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Media Release - Funding for Sporting Schools now open - Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Local primary schools across the country can now apply for funding through the Australian Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme aimed at getting more children fit, healthy and engaged in physical activity. The Sporting Schools programme gives local primary schools more versatility to run activities before, during or after school and is designed to deliver sports that cater for particular needs, in order to boost children’s participation. Local schools that have not yet registere... »

Media Release - Government boost to attract doctors to Strathalbyn, Kingscote and Normanville - Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Strathalbyn, Kingscote and Normanville are among thirty-nine regional communities in South Australia that will receive greater incentives to attract GPs under changes announced by the Australian Government this week. The Government is overhauling the GP Rural Incentives Programme (GPRIP) so that smaller rural communities can attract and retain GPs.Under the old system introduced in 2010, some $50 million a year was being used to pay incentives for doctors to live in 14 large regional cities.The ... »

Media Release - Protect yourself from phone scams - Monday, 25 May 2015

Local residents are reminded to be vigilant following reports of scam phone calls falsely claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office. The scammers are targeting residents with a scare campaign accusing them of tax fraud. The callers typically ask for money to be sent via wire transfer or risk being issued an arrest warrant. They may also ask for people’s financial and other personal details to access their money and use this information to commit other scams.Many people have reported to ... »

Joint Press Release - PM/Briggs - First National Infrastructure Audit released - Friday, 22 May 2015

The Commonwealth Government welcomes the release of Australia’s first national audit on infrastructure, undertaken by Infrastructure Australia. The audit shows the economic imperative of fixing our road and transport networks in our major cities. Thi... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Gay - Tender call for stage one of The Northern Road upgrade - Friday, 22 May 2015

The Australian and NSW governments are building a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney with tenders now invited to build stage one of the $1.6 billion, 31 kilometre upgrade of The Northern Road.Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs and NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay said construction is expected to start before the end of the year on stage one between Old Northern Road, Narellan and Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park. “With the $500 million Bringelly Road upgra... »

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