Joint Media Release - Briggs/Mullighan - Early works commence on North-South Corridor - Thursday 24 July 2014

The Australian and South Australian governments are getting on with building the infrastructure for the 21st century with early works on the North-South Corridor Torrens-to-Torrens project set to commence in August.   Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and State Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan today announced the awarding of a $6.8 million contract to local firm Bardavcol Pty Ltd to upgrade the South Road/Ashwin Parade inter... »

Media Release - NBN Co launches new satellite broadband services - Wednesday 23 July 2014

  NBN Co has launched its new satellite support scheme, which will deliver broadband services to Australia’s most remote premises.   NBN Co’s Satellite Support Scheme (NSS) will allow up to 9,000 premises access to a subsidised satellite broadband service until the NBN’s Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS) is made available.   The NSS is similar to the Australian Government’s former Australian Broadband Guarantee (ABG) program and will subsidise approved wholesale satellite p... »

Media Release - Regional Arts Fund delivers projects for Mayo - Tuesday 22 July 2014

  Two arts projects in Mayo have secured funding through the Regional Arts Fund for bringing cultural activities to the Strathalbyn and Mount Barker districts.   Strathalbyn Players Inc has secured $5,005 for its Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival, which aims to engage youth from the Strathalbyn area in a series of workshops where they will learn the craft of comedy and performance.   While Adelaide Hills volunteer group, Global Care has secured $3,500 for Makin’ Music, a communi... »

Media Release - National Broadband Network rolling out on the Fleurieu - Friday 18 July 2014

  Some 1600 premises in Encounter Bay, Port Elliot, Victor Harbor and Waitpinga are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation work now underway.   In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts, before the fibre-to-the-premises network is built.   Suburbs included in the build preparation sites released today include:   ·  &#... »

Transcript - Interview with 5AA Breakfast Show - Wednesday 16 July 2014

  DAVID PENBERTHY:          But talking about the Adelaide Hills and roads, it has long been one of the worst bottlenecks in South Australia, driving Hills residents mad as they make their daily trip to and from the city, but as of November, work is going to begin, happily, on the new South East Freeway interchange at Bald Hills Road, and that will reduce the congestion in the fastly growing Mount Barker. Joining us now to discuss this project is ... »

Transcript - Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert - Wednesday 16 July 2014

  KIERAN GILBERT:   Treasurer Joe Hockey has said this morning that if the Senate chooses to block savings from the Budget then the Government will need to look at other savings initiatives that don't require legislation. We're going to explore that comment this morning with Jamie Briggs, Liberal frontbencher, and also Labor's Richard Marles. It comes as the Government got crossbench support yesterday, and crucially with Clive Palmer, for its changes to financial advice laws. Here ... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Mullighan - Second Mt Barker freeway interchange works to commence soon - Wednesday 16 July 2014

The Australian and South Australian governments are getting on with building the infrastructure for the 21st century today releasing design plans for the Bald Hills Road Interchange on the South Eastern Freeway, including plans for a new roundabout a... »

Transcript - 5MU Radio with Adam Connelly - Wednesday 16 July 2014

Adam Connelly: Now this interchange has been spoken about with much relish, the Bald Hills Road interchange and the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and Federal Member for Mayo, Jamie Briggs joins us with an announcement. Good morning to you.   Jamie Briggs: Good morning Adam.   Adam Connelly: Good news!   Jamie Briggs: It is great news and it's a project for which the community has been fighting for a couple of decades, particularly with the S... »

Media Release - Helping more young Australians into work - Tuesday 8 July 2014

  Young job seekers in Mayo have access to new incentives and additional financial support to help them move from welfare to work, following the introduction of new employment programmes on 1 July 2014.   The Australian Government is targeting financial assistance to help more young Australians into work.   The Job Commitment Bonus rewards young job seekers aged 18-30 who move off income support and stay in work.    Eligible young job seekers who get a job and s... »

Media Release - $17.5 million for South Australian River Murray communities - Wednesday 25 June 2014

  The Australian Government has announced a $17.5 million boost to South Australia’s River Murray communities through two funding programmes, as part of the $265 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability (SARMS) Programme.     The $12.5 million Regional Development and Innovation Fund and the $5 million Industry-led Research Sub-Program have been designed to benefit industry in both the immediate and long term.     In an announcement earlier this week,... »

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