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Road Projects Delivering Jobs Growth To Western Sydney

The second report card on the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan has been released today, highlighting a surge in jobs growth on the back of the Australian and New South Wales governments’ $3.6 billion infrastructure investment in the region.

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26th September 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

One year of FTTN rollout brings NBN to over 850,000 premises

Just one year on from the launch of nbn’s fibre-to-the-node service, more than a quarter of a million Australian homes and businesses are now benefiting from high-speed broadband and 854,000 addresses can access the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) and fibre-to-the building (FTTB) service.

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26th September 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

Today I represented Australia at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees hosted by President Obama in New York.

With more than 65 million forcibly displaced people in the world today, the Summit was an important and timely forum for world leaders to commit to an effective response to this complex global problem.

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21st September 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Ms Jane Halton AO PSM

Jane Halton AO PSM has advised me that she wishes to tender her resignation as Secretary of the Department of Finance with effect from 14 October 2016.

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16th September 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Governor-General to visit Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Paralympic Games

I am pleased to announce that His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, has accepted my request to lead Australia’s representation at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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2nd September 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Chronic care finds new home in Medicare

The Turnbull Government is strengthening Medicare to deliver better health outcomes for Australians.

As one of our first priorities this term, we are today announcing the ten regions across the country that will participate in stage one of our revolutionary Health Care Homes model.

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24th August 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Joint Media Release with Minister for Employment - Fair Work Amendment to protect CFA

The Coalition Government has today released draft legislation to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 to protect the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA) and similar volunteer organisations from union takeovers.

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22nd August 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Government supports veterans and ADF personnel

The Turnbull Government will increase support for veterans and ADF members, including an employment initiative to support people moving from military service to civilian life.

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11th August 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Netherlands state visit to Australia

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Australia from October 31 – 4 November 2016.

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8th August 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Banks to face Parliament

Australia’s major banks will be called to appear at least annually before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics to enable the Committee to report jointly to the Treasurer and the Parliament on Australia’s banking and financial system.

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4th August 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases