Senator Scott Ryan

I acknowledge the statement made today by the President of the Senate, Senator Scott Ryan, of his intention to resign as President and as a Senator for Victoria. I thank Senator Ryan for his service and pay tribute to his thirteen years of work, which has been marked by the highest standards of diligence, intellect…

Launch of Parliamentary Workplace Support Service

A new Parliamentary Workplace Support Service (PWSS), including a new independent workplace complaints mechanism, is now available to staff and Parliamentarians who work in Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces.   The establishment of an independent Parliamentary workplace complaints mechanism was a key recommendation of the Review of the Parliamentary Workplace: Responding to Serious Incidents (the Foster Review)…

Grand designs to boost Fleurieu road safety, tourism and cut travel times

Following extensive community and stakeholder consultation, the designs for the Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication projects have been finalised, aiming to reduce travel times, improve road safety and increase connectivity across the Fleurieu Peninsula. The Australian and South Australian governments have jointly committed $560 million for the projects, which will support 770…

Contract awarded to deliver purpose-built quarantine facility at Pinkenba

Progress continues to be made on the Morrison Government’s purpose-built quarantine facility at Pinkenba, with global construction company Multiplex today selected to deliver the project.   The site at Pinkenba is approximately 7km to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and 3km from Brisbane International Airport.   Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said the Centre at Pinkenba…