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.

Phase two of 'The Workforce behind the Defence Force' launches | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced that more small businesses and young Australians would be encouraged to take up opportunities in the rapidly expanding Australian defence industry through the second phase of the Defence Industry Information Campaign: ‘The Workforce behind the Defence Force’. The defence industry is growing with the Australian Government’s $200 billion investment into Defence capability over the next decade, which is aimed at securing the nation and growing the economy.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/phase-two-workforce-behind-defence-force-launches

Indigenous interpreters boost access to services | Minister for Human Services

Interpreting services are available on-demand over the phone to the Department of Human Services in eight commonly spoken Northern and Central Australian Aboriginal languages.

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2018-02-22-indigenous-interpreters-boost-access-services

Turkish tip-off leads to arrests over imported meth | Australian Federal Police

An operation sparked by a seizure of methamphetamine in Turkey destined for Australia has resulted in two arrests in Sydney by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/turkish-tip-leads-arrests-over-imported-meth

Statement from Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO about alleged NT sexual assault | Australian Human Rights Commission

I am deeply saddened about what has occurred in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek and my thoughts are with the 2 year old girl and her loved ones.It’s important the investigations launched by the Northern Territory government and the Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner, find out how this terrible tragedy has occurred.As a community we all carry a responsibility to ensure our children are safe and we must ensure that policies, programs and services adequately support the safety of women and children in regional areas, such as Tennant Creek.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/media-releases/statement-social-justice-commissioner-june-oscar-ao-about-alleged-nt-sexual

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....

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

Gold Coast 2018 leaders visit the AIS : News and Media : Australian Sports Commission

A slice of the Gold Coast came to Canberra recently, as the Australian Sports Commission welcomed an executive group from the organising committee of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to the AIS....

https://www.ausport.gov.au/news/ais_news/story_658197_gold_coast_2018_leaders_visit_the_ais

Turkish tip-off leads to arrests over imported meth - Australian Border Force Newsroom

An operation sparked by a seizure of methamphetamine in Turkey destined for Australia has resulted in two arrests in Sydney by the Australian Federal Police (AFP)....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/turkish-tip-off-leads-to-arrests-imported-meth

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Skip to main content (press enter) Home About Media Contacts Search NSW New South Wales Weather and Warnings NSW Weather & Warnings Warnings Summary Forecas...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/442/audio-news-release-gusty-change-and-significant-temperature-drop-forecast-for-melbourne/

Media personality Adam Spencer headlines 2018 ASEAN-Australia Codeathon | Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Former breakfast radio announcer, television personality, author and an ambassador for mathematics and science, Adam Spencer, headlines a top line up of talent as emcee at the ASEAN-Australia Codeathon in Sydney from 14 to 16 March.

http://austrac.gov.au/media/media-releases/media-personality-adam-spencer-headlines-2018-asean-australia-codeathon

Home - About the ABC

The ABC is excited to announce the launch of ABC KIDS listen, a dedicated kids digital radio station and app for preschoolers and their families....

http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/abc-launches-abc-kids-listen/

Digital ID another step closer | DTA | Australian Government

We have released the first component of the Trusted Digital Identity Framework — an important milestone in the development of a digital identity solution for Australia....

https://www.dta.gov.au/news/digital-identity-a-step-closer/

Funding to preserve maritime heritage | Department of Communications and the Arts

Applications are now open for funding to help preserve our unique maritime history for future generations.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/funding-preserve-maritime-heritage

2018 - GBRMPA

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will today welcome Our Lady Help of Christians School in Earlville to the Reef Guardian Schools program, su...

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/reef-guardians/2018

Cairns school becomes the latest Reef Guardian recruit - GBRMPA

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will today welcome Our Lady Help of Christians School in Earlville to the Reef Guardian Schools program, supporting students, teachers and parents to becom...

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/reef-guardians/2018/cairns-school-becomes-the-latest-reef-guardian-recruit

Mackay puts heads together for local and global reef initiative - GBRMPA

Representatives from schools and organisations in the Mackay region joined forces yesterday to workshop ideas for local actions that will help the Great Barrier Reef and reefs across the globe....

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/reef-guardians/2018/mackay-puts-heads-together-for-local-and-global-reef-initiative

Turnbull Government to clamp down on delays for electricity meter installations - media release 21 February 2018

The Turnbull Government is submitting a rule change request to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) to introduce maximum timeframes for meter installations. The rule change will see electric...

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20180221.html

Strengthening South Australia's system through storage - media release 21 February 2018

The Turnbull Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), is providing $1 million to conduct two feasibility studies into two pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) projects, design...

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20180221a.html

ABS announces further redundancy program

"Starting today, there is an opportunity for voluntary redundancies for about 100 employees at the Australian Bureau of Statistics who don't have ongoing roles. Employees who are not interested in a v...

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/5BDBC71E3DB7035FCA25823A007DA40A?OpenDocument

IMF endorses Australia’s economic performance | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The International Monetary Fund has praised Australia’s strong economic performance, highlighting the Turnbull Government’s prudent management of the economy that has spurred growth....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/014-2018/

Supporting early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government has today released for consultation the exposure draft regulations on the transfer of the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds to the Australian Ta...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/020-2018/

2018 leaders in workplace gender equality announced | The Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Forgotten your password? New or re-imaged computer? You must apply for a new AUSkey using the 'Apply for an AUSkey' button below....

https://www.wgea.gov.au/media-releases/2018-leaders-workplace-gender-equality-announced

Defence to engage Australian industry on tank upgrades | Department of Defence Ministers

Australian businesses will be able to better plan and be better prepared to win future defence industry contracts through the Melbourne Industry Consultation Day for the Main Battle Tank Upgrade and Under Armour Breaching and Bridging projects on 21 February 2018.  

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/defence-engage-australian-industry-tank-upgrades

New independence rules benefit regional students | Minister for Human Services

Students from regional and remote areas will be able to start university sooner because of changes

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2018-02-20-new-independence-rules-benefit-regional-students

Applications open for the Festivals Australia program | Department of Communications and the Arts

Do you have a cultural project you wish to hold at a regional festival? Apply now for the Festivals Australia program!

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/applications-open-festivals-australia-program

Man arrested over 2kgs of cocaine in suitcase | Australian Federal Police

A 59-year-old UK national will appear before the Sydney Central Local Court today, charged with importing approximately 2 kilograms of cocaine in his luggage through Sydney International Airport.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-over-2kgs-cocaine-suitcase

The jib is up - Australian authorities seize 313kg of Ice destined for Adelaide | Australian Federal Police

An Australian Federal Police-led multi-agency investigation has resulted in the arrest of three men and the seizure of 313 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, marking the largest haul of the drug destined for South Australia.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/jib-australian-authorities-seize-313kg-ice-destined-adelaide

New residency open for Australian musicians and composers through partnership with UKARIA Cultural Centre | Australia Council

The Australia Council is calling for applications for an exciting residency offered for the first time as part of a partnership between the Australia Council and UKARIA Cultural Centre.

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/new-residency-open-for-australian-musicians-and-composers-through-partnership-with-ukaria-cultural-centre/

Multipurpose research reactor providing radioactive phosphorous for implantable medical device to treat pancreatic cancer in global clinical trial - ANSTO

ANSTO is providing expertise and irradiation services for Australian biomedical company OncoSil Medical, which is based in Sydney. The company’s device OncoSil™, is an implantable radiotherapy device ...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS176965

Man arrested over 2kgs cocaine in suitcase - Australian Border Force Newsroom

A 59-year-old UK national will appear before the Sydney Central Local Court today, charged with importing approximately two kilograms of cocaine in his luggage through Sydney International Airport....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/man-arrested-over-2kgs-cocaine-in-suitcase

Mandatory data breach notification comes into force this Thursday| Office of the Australian Information Commissioner - OAIC

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released new resources for the Australian public ahead of the commencement of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme on 22 February ...

https://www.oaic.gov.au/media-and-speeches/media-releases/mandatory-data-breach-notification-comes-into-force-this-thursday

5G Working Group convenes | Department of Communications and the Arts

The 5G Working Group met in Canberra earlier this month, bringing together representatives and leaders from across government and industry to discuss 5G.

https://www.communications.gov.au/departmental-news/5g-working-group-convenes

Regional touring funding available | Department of Communications and the Arts

Applications are now open for the Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/regional-touring-funding-available

Victorian man charged for allegedly producing child exploitation material via Snapchat | Australian Federal Police

An 18-year-old man from Echuca, Victoria has faced Bendigo Magistrates’ Court today (Monday, 19 February) after being charged by Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) officers with child abuse offences.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/victorian-man-charged-allegedly-producing-child-exploitation-material

Solar and storage combine to provide reliable power in Far North Queensland - media release 19 February 2018

Construction of Australia's first co-located large-scale solar and battery project to be connected to the electricity grid is now complete....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20180219.html

2076.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2016

2076.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2016   Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/02/2018   ...

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/4335345D87F9711FCA257AC2001A4ABF?OpenDocument

The jib is up – Australian authorities seize 313kg of Ice destined for Adelaide - Australian Border Force Newsroom

An Australian Federal Police-led multi-agency investigation has resulted in the arrest of three men and the seizure of 313 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, marking the largest haul of the drug de...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/the-jib-is-up-australian-authorities-seize-313kg-of-ice-destined-for-adelaide

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

There will likely be disruptions to flights in the vicinity of Mt Sinabung in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, following a large eruption at 12.53pm AEDT today....

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/441/large-volcanic-eruption-mount-sinabung-indonesia/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Senior Meteorologist Tom Delamotte from the Bureau of Meteorology's Victorian Forecasting Centre covers the potential for strong winds extending across Victoria this afternoon....

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/440/audio-news-release-potentially-strong-winds-extending-across-victoria/

Delivering security and choice for older Australians | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP, today announced the establishment of a consumer and industry advisory group to assist in the next phase of development for a fram...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/018-2018/

Further consultation on revised Asia Region Funds Passport legislation | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government is seeking further public comment on revisions to draft legislation for the Asia Region Funds Passport (Passport) following substantive consultations occurring between December...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/019-2018/

Visit to Iraq and Afghanistan | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, paid tribute to the service and efforts of the ADF and civilian personnel during a visit to Iraq and Afghanistan this week.Minister Payne was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin during the visit.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/visit-iraq-and-afghanistan

$3 million research grant for Tasmanian university | Department of Defence Ministers

The University of Tasmania will partner with US universities to conduct research to help improve Australia’s naval capability. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, said that this was made possible through a $3 million grant over three years for the University of Tasmania to participate in the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) administered by the US Department of Defense.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/3-million-research-grant-tasmanian-university

$1.3 million innovation contract for ACT company | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated Canberra cyber security company, Penten on being awarded a $1.3 million innovation contract to develop their AltoCrypt technology for use by the Australian Army.Minister Pyne said this project will aim to deliver secure wireless devices to counter new cyber threats and streamline information in deployed headquarters of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/13-million-innovation-contract-act-company

Government Agrees To Medicare Review Recommendations | Minister for Human Services

The Turnbull Government has agreed or agreed in principle to all 14 recommendations from the Independent Review of Health Providers’ Access to Medicare Card Numbers.

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2018-02-16-government-agrees-medicare-review-recommendations

Two tonnes of GBL washed from Sydney's streets | Australian Federal Police

A joint Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force operation has resulted in one of Australia’s largest seizures of the drug gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) - commonly referred to as liquid ecstasy, fantasy, or ‘coma in a bottle’.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/two-tonnes-gbl-washed-sydneys-streets

National talks for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project begin in Victoria | Australian Human Rights Commission

The first in a series of community visits for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project will begin in Victoria next week.The Wiyi Yani U Thangani project is being led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO to hear from Indigenous women and girls around the country.“We’re looking forward to starting our national talks in the regional city of Mildura in north-west Victoria on Monday. We’ll be heading to Melbourne on Wednesday and will continue throughout the year, visiting more than 30 locations.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/media-releases/national-talks-wiyi-yani-u-thangani-women-s-voices-project-begin-victoria

National Energy Guarantee consultation paper released - media release 15 February 2018

The Turnbull Government welcomes the Energy Security Board’s release of its consultation paper on the National Energy Guarantee....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20180215a.html

Nuclear techniques bring new insights into how structure contributes to function in food - ANSTO

Key to ANSTO’s food science research is exploring the relationship between structure and function. Using neutron scattering and a range of other analytical techniques, food scientist Yaiza Benavent Gi...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS176456.html

ANSTO's best and brightest recognised in 2017 research awards - ANSTO

The man behind Australia’s development and advanced manufacturing of nuclear medicine used in hospitals to diagnose cancers and heart disease has been amongst a number of researchers recognised for th...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS170700.html

Australia and Sri Lanka develop action plan to fight Chronic Kidney Disease killer - ANSTO

The plan was formed at the first workshop held since the two countries agreed to join forces to fight the illness that kills roughly 1,500 Sri Lankans every year....

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS170697.html

Project focuses on enhancing crop productivity in Asia Pacific countries by improving soil and water - ANSTO

Later in the year ANSTO will be providing facilities and expertise to train representatives from the Asia-Pacific region in the use of radioactive and stable isotopes to measure changes in soil and wa...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS175493.html

Measurement research undertaken to ensure safe, well-engineered nanoparticles - ANSTO

Neutron scattering at ANSTO has provided more detailed information about the interface and structure of the stabilising ligand layer of gold nanoparticles. The information is important for understandi...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS174884.html

Three researchers featured in Careers with STEM - ANSTO

A publication for students, Careers with STEM, has profiles of three young researchers who have spent time at ANSTO.  Francesca Gissi (above right), a CSIRO researcher who used facilities at ANSTO  is...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS175461.html

Environmental research may reveal insights about Mayan Empire for current climate challenges - ANSTO

ANSTO is participating in a prestigious international project led by Dr Dan Penny at University of Sydney and Dr Duncan Cook from the Australian Catholic University to test the theory that the Mayan E...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS175514.html

Australia’s new Mo-99 manufacturing facility reaches practical completion - ANSTO

The ANSTO Nuclear Medicine (ANM) project has achieved a new milestone, reaching practical completion for the Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production facility, with contractors handing over the facility to th...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS170897.html

Report to the independent nuclear regulator, ARPANSA, and the IAEA - ANSTO

The following can be attributed to the General Manager of ANSTO Health, Mark Moore: “The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) manufactures and then delivers 10,000 patient do...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS171868.html

Australia part of global renaissance in fusion power research symbolised by ITER experiment - ANSTO

In the second week of January ITER announced that it has achieved two important milestones in the development of the tokamak fusion research reactor: completion of ground insulation for the first of s...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS174450.html

ANSTO recognises local Indigenous heritage in new mural - ANSTO

The ceremony was held on Thursday formally thanked and recognised those who created the Dharawal Mural – students from Endeavour Sports High School – and unveiled an interpretative sign and plaque....

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS172090.html

ABS Chinese New Year insights

MEDIA RELEASE 16 February 2018 Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time) ABS reveals insights into Australia’s Chinese population on Chinese New Year Like the fireworks on Sydney Harbour every 31 December, ...

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/D8CAE4F74B82D446CA258235000F2BDE?OpenDocument

4530.0 - Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2016-17

MEDIA RELEASE 16 February 2018 Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time) Half a million Australians physically assaulted in 2016-17 Nearly half a million Australians aged 15 years and over (454,900 or 2.4 p...

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/E7AB1F5406EFDC33CA258235000CC53A?OpenDocument

Hundreds of drug seizures made in joint Australian-Dutch operation - Australian Border Force Newsroom

Over 270 attempts to import illicit drugs into Australia were foiled after the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (Dutch Customs) joined forces to target ...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/hundreds-of-drug-seizures-made-in-joint-australian-dutch-operation

Hundreds of imitation firearms seized at the border - Australian Border Force Newsroom

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is warning online shoppers and firearms enthusiasts to be very clear about Australian laws after an increase of gel ball blasters seized at the border....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/hundreds-of-imitation-firearms-seized-at-the-border

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

METEOROLOGIST GRACE LEGGE: Hello from the Bureau here with an update on a developing tropical low over the Kimberley. We current have a low over the Dampier Peninsula that is moving west into open wat...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/438/severe-weather-update-second-update-on-developing-tropical-low-over-the-kimberley-in-wa/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

METEOROLOGIST JONATHAN HOW: Hello from the Bureau, with an update on the Tropical Low that's currently affecting northern parts of Western Australia....

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/439/severe-weather-update-tropical-low-affecting-northern-parts-of-wa/

Nationwide defence market seminars held by Centre for Defence Industry | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a nationwide ‘Introduction to the Defence Market’ seminar series. The seminar series will be delivered by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) in partnership with defence industry stakeholders. The seminar series supports the information campaign: ‘The Workforce behind the Defence Force’, and is intended for businesses, which are seeking to learn about opportunities in the defence market.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/nationwide-defence-market-seminars-held-centre-defence

Welfare fraud crackdown in NSW Hunter Region | Minister for Human Services

Taskforce Integrity officials will set up shop in the Hunter Region next week, to address welfare fraud and ensure welfare recipients fully understand their reporting obligations.

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2018-02-15-welfare-fraud-crackdown-nsw-hunter-region

Talking literature with award winners | Department of Communications and the Arts

Hear insights about Australian literature at a special author event featuring 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award winners.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/talking-literature-award-winners

Poker players have highest rate of problem gambling | Australian Institute of Family Studies

An estimated 132,000 Australians regularly gamble on poker and nearly half of them experience one or more gambling-related problems, according to new analysis by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC), part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

https://aifs.gov.au/media-releases/poker-players-have-highest-rate-problem-gambling

New Map

HOME GLOSSARY EXTERNAL LINKS CONTACT US STATS NEWS CONTACT US LOGIN SEARCH ABOUT US Organisational structure Planning, Service and Satisfaction Reconciliation Action Plan Reporting requirements Our of...

http://www.nntt.gov.au/News-and-Publications/latest-news/Pages/New-Map.aspx

Turnbull Government legislation to stop image-based abuse passes the Senate | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

Laws will be strengthened to prevent image-based abuse, commonly referred to as ‘revenge porn’, following the passage of the Turnbull Government’s Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of In...

http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/turnbull_government_legislation_to_stop_image-based_abuse_passes_the_senate

International review of Australia's energy policies backs Turnbull Government plan - media release 15 February 2018

An In-Depth Review of Australia’s Energy Policies by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found the National Electricity Market (NEM) is “world leading” while also identifying a number of key cha...

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20180215.html

Former Managing Director guilty of grant money misuse | Department of the Environment and Energy

Department of the Environment and Energy Media release 15 February 2018 A former Managing Director and consultant to the Australian Rainforest Foundation (ARF), Mr Roger Frederick Phillips, has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of two charges of General Dishonesty—Cause a Risk of a Loss to the Commonwealth.   Judge Morzone QC imposed an immediate release order on the condition that Mr Phillips be of good behaviour for a period of 12 months and Mr Phillips entered into a $2000 surety.

http://www.environment.gov.au/mediarelease/former-managing-director-guilty-grant-money-misuse

Putting banking consumers first: cracking down on credit card practices and boosting competition in banking | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Credit card providers will be forced to scrap unfair and predatory practises – after the Turnbull Government passed legislation through the parliament today....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/013-2018/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Over the past week, we've seen multiple heat records being broken across the state, including the warmest February day at places like Emerald and Barcaldine, towards the warmest February night for pla...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/434/severe-weather-update-final-update-on-the-prolonged-heatwave-in-queensland/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Western Australia could be about to see its fifth tropical cyclone of the season, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting that a tropical low will develop into a cyclone off the northwest Kimberley...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/433/tropical-low-forecast-to-hit-kimberley-coast-on-weekend/

Acting to ensure multinationals pay their fair share | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Government is acting to improve the integrity and operation of the business tax system by introducing legislation to close loopholes in the tax consolidation regime that create unintended tax outc...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/017-2018/

Combating illicit tobacco | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government is continuing the fight against illicit tobacco – today introducing into Parliament legislation to create a comprehensive set of offences targeting illicit tobacco. This is the...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/016-2018/

A win for Australia's defence industry and Western Sydney | Department of Defence Ministers

In a win for Australian defence industry, successful Australian SME - Thomas Global Systems - has announced with Safran Group a significant partnership to manufacture and support high-technology defence equipment in Western Sydney. Under the agreement, Thomas Global will create a specialist manufacturing facility to maintain and produce high technology systems like the PASEO long-range sighting system, now used by the French Army for their new armoured vehicles. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated Thomas Global on this important alliance.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/win-australias-defence-industry-and-western-sydney

Applications closing soon for Defence & Industry Study Course | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today encouraged defence industry employees to apply for the 2018 Defence & Industry Study Course (DISC) by 16 February. Minister Pyne said DISC is a highly commended course that focuses on capability development, acquisition and sustainment. “Participants will see demonstrations of the latest military equipment, engage with Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel with recent operational experience, and visit Defence bases, and industry manufacturing and technology facilities,” Minister Pyne said.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/applications-closing-soon-defence-industry-study-course

Review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies | Department of Communications and the Arts

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (the Bureau) released its draft report of the review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies.

https://www.communications.gov.au/departmental-news/review-code-conduct-copyright-collecting-societies

Register now for lending rights | Department of Communications and the Arts

Are you an author, creator or publisher who has released a book in the last five years? You may be eligible for lending rights.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/register-now-lending-rights

Therakos Cellex Photopheresis System | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Safety advisory: risk of blood clots under investigation

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/therakos-cellex-photopheresis-system

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) welcomes the passing of legislation to establish the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) today.

http://www.asbfeo.gov.au/news/news-articles/one-stop-shop-dispute-resolution-welcomed-ombudsman

Nuclear techniques bring new insights into how structure contributes to function in food - ANSTO

Key to ANSTO’s food science research is exploring the relationship between structure and function. Using neutron scattering and a range of other analytical techniques, food scientist Yaiza Benavent Gi...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS176456

Strengthening APRA’s crisis management powers | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government is ensuring Australia’s financial system remains unquestionably strong – by strengthening the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA’s) crisis management powers....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/012-2018/

Flag it: Border Watch calls on the public to stay vigilant - Australian Border Force Newsroom

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is employing the nation’s largest intelligence gathering network—the public—to identify and disrupt illegal or suspicious immigration, customs and border-related acti...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/flag-it-border-watch-calls-on-the-public-to-stay-vigilant

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Skip to main content (press enter) Home About Media Contacts Search NSW New South Wales Weather and Warnings NSW Weather & Warnings Warnings Summary Forecas...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/432/audio-news-release-melbourne-battered-by-strong-wind-gusts/

Consumers win as a one-stop-shop for financial complaints passes through parliament | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Millions of Australian consumers and small businesses are today the big winners, with the passage of legislation to establish the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), and confirmation of ...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/015-2018/

Australian Humanitarian Assistance to Tonga | Department of Defence Ministers

 The Australian Government is providing emergency humanitarian assistance to help the people of Tonga, following Tropical Cyclone Gita.Our thoughts are with the people of Tonga after the destructive storm struck overnight as a Category 4 cyclone, causing severe damage to the capital Nuku’alofa.Following a request from the Tongan Government, Australia has deployed $350,000 in life-saving equipment including emergency shelter, kitchen and hygiene kits to assist over 2,000 people in need. 

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/australian-humanitarian-assistance-tonga

Commonwealth Games Security | Department of Defence Ministers

The Australian Government is working closely with the Queensland Government and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on arrangements for a safe and successful 2018 Commonwealth Games.The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is the lead agency for Games security, but will be supported by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Border Force (ABF).

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/commonwealth-games-security