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Media Release - Government to sell Inverbrackie detention site - Friday, 17 April 2015

In keeping with our pre-election commitment, the Australian Government has closed the Inverbrackie detention facility and the Department of Defence now intends to sell the site on the open market. Advertising of the site will occur once pre-sale due diligence activities are completed, which is likely to be by the middle of 2015. In October 2010, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard imposed the facility on the Adelaide Hills community without any consultation. The announcement followed an expansio... »

Speech - Keynote Address to the Australasian Fleet Management Association - Thursday, 16 April 2015

Well, thank you so much. Thanks for the warm welcome and I'm sorry we're a little bit late; the Melbourne road network wins again. It took about an hour and ten minutes from the airport. If there's any other reason that we need to ensure that the East West project is actually built here in Melbourne, then travelling on the Melbourne road network in the morning should be the latest indicator. Not just stories in the front page of The Australian newspaper today about the investment risk the Andrew... »

Media Release - Motor Vehicle Standards Review - Safer roads and better cars - Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Australian Government is getting on with delivering safer roads and better vehicles for motorists as part of our detailed review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act (MVSA).The MVSA delivers national vehicle standards for new motor vehicles and regulates the first supply of imported vehicles to the Australian market.The Australian Government has consulted broadly for the past 12 months to ensure we strike the balance between appropriate safety standards, in line with international best practic... »

Transcript - Interview with 891 ABC Radio - Wednesday, 15 April 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….COMPERE:Jamie Briggs is the Liberal MP for Mayo. He's the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Welcome to the programme, Minister.JAMIE BRIGGS:Good morning.COMPERE:Mark Butler is the Labor MP for Port Adelaide and Opposition environment and climate change spokesman, plus acting Opposition spokesman for education and I think about half a dozen other things at the moment, Mark Butler.MARK BUTLER: Good morning. How are you?COMPERE: We are ... »

Prime Minister's Joint Press Release - East West Link - Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Commonwealth Government is dismayed by Victoria's decision to not proceed with East West Link.The unprecedented announcement that the Victorian Government would rather pay hundreds of millions to a consortium than build the East West Link is a massive set back to Victoria.The Victorian Government’s decision to abrogate contractual responsibilities sets a dangerous precedent for future projects and threatens further investment in much-needed infrastructure in our country.They have damaged inv... »

Delivering the Bald Hills Road interchange for Mount Barker

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