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Budget delivers for Australian women

The 2016-17 Commonwealth Budget will build on the Government’s strong efforts to boost women’s workforce participation, strengthen women’s economic security and further ensure women and their children are safe from violence.

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4th May 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

The quality reforms needed to get all Australian students ahead

The Turnbull Government has committed to the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation to drive excellence in Australia’s school students as part of a $73.6 billion student achievement plan.

An additional $1.2 billion from 2018 to 2020 will be tied to a needs-based distribution of funding and reforms in our schools to help every parent have confidence that their child is receiving the teaching they require.

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1st May 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Cities Policy Launch - with Minister for Major Projects and Assistant Minister for Cities

The Smart Cities Plan will deliver jobs closer to homes, more affordable housing, better transport connections and healthy environments. Great cities attract, retain and develop increasingly mobile talent and organisations, encouraging them to innovate, create jobs and support growth.

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29th April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Feasibility study of second interconnector to maximise Tasmania’s renewable energy resources

The Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments will conduct a feasibility study of a second interconnector to focus on improving energy security and maximising Tasmania’s renewable energy resources

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28th April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Turnbull Government invests over $1.9 billion in new icebreaker

The Australian Government has signed a contract for Australia’s new icebreaker - a $1.9 billion investment. The new icebreaker will help to further expand Tasmania’s role as the gateway to Antarctica, and is great news for jobs and growth in the state.

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28th April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Supporting women in building and construction

The Prime Minister and the Minister for Women today launched a pilot mentoring programme to support women in the building and construction industry.

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27th April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

A new era of Antarctic engagement

The Turnbull Government is providing $255 million in funding over the next ten years to enhance Australia’s Antarctic logistics and science capabilities.

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27th April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Future Submarine Program

The next generation of submarines for Australia will be constructed at the Adelaide shipyard. DCNS of France has been selected as our preferred international partner for the design of the 12 Future Submarines.

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26th April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Rejecting Labor’s Housing Tax Plan

The Turnbull Government will be not be making changes to negative gearing or capital gains tax policy in the May 3 budget.

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24th April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Boosting efforts to tackle foreign bribery

Today we are boosting our efforts to tackle bribery in offshore jurisdictions.

We are investing a further $15 million over three years to strengthen the capacity of the Australian Federal Police and specialist agencies to trace corrupt money flows, seize tainted proceeds and engage the best lawyers to prosecute perpetrators.

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23rd April 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases