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Still time to have your say on country of origin labelling, says Joyce

Consumers have until Friday to have their say on country of origin labelling options before a survey about different labelling options wraps up, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has said. “For as long as I’ve been in politics, the issue of country of origin labelling has been raised with... (02-Jul)

Still time to have your say on country of origin labelling, says Joyce

jobactive open for business across Australia

The Minister for Employment, Eric Abetz and the Assistant Minister for Employment, Luke Hartsuyker today welcomed the start of the Australian Government’s new $6.8 billion jobactive employment service across Australia. The Ministers said that jobactive signalled a new era of more practical... (02-Jul)

Building council bridges across the nation

THE Australian Government is inviting applications for the second round of its popular $300 million Bridges Renewal programme. The programme is designed to improve access for communities and deliver greater productivity for the nation.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure ... (02-Jul)

Tintenbar to Ewingsdale nears completion

WORKS on the $862 million Tintenbar to Ewingsdalesection of the Pacific Highway upgrade are almost complete, with the roadexpected to open to traffic before the end of the year.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister forInfrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the upcomingcompletion of t... (30-Jun)

Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge frozen for another year

TRUCKIES and other heavy vehicle operators around the nation will benefit from an extension to the current freeze of the heavy vehicle Road User Charge.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the charge will remain at the cur... (25-Jun)

Full steam ahead on Tasmanian freight

THE Australian Government has approved the release of $54.6 million of the $59.8 million committed for rail upgrade projects as part of Tasmania’s Freight Rail Revitalisation scheme. The funding will be matched by the Tasmanian Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastruc... (25-Jun)

Inspiring Rural Communities – new grants announced

SUCCESSFUL applicants from the 2015 Creating Inspiring Rural Community Leadership and Engagement (CIRCLE) grants programme were announced today.The programme, developed by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), and made possible with a $500,000 grant from the Australian Government... (24-Jun)

Fuel excise change a boost for local roads

COUNCILS across Australia will receive an extra $1.105 billion over the next two years from the Australian Government for local road and street works following the reintroduction of Consumer Price Index-linked fuel excise. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional... (23-Jun)

China FTA signing brings expanded agricultural trade a step closer

17 June 2015The opportunities created by the historic China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) took another step towards reality today following the official signing of the agreement by trade ministers from both countries. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the agreement would d... (17-Jun)

Local Government gets 2015-16 funding boost

LOCAL councils will remain a focus of the Australian Government with extended funding set to be available in 2015–16 through the Bridges Renewal, National Stronger Regions and Roads to Recovery programmes. Speaking at the opening of the annual Australian Local Government Association confe... (15-Jun)

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