24 November 2015 in Cities and the Built Environment Media
KIERAN GILBERT: With me now for more reaction to this but also the other issues of the day, I've got Liberal frontbencher the Minister for Cities, Jamie Briggs. Jamie Briggs, thanks very much for your time. This poll- Phillip suggesting that it might cause some in the Government to reconsider an early election. I guess the risk of that though is that you face a similar sort of reaction to what Campbell Newman received when he went early in January of this year.JAMIE BRIGGS: Well I think we... »
19 November 2015 in Cities and the Built Environment Media
The Bureau of Meteorology has today launched a new video as part of its cyclone awareness campaign aimed at improving understanding of tropical cyclone warnings.The launch comes after the release of the Bureau of Meteorology’s Tropical Cyclone Outlook earlier this month, and a cyclone awareness campaign run through social media during November.“Building resilience in communities is vital, and it starts with the knowledge to prepare early and act appropriately when cyclone warnings are issued,” s... »
18 November 2015 in Cities and the Built Environment Media
MATTHEW ABRAHAM:Joining us in the studio we have Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia, welcome.NICK XENOPHON: Good morning.MATTHEW ABRAHAM:Good morning to you Nick Xenophon and Kate Ellis, Labor MP for the Federal seat of Adelaide, Shadow Minister for Education, welcome Kate Ellis.KATE ELLIS: Good morning, lovely to be here.ABRAHAM:You've survived the traffic and Jamie Briggs, he's on the phone, Liberal MP for Mayo, Minister for Cities and the Built Environment. Mini... »
17 November 2015 in Media
TOWNSVILLE is a place of huge character and enormous economic potential. Offering all the services of a major city, coupled with a pristine natural environment and tropical climate, the "capital of the North" has undoubtedly established itself as one of Australia's most exciting, vibrant cities. But the challenge now is to plan for where we want Townsville to be in the decades to come. Indeed Australia stands at the edge of an age unseen in our history. We are in the growth centre of the Earth a... »
05 November 2015 in Cities and the Built Environment Media
WHETHER it’s The New York Times or The Economist, Adelaide is consistently rated as a place people must visit or, even better, should settle down and call home. This comes as no surprise to me.
Adelaide’s unique qualities are economic assets which we must harness. If smart, enterprising and innovative people want to live and work in Adelaide, then all of SA will prosper.
There is no doubt the transition from what the SA economy was to what it will be in the future is hard and ... »