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.

Counter-Daesh Coalition liberates Syrian city of Raqqah | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today welcomed the official announcement by the Global Coalition against Daesh of the liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqah.“This is a devastating blow against Daesh and its perverted ideology,” Minister Payne said.“Raqqah was the nominal capital of Daesh’s so-called ‘caliphate’ and was central to its political and ideological narrative.”

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/counter-daesh-coalition-liberates-syrian-city-raqqah

$5.9 million innovation boost to Australian Defence Industry | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced five Defence Innovation Hub innovation contracts totalling $5.9 million.Minister Pyne said this investment demonstrated the government’s commitment to supporting local Defence industry while developing new capabilities.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/59-million-innovation-boost-australian-defence-industry

New whole of government purchasing arrangement with SAP | DTA | Australian Government

A whole of government purchasing arrangement has been made with SAP to make it easier and cheaper for Australian government agencies to use their products and services....

https://www.dta.gov.au/news/sap-arrangement/

Australian Defence Force concludes successful Cape York deployment | Defence News and Media

Exercise Northern Shield 17 (NS17), the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) rapid deployment exercise into the Cape York region of North Queensland, has concluded.Conducted in the vicinity of the township of Weipa between 14 and 20 October, NS17 drew Army and Air Force personnel from across Australia at short notice to support the Australian Government with the evacuation of civilians from a fictitious country.

https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/australian-defence-force-concludes-successful-cape-york-deployment

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

Neil Mitchell: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull good morning. Prime Minister: Good morning Neil and congratulations on 30 years talkback nearly. Next week I understand?

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-20/radio-interview-neil-mitchell-3aw

Speech and Q&A at the Ai Group Energy Breakfast | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Well thank you very much Innes and it’s great to back here at the Press Club with so many of my Parliamentary colleagues, and in particular fellow members of the Energy Committee of Cabinet - the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, the Treasurer, Scott Morrison and the Energy Minister, the very energetic Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-19/speech-and-qa-ai-group-energy-breakfast

Investing in children’s health | Prime Minister of Australia

The Turnbull Government will invest $13 million in a major longitudinal children’s health study. This is a decade-long investment in our children’s future. It will improve and possibly save lives.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-22/investing-childrens-health

Visit and tour of the Ixom Laverton Site with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Well, thank you very much for the tour of the Ixom plant here and thank you to Adam Voigt very much for refreshing us on our chemistry.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-20/visit-and-tour-ixom-laverton-site-minister-environment-and-energy-hon-josh

Department of Health - Evaluation of Indigenous Australians’ Health Program

Independent consultants have been engaged to conduct evaluations of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Australians’ Health Program (IAHP).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt104.htm

Department of Health - New website to support mums

The Australian Government has launched a new online mental health resource to support new mums and mums-to-be through a range of perinatal support programs.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt108.htm

Call for submissions on method of analysis for resistant starch

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to include a method of analysis for resistant starch as a fibre in the Food Standards Code (the Code)....

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/media/Pages/Call-for-submissions-on-method-of-analysis-for-resistant-starch.aspx

17-354MR Full Federal Court dismisses broker's appeal | 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/17-354mr-full-federal-court-dismisses-brokers-appeal/

17-353MR ASIC releases update to evidence metrics for performance reporting | 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/17-353mr-asic-releases-update-to-evidence-metrics-for-performance-reporting/

17-352MR Adairs pays penalty for alleged continuous disclosure breach | 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/17-352mr-adairs-pays-penalty-for-alleged-continuous-disclosure-breach/

Silencer bought online costs far more than expected - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

A Perth man has been fined $6,533 for illegally importing an unfinished firearm suppressor, or “silencer”, that he purchased online from a US-based website....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/silencer-bought-online-costs-far-more-than-expected

New measures further strengthen airport security

Australia's world-leading aviation security system will be further strengthened with new regulations to mitigate the insider threat and keep Australians safe.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/october/dc318_2017.aspx

Whale sized works on Warrego Highway underway

Thirty-two concrete girders, each the length of a fully grown blue whale, have been installed as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/october/dc317_2017.aspx

Statement

I acknowledge the announcement that the Malaysian Government is entering into an agreement with Ocean Infinity, to search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/october/dc315_2017.aspx

Qantas' Dreamliner Creates New Travel Opportunities

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester has today welcomed Qantas' first 787 Dreamliner to Australia.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/october/dc316_2017.aspx

Eleven businesses get $5 million jump start into global market | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

A fail-safe jump-starter for flat car, boat or truck batteries, a system for rapidly and safely loading stretchered patients into aircraft, and online dispute resolution software that will help to free up the court system are among 11 Australian innovations that will be offered a $5 million boost to help them enter global markets.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/laundy/media-releases/eleven-businesses-get-5-million-jump-start-global-market

Media Release - Veterans’ Health Week 2017

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/oct/va140.htm

Media Release - Bust of Sir John Monash bound for France

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/oct/va-139.htm

Better baby baths and safer sunnies | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

SAFETY standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses have been strengthened to ensure the safety of consumers in Australia, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/132-2017/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

A trough moving through southern inland regions today will bring rain to the coast on Saturday, but is not expected to deliver the high rainfall totals seen earlier in the week....

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/391/rain-for-southwest-flooding-eases-for-the-coast/

Home - About the ABC

In a milestone for ABC Classic FM, the national classic music station turns 30 this year. Still with the most beautiful sounds around, 2006 also sees a number of exciting changes to the program line-u...

http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/page/79/

Home - About the ABC

The ABC has launched its Rural Traineeship initiative, providing three budding reporters with the opportunity to develop their journalism skills and knowledge of the agricultural industry in rural Aus...

http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/abc-creates-more-opportunities-for-australians-with-the-launch-of-three-rural-traineeships/

Home - About the ABC

The ABC has 25 finalists across 16 categories in the 2017 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, more than any other media organisation....

http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/abc-leads-walkley-award-nominations/

Reviewing Australia’s .au domain | Department of Communications and the Arts

The Government has announced a review of the management of the .au domain to ensure its fit for purpose in Australia’s modern digital landscape.

https://www.communications.gov.au/departmental-news/reviewing-australias-au-domain

More migrants find jobs | Australian Institute of Family Studies

A study tracking the settlement experiences of a group of newly arrived humanitarian migrants in Australia has recorded a steady increase in the numbers moving into paid employment.

https://aifs.gov.au/media-releases/more-migrants-find-jobs

The 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science | Prime Minister of Australia

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognises the extraordinary contribution that Australia's scientists and science teachers make to our nation.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/2017-prime-ministers-prizes-science

Radio interview with Merrick Watts – Triple M Sydney | Prime Minister of Australia

Merrick Watts: As you would know Sydney, I talk a lot about the frustrations of average Australians struggling to pay their energy bills.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/radio-interview-merrick-watts-triple-m-sydney

Keynote address at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Thank you very much Jonica. And the interesting story about innovation in birds’ nests is something to reflect on but I don’t think any of us are going to give smoking a tick.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/keynote-address-2017-prime-ministers-prizes-science

Modernising Australia's .au domain | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Turnbull Government has announced a review of the management of the .au domain to ensure it remains fit for purpose in serving the needs of Australians online....

http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/modernising_australias_.au_domain

Department of Health - New report outlines residential aged care funding reform options

The release of a new report into aged care funding highlights a range of options to modify Australia’s residential care funding instrument.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt101.htm

Department of Health - Australia loses young hero of organ donation

It is with great sadness that I share the news a true hero and advocate for organ donation, Coen Ashton, has passed away following complications due to kidney failure.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt103.htm

Department of Health - Australians Urged to ‘Love Your Bones’ on World Osteoporosis Day

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt is urging Australians of all ages to complete a simple, online bone health check, to prevent potentially crippling conditions as they grow older.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt102.htm

Department of Health - Better safety and security for remote health workers

The Australian Government is boosting its investment in training and professional support for health professionals working in the bush, with more than $250,000 being provided to develop training to improve personal safety and security.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-gillespie049.htm?OpenDocument&mth=10&yr=2017

17-351MR ASIC accepts voluntary undertakings from three liquidators | 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/17-351mr-asic-accepts-voluntary-undertakings-from-three-liquidators/

17-350MR The FMA and ASIC confirm trans-Tasman collaborative approach to fintech | 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/17-350mr-the-fma-and-asic-confirm-trans-tasman-collaborative-approach-to-fintech/

The fruits of research applauded with the PM’s Prizes for Science | Australian Research Council

The fruits of research applauded with the PM’s Prizes for Science—media release issued by the ARC—18 October 2017

http://www.arc.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/fruits-research-applauded-pms-prizes-science

Media Statement: Response to Canberra Times article - Regions lost 1800 plus jobs: union - APSC

The Australian Government recognises that good public sector governance is critical in enabling a developing country to address its development challenges & reduce poverty...

http://www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/media-releases/regions

Container | Australian National Maritime Museum

Container – the box that changed the world – opens 26 October 2017 In today’s global world you may have drunk coffee from Brazil or a smoothie containing frozen fruit from China. You could be wearing ...

http://www.anmm.gov.au/About-Us/Media/2017-media-releases/Container

Diving into fisheries - Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)

Neville Johnston has recently joined AFMA through the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP). Neville’s first rotation will be working in the Policy, Environment, Economics and R...

http://www.afma.gov.au/diving-into-fisheries/

4737.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Smoking Trends, Australia, 1994 to 2014-15

4737.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Smoking Trends, Australia, 1994 to 2014-15 Quality Declaration  Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/10/2017  First Issue...

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/907293ACC7D66D61CA2581BD00802479?OpenDocument

Treasurer to Attend APEC Finance Minister’s Meeting in Vietnam | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

This week I will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Meeting in Hoi An, Vietnam, on 19-21 October....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/104-2017/

Taking action now for a more accountable, competitive and stable banking system | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government is taking action now to build an accountable, competitive and stable banking system, introducing legislation today to enact landmark financial services reform....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/103-2017/

New road improves access to Corroboree Billabong

Corroboree Billabong Access Road is now safer and easier to access thanks to a $2 million upgrade, jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory governments.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/october/dc313_2017.aspx

Inspector of Transport Security reappointed

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the reappointment of Mr Michael Carmody AO as Inspector of Transport Security.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/october/dc314_2017.aspx

Protecting Australian jobs from unfair trade | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

New legislation to help ensure a level playing field for Australian manufacturers passed through Parliament today.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/laundy/media-releases/protecting-australian-jobs-unfair-trade

The 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and the Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognises the extraordinary contribution that Australia's scientists and science teachers make to our nation.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/2017-prime-minister%E2%80%99s-prizes-science

$60m to encourage Smart Farming Partnerships

The National Landcare Program's n?ew Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practice...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/hartsuyker/Pages/Media-Releases/Smart-Farming-Partnerships.aspx

Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/minister-tells-fitness-buffs-to-keep-hiking-and-biking/

Home - About the ABC

The ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship, which is valued at more than $20,000, is designed to give regional Australians with disability the opportunity to enhance their storytelling skills and experi...

http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/abc-regional-champions-emerging-voices-in-the-disability-community/

Australians continue to exercise information rights: OAIC Annual Report 2016–17 released| Office of the Australian Information Commissioner - OAIC

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Annual Report for 2016–17 — highlighting its proactive and engaged approach to privacy and FOI regulation....

https://www.oaic.gov.au/media-and-speeches/media-releases/australians-continue-to-exercise-information-rights-oaic-annual-report-2016-17-released

Invictus Games athletes welcomed home | Department of Defence Ministers

The achievements of Australia’s inspiring 2017 Invictus Games team have been celebrated during a welcome home function at Parliament House today.Australia’s team of 43 athletes joined more than 550 competitors from 17 nations who have been wounded, injured and ill during their service.  The athletes returned home with 51 medals and numerous personal best performances from the Games in Toronto, Canada, last month.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/invictus-games-athletes-welcomed-home

Invictus Games athletes welcomed home | Department of Defence Ministers

The achievements of Australia’s inspiring 2017 Invictus Games team have been celebrated during a welcome home function at Parliament House today.Australia’s team of 43 athletes joined more than 550 competitors from 17 nations who have been wounded, injured and ill during their service.  The athletes returned home with 51 medals and numerous personal best performances from the Games in Toronto, Canada, last month.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/media-releases/invictus-games-athletes-welcomed-home

$40 million to modernise military training | Department of Defence Ministers

The battlefield training of our soldiers has been given a major boost with eight new Digital Terminal Control System simulators coming online next year.Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a $40 million contract with Rockwell Collins Australia to supply the simulators.Minister Pyne said the contract includes operator and maintenance support and built on the acquisition of three interim systems in March this year, with 80 per cent of the contract value to be spent in Australia.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/40-million-modernise-military-training

Three million customers connected on the NBN | Department of Communications and the Arts

Three million Australians are now connected to fast and affordable high-speed broadband through the National Broadband Network (NBN).

https://www.communications.gov.au/departmental-news/three-million-customers-connected-nbn

Brazilian national charged with cocaine importation | Australian Federal Police

A 35-year-old Brazilian national has been charged with attempting to import approximately three kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne International Airport.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/brazilian-national-charged-cocaine-importation

Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss capsules | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Safety Alert - Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss capsules

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/jimpness-beauty-fat-loss-capsules

Permobil powered wheelchairs - Corpus II seating system | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Recall for product correction - potential for injury due to breakage of the seating system

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/permobil-powered-wheelchairs-corpus-ii-seating-system

TV interview with Karl Stefanovic – Today, Nine Network | Prime Minister of Australia

Karl Stefanovic: Prime Minister, thanks for joining us. Prime Minister: Good morning Karl.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/tv-interview-karl-stefanovic-today-nine-network

Radio interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM | Prime Minister of Australia

Sabra Lane: Good morning and welcome to AM Prime Minister. Prime Minister: Good morning.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/radio-interview-sabra-lane-abc-am

Television interview with David Koch and Samantha Armytage - Sunrise | Prime Minister of Australia

Samantha Armytage: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins us now from Canberra. Prime Minister, Good morning to you.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/television-interview-david-koch-and-samantha-armytage-sunrise

Remarks at the Welcome Home Celebration for the 2017 Australian Invictus Team | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Thank you very much Marise. Athletes all, veterans all, heroes all - we thank you for your service and we thank you for your inspiration.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/remarks-welcome-home-celebration-2017-australian-invictus-team

Press Conference with the Minister for the Environment and Energy and Members of the Energy Security Board | Prime Minister of Australia

PRIME MINISTER: Thank you very much. The Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg and I are here today with members of the Energy Security Board - the Chair, Kerry Schott, the Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Market Operator, Audrey Zibelman, the Chair of the Australian Energy Market Commission, John Pierce, and the Chair of the Australian Energy Regulator, Paula Conboy. Now what we have today is a game changer.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-17/press-conference-minister-environment-and-energy-and-members-energy-security-board

Invictus Games athletes welcomed home | Prime Minister of Australia

The achievements of Australia’s inspiring 2017 Invictus Games team have been celebrated during a welcome home function at Parliament House today.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/invictus-games-athletes-welcomed-home

Doorstop | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Well good morning. I really welcome the strong endorsements we’ve seen from industry about our energy guarantee.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-10-18/doorstop

Media Release:Fragment of moon rock makes rare appearance – National Archives of Australia, Australian Government

Media Release:Fragment of moon rock makes rare appearance

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/media/media-releases/2017/12.aspx

Response to TIO Annual Report 2016-17 | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The NBN is Australia’s largest infrastructure project, delivering fast broadband to all homes and businesses across Australia by 2020....

http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/response_to_tio_annual_report_2016-17

ABC reforms to be introduced into the Senate | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Turnbull Government will today introduce legislative reforms to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Act to enhance the ABC’s commitment to rural and regional Australia and require its ne...

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

Department of Health - A Head Start to Help Children Reach Their Full Potential

An $842,000 funding boost from the Australian Government will help the Bubup Wilam Early Learning Aboriginal Child and Family Centre give scores of children a stronger start in life.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt100.htm

Department of Health - Building a Stronger Health Workforce in Wannon

The Assistant Minister for Health, Dr. David Gillespie and Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan are acting on concerns raised at recent forums in August 2017 about the recruitment and retention of medical professionals in Portland and Warrnambool.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-gillespie048.htm?OpenDocument&mth=10&yr=2017

Harbour Trust Invites Volunteers to join the team at Middle Head | Harbour Trust

The Harbour Trust is calling on avid gardeners to join the volunteer team at Middle Head to help maintain and improve the gardens around the ASOPA buildings. The ASOPA buildings are a set of 15 barrack buildings that were used as accommodation and training for the Australian School of Pacific Administration (ASOPA) from 1947 to 1997. The area has been extensivelyenhanced with luscious and exotic gardens reflecting the tropical nature of the ASOPA institution. The gardens are now maintained by Harbour Trust volunteers.  

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

ANSTO shares specialist expertise in hosting workshop on nuclear forensics - ANSTO

ANSTO is hosting an IAEA Regional Training Course, which provides a Practical Introduction to Nuclear Forensics, this week at the Lucas Heights Campus. It is the first time that the IAEA has implement...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS166333

Suggestions open for the Victorian federal redistribution - Australian Electoral Commission

The AEC today invited members of the public to submit written suggestions about the redistribution of federal electoral divisions in Victoria....

http://www.aec.gov.au/media/media-releases/2017/10-18.htm

Strengthened competition law – Harper reforms passed | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government has today legislated a second tranche of major amendments to Australia’s competition law that will better protect small businesses and provide more choice for consumers....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/102-2017/

Brazilian national charged with cocaine importation - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

A 35-year-old Brazilian national has been charged with attempting to import approximately three kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne International Airport....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/brazilian-national-charged-with-cocaine-importation

Airservices ready for the future

Airservices Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield welcomed the publication of Airservices Australia’s 2016–17 Annual Report, which demonstrates Airservices significant transformation after a year of intense change.

http://newsroom.airservicesaustralia.com/releases/airservices-ready-for-the-future

Women's Leadership in Climate Diplomacy, Media release, 18 Oct 2017, Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific , Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Today I am in Denarau, Fiji, representing Australia at a ministerial meeting of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)....

http://ministers.dfat.gov.au/fierravanti-wells/releases/Pages/2017/cf_mr_171018.aspx?w=p2wUlmE1t7kKl1%2BiOm3gqg%3D%3D

Australia and the United States sign historic space treaty | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash In Washington this morning the Turnbull Government signed a treaty with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), reaffirming a commitment made by Australia and the United States of America more than 50 years ago to collaborate on space exploration.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/australia-and-united-states-sign-historic-space-treaty

Joint media release - Invictus Games athletes welcomed home

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/oct/va139.htm

Media Release - Media release - Addressing Legac'y 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/oct/va138.htm

Better protection for small business delivered | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

SMALL business is the big winner today, after the Government legislated a second tranche of major amendments to Australia’s competition law....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/130-2017/

Keeping the lights on and the doors open for small business | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

ENERGY bills for small businesses across Australia will be cheaper after the Coalition Government announced a plan to ensure reliable and affordable energy for all Australians....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/129-2017/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been cancelled....

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/390/heavy-rainfall-easing-flood-warnings-to-remain-in-place/

Passive investment companies excluded from lower tax rate | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government has today introduced a Bill clarifying that passive investment companies will not qualify for the lower company tax rate....

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/102-2017/

ADF transition coaching delivering success | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said improved transition services for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel had been rolled out across the country after successful pilot programs.In March, Mr Tehan announced individual career coaching services would be trialed at Townsville, Holsworthy and Adelaide bases.“ADF Transition Coaches are helping ADF personnel develop tailored career plans based on their unique skills, interests and career aspirations,” Mr Tehan said.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/media-releases/adf-transition-coaching-delivering-success

Proudly Supporting the 2017 Veterans Film Festival | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said Defence was proud to support the 2017 Veterans’ Film Festival in Canberra from 18 to 22 October 2017. Now in its third year, the festival features films about war and conflict from around the world including dramas, comedies, animations and documentaries. Mr Tehan said the diverse range of films explored the complexity of war and the stories of those who have served.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/media-releases/proudly-supporting-2017-veterans-film-festival

Tasmanian company secures multi-million dollar defence contract | Department of Defence Ministers

In another win for Australian defence industry, Tasmanian company Penguin Composites has signed a contract with Thales Australia to build bonnets and various parts for the new Hawkei protected Army vehicles.The three-year contract, worth over $8 million, represents the company’s first major defence-related contract, and is expected to create around 15 jobs at its facility at Penguin in north-west Tasmania.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/tasmanian-company-secures-multi-million-dollar-defence