Media Release - Funding success for Encounter Lutheran College - Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Encounter Lutheran College is next in line to benefit from the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme, securing a $5,500 grant to commemorate the landing of our ANZACs in Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.The successful grant application is a fantastic result and a credit to the teachers at Encounter Lutheran College, who have encouraged their students to learn more about Australia’s military history by undertaking their own Anzac Centenary projects. Through the grants progr... »

Media Release - Seeking Green Army participants in the Mayo electorate - Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Australian Government is seeking young participants for a 25 week Green Army project to rehabilitate, protect and enhance the environment in the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands and Fleurieu regions of South Australia. The project is due to commence in the coming weeks and will provide participants with skills training and experience to improve their future career prospects, while generating real and lasting benefits to the local environment. People can apply if they are an Australian citizen or ... »

Transcript - 891 ABC with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - Friday, 27 February 2015

MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Jamie Briggs is the Federal Liberal MP for Mayo, he's Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Welcome to the program, Minister.JAMIE BRIGGS: Good morning.MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Minister, you're outraged that the state government is spending money on an advertising campaign targeting the fact that you've pulled the pin on funding for pensioner concessions in council rates. Why are you then going to counter with your own advertising campaign?JAMIE BRIGG... »

Transcript - 5AA Radio Interview with Leon Byner - Friday, 27 February 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….LEON BYNER: Just on a side issue here, we learnt yesterday - in fact you would have seen the ads on television last night if you were watching - that the South Australian Government has committed, $1.1 million to clearly sheet back to the Federal Government the responsibility of the decrease or the removal of this rebate for pensioner concessions on council rates. Now I wanted to pull out some information to try and get an accurate perspective on what's act... »

Media Release - Another SA Labor ad campaign of lies - Thursday, 26 February 2015

Premier Jay Weatherill’s decision to spend $1.1 million of taxpayers’ money on another ad campaign blaming the Australian Government for their funding cuts is an absolute disgrace.The decision to cut pensioner concessions on local government rates was taken by State Labor Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis in the June Budget and is strongly opposed by the State Liberal Party.No other state government has taken this decision. The South Australian Government is increasing taxes and debt every year.The Aus... »

Transcript - Press Conference, Senate Courtyard - Jay Weatherill's $1.1 million advertising campaign - Thursday, 26 February 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….JAMIE BRIGGS: Premier Weatherill's announcement this afternoon is one of the greatest examples of an abuse, a misuse, a politicisation of taxpayers' money seen in our country's history. This advertising campaign that Premier Weatherill is running - the fourth political advertising campaign he's running - would not pass the test set by the Federal Government for our own advertising campaign. It would not pass. It's political, it's wrong; it is based on... »

Media Release - Anzac Centenary funding success for Hills schools - Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Bridgewater Primary School and St Francis de Sales College have embraced the Anzac Centenary, securing $20,000 and $15,000 respectively through the Australian Government’s Local Grants Programme. This is a fantastic result and a credit to the teachers involved, who have encouraged their students to learn more about Australia’s military history by undertaking their own Anzac Centenary projects. Through the grants programme, $125,000 is available to each federal electorate so that communities ... »

Media Release - Adelaide Hills to benefit from Australian Government's small business support - Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Small businesses in the Adelaide Hills will soon have access to enhanced small business advisory services, with the North East Development Agency Inc. (NEDA) securing $495,000 over three years through the Australian Government’s Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Programme.The Australian Government is investing almost $18 million in the ASBAS Programme over three years to increase the capacity of established not-for-profit small business advisory service providers, like NEDA, to deliver hi... »

Media Release - More Green Army projects for the Mayo electorate - Monday, 23 February 2015

More than 350 Green Army projects are set to be rolled out across Australia in the coming weeks, following the announcement of successful projects for round two of this important environmental programme.The Mayo electorate will be hosting nine of these Green Army projects, with environmental works being undertaken across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in envi... »

Media Release - Funding for safer beaches - Friday, 20 February 2015

Surf Life Saving Clubs on the Fleurieu Peninsula have secured funding through the Australian Government’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund to purchase vital lifesaving and first aid equipment.The Beach Safety Equipment Fund is providing Australian Surf Life Saving Clubs with $8 million of additional funding over five years to purchase essential rescue equipment, such as inflatable rescue boats, rescue boards, defibrillators and oxygen resuscitators. This funding package equates to an additional $1.6 ... »

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