Transcript - Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert - Wednesday, 29 July 2015

KIERAN GILBERT: And with me this morning to discuss this and the other issues of the day, the Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs and also Labor front-bencher the Shadow Immigration Richard Marles. Richard, I'll go to you first on this because Labor likes to lecture the Liberals but it's often the case as Julie Bishop pointed out, where you might have a union leader come in and knock out a very talented, well qualified female prospective MP. That almost happened with Penny Wong, she w... »

Transcript - Doorstop, Wine Equalisation Tax Discussion Paper, Hahndorf - Monday, 27 July 2015

JAMIE BRIGGS: Well it’s great to be here in Hahndorf with my good friend and colleague, the Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. We are today talking with the wine industry about wine tax and its future. There will be a discussion paper shortly released by Josh, which will look at how we work with the wine industry into the future to get the best taxation arrangement so that this industry, the McLaren Vale particularly in my electorate and the Adelaide Hills, can take advantage of the great opp... »

Media Release - Wong selling out SA wine industry on ChAFTA - Tuesday, 28 July 2015

It was extraordinary to see South Australian Senator Penny Wong lead a revolt at the ALP National Conference against the historic China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). This free trade agreement will be a key economic driver for our state’s future. It will give South Australian wine growers unprecedented levels of market access to the world's second largest economy, delivering significant economic benefits and supporting much needed jobs growth. Yesterday, the Assistant Treasurer Josh... »

Media Release - Free tax help available - Monday, 27 July 2015

A free Tax Help centre will be operating from my Mount Barker electorate office between August and October this year. Tax Help is a network of community volunteers, trained and accredited by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), who provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax.The service is available to people with simple tax affairs who earned around $50,000 or less for the income year. This includes, but is not limited to: • Seniors• St... »

Media Release - Briggs - New funding for community projects to reduce violence against women - Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Australian Government is inviting not-for-profit organisations, local community groups and local governments to apply for grants to help deliver projects that will reduce violence against women. Applicants can apply for up to $150,000 over two financial years through the Government’s Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children initiative, to fund one-off projects that address domestic violence in our local communities. Total funding of up to $4 million is available from 1 October... »

Media Release - Sporting Schools kicks off in the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island - Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Forty local schools across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island have signed up to be a part of Sporting Schools, the biggest change to school sport in over a decade, as part of a $100 million Australian Government initiative to keep kids fit, healthy and happy.The sport-based programme was launched yesterday, meaning that registered schools can now connect with a coach to get their Sporting Schools programme up and running. This is one of the Australian Government’s corners... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Philp/Parkes - Construction starts on the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre - Monday, 13 July 2015

Construction of the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre at Hayborough will soon be underway after Kennett Pty Ltd was announced as the successful construction tender today.Residents of the Fleurieu Peninsula have been calling for an aquatic centre for more than 30years - and today is a key milestone in delivering this long awaited project.Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and Federal Member for Mayo Jamie Briggs said the demand for such a facility has increased signific... »

Media Release - Growth opportunities for Victor Steel and Engineering - Monday, 13 July 2015

Victor Harbor business, Victor Steel and Engineering has secured a $9,240 grant through the Australian Government’s Industry Skills Fund to upskill employees and take advantage of new business growth opportunities in the marine and agricultural sectors. With funding of $664 million, the Industry Skills Fund is a key element in the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda and will provide over 250,000 training places and support services for industry.The fund targets... »

Media Release - Green Army has River Murray focus - Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island communities are the latest to benefit from the Australian Government’s Green Army programme, with the Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group Inc successful in securing two projects in Round 3 of the Government’s major environmental initiative.The projects will focus on continuing the Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group’s Murray Mouth Estuary Project, and will take place at the mouth of the iconic River Murray.Green Army participants will be tasked with revegetating corridors... »

Media Release - Mobile coverage boost for the Adelaide Hills - Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A new mobile base station will be built in the Adelaide Hills town of Montacute as part of the Australian Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme.This is welcome news for the Adelaide Hills region, with $1.04 million in funding providing coverage to some 22 unique locations, including all or part of Ashton, Balhannah, Basket Range, Callington, Inglewood, Kersbrook, Mount Pleasant, Norton Summit, Paracombe, Summertown and surrounds.However, this investment falls short of the infrast... »

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