Media Release - Hills early learning centre wins national disability award - Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Stirling Community Early Learning Centre has won a 2014 National Disability Award in the category of Improving Education Outcomes.The early learning centre is one of ten winners who secured an award at the Gala Event in Canberra last night.This is an outstanding achievement and I am delighted that the centre has been recognised nationally for the positive work they’re doing in our local community, to help achieve equality for those living with a disability.The centre has been recognised for ... »

Media Release - Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme now open - Friday, 21 November 2014

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 ... »

Media Release - Historic trade deal with China - Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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... »

Transcript - Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert - Monday, 17 November 2014

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 ... »

Transcript - Interview with 891 ABC Radio - Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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: ... »

Joint Media Release - Construction kicks off on North West Coastal Highway - Thursday, 6 November 2014

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... »

Transcript - 891 ABC Radio with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - Thursday, 30 October 2014

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... »

Transcript - Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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... »

Media Release - Minister grants $54.5k for Centenary projects in Mayo - Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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... »

Media Release - Scam warning - Monday 13 October 2014

  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... »

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