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)…

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Key Naval projects confirmed for South Australia

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance   The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister   The Hon. Peter Dutton MP Minister for Defence   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 16 September 2021 Key Naval projects confirmed for South Australia   South Australia will spearhead a major expansion of Australia’s naval capabilities, supporting thousands of jobs…

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Appointment to the Future Fund Board of Guardians

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Treasurer   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 15 September 2021 Appointment to the Future Fund Board of Guardians   The Morrison Government has appointed Dr Deborah Ralston to the Future Fund Board of Guardians. Dr Ralston has broad ranging experience in the financial services…

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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…

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Statement of Expectations sets clear objectives for NBN

THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Finance   The Morrison Government has today released its new Statement of Expectations to guide the NBN, now that the broadband network has completed its initial roll-out and is fully operational.   The Government…

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Senator Alex Gallacher

It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of my fellow Senator for South Australia, Alex Gallacher.   We were colleagues in the Senate for over a decade and from his first speech Alex remained loyal to his word and strived to be true to his Labor values.   Alex was proudly of…

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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…

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Snowy Hydro board appointment

26 August 2021 The Morrison Government has reappointed Ms Leeanne Bond as a non-executive Director of Snowy Hydro Limited (SHL) for a three-year term. Ms Bond joined the SHL Board in 2015, serving as a non-executive Director. Her reappointment will provide continuity and stability on the SHL Board, and her extensive energy sector experience and…

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