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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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... »
13 August 2014 in Media
I am sorry to hear that Alexandrina Council Mayor Kym McHugh will not be seeking re-election at the upcoming local government elections in November.
In his 19 years as Mayor, Kym has made a significant contribution to the Alexandrina Council and, while it will be sad to see him go, I can appreciate his desire to spend more time with his family, and working on his business.
Kym is a pillar of the community whose legacy will not be forgotten.
The Alexandrina Co... »
13 August 2014 in Media
It is a great pleasure to be here. Gary, thank you so much for inviting me, to all the special guests, ladies and gentlemen. This is an important conference, and it's an important group who contributes enormously to the debate at the right time, I think. And certainly since I became the Minister, without a huge background in the area to be honest before, Gary was one of the first people through the door with Nick and Ken Henry talking about the need to deliver infrastructure more efficie... »
07 August 2014 in Media
The Mount Barker and McLaren Vale District veteran communities have secured funding through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to help them support their ex-servicemen and women.
The Mount Barker RSL Sub-branch and the McLaren Vale and District Sub-branch have secured a combined total of over $97,000 to upgrade their kitchen and toilet facilities through Round One of the Australian Government’s Veteran and Community Grants programme.
A breakdown of the funding is inclu... »
04 August 2014 in Media
Young people in Mayo will be among the first 17 to 24 year olds to join the Australian Government’s Green Army and become part of the largest environmental movement in Australia’s history.
The first round of Green Army projects will commence in the coming weeks and I’m pleased to announce that the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning (LAP) area, situated in the south-west corner of the Murray Darling Basin, will be one of the first areas to host a Green Army project t... »
01 August 2014 in Media
The Australian Government is getting on with fixing Labor's broken infrastructure system today hosting the first industry roundtable on the Productivity Commission's inquiry into Public Infrastructure in Adelaide, South Australia.
We have also commenced our broader consultations with State Governments, yesterday meeting with New South Wales Premier Mike Baird in Sydney.
The Commission's inquiry shows that we must improve the financing, governance and delivery of new infrastruct... »
30 July 2014 in Media
Just a little earlier I spoke to Jamie Briggs, the Coalition frontbencher and of course minister in the Government, the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure. I started by asking him about these sanctions.
Well, obviously in the Security Council last week we moved for strong action by the international community, given the events of the Malaysian Airlines flight whe... »
30 July 2014 in Media
The Australian Government is getting on with delivering safer roads and a stronger economy in New South Wales by removing limits that restrict the number of Black Spot projects in each local government area.
These changes will make it easier for local councils to compete for a record $200 million in additional funding for vital road safety projects.
In recent years local councils across New South Wales have been restricted to a limit of five active projects and ten proposals f... »
25 July 2014 in Media
Nominations for the Australian of the Year Awards 2015 are now open.
Each year, thousands of Mayo residents donate their time and resources to our local community, with little recognition.
Now is the time to acknowledge their generous and selfless contributions.
The Australian of the Year Awards provide all Australians with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud in four categories:
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