Advances to the Finance Minister in the week ending Friday 16 April 2021

This week I made $475.8 million in additional funding available to support the Government’s response to the COVID‑19 pandemic by using the Advance to the Finance Minister (the AFM) through one determination. The determination provided $475.8 million to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications to support the aviation sector consistent with details…

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Andrew Dix appointed to NBN Co Board

The Morrison Government has appointed Mr Andrew Dix as a non-executive Director of the NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) Board for a three-year term. Mr Dix’s appointment means a strong and diverse leadership team will continue to oversee NBN Co in the next phase of its operations. Mr Dix is a chartered accountant and former…

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Budget 2021-22 Lock-Up Arrangements

The Morrison Government will hand down the 2021-22 Budget on Tuesday 11 May 2021. To ensure the security and integrity of the Budget, and the health and safety of participants, arrangements for the lock-up have been modified from previous years to be compliant with health restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Media organisations are…

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Shovels hit dirt to remove Ovingham Level Crossing

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts The Hon. Corey Wingard MP South Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon. Rachel Sanderson MP South Australian State Member for Adelaide 7 April 2021 The Morrison and Marshall governments are fulfilling their commitment to fix one of Adelaide’s most…

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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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