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…

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$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…

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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…

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Baggage handling contract awarded for Western Sydney 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 baggage handling services at the future Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has been awarded to Vanderlande, a global leader in baggage handling systems.   Minister for Communications,…

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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…

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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…

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Australia Post Board Reappointment

Mr Tony Nutt AO has been reappointed as a non-executive director of the Australia Post Board for a three-year term. Mr Nutt has served on the Australia Post Board since March 2018 and brings strong leadership and expertise in governance to the Board. Mr Nutt has made a significant contribution to the Australia Post Board…

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Support line available for all Commonwealth parliamentary staff

The Government has today established an independent and confidential 24/7 telephone service to support current and former Commonwealth ministerial, parliamentary and electorate office staff, and those who have experienced serious incidents in any Commonwealth Parliamentary workplace.   The Parliamentary Support Line, 1800 APH SPT or 1800 274 778 will provide support or referrals to police…

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New Services Australia office a boost for Adelaide CBD

Work has begun on the $450 million redevelopment of 60 King William Street in Adelaide’s central business district, with the site set to become home to more than 2200 Services Australia staff.   Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert and Senator for South Australia and Minister for Finance, Simon Birmingham visited the site today to…

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