21 November 2014 in Media
The Australian Government is calling on community organisations, environment groups and local councils to nominate local environment projects for Round 2 of the Green Army Programme by Tuesday 9 December 2014. Interested parties can start preparing their proposals by accessing an application form and project guidelines online.We are seeking new conservation and heritage projects that will make a real difference to the environment and communities, while providing practical skills and training to ... »
19 November 2014 in Media
The historic China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will give local exporters unprecedented levels of market access to the world's second largest economy delivering significant benefits for Mayo. More than 85 per cent of Australian goods exports will be tariff free upon commencement of the agreement, rising to 93 per cent within four years and 95 per cent upon full implementation. In good news for Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Currency Creek and Kangaroo Island winemakers, tariff... »
17 November 2014 in Media
KIERAN GILBERT: Coming up shortly, we're just sorting out the studio situation for our next guest, who is the Assistant Infrastructure Minister, Jamie Briggs. Well, Alan Jones was making the point to the Prime Minister; you only heard the Prime Minister's reaction there. I'm hoping to arrange for you in the next half an hour, we will get the full comment of Alan Jones as well. He basically made the point that the Prime Minister doesn't have a mandate for a free trade agreement. So to respond to ... »
12 November 2014 in Media
MATTHEW ABRAHAM:Joining us in the studio is Nick Champion, Federal Labor MP for Wakefield, who's deputising for Mark Butler. Welcome to the program, Nick Champion.NICK CHAMPION: Thanks so much.MATTHEW ABRAHAM:And stuck in traffic is Jamie Briggs, Liberal MP for Mayo. He's Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Welcome, Minister.JAMIE BRIGGS: Good morning, gentlemen. Nick. DAVID BEVAN:Maybe you need to spend a bit more money on roads, Jamie Briggs.JAMIE BRIGGS: ... »
06 November 2014 in Media
The Australian and Western Australian governments are getting on with building world class roads with construction on the $218 million North West Coastal Highway upgrade to begin this month. Road builder Maca Civil Pty Ltd has been awarded a $25.3 million contract to undertake major construction works on Stage 1 between Minilya and Mia-Mia. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the upgrades will support local jobs and increase the economic performance o... »
30 October 2014 in Media
MATTHEW ABRAHAM:Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, welcome to the program.JAMIE BRIGGS:Good morning.MATTHEW ABRAHAM:Now the Defence minister, your Defence minister is quite coy about his interviews in Adelaide.DAVID BEVAN:That might be because it was in Adelaide that he promised to build 12 subs but he...JAMIE BRIGGS:Maybe he was scared of you two.MATTHEW ABRAHAM:I think it's widespread, but Jamie Briggs, this is yet to be confirmed, is this one of thos... »
22 October 2014 in Media
KIERAN GILBERT: With me now, Liberal front-bencher Jamie Briggs. It was a rare day of very strong bipartisanship yesterday as the tributes were paid, including from the Prime Minister to the 21st Prime Minister. JAMIE BRIGGS: And so it should be when a Prime Minister, a former Prime Minister passes. Anyone who becomes a Prime Minister of Australia is obviously a very skilled and substantial figure. Each one of them has made a contribution. Clearly Gough Whitlam made a significant contribution an... »
21 October 2014 in Media
The Australian Government has approved another Anzac Centenary grant in the Mayo electorate, bringing the total amount of funding allocated to $54,557.As part of the Anzac Centenary Programme, $125,000 has been made available to each federal electorate for community and ex-service groups to spend on commemorative programmes.The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme gives community groups the opportunity to secure funding for projects that preserve the stories of local servicemen and women for g... »
13 October 2014 in Media
SCAMwatch is once again warning Australians to be wary of bogus government rebates for the installation of solar panels, after a number of people phoned my office last week to report the unsolicited calls.
The calls involve someone offering either free solar panels or a government rebate/grant on solar panels following an upfront payment.
Scammers may pose as government representatives or mention government affiliation or programmes.
To protect themselves aga... »
13 October 2014 in Media
The Australian and New South Wales Governments are getting on with building a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney by today committing $70 million towards the Werrington Arterial Road Stage 1 upgrade and announcing tenders for construction.
This new funding increases our joint Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan to $3.6 billion further boosting the region’s productive capacity to capitalise on the economic gains from developing an airport at Badgerys Creek and cutting ... »