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.

Minister for Defence visit to Qatar | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Senator, the Hon Marise Payne, today met with Qatar Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha.The Minister discussed regional security and our shared commitment to defeating Daesh.While in Qatar, the Minister also met with Australian personnel based at the Combined Air and Space Operations Centre (CAOC). The CAOC is the coalition’s headquarters for the air campaign across the Middle East region providing command and control for all coalition air operations over Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/minister-defence-visit-qatar

Australia celebrates manufacturing milestone for global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has joined Rockwell Collins Australia at its facility in Sydney to witness the production of its 100th Optical Assembly for the F-35 electro-optic distributed aperture system (DAS).The DAS is a multifunction infrared system providing passive, spherical battlespace awareness for F-35 pilots. It simultaneously detects and tracks aircraft and missiles in every direction, as well as providing visual imagery for day and night navigation and targeting purposes.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/australia-celebrates-manufacturing-milestone-global-f-35

Naval Shipbuilding Projects Pave the Way for Industry in Tasmania | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced an additional Naval Shipbuilding Industry briefing will be held in Launceston on 3 May 2017. Minister Pyne said this event followed on from the success of industry briefings held across regional Australia in March. The briefings have attracted over 200 attendees; from manufacturers in Geelong, boat lifters in Geraldton, welders in Bunbury and engineers in Nowra.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/naval-shipbuilding-projects-pave-way-industry-tasmainia

Inspiring women in ICT | Department of Communications and the Arts

We’re looking at inspiring women in the Australian ICT sector to celebrate Girls in ICT Day.

https://www.communications.gov.au/departmental-news/inspiring-women-ict

Keeping Innisfail skies safe | Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Innisfail pilots are being called on to take part in an important aviation safety briefing next week to keep local skies safe.

https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/keeping-innisfail-skies-safe

Keeping Inverell skies safe | Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Inverell pilots are being called on to take part in a special aviation safety briefing next week to keep local skies safe.

https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/keeping-inverell-skies-safe

Keeping Armidale skies safe | Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Armidale pilots are being called on to take part in an important aviation safety briefing next week to keep local skies safe.

https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/keeping-armidale-skies-safe

Commemorating our Anzacs | Department of Communications and the Arts

2017-18 Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund recipients announced

https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/commemorating-our-anzacs

Regional cooperation on display as Five Powers Exercise gets underway | Defence News and Media

Exercise Bersama Shield 2017 commenced today in Malaysia and Singapore with Australian Defence Force personnel supporting South East Asia’s longest enduring multilateral defence relationship, the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA).The long-running Bersama exercise series aims to enhance the interoperability between the founding members of the FPDA - Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/regional-cooperation-display-five-powers-exercise-gets-underway

Native title recognised over Tjiwarl Country | Ministers Media Centre

Two native title claims covering more than 13,600 square kilometres in the Goldfields region of Western Australia have been finalised today with the Federal Court recognising native title on Tjiwarl c...

https://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/native-title-recognised-over-tjiwarl-country

It’s show time: spotlight on exhibition bird biosecurity

The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), in conjunction with Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), Poultry CRC and exhibition poultry groups, has release...

http://www.rirdc.gov.au/news/2017/04/27/it-s-show-time-spotlight-on-exhibition-bird-biosecurity

Hong Kong and Australia hold 4th RMB Trade and Investment Dialogue | Media Releases | RBA

Hong Kong and Australia held their fourth Renminbi (RMB) Trade and Investment Dialogue as part of the RMB Global Cities Dialogue.

http://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2017/mr-17-08.html

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

Steve Austin: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, good morning to you.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-04-27/radio-interview-steve-austin-abc-radio-brisbane

Additional Funding for Queensland Communities Affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie | Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the associated rainfall and flooding.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-04-27/additional-funding-queensland-communities-affected-tropical-cyclone-debbie

Delivering Affordable Gas for all Australians | Prime Minister of Australia

The Turnbull Government will secure domestic gas supply with the introduction of export restrictions to ensure the Australian market has adequate supplies before exports are permitted.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-04-27/delivering-affordable-gas-all-australians

Funding to showcase FNQ art in Singapore | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Coalition Government is pleased to announce support for a unique Far Northern art exhibition which will be the centrepiece of a program of international arts activities aimed at strengthening cult...

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

Human rights and investment opportunities – why they go hand in hand | Australian Human Rights Commission

A new report detailing the strong business case for the financial services industry to consider human rights in their investment decisions will be released today, as investors around the globe become more focussed on responsible investing.Human rights in investment: The value of considering human rights in ESG due diligence by the Australian Human Rights Commission and EY, debunks the myth that human rights and investment practices are incompatible.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/media-releases/human-rights-and-investment-opportunities-why-they-go-hand-hand

Department of Health - Transcript of Melbourne Doorstop

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Melbourne doorstop regarding the opening of Holmesglen Private Hospital, $5.9 million for prostate cancer nurses, the Australian Olympic Committee, and the Federal Budget, on 27 April 2017.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt170427.htm

Department of Health - Turnbull Government to deliver $6 million for prostate cancer nurses

The Australian Government is providing almost $6 million to continue support for prostate cancer specialist nurses in 15 locations across Australia, with a focus on regional areas.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt037.htm

Department of Health - New headspace centre for Whyalla

The Australian Government will establish a new <em>headspace</em> mental health service in Whyalla, South Australia to provide ongoing support to young people in the region.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt038.htm

Department of Health - Delivering medical training for the Sunshine Coast

The first stage of a national assessment of medical schools has been concluded and the Australian Government will collaboratively support 50 students to enable a complete university medical program to be delivered on the Sunshine Coast.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-gillespie023.htm?OpenDocument&mth=04&yr=2017

Condiment kills crown-of-thorns starfish - GBRMPA

A new weapon in the battle against the coral-eating, crown-of-thorns starfish is about to be unleashed — and it’s a condiment....

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/crown-of-thorns-starfish/2017/condiment-kills-crown-of-thorns-starfish

Ghostly art! - Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)

To raise awareness of the negative impact ghost nets can have on the marine environment the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is working with local Torres Strait artists to turn this ha...

http://www.afma.gov.au/ghostly-art/

Appointment of Commissioners of Taxation | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government has today announced the reappointment of Mr Chris Jordan AO as Commissioner of Taxation and the appointment of Mr Ramez Katf as Second Commissioner of Taxation....

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/035-2017/

Turnbull Government committed to driving jobs and higher wages for Australians through business tax relief | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government will re-introduce the remaining elements of our Enterprise Tax Plan when the Parliament resumes for the Budget, building on the significant progress achieved in delivering our ...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/037-2017/

Enhancing transparency in Budget spending | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

The Turnbull Government has today announced the Budget will include important changes to improve the way the Commonwealth’s capital and recurrent spending is presented and the impact this will have on...

http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/036-2017/

Deadline Extended for Submissions on proposed Coastal Shipping Reforms

To ensure all stakeholders can provide the Australian Government with detailed submissions on the proposed changes in the Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper, the deadline for submissions has been extended by two weeks.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/april/dc101_2017.aspx

Barossa Valley on board with CoOL

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister HomeCurrently selected Biography Media Releases Speeches & Transcripts Contact...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/hartsuyker/Pages/Media-Releases/Barossa-Valley-on-board-with-CoOL.aspx

Vital work to support agriculture in the Barossa

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, today visited properties in the Barossa Valley to see Landcare and resource management projects in ...

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/hartsuyker/Pages/Media-Releases/vital-work-to-support-agriculture-in-the-barossa.aspx

Cutting Camden’s small business taxes | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

Joint media release with The Hon Angus Taylor MP Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Federal Member for Hume...

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/054-2017/

Appointment of Commissioners of Taxation | The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

The Turnbull Government has today announced the reappointment of Mr Chris Jordan AO as Commissioner of Taxation and the appointment of Mr Ramez Katf as Second Commissioner of Taxation....

http://kmo.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/038-2017/

Pages - Combating global terrorism with Lebanon

Today marks the beginning of a two day visit to Lebanon to further enhance the cooperation between our nations on issues of national security, law enforcement and community safety....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Combating-global-terrorism-with-lebanon-.aspx

Pages - Recovery grants for flood affected farmers in Lismore and Tweed

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced that recovery grants are now available to assist eligible primary producers in Lismor...

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Recovery-grants-for-flood-affected-farmers-in-Lismore-and-Tweed.aspx

Minister for Defence visit to Jordan | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today visited Jordan for discussions on regional security and to commemorate Anzac Day.Minister Payne met with the King of Jordan, His Highness Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, to discuss Australia and Jordan’s defence cooperation.During the meeting Minister Payne reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to the security and stability of the Middle East region, following the signing of a joint declaration on enhanced cooperation during King Abdullah’s visit to Australia in November 2016.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-releases/minister-defence-visit-jordan

$10 Million to defeat improvised threats | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a $10 million investment program inviting researchers to develop innovative solutions to defeat improvised threats.Minister Pyne said the widespread availability of low-cost, sophisticated technology is enabling our adversaries to deploy a diverse and ever-evolving range of improvised threats.“Defeating improvised threats without casualties is a complex and tough problem that can only be solved through a collaborative effort involving multi-disciplinary research,” he said.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/10-million-defeat-improvised-threats

Historic milestone for Australia's shipbuilding program | Department of Defence Ministers

Australia's national shipbuilding program achieved a major milestone today of 'cutting steel' for the first replacement Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) in Western Australia.Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, attended the historic ceremony at HD Plasma and Laser Cutting Services in Bibra Lake to celebrate the momentous moment."Today marks the start of the Turnbull Government's $89 billion shipbuilding program and WA has a vital role in this great national endeavour," Minister Pyne said.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/historic-milestone-australias-shipbuilding-program

Nominations open for innovation awards | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has welcomed awards to recognise and reward Australian companies and individuals at the forefront of naval and commercial maritime innovation.Nominations are open for the Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards, which will be awarded at the 2017 Pacific International Maritime Exposition in October.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/nominations-open-innovation-awards

Thousands attend Anzac Day 2017 National Ceremony | Australian War Memorial

Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial, today said he was proud to see the large crowd braving the elements at today’s Anzac Day National Ceremony....

https://www.awm.gov.au/media/releases/thousands-attend-anzac-day-2017-national-ceremony/

May 4 meeting with US President Donald Trump | Prime Minister of Australia

I’m delighted to travel to the United States next month to meet with President Donald J Trump and to attend the 75th Battle of the Coral Sea commemorations in New York, hosted by the America-Australia Association (AAA).

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-04-26/may-4-meeting-us-president-donald-trump

Call for submissions on wine processing aids

Media centre Publications Careers Useful links Contact us Food Standards Code Applications to change the Code Changing the Code Code Revision Food safety standards Infant formula standard review Micro...

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

17-121MR You could have a share in $1.1 billion of unclaimed money | 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/17-121mr-you-could-have-a-share-in-11-billion-of-unclaimed-money/

17-122MR ASIC remakes 'sunsetting' class order on reporting requirements for Australian financial services licensees who are natural persons | 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/17-122mr-asic-remakes-sunsetting-class-order-on-reporting-requirements-for-australian-financial-services-licensees-who-are-natural-persons/

New CEO of the Australian Research Council | Australian Research Council

New CEO of the Australian Research Council—Media release issued by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training—26 April 2017

http://www.arc.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/new-ceo-australian-research-council-2017

Professor Sue Thomas appointed as CEO | Australian Research Council

Professor Sue Thomas appointed as CEO—media release issued by the ARC—26 April 2017

http://www.arc.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/professor-sue-thomas-appointed-ceo

New method for producing PET radiotracers in higher radiochemical yields - ANSTO

ANSTO researchers have led the development of a new method for producing PET radiotracers. The discovery utilises the transition metal rhenium to promote fluorine-18 radiolabelling under aqueous, low ...

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS132326

ABF presents vessel to Myanmar to combat narcotics trade - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

The Australian Border Force (ABF) gifted a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to the Myanmar Police Force (MPF) on Monday (24 April 2017) to assist in disrupting organised crime groups smuggling illi...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/abf-presents-vessel-to-myanmar-to-combat-narcotics-trade

Performance Framework for Australia’s major cities | Ministers Media Centre

The Federal Government is building a National Cities Performance Framework to measure improvements in Australia’s largest cities....

http://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/taylor/2017/performance-framework-australia%E2%80%99s-major-cities

New Tourle Street Bridge Taking Shape over Hunter River

A new two-lane bridge is continuing to take shape as part of the Tourle Street and Cormorant Road duplication project at Kooragang, with the upgrade set to support developments in the Hunter region.

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/chester/releases/2017/april/dc100_2017.aspx

Resources companies helping rebuild after Cyclone Debbie | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has thanked resources companies operating in Central and North Queensland, who have so far donated more than $700,000 to the Cyclone Debbie recovery effort.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/canavan/media-releases/resources-companies-helping-rebuild-after-cyclone-debbie

Australian universities ahead of Israel and Switzerland on collaborative international patents | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

A new report from IP Australia shows Australian universities are ranked 11 in the OECD, ahead of countries like Israel and Switzerland, ranked 12 and 14 respectively, for university-industry collaboration resulting in international patent applications.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/laundy/media-releases/australian-universities-ahead-israel-and-switzerland-collaborative

Australia and Germany building stronger modern manufacturing | Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Australian and German Industry groups are forging closer ties to advance and modernise both countries’ manufacturing sectors.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/sinodinos/media-releases/australia-and-germany-building-stronger-modern-manufacturing

Information standard provides clarity in free-range egg labelling | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

CONSUMERS will now have the information they need to make informed choices when it comes to purchasing free-range eggs thanks to a new information standard registered under the Australian Consumer Law...

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/052-2017/

Tax cuts power Western Sydney small business | The Hon Michael McCormack MP

Joint media release with The Hon Alex Hawke MP Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Federal Member for Mitchell...

http://mfm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/053-2017/

Visit to Estonia, Media release, 26 Apr 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Today I visit Estonia to build closer diplomatic, strategic and economic relations with one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. As the next President of the Council of the Eur...

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170426.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

Pages - Final Australian Federal Police contingent to withdraw from Cyprus

The last contingent of Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers will withdraw from Cyprus this year, concluding Australia’s first and longest running peacekeeping mission....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Final-Australian-Federal-Police-contingent-to-withdraw-from-Cyprus.aspx

Pages - ANZAC Day commemorated in Cyprus

ANZAC Day is a time for Australians, no matter where in the world they may be, to reflect and recognise all those who have served our country....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/ANZAC-Day-commemorated-in-Cyprus.aspx

Strong crowd numbers for Anzac Day Dawn Service | Australian War Memorial

Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial, said he was proud of the continuing commitment and dedication of everyday Australians to the annual commemoration of Anzac Day....

https://www.awm.gov.au/media/releases/strong-crowd-numbers-anzac-day-dawn-service-0/

Remembering our Indigenous diggers | Ministers Media Centre

Today, Anzac Day, is a time to pause and honour the Australians, including many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have served in Australia’s armed forces....

https://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/remembering-our-indigenous-diggers

Don’t drop the guard on cereal cyst nematode - Grains Research & Development Corporation

Dont drop the guard on cereal cyst nematode

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Media-News/South/2017/04/Dont-drop-the-guard-on-cereal-cyst-nematode

GRDC videos place growers on the front foot with crown rot - Grains Research & Development Corporation

`Stay vigilant’ is the message being sounded to wheat growers across New South Wales and Queensland looking to minimise the threat of crown rot infection this season.

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Media-News/North/2017/04/GRDC-videos-place-growers-on-the-front-foot-with-crown-rot

Australians commemorate Anzac Day

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/apr/va059.htm

Media Release - Anzac Day 2017

The Hon Dan Tehan MP Minister for Veterans' Affairs Minister for Defence Personnel Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of A...

http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2017/apr/va057.htm

Media Release - The Centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt

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/apr/va053.htm

Anzac Day 2017 address at Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service

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/apr/va058.htm

100-year-old Anzac footage published by NFSA | National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has published a selection of early 20th century films and songs online, to commemorate Anzac Day 2017.

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/100-year-old-anzac-footage-published-nfsa

Pages - Enhanced international crime cooperation with Jordan

Today, I signed two significant treaties with Jordan’s Prime Minister and Defence Minister Hani Mulki in Amman, that will strengthen our joint cooperation in the fight against terrorism....

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Enhanced-international-crime-cooperation-with-Jordan.aspx

Pages - Over $6 million in disaster recovery funds for Hunter councils

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello, today announced payment of $6.4 million in recovery assistance to the Hunter regio...

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Over-6-million-in-disaster-recovery-funds-for-hunter-councils.aspx

Inquiry into military honours | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has asked for an investigation into the issue of unit recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (the RANHFV), and service at the Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral.The independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal will conduct the investigation.The fighting at the Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral was some of the bloodiest and intense fighting by Australians in the Vietnam War where 26 Australians lost their lives and many more were wounded.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/media-releases/inquiry-military-honours

DCNS shows further support for Australian industry | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the signing of DCNS Australian industry participation agreement.Minister Pyne said the agreement with Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) highlights DCNS’s commitment to ensuring Australian industry participation in defence construction and sustainment projects.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/dcns-shows-further-support-australian-industry

Further consultation on safe harbour legislation | Department of Communications and the Arts

The Australian Government announced it will undertake further consultation with stakeholders on the extension of the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act 1968.

https://www.communications.gov.au/departmental-news/further-consultation-safe-harbour-legislation

Record federal funding for legal assistance

We are today announcing that the Turnbull Government will make a further significant investment in the community legal sector, as part of the 2017-18 Budget....

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Record-federal-funding-for-legal-assistance.aspx

Three men associated with Outlaw Motorcycle Gang busted with $119 million of Ice | Australian Federal Police

Three men associated with an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) have been charged following a major multi-agency drug operation resulting in the seizure of approximately 119 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $119 million*.

https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/three-men-associated-outlaw-motorcycle-gang-busted-119-million-ice

Adelaide to host the 2018 Chief of Army Seminar | Defence News and Media

The Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, DSC, AM, has today announced the location and venue for the biennial Chief of Army Seminar.Scheduled to occur in September 2018, the Chief of Army Seminar will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.Lieutenant General Campbell said the Chief of Army Seminar was a shared opportunity for the Australian Army, together with its national, regional and global partners, to discuss contemporary subjects relevant to land forces.

https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/adelaide-host-2018-chief-army-seminar

Record federal funding for legal assistance | Ministers Media Centre

Attorney-General, Senator The Hon George Brandis QC Minister for Women, Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator The Hon Nigel Scullion...

https://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/record-federal-funding-legal-assistance

Australia and China Agree to Cooperate on Cyber Security | Prime Minister of Australia

Australia and China have agreed to enhanced cyber security cooperation following discussions between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Meng Jianzhu, Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs in Sydney on 21 April.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-04-24/australia-and-china-agree-cooperate-cyber-security

Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund recipients | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The fund supports the development, production, presentation or performance of arts and culture projects that explore the Anzac legacy.  ...

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

Funding for community legal centres protects human rights | Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes federal government funding for community legal centres.“Community legal centres are vital in protecting the basic human rights of disadvantaged people in Australia.“I am very pleased that Attorney-General George Brandis has announced that the Federal Government will continue to support the community legal assistance sector.“By reversing proposed cuts to community legal centre funding, the Federal Government is making an important, practical commitment to human rights,” Commissioner Santow said.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/media-releases/funding-community-legal-centres-protects-human-rights

Media alerts: 24 April 2017 - Aviation legend to donate piece of aviation history to ATSB

ATSB media releases, alerts and news items.

http://www.atsb.gov.au/newsroom/2017/aviation-history/

Three men associated with Outlaw Motorcycle Gang busted with $119 million of Ice - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

Three men associated with an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) have been charged following a major multi-agency drug operation resulting in the seizure of approximately 119 kilograms of crystal methamphet...

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/three-men-associated-with-outlaw-motorcycle-gang-busted-with-119-million-of-ice

City Deal Implementation Plan to kick-start Townsville region | Ministers Media Centre

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation The Hon Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier of Queensland Mayor Jenny Hill, Townsville City Council...

http://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/taylor/2017/city-deal-implementation-plan-kick-start-townsville-region

Media Release Enhanced program helps veterans get back to sport

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/apr/va052.htm

Media Release - The Australian Poppy Garden opens in Passchendaele

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/apr/va055.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/apr/va054.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/apr/va056.htm

Centrelink and Medicare servicing update for Frankston - MEDIA HUB

The Frankston Service Centre delivering Centrelink and Medicare services will remain closed for four weeks while repairs to the building are underway, following a recent fire. Department of Human Serv...

http://mediahub.humanservices.gov.au/media/centrelink-medicare-servicing-update-frankston/

Humanitarian assistance to Yemen, Media release, 24 Apr 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a package of assistance to address the immediate needs of the people of Yemen....

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170424.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

Key outcomes from inaugural High-Level Security Dialogue with China, Media release, 24 Apr 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

On Friday, we launched the inaugural Australia-China High-Level Security Dialogue, with Secretary Meng Jianzhu, head of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs...

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170424a.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

Turkey ANZAC Day commemorations, Media release, 24 Apr 2017, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

I will represent the Australian Government at ANZAC Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on 24-25 April. I will also represent the Australian Government at the Turkish International...

http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170424b.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9ZKEg%3D%3D

High-Level Security Dialogue with China: Joint Statement - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian Passport Office and its agents are committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia....

http://dfat.gov.au/news/media-releases/Pages/high-level-security-dialogue-with-china-joint-statement.aspx

Additional Commonwealth disaster assistance for Queensland

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today announced that the Australian Government has activated the Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance for eligible disaster affected reside...

https://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2017/SecondQuarter/Additional-Commonwealth-disaster-assistance-for-Queensland.aspx