Advances to the Finance Minister in the week ending Friday 27 November 2020

Friday, 27 November 2020 This week I released $231.4 million in additional funding to support the Government’s response to the COVID‑19 pandemic and to support grant payments to not-for-profit organisations by using the Advance to the Finance Minister (the AFM). The first determination provided $71.7 million to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and…

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Inland Rail breaks ground on Narrabri to North Star

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia The Hon. Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Leader of The Nationals Federal Member for Riverina The Hon. Mark Coulton MP Minister for…

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The Hon. Dame Margaret Guilfoyle AC DBE

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020 I am saddened to learn of the passing of Dame Margaret Guilfoyle AC DBE, a trailblazer who served as Australia’s first female Cabinet Minister with portfolio and was also a previous Minister for Finance. Elected in 1971, Dame Margaret spent 16 years in the Australian Parliament and served as Minister for…

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Exploring Australia’s hydrogen future with Germany

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM MINISTER FOR FINANCE MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE   THE HON ANGUS TAYLOR MP MINISTER FOR ENERGY AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION   THE HON KEITH PITT MP MINISTER FOR RESOURCES, WATER AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 19 November 2020 EXPLORING AUSTRALIA’S HYDROGEN…

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Speeding up the North East Line upgrade

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia 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. Jane Hume Assistant Minister…

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Press Conference, Parliament House

TRANSCRIPT Press Conference Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; 15/11/20 12:49PM   Simon Birmingham:    This afternoon, I look forward to signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement on behalf of Australia, together with the Prime Minister. This is a huge accomplishment, especially for the ASEAN nations. The 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…

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