Transcript - 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - Wednesday, 28 January 2015

MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Joining us from Perth is Jamie Briggs, Liberal MP for Mayo in the Adelaide Hills electorate. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs, welcome to the programme.JAMIE BRIGGS: Good morning.MATTHEW ABRAHAM:And thank you for stepping into Chris Pyne's shoes this morning at reasonably short notice. And Mark Butler Labor spokesperson on Climate Change, member for Port Adelaide, welcome to our studio.MARK BUTLER: Good morning, gentlemen.DAVI... »

Briggs - Australia Day Message - Monday, 26 January 2015

Today, at community breakfasts and BBQs, flag raisings and citizenship ceremonies, in backyards and on beaches, millions of our citizens will celebrate being Australian.On this day and every day, we celebrate the history that has made us who we are; the country that we love and the values and institutions that underpin it.With tragic events dominating the news in recent months, Australia Day is a chance to pause and reflect upon our great nation and our great people. The strength of the Austral... »

Transcript of Speech - International Road Federation Conference, India - Thursday, 15 January 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….JAMIE BRIGGS:Thank you so much and thank you for the opportunity to speak today and to follow such a terrific address. That was a particularly outstanding contribution, demonstrating a real passion for road safety and improving outcomes when it comes to road safety and I'm sure Indian MPs just like Australian MPs will be delighted to hear that you're calling on constituents to lobby them for improved outcomes with road safety. So thank you very much for you... »

Media Release - Last chance to donate to the shoebox bushfire appeal - Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The closing date for donations to the Shoe Boxes of Love Inc Sampson Flat bushfire appeal is Friday 16th January 2015. Shoe Boxes of Love Inc has joined a number of community groups in collecting donations for families and individuals affected by the Sampson Flat bushfire.With 27 homes destroyed, almost 13,000 hectares scorched and 134 people injured, the Adelaide Hills community will need our support over the coming days, weeks and months. To show your support to those affected by the bushfire,... »

Transcript - 891 ABC Breakfast Radio with Deb Tribe - Wednesday, 7 January 2015

E&OE…………………………………………………………………………………………. DEB TRIBE: We caught up with Andrew Lawson from the CFS this morning and got the latest update on the statistics around the fire from the CFS. Twelve-and-a-half-thousand hectares has been burnt with a 240 kilometre perimeter. Thirty-five homes have been destroyed, over 120 out-buildings lost. One-hundred-and-twenty-three people have been injured. Domestic animal, stock and wildlife are dead and injured in numbers we don't know at the moment. Over 500 firef... »

Media Release - More funding success for Mayo's young sporting champions - Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Young athletes in the Mayo electorate have secured individual grants of $500 through the latest round of the Local Sporting Champions programme to assist them in pursuing their sporting dreams.The Local Sporting Champions programme is an Australian Government initiative where young people aged 12-18 can apply for funding to assist with the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when participating in a nominated championship. This week, I held a presentation ceremony at my office in... »

Media Release - Funding success for the Lobethal veteran community - Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Lobethal RSL Sub-Branch has secured $800 through the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme to publish a book containing the service details of WW1 soldiers from the Adelaide Hills region. This is a great achievement and I congratulate the Sub-Branch on undertaking a project that commemorates the service and sacrifice of local servicemen and women in the First World War. Through the grants programme, $125,000 has been made available to each federal electorate so that ... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Gay - Local Roads Package delivering better roads for Camden - Monday, 15 December 2014

Three additional projects in Camden have been given the green light today with funding committed under Round One of the Local Roads Package for Western Sydney.Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the $200 million Australian Government funded package was part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan that will unlock the region’s economic capacity. “The Local Roads Package will fund a range of road upgrades such as the installation of traff... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Morrison - Government closes Labor's Inverbrackie detention centre - Friday, 12 December 2014

In keeping with our pre-election commitment, the Inverbrackie detention facility will be closed by the end of this year with the last of the detainees having now been re-located. In October 2010, Prime Minister Gillard imposed this facility on the Adelaide Hills community, without any consultation. The announcement followed an expansion of the immigration detention network, which ballooned under the Labor Government at significant cost. In fact, the Inverbrackie detention facility has stood as a... »

Transcript - Press Conference, Bald Hills Road, Mount Barker - Monday, 8 December 2014

Jamie Briggs: This is another example of the Abbott Government delivering on our commitments. This is part of our infrastructure investment across the country. Work is now starting on the Bald Hills Road Interchange after many, many, many years of work and discussion. The Abbott Government committed $16 million to this project in the election campaign. The council has been working on this for years, has acquired land, has had plans for years and the State Government, to their credit, has put som... »

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