-businesses-and-non-profit-organisations.aspx

Supportive employers honoured | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has praised the employers who support their Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservist employees to serve in defence of the nation at an awards ceremony in Canberra tonight.The annual Defence Reserves Support Council National Employer Support Awards recognise the essential support of employers of ADF Reservist employees.Winners of the Award categories were:

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/media-releases/supportive-employers-honoured

Consultations open on spectrum reform | Department of Communications and the Arts

Consultations are now open for the biggest reforms to Australia's spectrum management in over 25 years.

https://www.communications.gov.au/departmental-news/consultations-open-spectrum-reform

New phone App to keep drone users in the safe zones | Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/new-phone-app-keep-drone-users-safe-zones

Glimpse of aged-progressed missing children keeps hope for families alive | Australian Federal Police

Six age-progressed images of missing and parentally abducted children have been released today as part of International Missing Children’s Day in a global effort to ‘help bring them home’. Leading forensic artists from the United States National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were commissioned to create the age-progressed images to illustrate what the children—all who remain under the age of 18—may look like today.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/glimpse-aged-progressed-missing-children-keeps-hope-families-alive

Media Release 12/2017 - Statement on Mr Bob Day AO

On April 5 2017, the Court of Disputed Returns found Mr Day was incapable of sitting, or being chosen, as a Senator due to a pecuniary interest in an agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwea...

http://www.smos.gov.au/media/2017/0525-bob-day.html

BOK, HKMA, MAS, RBA and RBI Welcome the Publication of the FX Global Code | Media Releases | RBA

The Bank of Korea (BOK), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today welcome the publication of the FX Global Code (the Code), a single global code of conduct for the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market.

http://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2017/mr-17-11.html

Department of Health - Launch of new online resource - palliAGED website

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at launch of the palliAGED website at Parliament House on 25 May 2017

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt170525.htm

Department of Health - Online resource for end-of-life care

The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has launched a new website containing important evidence-based medical and practical information to support the provision of palliative care to older people at the end of life.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt042.htm

Department of Health - Medical research reforms to improve our future health

The Australian Government provides more than $800 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council each year to fund life-changing research.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt053.htm

Students have their eye on the Reef - GBRMPA

The school will receive a $500 Ripples of Change funding grant from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) toward their stewardship action....

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/reef-guardians/2017/students-have-their-eye-on-the-reef

Flying home: using drones to care for country - GBRMPA

A team of Indigenous rangers caring for one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth is pioneering the use of drones to monitor its health, with the assistance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Aut...

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/sea-country-partnerships/2017/flying-home-using-drones-to-care-for-country

Future Fund Investment Mandate | Minister for Finance

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for Western Australia...

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media-release/2017/05/25/future-fund-investment-mandate

Experts convene to build Reef resilience - media release 25 May 2017

The Federal Government remains concerned about the impacts we are seeing to the Great Barrier Reef from global coral bleaching....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20170525.html

17-153MR Australia above OECD average in PISA financial literacy test | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements. Please note the date of issue and use the internal search function on the site to check for other media releases on the same or related matters....

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-153mr-australia-above-oecd-average-in-pisa-financial-literacy-test/

17-154MR ASIC consults on remaking class order on credit union member shares | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements. Please note the date of issue and use the internal search function on the site to check for other media releases on the same or related matters....

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-154mr-asic-consults-on-remaking-class-order-on-credit-union-member-shares/

More Australians turning to weight loss surgery (AIHW)

With nearly two-thirds of Australian adults overweight or obese, weight loss surgery is becoming more common, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/media-release-detail/?id=60129559629

ABARES Australia’s forestry sector continues to break records

Australia’s forestry sector is continuing to enjoy some of the best conditions in its history, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and ...

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/news/media-releases/2017/aus-forestry-sector-break-records

Future fund investment mandate | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Following the decision to defer drawing down from the Future Fund until at least 2026-27 the Government last night registered a revised investment mandate for the Future Fund, which will come into eff...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/051-2017/

NTC - National Transport Commission

Australian road transport operators will be able to transport more goods using fewer vehicles thanks to new policies approved by ministers at last Friday’s Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting...

http://ntc.gov.au/about-ntc/news/media-releases/ministers-approve-up-to-15-billion-annual-productivity-boost-to-australia-s-freight-operators/

Setting the Foundations for tomorrow's prosperity | Ministers Media Centre

Four years into my parliamentary career, many people still ask me what has surprised me most about getting into politics after two decades in the business world? ...

http://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/taylor/2017/setting-foundations-tomorrows-prosperity

Data analytics teams to deliver better targeted services | Ministers Media Centre

A new Commonwealth initiative known as the Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA), will establish data analytics teams to deliver improved, evidence?based programs and policy....

http://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/taylor/2017/data-analytics-teams-deliver-better-targeted-services

Trade agreements driving economic growth, Media release, 25 May 2017, Australian Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon Keith Pitt MP

Our trade agreements are negotiated to open new markets for Australian exporters that will drive economic growth and create new Australian jobs....

http://ministers.dfat.gov.au/pitt/releases/Pages/2017/kp_mr_170525.aspx?w=yxmHAaWUZXyR1X%2BwO6Fs8A%3D%3D

Government exploring advanced braking systems in a bid to increase motorcycle safety

The Australian Government has today begun consulting on options to improve the safety of motorcycle riders through the greater use of advanced braking systems.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc132_2017.aspx

New phone App to keep drone users in the safe zones

Today Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester welcomed the launch of a new safety App for the use of drones.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc130_2017.aspx

Works start on western links to Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Earthworks on vital interchanges west of Toowoomba as part of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project are getting into full swing, with Stage 2 of the Gore Highway works at Athol and the Warrego West interchange projects now underway.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc133_2017.aspx

Final Bridge Deck Units in Place for Cooroy to Curra – Section C

Section C of the Cooroy to Curra Bruce Highway upgrade is shaping up quickly, with work underway on the final two bridges being built as part of the project.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/may/dc131_2017.aspx

$4.4m to mobilise Australia’s citizen scientists | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

$4.4 million in grants announced today will mobilise a league of enthusiastic ‘citizen scientists’ to assist Australia’s leading universities and scientific organisations with their research.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/44m-mobilise-australia%E2%80%99s-citizen-scientists

Media Release - Honouring the veterans of Milne Bay and Kokoda and the Beachheads

The Hon Dan Tehan MP Minister for Veterans' Affairs Minister for Defence Personnel Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of A...

http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2017/may/va070.htm

Record plantation log harvest worth $2.3 billion

Australia's forest industry achieved a record plantation log harvest of more than 30 million cubic metres worth over $2.3 billion in 2015-16 according to a report released today....

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/ruston/Pages/Media-Releases/record-plantation-log-harvest-worth-$2-3-billion.aspx

Instant asset write-off extension one step closer | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

AN extension to the popular instant asset write-off programme is one step closer thanks to a Bill introduced to Parliament today, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/073-2017/

Tasmania to trial GPS tracking of repeat family violence offenders | The Hon Christian Porter

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are each providing $1.4 million towards the trial to keep women and their children safe, and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions....

http://christianporter.dss.gov.au/media-releases/tasmania-to-trial-gps-tracking-of-repeat-family-violence-offenders

New Coin and Stamp Unveiled to Commemorate 1967 Referendum and Mabo Decision | Ministers Media Centre

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision, the Government has today launched a 50 cent commemorative coin and Australia Post stamp today....

https://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/new-coin-and-stamp-unveiled-commemorate-1967-referendum-and-mabo-decision

Investing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students | Ministers Media Centre

The Turnbull Government will invest an additional $138 million to increase opportunities and improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students....

https://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/investing-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-students

Australia Post and Qantas supersize dedicated air-freight partnership - Australia Post Newsroom

Australia Post and Qantas have given the growing Australian online shopping industry another boost, welcoming the largest aircraft to join the dedicated domesti

https://auspost.newsroom.com.au/Content/Home/02-Home/Article/Australia-Post-and-Qantas-supersize-dedicated-air-freight-partnership-/-2/-2/6146

Investing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students | Prime Minister of Australia

The Turnbull Government will invest an additional $138 million to increase opportunities and improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-05-24/investing-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-students

A Change Is Gonna Come | National Museum of Australia

White gloves worn by referendum rights activist Faith Bandler, a 1967 referendum voting box and working tools used by trade unionist and Indigenous rights activist Joe McGinness, are among historic it...

http://www.nma.gov.au/media/media_releases_by_year/2017/a-change-is-gonna-come

Media Advisory: Governor-General undertakes State Visit to New Zealand | Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will undertake a State Visit to New Zealand from 31 May to 3 June. At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, the visit by Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove will focus on the strong friendship and historic, cultural, business and defence links between both nations.

http://www.gg.gov.au/media-release/media-advisory-governor-general-undertakes-state-visit-new-zealand

States need to put energy consumers first - media release 24 May 2017

Today the Federal Court handed down a major decision that will increase electricity prices for New South Wales customers by around $3 billion....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20170524a.html