Media statement - Anzac Day - Thursday, 24 April 2014

  On Anzac Day, the Mayo community will pause to remember those who served our country.     It is important to recognise the Australian servicemen and women from all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.   This day we remember those who have served in our Army, Navy and Air Force – and through all conflicts: the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and everywhere our Armed Forces are sent in our name.   Their courage... »

Media Release - Drive with care this Easter - Thursday, 17 April 2014

  Easter is always a busy time on our roads, and with the Easter and Anzac Day holidays falling close together this year, we all need to take extra care as responsible drivers.   Whether you are getting away for the weekend or travelling not far from home, please drive safely.   The number of deaths on our roads has decreased in recent years— there were 103 fewer deaths in 2013 than in 2012.  But there is more to be done. Nearly 1,200 people lost their lives in road cra... »

Transcript - Interview with 702 ABC Sydney - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

  ROBBIE BUCK:         The conversation, the debate, indeed occasionally the argument continues over the announcement yesterday by the Prime Minister that Badgerys Creek will after half a century of dithering finally become the site of Sydney's second airport. You heard Ed Husic the Labor Member for Chifley in the region saying that he is not welcoming it with open arms. He thinks that the infrastructure should be provided by state and federal governme... »

Media Release - Australian Government calls for Green Army projects in Mayo - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

  The Australian Government is calling on community groups and councils to submit applications for new Green Army projects by Friday 9 May 2014.   Interested parties can start preparing their proposals by accessing an application form and project guidelines online.   The Government is looking for projects that will directly benefit the environment and local communities, like Mayo.   Project activities could involve restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, plantin... »

Statement - Passing of Henry Jones - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

  I am very sorry to learn of the tragic passing of Henry Jones – a community champion whose commitment to the health of the Lower Lakes and Coorong was without comparison.   As a fourth generation fisherman and resident of Clayton Bay since 1961, the Lower Lakes and Coorong have always been close to his heart. He was widely recognised as playing a key role in shaping the historic Murray Darling Basin Plan (Basin Plan) and returning his beloved lakes back to life.   The Bas... »

Joint Media Release - $1.5 million boost delivered in Calare - Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Calare through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme.   Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Calare John Cobb today announced the Australian Government has delivered $1.5 million towards the Parkes Regional Airport Redevelopment project.   “The Parkes Regional Airport redevelopment will provide contempora... »

Transcript - Interview with Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert - Tuesday, 8 April 2014

  KIERAN GILBERT:   We’re live now to Adelaide. The Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs is with me this morning.   Jamie Briggs, before we get to the detail of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)…a significant development there, a little bit of a hiccup this morning with that plane and a large group of business delegates stranded, as well as some grumpy journalists apparently..?   JAMIE BRIGGS   That will give the journalist... »

Transcript - Interview with 5AA Breakfast - Thursday, 3 April 2014

David Penberthy: There are two debates in both state and federal politics in South Australia that have dominated last year's federal election campaign and also this year's state election campaign. They are the future, if indeed there is one, of the car industry, and also the future of South Road with the debate about which bit, be it the north or south, should get the green light first in terms of the widening and the upgrade. Joining us in the studio very kindly this morning is the Liberal Memb... »

Media Release - Australian Government awards grant for Seal Bay science project - Wednesday, 2 April 2014

  The Seal Bay Conservation Park has secured a $5000 grant from the Australian Government to present the Australian Sea-Lion Ambassador Exhibition during National Science Week in August 2014.   It is a great achievement for the Conservation Park to be selected in this very competitive grant round.   The Australian Sea-Lion Ambassador Exhibition is one of 39 projects chosen nationally to receive funding in the $500,000 grant round.   Local students will work with Seal... »

Joint Media Release - $200,000 boost delivered in Parkes Electorate through Community Development Grants Programme - Monday, 31 March 2014

The Australian Government is delivering for the electorate of Parkes through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme.   Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced the Australian Government has delivered$200,000 for the development of the Cobar Skate Park Entertainment Hub.   Mr Briggs said the funding was another example of the Australian Government's commitment to creat... »

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