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.

Three Australians arrested in connection with Californian ice seizure worth $255 million | Australian Federal Police

An international investigation between the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has resulted in the arrest of three men in Australia and the seizure of 255 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in California.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/three-australians-arrested-connection-californian-ice-seizure-worth-255

Two charged, eight kilograms of cocaine seized | Australian Federal Police

Two German nationals are scheduled to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court today, charged with attempting to import approximately eight kilograms of cocaine into Australia.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/two-charged-eight-kilograms-cocaine-seized

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

Neil Mitchell: Prime Minister, Mr Turnbull. Good morning. Prime Minister: Good morning, great to be with you.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-20/radio-interview-neil-mitchell-3aw-0

Media Release: Return of company records to Japan – National Archives of Australia, Australian Government

Media Release: Return of company records to Japan

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/media/media-releases/2017/10.aspx

Early career Reef researchers receive a boost - GBRMPA

Ten Queensland post-graduate students will receive nearly $17,000 worth of grants from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for ground-breaking research into the Great Barrier Reef’s key risks...

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/corporate/2017/early-career-reef-researchers-receive-a-boost

Call for submissions on processing aid

??Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to allow the use of a new genetically modified enzyme as a processing aid....

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

New appointments to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Board | Minister for Finance

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

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media-release/2017/07/20/new-appointments-clean-energy-finance-corporation-board

Australia strongly opposes Japanese whaling plans - media release 20 July 2017

Australia is deeply disappointed by Japan's recent announcement that they have resumed another of their so-called ‘scientific’ whaling programs, this one in the North Pacific....

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20170720.html

17-245MR ASIC permanently bans Gold Coast financial adviser | 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/17-245mr-asic-permanently-bans-gold-coast-financial-adviser/

17-244MR Variation to financial services and credit bannings of Jianyong (Jenny) Mao | 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/17-244mr-variation-to-financial-services-and-credit-bannings-of-jianyong-jenny-mao/

17-243MR The Rental Guys refund more than $100,000 to vulnerable consumers | 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/17-243mr-the-rental-guys-refund-more-than-100-000-to-vulnerable-consumers/

17-242MR ASIC consults on revised licence regime for domestic and overseas market operators | 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/17-242mr-asic-consults-on-revised-licence-regime-for-domestic-and-overseas-market-operators/

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

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

http://www.asbfeo.gov.au/news/news-articles/good-mental-health-critical-business-success

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

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

http://www.asbfeo.gov.au/news/news-articles/small-businesses-bleeding-higher-energy-costs

Revised Tasmanian redistribution proposal announced - Australian Electoral Commission

The augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania has today announced a revised proposal for Tasmania’s federal redistribution and invited further objections....

http://www.aec.gov.au/media/media-releases/2017/07-20.htm

Empowering consumers through open banking | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government will seek advice on implementing an open banking system regime in Australia, and examine how such a framework can help boost competition and innovation in financial services fo...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/065-2017/

Two charged, eight kilograms of cocaine seized at Melbourne Airport - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

Two German nationals are scheduled to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court today, charged with attempting to import approximately eight kilograms of cocaine into Australia....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/two-charged-eight-kilograms-of-cocaine-seized-at-melbourne-airport

Works start on critical Kennedy Developmental Road upgrade | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Works officially kicked off today on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and Hughenden, with the project set to deliver a more reliable freight and tourist route for North Queensland along with jobs in local communities.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/canavan/media-releases/works-start-critical-kennedy-developmental-road-upgrade

More pulling power for the north | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The voice of Northern Australia has been further strengthened, with the first meeting today of the Northern Australia Advisory Council in Townsville.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/canavan/media-releases/more-pulling-power-north

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

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, spoke with Jon Dee on Sky News.

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

ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce consults on ASIC’s telecommunications intercept powers | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Government welcomes today’s release of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce position paper titled ‘ASIC’s Access to Telecommunications Intercept Material’....

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/066-2017/

Australian assistance to combat dengue in Sri Lanka, Media release, 20 Jul 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Today I joined Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Karunanayake to announce the Australian Government will provide life-saving support through the World Health Organization (WHO) to help combat a s...

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170720.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

Assistance to victims of terrorist attacks in Stockholm, Manchester, Baghdad and London

Today we announce the Turnbull Government has declared four additional attacks as 'terrorist acts' for the purposes of the Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment (AVTOP) scheme....

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/ThirdQuarter/Assistance-to-victims-of-terrorist-attacks-in-Stockholm-Manchester-Baghdad-and-London-19-july-2017.aspx

Illicit substances intercepted in the mail | Australian Federal Police

A national co-ordinated policing campaign focused on detecting drugs being distributed via the Australian postal service was today detailed in Adelaide.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/illicit-substances-intercepted-mail

Interview with Karl Stefanovic - Today Show, Channel 9 | Prime Minister of Australia

Karl Stefanovic: The Prime Minister joins us now from Canberra. PM, good morning to you.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-19/interview-karl-stefanovic-today-show-channel-9

Interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR Perth | Prime Minister of Australia

Gareth Parker: Prime Minister, good morning. Prime Minister: Good morning Gareth, great to be with you.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-19/interview-gareth-parker-6pr-perth

Interview with Eddie McGuire - Triple M’s Hot Breakfast, Melbourne | Prime Minister of Australia

Eddie McGuire: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull good morning. Prime Minister: Good morning, great to be with you.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-19/interview-eddie-mcguire-triple-ms-hot-breakfast-melbourne

Interview with David Penberthy and Will Goodings, 5AA Adelaide | Prime Minister of Australia

Will Goodings: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – good morning to you. Prime Minister: Good morning, great to be with you.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-19/interview-david-penberthy-and-will-goodings-5aa-adelaide

Moon Fire shortlisted for the 2017 Art Music Awards

The National Capital Authority (NCA) is established under the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 (the Act). The statutory functions of the NCA comprehensively establish the Australian Government's continuing interest in the strategic planning, promotion, development and enhancement of Canberra as the National Capital.

http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/index.php/media-centre/4576-moon-fire-shortlisted-for-the-2017-art-music-awards

Photography competition open - prize worth $600 | Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is once again running its photography competition, with a $600 prize up for grabs for the most outstanding image!For almost a decade, the Commission has been holding photo competitions every couple of years. Our last competition attracted a record 450 entries.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/media-releases/photography-competition-open-prize-worth-600

The data behind the search for MH370: Phase One data released - Geoscience Australia

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

http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/the-data-behind-the-search-for-mh370-phase-one-data-released

17-241MR ASIC bans former Magnitude Group adviser | 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/17-241mr-asic-bans-former-magnitude-group-adviser/

17-240MR Court orders winding up of 18 companies associated with Macro Group | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Court orders winding up of 18 companies associated with Macro Group

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-240mr-court-orders-winding-up-of-18-companies-associated-with-macro-group/

Strengthening financial stability – APRA release on unquestionably strong capital ratios | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Government welcomes APRA’s decision today to increase the level of capital that banks are expected to hold to be considered ‘unquestionably strong’. The Government supports APRA’s independent view...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/064-2017/

Operation Vitreus - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

A national co-ordinated policing campaign focused on detecting drugs being distributed via the Australian postal service was today detailed in Adelaide....

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/operation-vitreus

Works start on critical Kennedy Developmental Road upgrade

Works officially kicked off today on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and Hughenden, with the project set to deliver a more reliable freight and tourist route for North Queensland along with jobs in local communities.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc214_2017.aspx

Birds Eye View of Barneson

Barneson Boulevard, a job-creating infrastructure project set to commence construction in Darwin's CBD this year, is now a visual reality with the release of flythrough vision and artists impressions of the project.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc213_2017.aspx

Statement

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester today welcomed the release of Geoscience Australia's sea floor data collected in the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc216_2017.aspx

Next major milestone for signature Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project

The next stage of the transformational Inland Rail project between Brisbane and Melbourne is underway with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Parkes to Narromine section released to the public.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc212_2017.aspx

Final submissions called for freight and supply chain inquiry

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is committed to growing jobs in Australia by better shaping our freight and supply chains, says Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc215_2017.aspx

Strict fire safety requirements protect the Australian community | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy has dismissed claims by the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten that fire protection regulations in the National Construction Code are not of a high standard.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/laundy/media-releases/strict-fire-safety-requirements-protect-australian-community

Setting sights on feral pigs and weeds in WA

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and Regional Communications, Senator Fiona Nas...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/pigs-weeds-wa.aspx

Jobs focus in Tassie small biz talks | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

THE lowest small business tax rate in many decades will help Tasmania’s small businesses grow and create jobs, local Senator Eric Abetz said....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/099-2017/

Celebrating small business across Tasmania | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

THE Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments have celebrated the efforts of the State’s small businesses to create local jobs and provide local services following Small Business Week....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/100-2017/

Media Release - Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

The Bureau of Meteorology will continue to deliver timely forecasts and warnings during the period of protected industrial action that the Community and Public Sector Union has advised its members wil...

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/372/bureau-of-meteorology-continuing-to-deliver-forecasts-and-warnings-during-industrial-action/

More Australian students to benefit from new funds for financial literacy | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government has announced a further commitment to support the states and territories to expand the delivery of the ASIC MoneySmart Teaching program for a further four years....

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/065-2017/

Improving Australia’s financial services taxation regime | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government is committed to ensuring our policy settings promote Australia as a regional financial centre and to improving the ability of the financial sector to grow and export their serv...

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/064-2017/

NDIA HQ construction underway in Geelong | The Hon Jane Prentice MP

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, who today turned the ‘first sod’ on the site, said the signing of an Agreement for Lease on the new building reflected the Australian Government’s commi...

http://janeprentice.dss.gov.au/media-releases/ndia-hq-construction-underway-geelong

Government welcomes new NDIA Chief | The Hon Jane Prentice MP

Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, congratulated Mr Rob De Luca on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the NDIA, announced today by the Chairman of the NDIA, Dr Helen Nugent AO. ...

http://janeprentice.dss.gov.au/media-releases/government-welcomes-new-ndia-chief

Australia signs the International Solar Alliance, Media release, 19 Jul 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

The Australian Government has formally indicated its intention to join the International Solar Alliance, an important initiative to boost cooperation on new technologies and provide new opportunities ...

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170719.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

NDIA HQ construction underway in Geelong | The Hon Christian Porter

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, who today turned the ‘first sod’ on the site, said the signing of an Agreement for Lease on the new building reflected the Australian Government’s commi...

http://christianporter.dss.gov.au/media-releases/ndia-hq-construction-underway-in-geelong

Government welcomes new NDIA Chief | The Hon Christian Porter

Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, congratulated Mr Rob De Luca on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the NDIA, announced today by the Chairman of the NDIA, Dr Helen Nugent AO. ...

http://christianporter.dss.gov.au/media-releases/government-welcomes-new-ndia-chief

Australian Defence delivers World first GPS Cube-Satellite | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced another Australian success in space, following the launch of the Biarri-Point cube satellite.Biarri-Point is a satellite developed by the United States, which as part of its payload has GPS technology developed by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney in partnership with Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/australian-defence-delivers-world-first-gps-cube-satellite

Welfare website overhaul | Minister for Human Services

The Government is overseeing changes to the Department of Human Services website that will ensure the online experience for people seeking information is simpler, clearer and faster. 

https://www.mhs.gov.au/media-releases/2017-07-18-welfare-website-overhaul

Visions of Australia funding recipients | Department of Communications and the Arts

Recipients for the second round of the 2016-17 Visions of Australia program have been announced.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/visions-australia-funding-recipients

A Strong and Secure Australia | Prime Minister of Australia

The Turnbull Government will undertake the most significant reform of Australia’s national intelligence and domestic security arrangements in more than 40 years.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-18/strong-and-secure-australia

Press Conference with the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, The Hon. Peter Dutton MP and Minister for Justice, The Hon. Michael Keenan MP | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Today I am announcing the most significant reform of Australia’s national intelligence and domestic security arrangements – and their oversight – in more than forty years.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-18/press-conference-attorney-general-senator-hon-george-brandis-qc-minister

Department of Health - $116 million anti-smoking campaign key to helping Close the Gap

Australian Government initiatives are helping prevent Indigenous people from taking up smoking and to encourage existing smokers to quit.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt068.htm

Townsville region Reef Guardians to workshop Reef issues - GBRMPA

Townsville region Reef Guardian high school students are gathering tomorrow (Wednesday 19 July) to workshop solutions to the key threats to the Great Barrier Reef....

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/reef-guardians/2017/townsville-region-reef-guardians-join-to-workshop-reef-issues

Gladstone Reef Guardians gather to brainstorm Reef future - GBRMPA

Gladstone students will put their heads together this Thursday 20 July to workshop solutions to the key threats to the Great Barrier Reef....

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/reef-guardians/2017/gladstone-reef-guardians-gather-to-brainstorm-reef-future

A new strategic direction for the Australian minerals exploration industry - Geoscience Australia

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

http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/a-new-strategic-direction-for-the-australian-minerals-exploration-industry

Senator Cormann's Citizenship | Minister for Finance

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

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media-release/2017/07/18/senator-cormanns-citizenship

17-239MR ASIC checks on limited AFS licence experience | 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/17-239mr-asic-checks-on-limited-afs-licence-experience/

Australia encourages Fiji to join PACER Plus, Media release, 18 Jul 2017, Australian Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon Keith Pitt MP

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, today in Brisbane encouraged Fiji to join the PACER Plus Agreement – a landmark trade and development agreement signed by ...

http://ministers.dfat.gov.au/pitt/releases/Pages/2017/kp_mr_170718.aspx?w=yxmHAaWUZXyR1X%2BwO6Fs8A%3D%3D

Contract awarded for first stage of Echuca-Moama Bridge Project

Work will begin soon on building a major new roundabout at the intersection of the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street in Echuca, Victoria-the crucial first step towards construction of a substantially more efficient, safer bridge over the Murray River between Echuca and Moama.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc210_2017.aspx

New Section of Princes Highway Opens in Fulham

Today's opening of a new section of the Princes Highway at Fulham means a safer and smoother journey for drivers travelling between Traralgon and Sale.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc209_2017.aspx

Traffic flows with ease at the Annandale intersection

Townsville motorists now have a safer and more streamlined road network with the newly improved William Angliss/Mervyn Crossman Drive intersection now reopened to traffic.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/july/dc211_2017.aspx

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/jul/va099.htm

Tax cuts back the Tweed’s small businesses | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

SMALL businesses across the Tweed are on the cusp of even more growth thanks to a cut in the company tax rate, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says....

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/098-2017/

Pages - Coalition Government working to combat cybercrime

The Coalition Government is committed to combating the increasingly pervasive and sophisticated threat of cybercrime in all its forms, regardless of its target....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/ThirdQuarter/Coalition-government-working-to-combat-cybercrime.aspx

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister & Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence joint media release-Defence support to domestic Counter-Terrorism arrangements | Department of Defence Ministers

The Australian Defence Force will expand its role in assisting the states to respond to terrorist incidents under new changes being made by the Turnbull Government.The overhaul will make it easier for Defence to work together with Federal, State and Territory Police in the event of a terrorist incident.To stay ahead of the evolving threat of terrorism, the Turnbull Government reviewed Defence’s support to domestic counter-terrorism arrangements to ensure Australia has a co-ordinated and integrated response.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/hon-malcolm-turnbull-prime-minister-senator-hon-marise-payne

Making Moruya skies safer | Civil Aviation Safety Authority

An important safety briefing for local pilots is being held in Moruya next week.

https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/making-moruya-skies-safer

Protecting family violence victims from being cross-examined by alleged perpetrators

Today, I release draft legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to ensure victims of family violence are protected from being personally cross-examined by their alleged perpetrators....

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/ThirdQuarter/Protecting-family-violence-victims-from-being-cross-examined-by-alleged-perpetrators.aspx

More than $470,000 for Festivals Australia recipients | Department of Communications and the Arts

The Government has announced funding for 13 regional arts and cultural projects through the Festivals Australia March grant round.

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/more-470000-festivals-australia-recipients

Aussie retailers fuel online shopping growth - Australia Post Newsroom

Australians are shopping online more than ever and mainly from local retailers, with sales surging more than 11 per cent in the past year, according to new rese

https://auspost.newsroom.com.au/Content/Home/02-Home/Article/Aussie-retailers-fuel-online-shopping-growth/-2/-2/6161

Remarks to the Indigenous Referendum Council | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: Thank you very much. Can I just add to Linda’s remarks before we get on to the business of the meeting, that we are here on Gadigal country as Linda said - and we thank you for that beautiful Acknowledgement of Country.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-17/remarks-indigenous-referendum-council

Press Conference with Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister: I am very pleased to be here at Holsworthy to outline new measures to enhance Defence’s support of the national counter terrorism arrangements.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-17/press-conference-chief-defence-force-air-chief-marshal-mark-binskin-ac

Defence support to domestic Counter-Terrorism arrangements | Prime Minister of Australia

The Australian Defence Force will expand its role in assisting the states to respond to terrorist incidents under new changes being made by the Turnbull Government.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-07-17/defence-support-domestic-counter-terrorism-arrangements

New guidelines released for government agencies regarding lawful disruption of illegal online activities | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Turnbull Government has released guidelines on the use of section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997, which enables Government agencies to seek the assistance of internet service providers ...

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

Department of Health - Innovation has Older Australians Sharing in Better Caring

An Australian-first online marketplace linking independent care and support workers with clients highlights the promise of innovation to improve the lives of our ageing population.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-wyatt067.htm

The National Arts Participation Survey: State and Territory Results | Australia Council

The Australia Council for the Arts has today released the state and territory level results from the third National Arts Participation Survey.

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/the-national-arts-participation-survey-state-and-territory-results/

PPCA and the Australia Council announce recording grants recipients | Australia Council

PPCA and Australia Council today announce the recipients of five grants of $15,000 offered under an innovative partnership between the two organisations.

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/ppca-and-the-australia-council-announce-recording-grants-recipients/

17-237MR ASIC consults on proposed financial benchmark regulatory regime | 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/17-237mr-asic-consults-on-proposed-financial-benchmark-regulatory-regime/

17-238MR ASIC takes action to wind up land banking scheme and its operator | 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/17-238mr-asic-takes-action-to-wind-up-land-banking-scheme-and-its-operator/

Further action to create a more competitive banking system for Australians | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

More competitive loans and other financial products for Australians will be encouraged through new reforms announced by the Turnbull Government in the 2017 Budget....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/062-2017/

Turnbull Government acts to further strengthen financial stability | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government is taking action to further strengthen Australia’s financial resilience by extending our prudential regulator’s powers to non-bank lenders, as announced in the 2017 Budget....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/063-2017/

Food for thought as plans unveiled for food and agribusiness sector | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, used a major industry conference in Sydney today to announce two significant initiatives designed to grow Australia’s food and agribusiness sector.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/laundy/media-releases/food-thought-plans-unveiled-food-and-agribusiness-sector

Concessional loans open for farm businesses in New South Wales

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair?...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/concessional-loans-nsw-2017-18.aspx

Farm safety centre stage this week

As 2017 National Farm Safety Week gets underway, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, has encouraged farmers and rural workers to keep their safety, health and wellbeing f...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/hartsuyker/Pages/Media-Releases/farm-safety-2017.aspx

$20k write-off a real help for Ryan’s small businesses | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

Joint media release with The Hon Jane Prentice MP Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Federal Member for Ryan...

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/097-2017/