Media Release - Mobile coverage boost for the Adelaide Hills - Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A new mobile base station will be built in the Adelaide Hills town of Montacute as part of the Australian Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme.This is welcome news for the Adelaide Hills region, with $1.04 million in funding providing coverage to some 22 unique locations, including all or part of Ashton, Balhannah, Basket Range, Callington, Inglewood, Kersbrook, Mount Pleasant, Norton Summit, Paracombe, Summertown and surrounds.However, this investment falls short of the infrast... »

Transcript - Press Conference, Start of Major Construction on the Bald Hills Road Interchange, Bald Hills Road, Blakiston - Sunday, 28 June 2015

JAMIE BRIGGS: Thank you all for being here this morning; it is a great morning for Mount Barker for the Adelaide Hills, and for the residents in the surrounding towns. It's a project that's been talked about for many years, and is now being delivered. Delivered by a great South Australian local company, and we welcome Darren from Bardavcol here this morning, and the 60-odd workers that will be employed to build this project over the next twelve months.This project has been on the drawing boards ... »

Joint Media Release - Work begins on new SE Freeway interchange near Mt Barker - Sunday, 28 June 2015

Construction of the first new South Eastern Freeway interchange in almost 20 years has begun.The long-anticipated project will involve the construction of on and off ramps in both directions at Bald Hills Road after a competitive tender was awarded to South Australian business, Bardavcol.The Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the start of major construction on the number one infrastructure priority for the region was exciting. “The Australian... »

Media Release - Milang enters superfast internet era - Tuesday, 23 June 2015

More than 400 premises in Milang are ready to join the superfast era, with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region and giving local residents access to internet speeds that are more than twice as fast as city-based ADSL connections.The fixed wireless network utilises advanced 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, enabling multiple high definition videos to be streamed at one time.The activation of five fixed wireless towers locally in recent week... »

Media Release - Faster NBN rollout pays off for Inman Valley - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Australian Government’s efforts to speed up the NBN rollout are paying off for residents and businesses in Inman Valley and surrounds as work begins to connect hundreds of premises to the National Broadband Network.Fixed wireless construction has just begun to connect 240 residents and businesses in parts of Inman Valley. Broadband and phone services are expected to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) by phone companies and internet providers within 12 months.Labor had six ... »

Media Release - Faster NBN rollout kicks off in the Adelaide Hills - Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Work has started to deliver the NBN to around 12,500 premises in the Adelaide Hills, under a revised rollout approach that will save months in construction time and see the project completed nationwide years sooner and at less cost.The NBN’s monthly update shows that pre-construction activities, including readying pits and pipes ahead of the physical network construction, have now begun in: • Balhannah, Hahndorf, Oakbank (approx. 2100 premises)• Blakiston, Littlehampon, Nairne (approx. 3500 pre... »

Media Release - Skilling Kingscote and Parndana for success - Friday, 12 June 2015

Students in Kingscote and Parndana will now have the opportunity to learn useful vocational skills in the new Kangaroo Island Trade Training Centre which today I had the pleasure of officially opening. The Centre, which was built with a $3 million contribution from the Australian Government, is located at the Kingscote and Parndana campuses of Kangaroo Island Community Education.These important facilities will allow secondary students to earn qualifications in hospitality, mechanics, engineering... »

Media release - Kangaroo Island fixed-wireless towers to go live in weeks - Friday, 12 June 2015

The Australian Government is delivering faster broadband to Kangaroo Island sooner with five towers on Kangaroo Island scheduled to be switched on in the coming weeks. Fixed-wireless towers located at Penneshaw, Emu Bay South, American River, Nepean Bay and Kingscote outskirts are currently undergoing testing before they are scheduled to go live. Around 1,250 premises will be able to connect a broadband service via one of these towers. The towers can transmit broadband signals over a rad... »

Media Release - Local veterans benefit from Saluting Their Service grants - Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Veterans and ex-service people across the Adelaide Hills will benefit from over $11,000 in funding secured through the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants programme. The Saluting Their Service (STS) grants programme is designed to preserve our wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of activities and projects that honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women. Two categories of grants are available ... »

Transcript - Sky News AM Agenda - Wednesday, 3 June 2015

TRANSCRIPT OF SKY NEWS AM AGENDAWednesday, 3 June 2015E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….KIERAN GILBERT: With me this morning now Liberal frontbencher Jamie Briggs, and Labor's Richard Marles. Gentlemen, it's extraordinary that Blatter survived 17 years. Jamie first to you, it's quite unbelievable that- and had the first reaction not to quit four days ago.JAMIE BRIGGS: Look, I think this is obviously a matter for FIFA, but it's important that their administration is above repute. Quite clear... »

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