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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

Appointments to the Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the No

The Government will recommend to His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC QC, the appointment of two Royal Commissioners: The Honourable Margaret White AO, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Mr Mick Gooda, who is currently the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Social Justice Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission.

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1st August 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territory

Joint Press Release with the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC

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28th July 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Operation Sovereign Borders: no successful people smuggling boats in two years

Today is an important milestone for Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB), marking two years since the last successful people smuggling venture.
This achievement is a result of the Coalition’s vigilant commitment to its successful border policy.

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27th July 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Royal Commission into Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

The Commonwealth Government will establish a Royal Commission, in co-operation with the Government of the Northern Territory into the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

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26th July 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Remarks at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville

We are celebrating this week the 50th anniversary of Lavarack Barracks here and it’s a very proud tradition. Last year we celebrated the 100th anniversary of your brigade and again a very proud tradition. Australia will always need men and women like yourselves; professional, committed, courageous, dedicated to Australia’s service to keep us safe.

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26th July 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases, Transcripts