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.

Disaster resilience projects receive $5.2 million injection

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman today announced more than $5 million in joint funding to help communities in the ACT enhance their resilience to the impacts of natural hazards.

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/FirstQuarter/Disaster-resilience-projects-receive-5-2-million-injection.aspx

Disaster assistance for Queensland communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan today announced disaster assistance in response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie that has affected eight local government areas today.

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/FirstQuarter/Disaster-assistance-for-Queensland-communities-affected-by-Tropical-Cyclone-Debbie.aspx

Government welcomes NMHC review into Veterans’ mental health | Department of Defence Ministers

The Government today received the National Mental Health Commission’s (NMHC) review of suicide and self-harm services for veterans and members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan and Minister for Health Greg Hunt acknowledged receipt of the review. “The Government has a responsibility to the men and women who defend our nation and we are committed to addressing veteran and ADF suicide,” Mr Tehan said.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/media-releases/government-welcomes-nmhc-review-veterans-mental-health

Industry invited to regional Naval Shipbuilding briefings | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Minister Pyne MP, today announced seven Naval Shipbuilding Industry briefings would be held across regional Australia. Minister Pyne said these briefings would provide regional Australians with an opportunity to learn more about the Government’s $89 billion national shipbuilding endeavour.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/industry-invited-regional-naval-shipbuilding-briefings

Government invests in online wagering behaviour research | Minister for Human Services

The Government has invested $75,000 for research into online wagering restrictions and their impact on consumers' behaviour.

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2017-03-28-government-invests-online-wagering-behaviour-research

Adelaide man charged with aggravated indecent assault and possession of child exploitation material | Australian Federal Police

Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET), a partnership between the South Australia Police Special Crimes Branch and the Australian Federal Police, last night arrested an Adelaide man for aggravated indecent assault and possession of aggravated child exploitation material.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/adelaide-man-charged-aggravated-indecent-assault-and-possession-child

Diversity, flexibility keys to managing frost risk - Grains Research & Development Corporation

Pre-seeding planning is an important part of frost risk management and agronomist Garren Knell’s advice to growers is to make assessments paddock by paddock ahead of the 2017 cropping season.

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Media-News/West/2017/03/Diversityflexibility-keys-to-managing-frost-risk

Aphids and other green profit suckers - Grains Research & Development Corporation

A leading entomologist is warning grain growers and agronomists in New South Wales and Queensland they will need to be actively ‘searching and detecting’ for pests this winter, rather than just monitoring crops.

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Media-News/North/2017/03/Aphids-and-other-green-profit-suckers

Mice on the rise likely to pose risk at sowing of crops - Grains Research & Development Corporation

Grain growers in Victoria and South Australia are advised to be on alert for increased mouse activity, with significant economic damage at sowing expected in some areas.

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Media-News/South/2017/03/Mice-on-the-rise-likely-to-pose-risk-at-sowing-of-crops

Broad net cast to capture southern cropping issues - Grains Research & Development Corporation

A fresh set of “eyes and ears” across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania is helping to ensure that issues having the most impact on grain grower profitability are prioritised for attention through targeted research, development and extension (RD&E) activities.

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Media-News/South/2017/03/Broad-net-cast-to-capture-southern-cropping-issues

Growers urged to be proactive about weed control - Grains Research & Development Corporation

Rain across areas of New South Wales and Queensland has grain growers rejoicing about improving soil moisture profiles as they prepare for winter crop planting, but with the wet weather comes an increasing weed threat.

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Media-News/North/2017/03/Growers-urged-to-be-proactive-about-weed-control

Australian showcase at international children’s book fair | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Australian Government will provide more than $160,000 over four years to promote Australian authors and illustrators through a strong Australian presence at the pre-eminent global Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, Italy.

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

Department of Health - New resources to help Indigenous Australians broach end of life discussions

A discussion starter about end of life care, specifically developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, was launched at Parliament House by the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt026.htm

$100M solar farm boost for New South Wales - media release 28 March 2017

Electricity supply in New South Wales is set to be boosted with the construction of a new $100 million 42MW solar farm in Manildra....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20170328.html

17-086MR Global Money Week: ASIC offers practical tips and resources to teach kids about money | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

To mark Global Money Week (27 March – 2 April 2017), ASIC's MoneySmart offers practical tips and resources for parents to help them teach children about money to establish good money habits for life.

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-086mr-global-money-week-asic-offers-practical-tips-and-resources-to-teach-kids-about-money/

17-084MR ASIC remakes class orders on time-sharing schemes | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Following public consultation, ASIC has released a new legislative instrument in relation to time-sharing schemes, which remakes the class orders due to expire (‘sunset’) on 1 April 2017 and 1 October 2017.

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-084mr-asic-remakes-class-orders-on-time-sharing-schemes/

17-085MR ASIC and the Takeovers Panel announce updated memorandum of understanding | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The Takeovers Panel’s Director Allan Bulman and ASIC Commissioner John Price have announced the release of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Panel Executive and ASIC.

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-085mr-asic-and-the-takeovers-panel-announce-updated-memorandum-of-understanding/

17-087MR ASIC cancels credit licences of Emparo Enterprises Pty Ltd and Quick Cash Advance Pty Ltd | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC has cancelled the Australian credit licences held by Emparo Enterprises Pty Ltd (Emparo Enterprises) and Quick Cash Advance Pty Ltd (Quick Cash Advance) after it was found they failed to hold membership of an approved external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme.

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-087mr-asic-cancels-credit-licences-of-emparo-enterprises-pty-ltd-and-quick-cash-advance-pty-ltd/

17-083MR ASIC welcomes passage of client money reforms by Parliament | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASIC has welcomed the passage of client money reforms contained in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 (the Bill).

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-083mr-asic-welcomes-passage-of-client-money-reforms-by-parliament/

Radiocarbon study provides insight into soil carbon dynamics and effects of agriculture - ANSTO

ANSTO has contributed to research that indicated agriculture affects the organic carbon storage in subsoil up to one metre and challenged the concept that subsoil is a stable repository of organic car...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS130548

ACCC issues draft assessment of NBN Co SAU variation | ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued a draft decision to reject NBN Co’s proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) to incorporate new technologies such as fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) and hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC).  

http://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-issues-draft-assessment-of-nbn-co-sau-variation

Federal Court confirms ACCC approach to setting Telstra fixed-line access pricing | ACCC

The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed Telstra’s application for judicial review of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s fixed-line services final access determinations made in October 2015.

http://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/federal-court-confirms-accc-approach-to-setting-telstra-fixed-line-access-pricing

Unfair contract terms under scrutiny | ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has a number of in-depth investigations underway across a range of industries following the introduction of the new business-to-business (B2B) unfair contract terms laws in November 2016.

http://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/unfair-contract-terms-under-scrutiny

Time running out to register interest for ABS Census data seminars

The seminars will follow the official release of 2016 Census data on 27 June. Registrations will close on 22 April so the schedule can be finalised....

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/50134975CAC533F9CA2580F0007FE60D?OpenDocument

3–Ps sets direction for Australia's aviation safety body

The Australian Government has issued a new Statement of Expectations (SOE) for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with the direction that regulatory activity be pragmatic, practical and proportional.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/march/dc070_2017.aspx

New appointment to strengthen safety authority

Ms Cheryl Cartwright will join the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Board to further enhance the governance of Australia's aviation safety regulatory agency.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/march/dc071_2017.aspx

Seeking descendants of Indigenous ‘Diggers’ of the Australian Light Horse

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan is calling for descendants of Indigenous Australian soldiers who took part in the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palestine campaign to take part in an oral history project.

http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2017/mar/va033.htm

Government welcomes NMHC review into veterans’ mental health

The Government today received the National Mental Health Commission’s (NMHC) review of suicide and self-harm services for veterans and members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2017/mar/va035.htm

STEM graduates can kick start their ICT career with DHS - MEDIA HUB

University graduates with STEM qualifications are encouraged to apply for Department of Human Services 2017 ICT recruitment round.

http://mediahub.humanservices.gov.au/media/stem-graduates-can-kick-start-ict-career-dhs/

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast today

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie intensified to Category 4 strength overnight, and has maintained this strength as it approached the coast....

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/350/severe-tropical-cyclone-debbie-to-impact-the-queensland-coast-today/

Government releases insolvency law reforms for consultation | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, today released draft legislation which reforms Australia’s inso...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/025-2017/

China Extradition Treaty, Media release, 28 Mar 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Australia signed an Extradition Treaty with China in September 2007. The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties recommended in December 2016 the Government ratify the Treaty....

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170328.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

Book Heroes on the Big Screen | National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Beloved books become magical movies at Arc cinema these April school holidays for the two-week Book Heroes on Screen season.

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/book-heroes-big-screen

Pages - Virtual launch today for new national Facebook page for missing persons

The launch today of the first National Missing Persons Facebook page will increase our search efforts for those missing and boost our support networks for those left behind....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/FirstQuarter/Virtual-launch-today-for-new-national-facebook-page-for-missing-persons.aspx

$23 million facilities project to support ADF capability | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan today announced a $23 million infrastructure project to benefit Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory had been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.Mr Tehan said the proposed infrastructure component of this project would provide facilities including shelters and concrete paved areas to secure and store new mobile bridging equipment.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/media-releases/23-million-facilities-project-support-adf-capability

New export opportunities for Australian companies | Department of Defence Ministers

Accessing Lockheed Martin’s international supply chains has been made easier with the signing of a new three year global supply chain agreement.  Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced Government had reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin to grow the international competitiveness of small to medium sized companies and their ability to enter export markets.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/new-export-opportunities-australian-companies

ALERT: Closure of CDPP Townsville Office due to cyclone | Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Townsville office will be closed today (27 March 2017)  given the impending crossing of Tropical Cyclone Debbie in North Queensland tomorrow morning.  

https://www.cdpp.gov.au/news/alert-closure-cdpp-townsville-office-due-cyclone

Major painting by renowned artist eX de Medici donated to Australian War Memorial | Australian War Memorial

One of the most significant artwork donations in the Memorial’s history, Cure for pain, by renowned Australian artist eX de Medici, is now on display at the Australian War Memorial....

https://www.awm.gov.au/media/releases/major-painting-renowned-artist-ex-de-medici-donated-australian-war-memorial/

Media Release: Joint operation stops $101 million of crystal methamphetamine from hitting Australian streets | Australian Federal Police

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police, the Australian Border Force, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the New South Wales Crime Commission.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/media-release-joint-operation-stops-101-million-crystal-methamphetamine

New national Facebook page launched for missing persons | Australian Federal Police

The thousands of faces of Australia’s missing persons will now be featured on a dedicated Facebook page, following the launch of a new online Facebook page today hosted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/new-national-facebook-page-launched-missing-persons

Defence poised to support to North Queensland | Defence News and Media

The Australian Defence Force is well prepared to support Queensland emergency services and the communities which may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, which is expected to make landfall early tomorrow morning. The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin said Defence was well positioned to provide immediate assistance to local communities within the storm zone in coordination with state and local disaster management authorities, if requested. 

https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/defence-poised-support-north-queensland

Abbott Vascular Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Safety alert - Increased rate of major adverse cardiac events observed in patients receiving Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/abbott-vascular-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-bvs

ACCC to review electricity prices | Prime Minister of Australia

The Turnbull Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to review retail electricity prices.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-03-27/accc-review-electricity-prices

Joint Press Conference with the Treasurer, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP and Minister for the Environment and Energy, The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Today, we’re here with the Treasurer and the Minister for Energy to announce a new initiative to address the problem of rising electricity prices.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-03-27/joint-press-conference-treasurer-hon-scott-morrison-mp-and-minister-environment-and

Australia Council strengthens bilateral arts relationship with China | Australia Council

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced that two professional arts managers have been given the opportunity to build their international arts expertise in China as part of the Council’s professional arts placement program.

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/australia-council-strengthens-bilateral-arts-relationship-with-china/

17-082MR ASIC releases guidance on risk management systems of responsible entities | 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/17-082mr-asic-releases-guidance-on-risk-management-systems-of-responsible-entities/

Dark side of the universe highlighted in Distinguished Lecture - ANSTO

Prof Tamara Davis, an astrophysicist at the University of Queensland who is searching for the elusive ‘dark energy' that is accelerating the universe, will deliver a Distinguished Lecture on the most ...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS130517

ACCC given powers to investigate and report on retail electricity prices | ACCC

The Federal Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to immediately commence an inquiry into retail electricity pricing. “Electricity prices have nearly doubled on top of inflation in most parts of Australia over the last decade based on a variety of different factors. It will be important to understand and examine these different factors in each state and territory,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.

http://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-given-powers-to-investigate-and-report-on-retail-electricity-prices

4364.0.55.002 - Health Service Usage and Health Related Actions, Australia, 2014-15

Australians are more likely to have been tested for cancer than they were only a few years ago, according to data released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS)....

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/CB302D87F90183C8CA2580ED0012B0F1?OpenDocument

Diverted profits tax passes Senate | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Today the Turnbull Government successfully legislated a new Diverted Profits Tax, which will prevent multinationals shifting profits made in Australia offshore to avoid paying tax....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/023-2017/

ACCC to review electricity prices | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to review retail electricity prices....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/022-2017/

Joint operation stops $101 million of crystal methamphetamine from hitting Australian streets - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police, the Australian Border Force, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the New South Wales Crime ...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/b2c9dc23-7ea1-47a3-8f2c-ed653638a63b

Interview with Sky News | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, is interviewed on Sky News.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/canavan/transcripts/interview-sky-news

Interview with 2GB | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, is interviewed on Radio 2GB.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/canavan/transcripts/interview-2gb

Media Release

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/mar/va032.htm

Media Release

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/mar/va034.htm

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to Category 3 strength today and is forecast to further intensify to Category 4 strength as it crosses the Queensland coast tomorrow (Tuesday) between Ayr and M...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/349/tropical-cyclone-debbie-to-impact-the-queensland-coast-tomorrow/

Government strengthens NISA tax incentives and tax compliance | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government has strengthened tax incentives available to investors in start-ups and simplified information sharing between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Australian Securitie...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/023-2017/

Protecting consumers and encouraging growth and jobs | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Today's successful passage of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures No 1) Bill 2016 will better protect retail investors and promote innovation, growth and jobs....

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/022-2017/

Diverted profits tax passes Senate | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Today the Turnbull Government successfully legislated a new Diverted Profits Tax, which will prevent multinationals shifting profits made in Australia offshore to avoid paying tax....

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/024-2017/

Australia Awards Hadi Soesastro and Allison Sudradjat Prizes, Media release, 27 Mar 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Today I am delighted to present six Australia Awards Prizes to outstanding Indonesian scholars studying here on Australian Government scholarships....

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170327.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

Labor falls for "disgusting" union campaign against 1800RESPECT | The Hon Christian Porter

“Labor appears to be backing a disgusting campaign by unions against the 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service Hotline,” Minister for Social Services, Chris...

http://christianporter.dss.gov.au/media-releases/labor-falls-for-disgusting-union-campaign-against-1800respect

Pages - First National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Report pinpoints targets to flush out crooks

The ground-breaking report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has confirmed that ice is the most highly consumed illicit drug of those tested in all regions of Australia....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/FirstQuarter/First-National-Wastewater-Drug-Monitoring-Report-pinpoints-targets-to-flush-out-crooks.aspx

Joint media release- Maritime Technical College to train thousands of future shipbuilders | Department of Defence Ministers

The Turnbull Government today announced it will establish a Maritime Technical College to identify, train or retrain Australian workers for our $90 billion shipbuilding program.The Government will invest an initial $25 million into the college which will be based in Adelaide but will deliver world class training across the country in key areas such as steel fabrication, welding and naval engineering.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/joint-media-release-maritime-technical-college-train

Appointments to the Federal Court of Australia

Today I announce the appointments of Mr Roger Derrington QC and Mr Michael Lee SC as judges of the Federal Court of Australia....

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/FirstQuarter/Appointments-to-the-federal-court-of-australia.aspx

Australian Indigenous ancestral remains returned | Department of Communications and the Arts

Three Australian Indigenous ancestral remains have been returned from three institutions in Germany at an official handover ceremony in Berlin.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/australian-indigenous-ancestral-remains-returned

First Australians’ ancestral remains return to country | Ministers Media Centre

A repatriation ceremony was held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin last night to respectfully acknowledge the unconditional return of three Indigenous ancestral remains from German institutions....

https://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/first-australians%E2%80%99-ancestral-remains-return-country

Australia Post joins Alibaba to trace food exports from paddock to plate - Australia Post Newsroom

Australia Post is pleased to participate in an initiative with the world's biggest eCommerce company Alibaba and leading natural health company Blackmores to co

https://auspost.newsroom.com.au/Content/Home/02-Home/Article/Australia-Post-joins-Alibaba-to-trace-food-exports-from-paddock-to-plate/-2/-2/6138

Australia Post draws on our art heritage - Australia Post Newsroom

Australia Post celebrates the 150 year anniversary of the birth of Arthur Streeton and the centenary of the birth of Sidney Nolan in a new stamp issue featuring

https://auspost.newsroom.com.au/Content/Home/02-Home/Article/Australia-Post-draws-on-our-art-heritage/-2/-2/6134

Australia Kangaroo Essence 2500mg Tablets | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Australia Kangaroo Essence 2500mg Tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/australia-kangaroo-essence-2500mg-tablets

Ultimate & Herbal Slim Weight Loss Capsules | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Ultimate & Herbal Slim Weight Loss capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken

http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/ultimate-herbal-slim-weight-loss-capsules

Applications Open: RIRDC Chicken Meat Advisory Panel

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for several positions on the Chicken Meat RD&E Advisory Panel....

http://www.rirdc.gov.au/news/2017/03/24/applications-open-rirdc-chicken-meat-advisory-panel

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

Neil Mitchell: The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull good morning.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-03-24/radio-interview-neil-mitchell-3aw

Remarks at Annual Leaders’ Talks with His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Welcome to Australia for your first visit as Premier of the State Council. We are very pleased to return your hospitality that you offered us last year in April when we met for the previous round of annual leaders’ talks.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-03-24/remarks-annual-leaders-talks-his-excellency-li-keqiang-premier-state-council

Child care cost relief on the way for families | Prime Minister of Australia

The Turnbull Government’s early childhood education and care reforms have passed the Senate and will deliver more affordable, accessible and flexible services for families.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-03-24/child-care-cost-relief-way-families

Doorstop with the Minister for Education and Training, Senator The Hon. Simon Birmingham | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Last night the Senate approved our child care package and that’s great news for hard working Australian families who will be able to afford more child care, more child care, quality child care that will enable them to work the hours they want to work.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-03-24/doorstop-minister-education-and-training-senator-hon-simon-birmingham-0

Visit to Australia by China's Premier Li Keqiang | Prime Minister of Australia

It is an honour to welcome Premier Li Keqiang, his wife Professor Cheng Hong and members of the Premier’s delegation to Australia.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-03-24/visit-australia-chinas-premier-li-keqiang

Media Release: Indigenous Australians at war – National Archives of Australia, Australian Government

Media Release: Indigenous Australians at war

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/media/media-releases/2017/03.aspx

First Australians’ ancestral remains return to country | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

A repatriation ceremony was held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin last night to respectfully acknowledge the unconditional return of three Indigenous ancestral remains from German institutions....

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

Climate Change Review discussion paper released - media release 24 March 2017

The Federal Government has released a discussion paper for public consultation as part of the 2017 review of climate change policies....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20170324.html

Queensland CANEGROWERS to fast-track testing of high efficiency fertilisers - media release 24 March 2017

Queensland CANEGROWERS has been awarded $7.1 million by the Australian and Queensland governments to support on-farm trials of high efficiency fertilisers across all cane growing regions that flow to ...

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20170324a.html

17-081MR ASIC cancels AFS licences for failing to lodge annual statements | 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/17-081mr-asic-cancels-afs-licences-for-failing-to-lodge-annual-statements/

Australia and Indonesia working together to strengthen fisheries management - Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)

Close collaboration with our nearest regional neighbours is an important part of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) efforts towards combatting and preventing illegal, unreported an...

http://www.afma.gov.au/australia-indonesia-working-together-strengthen-fisheries-management/

Turnbull Government announces consultation on member-owned firm legislation and regulation | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government is today initiating a consultation on reforms to support cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms in Australia so they can invest, grow and employ more Australians....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/021-2017/

Statement – Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Treasurers provided an update on the economic and fiscal outlook at the Commonwealth and State levels. The Council noted that Australia’s economy continues to navigate the transition from the mining b...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/020-2017/

Half a billion dollar roads package announced for Queensland

The Australian and Queensland governments have today announced a roads package worth more than half a billion dollars for Queensland.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/march/dc069_2017.aspx

Jobs bonanza—tenders for components for 100+ bridges awarded

The Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers regions are set for a jobs boom, with large contracts awarded today to build components for more than 100 bridges to be built along the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/march/dc067_2017.aspx

Australia gains easier access to US aviation market

Australia's aviation industry now has easier and cheaper access to the lucrative United States aviation market.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/march/dc068_2017.aspx

Dialogue to strengthen innovation ties between Australia and China | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

A range of crucial industry sectors are set to benefit from a formal ‘Dialogue on Innovation’ between Australia and China that will bolster collaboration on innovation between the two nations.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/dialogue-strengthen-innovation-ties-between-australia-and-china

Joint Statement to grow agricultural trade with China

The Coalition Government today signed a Joint Statement with China to deliver important market access for Australia’s red meat and live animal export industries. The deal which also promotes food safe...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Joint-Statement-to-grow-agricultural-trade-with-China.aspx