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Appointments to the High Court of Australia

His Excellency the Governor-General has accepted the advice of the Government to appoint the Honourable Justice Susan Mary Kiefel AC as the next Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. Justice Kiefel will become Australia’s thirteenth Chief Justice when the Honourable Justice Robert French AC leaves the Court on 29 January 2017.

His Excellency the Governor-General has also accepted the Government’s advice to appoint the Honourable Justice James Joshua Edelman to the High Court.  He will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Kiefel as Chief Justice.

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29th November 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Childhood Cancer Network receives $20 million to help children with cancer

Joint Media release with the Minister for Health and Aged Care and the Minister for Sport Sussan Ley MP

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3rd November 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Government strengthens investment to reduce violence against women and children

Joint Media Release with Minister Cash and Minister Porter

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28th October 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Joint Media Release - Jobs boom from a strong Western Sydney economy

The Australian and New South Wales governments have committed to a generational deal to deliver almost 100,000 jobs, more housing and better transport for outer Western Sydney in the first City Deal for New South Wales – the nation’s largest ever planning and investment partnership.

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21st October 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Connect.Act.Change - COAG Summit to address violence against women and their children

The Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) will host a National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children in Brisbane on 27 and 28 October 2016.

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17th October 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Prime Minister of Singapore’s visit to Canberra

I am pleased to announce that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Ho Ching, will visit Canberra this week from 11–13 October 2016.

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12th October 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

5000 Indigenous jobs through VTEC

The Coalition Government has reached its target of supporting 5000 job opportunities for First Australians through the Vocational Training and Employment Centre initiative.

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5th October 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Opening of Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line

Joint Media Release with The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Councillor Allan Sutherland, Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council

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3rd October 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

MoU heralds City Deal for Launceston

Today I joined with Acting Premier of Tasmania Jeremy Rockliff and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver Tasmania’s first City Deal for Launceston.

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29th September 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

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