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.

Invictus Games 2017 Officially Opened | Defence News and Media

The countdown is over for this year’s Invictus Games. The Australian team joined up with 17 other countries at a star-studded Opening Ceremony at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Sunday 24 September (AEST).The highly-anticipated international adaptive sports competition started with the eagerly awaited Jaguar Land Rover Challenge before the formal festivities took place in the evening.The games were opened by HRH Prince Harry, with rousing performances by Laura Wright, Alessia Cara, and Sarah McLachlan.

https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/invictus-games-2017-officially-opened

Gladstone fishing master receives $20,000 fine for repeat illegal fishing offences - GBRMPA

A $20,000 fine and conviction for illegal commercial fishing in the Gladstone region shows there are serious consequences for commercial operators repeatedly threatening Great Barrier Reef resilience....

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/compliance/2017/gladstone-fishing-master-receives-$20,000-fine-for-repeat-illegal-fishing-offences

Australian business delegation to Gulf region targets METS, Media release, 25 Sep 2017, Australian Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon Keith Pitt MP

The Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, will lead a business delegation to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates this week to deepen trade and investment ...

http://ministers.dfat.gov.au/pitt/releases/Pages/2017/kp_mr_170925.aspx?w=yxmHAaWUZXyR1X%2BwO6Fs8A%3D%3D

Turnbull Government to establish national space agency | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Michaelia Cash The Turnbull Government has committed to establishing a national space agency to ensure Australia has a long-term plan to grow its domestic space industry.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/turnbull-government-establish-national-space-agency

Home - About the ABC

The ABC is celebrating International Day of the Girl and is inviting everyone to join in on Wednesday 11 October through public events and engaging programs across ABC TV and online....

http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/spread-the-word-that-girls-change-the-world/

Australia-United States Alliance stronger than ever before | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the Australia-US Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, following a successful visit to the United States. Minister Payne travelled to Honolulu and Washington DC from 18-22 September, where she met with senior members of the Trump Administration, including US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. At their 20 September meeting in Washington DC, Minister Payne and Secretary Mattis discussed global security threats and challenges, as well as priorities for the Alliance.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/australia-united-states-alliance-stronger-ever

Joint Media Release - Prime Minister - Minister for Defence - Minister for Defence Industry - HMAS Hobart Commissioning | Department of Defence Ministers

 The safety and security of Australia and our interests around the globe has been significantly strengthened with the commissioning of the first Australian-built Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, today.Hobart brings together the best of Australian and global technology to be one of the world’s most potent and lethal warships.  She will provide air defence for accompanying ships, in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and for self-protection against missiles and aircraft.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/joint-media-release-prime-minister-minister-defence-minister

Joint Media Release - Prime Minister - Minister for Defence - Minister for Defence Industry - HMAS Hobart Commissioning | Department of Defence Ministers

 The safety and security of Australia and our interests around the globe has been significantly strengthened with the commissioning of the first Australian-built Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, today.Hobart brings together the best of Australian and global technology to be one of the world’s most potent and lethal warships.  She will provide air defence for accompanying ships, in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and for self-protection against missiles and aircraft.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/joint-media-release-prime-minister-minister-defence

National Opera Review response | Department of Communications and the Arts

The Government has released its full response to the recommendations of the National Opera Review Final Report.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/national-opera-review-response

2017 Meeting of Cultural Ministers | Department of Communications and the Arts

The 2017 Meeting of Cultural Ministers was held in Brisbane, Queensland, on 22 September 2017.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/2017-meeting-cultural-ministers

Freedom Healthcare Quad Walkers | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Recall – potential for injury as a result of breakage

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/freedom-healthcare-quad-walkers

Radio interview with Jonesy and Amanda WSFM 101.7 | Prime Minister of Australia

I’m just up here in Caloundra in Queensland looking at some of the big investments we’re making into the Bruce Highway up here, big expansions and huge investment in infrastructure right around Australia, including in Queensland.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-22/radio-interview-jonesy-and-amanda-wsfm-1017

Radio interview with Dave, Sam and Ash – Hot 91.1 FM | Prime Minister of Australia

Thank you very much, it’s fantastic. I’ve been for a great Politics in the Pub in the RSL last night here in Caloundra, then beautiful walk along the beach this morning.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-22/radio-interview-dave-sam-and-ash-hot-911-fm

Doorstop with Member for Fisher and Member for Fairfax | Prime Minister of Australia

It's part of our commitment, our $15 billion commitment to infrastructure in Queensland, our $6.7 billion commitment to upgrade the Bruce Highway.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-22/doorstop-member-fisher-and-member-fairfax

Improving Global Water Security | Prime Minister of Australia

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has continued Australia’s leadership on global water management by participating in the High Level Panel on Water in New York on behalf of Prime Minister Turnbull.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-22/improving-global-water-security

Radio interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW | Prime Minister of Australia

Look, we absolutely condemn this Neil, but I just want to say that we have a great tradition of engaging in political debate in Australia respectfully, sometimes with strong views expressed but without violence.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-22/radio-interview-neil-mitchell-3aw

Radio interview with Hamish & Andy, 2DAY FM | Prime Minister of Australia

Andy: The Prime Minister is about to join us on the line! Hamish: Mr Prime Minister, are you there?

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-22/radio-interview-hamish-andy-2day-fm-0

National Opera Review Final Report Government response | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Turnbull Government acknowledges the importance of opera in the Australian cultural landscape and is pleased to provide its full response to the recommendations of the National Opera Review Final ...

http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/national_opera_review_final_report_government_response

Department of Health - Grass roots response to win ice war

The Australian Government is teaming up with key community groups across the country to tackle the scourge of ice at a grass-roots level, with the next 40 Local Drug Action Teams rolling out.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt098.htm

Department of Health - Australia to host region’s key health decision makers

Australia will host the 68th session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific (RCM68) in October.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt099.htm

Department of Health - Helping Australians take their lives back from drugs

The Turnbull Government is today launching the next phase of our National Drugs Campaign to help tackle the use of illicit drugs, particularly ice, among young Australians.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt100.htm

Dr Evelyn Scott AO - GBRMPA

Dr Scott was a widely regarded and respected Elder who was a passionate advocate for the Reef and helped ensure the interests and aspirations of Great Barrier Reef Traditional Owners were considered i...

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/corporate/2017/dr-evelyn-scott-ao

Australia's geospatial expertise on show at IAC 2017 - Geoscience Australia

Our strength lies in our people and our diversity in backgrounds. Geoscience Australia offers a variety of scientific, technical, IT and administrative roles....

http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/australias-geospatial-expertise-on-show-at-iac-2017

17-322MR John Dimitropoulos permanently banned by ASIC from financial services and credit in connection with property and SMSF spruiking | 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/17-322mr-john-dimitropoulos-permanently-banned-by-asic-from-financial-services-and-credit-in-connection-with-property-and-smsf-spruiking/

New technologies can help preserve coral reefs - Latest releases - AIMS

A collective of scientists and reef managers says new technological interventions are needed to save coral reefs under climate change.

http://www.aims.gov.au/docs/media/latest-releases/-/asset_publisher/8Kfw/content/new-technologies-can-help-preserve-coral-reefs

Opinion piece: Making more room to build our world-leading FinTech sector | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The opportunities that spring from this disruption, in a region with an Asian middle class increasingly empowered by choice, are there for our taking....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/093-2017/

Draft Legislation – Banking Executive Accountability Regime | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government is continuing to deliver on strengthening accountability in the banking system, today releasing exposure draft legislation for the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/094-2017/

Consultation on National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government today released a Consultation Paper on the proposed National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), the National Housing Infrastructure Facility (NHIF) and the aff...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/095-2017/

Man arrested for multiple cigarette importations through international mail - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have arrested a 26-year-old Chinese man after thousands of importations of illegal cigarettes were tracked to his address....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/man-arrested-for-multiple-cigarette-importations-through-international-mail

Almost two million illegal cigarettes seized in Brisbane - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has seized close to two million cigarettes in Brisbane and arrested four individuals who faced court yesterday. The arrests followed an air freight seizure over the w...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/almost-two-million-illegal-cigarettes-seized-in-brisbane

ABF Pilbara patrol targets wildlife smuggling - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have travelled more than 1500 kilometres as part of a remote patrol around the Pilbara region in WA, engaging with remote communities on a range of border threat...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/abf-pilbara-patrol-targets-wildlife-smuggling

Expressions of interest invited for Immigration Reform – Global Digital Platform - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released a request for expressions of interest (REOI) to transform Australia’s visa system and how it is delivered around the world....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/expressions-of-interest-invited-for-immigration-reform-global-digital-platform

Visit to Papua New Guinea to boost bilateral ties, Media release, 22 Sep 2017, Australian Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon Keith Pitt MP

The Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, will meet the new Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government to promote trade and people-to-people links during his official vi...

http://ministers.dfat.gov.au/pitt/releases/Pages/2017/kp_mr_170922.aspx?w=yxmHAaWUZXyR1X%2BwO6Fs8A%3D%3D

Safety upgrades north of Rockhampton making Bruce Highway safer

A $5.2 million investment by the Australian Government in making the Bruce Highway safer north of Rockhampton has delivered upgraded intersections at Atkinson Road, Raspberry Creek Road and Kooltandra Road.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc287_2017.aspx

Big boost for Adelaide–Melbourne rail freight productivity

Longer freight trains will soon be able to run between Adelaide and Melbourne thanks to a multi-million dollar Australian Government rail network upgrade set to increase capacity by up to 20 per cent.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc288_2017.aspx

Way to go Warrego—overtaking lanes open ahead of schedule

The Warrego Highway has been made safer sooner than expected with the completion of eight new overtaking lanes between Oakey and Dalby, finished two months ahead of schedule.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc285_2017.aspx

Final touches complete on safer, smoother Tinana Interchange

A roads project that will help drive the growing Wide Bay region well into the future is complete, with the last works finished on the $38 million Tinana Interchange upgrade.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc286_2017.aspx

$50 million investment into cyber security research and industry solutions | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

A new industry-led cyber security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will build Australia’s cyber security capability and deliver solutions to ensure the safety of our businesses and citizens in cyberspace.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/laundy/media-releases/50-million-investment-cyber-security-research-and-industry-solutions

Making it easier to start a new business | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Australian Government recently commenced public testing of a new service to make registering your business easier and faster.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/laundy/media-releases/making-it-easier-start-new-business

Media Release - Good luck to the Australian 2017 Invictus Games team

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/sep/va129.htm

Indonesia and Australia strengthen water ties

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro ...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/indonesia-australia-water-mou.aspx

Proposed compulsory recall: vehicles with defective Takata airbags | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

Today the Australian Government issued a Proposed Recall Notice for a compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed, following an Australian Competition and Consumer Commis...

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/118-2017/

Interview with Michael McCormack on Takata airbags recall notice | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

MICHAEL MCCORMACK: As the Minister responsible for consumer affairs, yesterday I made a directive that there is to be a proposed recall notice....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/120-2017/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Bureau of Meteorology Queensland State Manager, Mr Bruce Gunn, said Mt Stapylton was one of four Doppler radars to receive a mid-life upgrade, in addition to radars located in Sydney, Melbourne and Ad...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/380/mount-stapylton-radar-switched-on-and-ready-for-storm-season/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

SENIOR METEOROLOGIST ANDREA PEACE: Hello from the Bureau of Meteorology. Today—Friday 22 September—is forecast to be Australia's warmest September day on record. And with this extreme heat comes the i...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/381/severe-weather-update-video-and-transcript-fire-danger-in-new-south-wales-and-queensland/

Making it easier to start a new business | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Joint media release with Craig Laundy MP Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, John Barilaro MP NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Small Business and Victor Dominello MP NSW Minister ...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/095-2017/

New guide paves way for better data privacy management| Office of the Australian Information Commissioner - OAIC

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and CSIRO’s Data61 have released a guide to assist organisations to de-identify their data effectively. The practical and accessible guide ...

https://www.oaic.gov.au/media-and-speeches/media-releases/new-guide-paves-way-for-better-data-privacy-management

Cashless Welfare Card for Bundaberg/Hervey Bay | Minister for Human Services

The Turnbull Government will roll out the Cashless Debit Card in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region in Queensland from early next year along with an additional $1 million for local support service

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2017-09-21-cashless-welfare-card-bundaberghervey-bay

Reappointment of National Gallery of Australia Director | Department of Communications and the Arts

Dr Gerard Vaughan AM has been reappointed as Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/reappointment-national-gallery-australia-director

Funding for rare 15.3kg meteorite discovered in Australia | Department of Communications and the Arts

The Queensland Museum will receive $50,000 to assist with the purchase of a rare meteorite.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/rare-meteorite-stay-australia-0

Tour de Tassie roadshow a success, reaching over 2,500 students | Australian Federal Police

This is a joint media release between the AFP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Tasmania Police   This week marks the end of the Tour de Tassie educational roadshow around Tasmania. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) – together with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Tasmania Police – embarked on an educational tour to increase awareness of child safety and missing persons.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/tour-de-tassie-roadshow-success-reaching-over-2500-students

Radio interview with Steve Austin – ABC Radio Brisbane | Prime Minister of Australia

Well it is very important to be here in Queensland. This is the fastest jobs growth of anywhere in the country over the last year. I am inspecting some of the big infrastructure projects we’re funding.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-21/radio-interview-steve-austin-abc-radio-brisbane

Reappointment of National Gallery of Australia Director | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Turnbull Government welcomes the reappointment of Dr Gerard Vaughan AM as Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA)....

http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/reappointment_of_national_gallery_of_australia_director

Rare meteorite to stay in Australia | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Turnbull Government will provide  $50,000 to help the Queensland Museum to purchase a rare 15.3 kilogram  meteorite, the first of its type to be discovered in Australia....

http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/rare_meteorite_to_stay_in_australia

Department of Health - Transcript of Doorstop at Melbourne, Victoria

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doostop at Mt Martha, Victoria regarding Media reports on after-hours care, same sex marriage and Bairnsdale ulcer.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt170921.htm

EM-LINK helps prepare emergency responders for natural disasters - Geoscience Australia

Our strength lies in our people and our diversity in backgrounds. Geoscience Australia offers a variety of scientific, technical, IT and administrative roles....

http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/em-link-helps-prepare-emergency-responders-for-natural-disasters

Call for submissions on a new processing aid

"FSANZ has determined there are no public health or safety issues associated with using this enzyme. All FSANZ decisions on applications are notified to ministers responsible for food regulation who c...

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/media/Pages/Call-for-submissions-on-a-new-processing-aid.aspx

Progressing Revitalisation of Parliamentary Triangle - West Block Sale Completed | 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/2017/09/21/progressing-revitalisation-parliamentary-triangle-west-block-sale-completed

More potential pumped hydro storage sites identified - media release 21 September 2017

Over 18,000 sites across New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory have been identified as possible locations for pumped hydro energy storage....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20170921.html

Commonwealth Games Australia teams up with AIS for Gold Coast 2018 : News and Media : Australian Sports Commission

Commonwealth Games Australia and the AIS today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games....

http://www.ausport.gov.au/news/ais_news/story_664323_commonwealth_games_australia_teams_up_with_ais_for_gold_coast_2018

17-321MR ASIC facilitates crowd-sourced funding by public companies | 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/17-321mr-asic-facilitates-crowd-sourced-funding-by-public-companies/

ABARES Australian rural R&D on the rise

The value of Australian rural Research and Development (R&D) is on the rise, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABAR...

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/news/media-releases/2017/australian-rural-rd-on-rise

Australia grows to become Asia-Pacific’s second largest alternative finance market | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government’s strong support for FinTech has helped Australia become the second largest alternative finance market in the Asia-Pacific, with US$610 million raised in 2016....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/092-2017/

Bridge replacement completed south of Moranbah

A new $6 million bridge over Cherwell Creek, south of Moranbah, is now complete, improving flood immunity, productivity and driver safety.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc284_2017.aspx

Central Queensland's Saraji Road set for $2.9 million upgrade

Nearly $3 million is being invested to ensure a key corridor between Dysart and Moranbah is upgraded to better connect communities and businesses in the region.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc283_2017.aspx

Last Queensland Inland Rail preferred section selected

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the preferred corridor for the Yelarbon and Gowrie section of the Inland Rail project, which will transform regional economies.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc282_2017.aspx

Nine businesses share in $8.75 million to solve government policy and service delivery challenges | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Michaelia Cash Nine small to medium sized businesses will share in $8.75 million in grants to help them develop and test their innovative solutions to public sector challenges, through the Turnbull Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/nine-businesses-share-875-million-solve-government-policy-and

Media Release - veterans' pension payments set to increase

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/sep/va127.htm

Media Release - Addressing the RSL National Conference

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/sep/va128.htm

Sweeter deal for Australian sugar exports to Indonesia

The Coalition Government has welcomed Indonesia's implementation of its earlier agreement to reduce tariffs on the import of Australian raw sugar, strengthening opportunities for Australia's $2.2 bill...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/aus-sugar-exports-to-indonesia.aspx

Investment priorities for the Defence Innovation Hub | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced the Government’s investment priorities for the Defence Innovation Hub for the coming year.Minister Pyne said the Government invested $1.6 billion into defence industry and innovation over the next decade, including $640 million to support the development of innovative technologies through the Defence Innovation Hub.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/investment-priorities-defence-innovation-hub

Taskforce Integrity heads to Wagga Wagga | Minister for Human Services

Taskforce Integrity is visiting Wagga Wagga in regional New South Wales to raise awareness about welfare recipients’ obligations so they can avoid accumulating a debt with the Department of Human S

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2017-09-20-taskforce-integrity-heads-wagga-wagga

Collective giving on the rise | Department of Communications and the Arts

Collective giving groups are playing an increasing role in philanthropy in Australia, according to research led by Creative Partnerships Australia.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/collective-giving-rise

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise | Prime Minister of Australia

David Koch: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins us now. What a speech that was; name calling, suicide mission, totally destroying the country. Is that just inflaming the situation?

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-20/interview-david-koch-sunrise

Radio interview with Ben Davis, 4BC | Prime Minister of Australia

Ben Davis: I’ve got the Prime Minister on the line, Malcolm good afternoon.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-19/radio-interview-ben-davis-4bc

Television interview with Sonia Kruger and David Campbell - TODAY Extra, Nine Network | Prime Minister of Australia

David Campbell: Last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull celebrated two years in the top job and since taking office as the PM he has certainly made his mark.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-09-19/television-interview-sonia-kruger-david-campbell-today-extra-nine-network

Department of Health - Commissioner resolving aged care complaints quickly

An increasing number of older Australians and their families are using the independent Aged Care Complaints Commissioner to resolve issues with aged care providers, with most complaints turned around within one month.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt095.htm

Harbour Trust Invites Volunteers to Join the Team at North Head Sanctuary | Harbour Trust

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is inviting local residents to join the team of volunteers who help restore, enrich and share North Head Sanctuary by joining the Harbour Trust’s volunteer team, and is currently recruiting for Visitor centre, tour guide and restoration volunteers. North Head Sanctuary comprises more than 80 buildings set in 72 hectares of natural bushland, and is uniquely managed by the Harbour Trust in recognition of its precious natural and environmental values.

http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/mediarelease/harbour-trust-invites-volunteers-join-team-north-head-sanctuary

Harbour Trust Invites Community Feedback on Interpretation Strategy for Headland Park | Harbour Trust

The Harbour Trust is inviting the community and stakeholders to help share the rich history of Headland Park by providing feedback on its draft Interpretation Strategy for Headland Park. The Strategy aims to draw out various aspects of the site’s rich history and guide the addition of interpretative elements across the precinct that share this history.

http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/mediarelease/harbour-trust-invites-community-feedback-interpretation-strategy-headland-park

17-320MR Sirtex pays penalty for alleged continuous disclosure breach | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Sirtex pays penalty for alleged continuous disclosure breach

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-320mr-sirtex-pays-penalty-for-alleged-continuous-disclosure-breach/

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Provide information and assistance to small businesses, including referral to dispute resolution services

http://www.asbfeo.gov.au/news/news-articles/amazon-asked-ensure-compliance-australian-unfair-contract-terms-legislation

New infrared imaging technique reveals molecular orientation of proteins in silk fibres - ANSTO

A large international collaboration has used a specialised technique on the infrared microspectroscopy (IRM) beamline at the Australian Synchrotron to determine the structure of proteins in individual...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS164050

Turtley great way to educate on marine pollution - Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)

Turtles are a treasured part of our marine environment, so it is fitting that the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) recently commissioned a piece of ghost net artwork featuring a turtle...

http://www.afma.gov.au/turtley-great-way-educate-marine-pollution/

4343.0 - Survey of Health Care, Australia, 2016

4343.0 - Survey of Health Care, Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration  Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/09/2017  First Issue...

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/53C156BC5E412290CA2581A000206C65?OpenDocument

Tenders called to deliver Midland Highway works

Tenders are now open to deliver the next two major projects under the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan, with the upgrades set to improve road safety and save lives.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc280_2017.aspx

Government on the hunt for fresh fast rail proposals

High-quality proposals are now being sought for the development of business cases to bring faster rail to Australian urban and regional areas.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/september/dc281_2017.aspx

Statement on leave | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Statement from Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/statement-leave

Rural R&D funding turning legumes into loot

Farmers in low and medium rainfall areas could receive a boost to average farm profits by 10 per cent and halve economic risk simply by turning to legumes, thanks to $5.5 million in Coalition Governme...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Rural-RD-funding-turning-legumes-into-loot.aspx

Robots to help (ex)terminate AMR risk in livestock

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition Government was providing almost $1.3 million to Australian Pork Limited under the Rural R&D for...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/amr-robots.aspx

Pacific nations discuss future of coinage with the Royal Australian Mint | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

The future of coinage will be a hot topic in Canberra this week with key representatives from Central Banks and financial departments of nine Pacific Island nations attending a coinage seminar organis...

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/117-2017/