27 August 2014 in Media
This is AM Agenda, thanks for your company. With me now the Shadow Immigration Minister Richard Marles and the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, Jamie Briggs. Gentlemen, I want to start with the broader Budget situation. Jamie Briggs, you're close to the Treasurer. Yesterday he was the subject of every question of the Opposition, it shows you where they see the weak point in the Government at the moment.
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25 August 2014 in Infrastructure and Regional Development Media
The Australian Government is getting on with building the infrastructure for the 21st century without a jobs and investment destroying mining tax with today's approval of up to $174 million in funding towards upgrades to the North West Coastal Highway.
The highway upgrade will involve a combination of widening and overlay works for a 130 kilometre stretch between Minilya and Barradale.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the much nee... »
22 August 2014 in Media
The Commonwealth and South Australian Governments are getting on with building the infrastructure for the 21st century with early works on the North-South Corridor Torrens Road to River Torrens project beginning today at Ashwin Parade.
This is the first instalment of the $1.5 billion upgrade of the North-South Corridor which will slash travel times, boost freight efficiency and create hundreds of new local jobs.
The early works include widening South Road at the Ashwin Parade a... »
19 August 2014 in Infrastructure and Regional Development Speeches
Thank you to Antony, and thank you to everyone for being here to start what is two days of quite interesting speakers and very interesting issues. I would say the most interesting portfolio in the Federal Government for sure. The most important portfolio definitely, and one which the Government is very focused on and we've talked a lot about, obviously, in our first twelve months. We are rapidly coming up to the end of our first year in just a couple of weeks’ time; twelve months since I... »
18 August 2014 in Infrastructure and Regional Development Media
For the first time, the Australian road fatality rate has fallen below 5.0 deaths per 100,000 people.
New statistics from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) confirm the record low in Australia road deaths and show that in the last 12 months there has been a nine per cent reduction in road deaths.
The update also found that all jurisdictions have seen a reduction in deaths over the last five years—ranging from 13 per cent in Victoria to 38 per... »