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Media Release - Grants to develop female sports leaders - Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Young women who are interested in sport can apply for grants to support and develop women leaders in Australian sport, thanks to the Women Leaders in Sport (WILS) grant programme.The $400,000 WILS programme is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission in partnership with the Office for Women, through which young women, aged 18 years and over, can apply for up to $5000 for individuals and $10,000 for organisations. Now in its 14th year, the programme is targe... »

Transcript - 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Mathew Abraham and David Bevan - Wednesday, 26 August 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Let's start now with Jamie Briggs. Kate Ellis has been caught in traffic but she's on her way. The Liberal MP for Mayo and the Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs, welcome to the program.JAMIE BRIGGS: Good morning gentlemen.MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Jamie Briggs do you think it's a good idea to bomb Syria?JAMIE BRIGGS: Well I think it's a good idea to confront the spread of Daesh or ISI... »

Media Release - Building a BRIDGE between Australian and Indian schools - Monday, 24 August 2015

Students and teachers at St Francis de Sales College in Mount Barker today launched a pilot project linking schools in India and Australia, as part of the Australia-India BRIDGE Programme.The Australia–Asia Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement, or BRIDGE, connects Australian teachers, students, and school communities with their peers in Asia so they can exchange knowledge.I was pleased to join the students and teachers at St Francis de Sales College for th... »

Media Release - Exciting opportunity for young rural women - Thursday, 20 August 2015

Young women in rural, regional and remote South Australian communities can win a trip to Canberra by entering the Country to Canberra Essay Competition. Country to Canberra is an excellent program for young women from regional Australia who aspire to a future leadership role, and I encourage students in Years 10 or 11 to enter the competition. This year’s essay competition involves a 500-word essay on the following question: if you were Prime Minister for a day, what would you do to help achie... »

Transcript - 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast - Wednesday, 19 August 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….ABRAHAM: Joining us is Jamie Briggs, Liberal MP for Mayo, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.BRIGGS: Good morning.ABRAHAM: And Mark Butler, Labor MP for Port Adelaide, Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change. Mark Butler welcome.BUTLER: Morning, gentlemen.ABRAHAM: This is B1 and B2. This is why we do like having Butler and Briggs on. BRIGGS: Who's one and who's two?BEVAN:Well we'll get some t-shirts made up for it.ABRA... »

Transcript - Sky News PM Agenda - Tuesday, 18 August 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….DAVID SPEERS: There was a pretty big business story today which could have impacts on logistics and infrastructure Australia wide. The Canadian-owned Brookfield is seeking to acquire control of Australia's Asciano, with a bid worth nearly $9 billion. It still needs approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board, but this would be a significant change in terms of infrastructure investment in Australia. To look at the impact of this, the Assistant Inf... »

Media Release - Showcasing our regions' excellence to the nation's capital - Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Last night some of South Australia’s best wineries, food producers and tourism services showcased their excellence at the ‘Discover: the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island’ event at Parliament House in Canberra.Officially launched by The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Treasurer, ‘Discover’ brought together almost 30 exhibitors to promote their world class produce and services from the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. I am honoured to represent the bes... »

Media Release - Green Army on the ground at Hindmarsh Island - Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Young people involved in the Continuing the Murray Mouth Estuary Restoration Green Army project have commenced on-ground works at Hindmarsh Island, under the guidance of the Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group Inc. The project will focus on re-establishing the local habitat to enable bird and animal movement, and improving the health of the Murray estuary. Green Army participants, aged 17 to 24 years, will undertake the following work as part of the project: • Revegetation of corridors to promote en... »

Speech - Motion of Condolence, Mr Don Randall MP - Monday, 10 August 2015

Mr BRIGGS (Mayo—Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) (13:30): I rise to add to the terrific speeches that have been given over the last two hours, from the Prime Minister down to the member for Brand, who gave a very eloquent address on his friend Don Randall. Don Randall was a good man. He was a tough man who fought, as many ministerial counterparts have already mentioned, very hard for his electorate. We shared a love of golf and the ongoing challenge that that game... »

Media Release - Waitpinga set to enter superfast internet era - Monday, 10 August 2015

More than 100 premises at Waitpinga are ready to join the superfast era with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region, offering internet speeds 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.Locality: WaitpingaPremises Covered: 113Since the election the fixed wireless network has grown ex... »

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