February 24, 2020 | Media Releases

20 February 2020 – CANBERRA AIRPORT MASTER PLAN SECURES A CAPITAL FUTURE

The Liberal and Nationals Government has approved the Canberra Airport 2020 Master Plan, supporting thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity over the coming decades. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Plan paved the way for better infrastructure and expanded capacity.  “The airport and these developments are expected to …

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February 4, 2020 | Media Releases

4 February 2020 – WELCOME THE CARILLON’S NEW G BELL

The Commonwealth Government has welcomed the arrival of the Carillon’s new G Bell, known as the ‘Ngunnawal’ Bell. The enormous G Bell, weighing in at over 5 tonne, was transported from the UK on a RAAF-C17 in time for the Carillion’s 50th Anniversary. The Bell will be one of the largest bells within the tower and will add the missing …

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January 17, 2020 | Media Releases

17 January – NEW WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH FACILITIES BUILT IN CANBERRA

New equipment built in Canberra will be used for world-leading research in astronomy and nanomaterials. The Coalition Government today announced two research facilities would be built at the Australian National University: • $632,000 to build a revolutionary wide-field infrared surveyor that will allow astronomers to collect real-time data on cosmic phenomena.• $600,000 to build an advanced multi-functional Electro-Opto-Magneto-Mechanical analysis platform. …

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January 14, 2020 | Media Releases

14 January 2020 – SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES DECLARED DISASTERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO BUSHFIRE RELIEF FUNDS

I have declared the Cudlee Creek, Kangaroo Island, Angle Vale, Keilira, Yorketown and Duck Pond bushfires in South Australia as disasters for the purpose of establishing Australian disaster relief funds as deductible gift recipients (DGRs), allowing these funds to receive tax-deductible donations. The Keilira fire began on 30 December 2019 and has caused widespread damage to property and the natural …

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November 25, 2019 | Media Releases

25 November 2019 – MONARO HIGHWAY UPGRADE FUNDING BROUGHT FORWARD

Residents of South Canberra and Tuggeranong will benefit from an acceleration of funding for upgrades to the Monaro Highway. The $200 million project which is being jointly funded by both governments, includes widening works and targeted safety upgrades to bust congestion along the corridor. The Liberal and Nationals Government has been working with states and territories to bring forward critical …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

19 November 2019 – AUSSIE FARMS LOSE CHARITABLE STATUS

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission yesterday announced law-breaking group Aussie Farms have had their charitable status stripped following an investigation. Assistant Minister for Finance, Charites and Electoral Matters yesterday welcomed the decision of the Commissioner. “The Government recognises the special place that charities occupy in Australia, and it is important that charities recognise their privileged position and do not …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

8 November 2019 – AQUA PARK MAKES A SPLASH FROM THIS WEEKEND

On behalf of the Australian Government, we are delighted to mark the grand opening of the Inflatable Aqua Park at Black Mountain Peninsula tomorrow, Saturday 9 November. Approved by the National Capital Authority (NCA) earlier this year, this trial adds a new recreational lake activity to be enjoyed by hundreds of people over the upcoming recreational season. Assistant Minister for …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

7 November 2019 – CANBERRA COMMUNITIES SAFER

Canberra community groups have received more than $1.2 million under round four of the Safer Communities Fund, to protect children facing risks associated with racial and religious intolerance. “The Government is committed to protecting children and all Australians from all forms of harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance. No one should have to fear for their safety,” …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

6 November 2019 – WHAT’S A BUZZ AT OPH ROSE GARDENS?

On behalf of the Australian Government, we are pleased to announce that TODAY the National Capital Authority (NCA) will install a new home for a special family of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera). “The Rose Gardens are located in the Old Parliament House Gardens (OPHG), with the trial being conducted to aid in the health of the garden, and to assist …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

1 November 2019 – APPLICATIONS FOR FOSTERING INTEGRATION GRANT PROGRAM CLOSING SOON

Applications for the 2019–20 Fostering Integration Grant Program will close next week on Tuesday 5 November. The Morrison Government is providing $2.3 million for community organisations to support the integration of migrants into Australian social, economic and civil life. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the Fostering Integrant Grant Program will fund activities that celebrate and recognise Australia’s multicultural …

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