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The Media Centre provides the latest news, speeches, media releases and links to frequently asked questions.

Latest News

  • CASA Director of Aviation Safety appointed

    Infrastructure | 30 October

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) board has today announced the five year appointment of a new Director of Aviation Safety. The Australian Government is currently working with CASA and industry to release a response to the Aviation Safety Regulatory Review by the end of the year.

  • Cutting red tape through deregulation policy

    Infrastructure | 29 October 2014

    Today's annual Spring Repeal Day has focussed on improving growth and productivity by reducing compliance costs for industry. The Australian Government has committed to a net reduction of $1 billion per annum in red tape.

  • Funding for River Murray sustainability research

    Regional | 29 October 2014

    The Australian Government has announced $5 million in funding over four years to research the adaption of established and new crops to extreme temperatures on the River Murray. This funding is provided under Round One of the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Programme's Industry-led Research Sub-Programme.

  • Buangor Bypass contract awarded

    Infrastructure | 28 October 2014

    Duplication of the Western Highway continues with a contract awarded to the build Buangor Bypass. This bypass will return local roads to the community by redirecting heavy vehicle traffic.

  • Road Safety Improves in Australia

    BITRE | 13 October 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics reports that deaths on Australian roads have significantly decreased. For the year ending September 2014, there was a 5.2 per cent reduction in road deaths compared to the previous year.

  • International flights increasing activity into and out of Australia

    BITRE | 03 October 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics reports that international airline activity in Australia continues to increase. International passenger traffic for July 2014 was 5.8 per cent higher than July 2013.