Australian Government General Government Sector Monthly Financial Statements February 2021

KEY POINTS The Monthly Financial Statements for February 2021 report the budget position against the expected monthly profile for the 2020-21 financial year through to 28 February 2021, based on the 2020-21 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) estimates published in December 2020. The February 2021 year to date results include the impact of the…

Protections for participants in the independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces

The Government welcomes the unanimous passage of the Archives and other legislation Amendment Bill 2021, with amendments, through the House of Representatives to ensure protections for participants in the independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces. Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said the Government had listened to concerns raised in relation to the Bill by helping to draft…

$235 million North East Rail Line upgrade a win for Victorian rail passengers

The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Leader of The Nationals Federal Member for Riverina Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia Senator the Hon Jane Hume Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital…

Protections for participants in the independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces

The Senate has today passed legislation that will ensure participants in the independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces, to be led by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, will have their privacy and confidentiality protected.   Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said the passing of the Archives and other legislation Amendment Bill 2021 through the Senate puts…

Earthworks halfway mark a ground-breaking milestone for Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport

Construction of the future Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has reached a major milestone, with half the earthworks now done and dusted. Visiting the airport site today, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the sheer scale of the earthworks demonstrates the monumental impact the project…

Independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces

The Government has today announced an independent review (the Review) into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces which will be led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Kate Jenkins. Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said the aim of the independent review would be to ensure all Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces are safe and respectful and that our national Parliament reflects best…