Building a cleaner and greener future for South Australia’s heavy industries

Senator The Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance The Hon. Christian Porter MP Minister for Industry, Science and Technology   Joint Media Release   Wednesday, 30th June 2021 The Morrison Government is investing almost $100 million in two new South Australian headquartered cooperative research projects that will turbocharge the growing marine bio-products sector and help…

Advances to the Finance Minister in the week ending Friday, 25 June 2021

This week I approved a determination to release $550.0 million in additional funding to support the Government’s response to the COVID‑19 pandemic by using the Advance to the Finance Minister (the AFM). This AFM delivers on the Government’s commitment in the 2021‑22 Budget to provide certainty to AirServices Australia (AirServices) about forward-funding of their operations,…

Government’s legislative agenda continues to deliver for all Australians

The Morrison Government has passed important legislation through the Parliament this sitting fortnight that will support Australians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, create more jobs, keep Australians safe, back our farmers, improve our superannuation system and reduce red tape.   As part of our ongoing economic support for Australians, arrangements around the COVID-19 disaster payment…

Terminal contract awarded for Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport

THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts   SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Finance The contract for the construction of the terminal at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has been awarded to Multiplex Construction Pty Ltd. Multiplex is an established global construction company that has…

Release of the Foster Report

The Government has today released the consultation report provided by Stephanie Foster PSM into the processes and procedures relating to serious incidents in the parliamentary workplace. This report has made some significant findings and recommendations to improve how serious incidents are prevented and dealt with in the parliamentary workplace. For example, the report identified that…

Inland Rail to save $170 million annually in transport costs

Shifting to Inland Rail could save Australian producers, manufacturers and growers approximately $170 million in transport costs each year according to early results of a CSIRO supply chain analysis.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack welcomed the early release of findings from the CSIRO Inland Rail Supply…