22 Dec 2010
Assistance for flood affected communities
Flooding and damage from severe storms has significantly impacted a number of communities across five states...
07 Dec 2010
Commonwealth assistance for New South Wales flood-affected communities
This will apply to the natural disaster declared areas covered by Mid-Western Regional Council and Weddin, Wellington, Warrumbungle, Cootamundra, Coonamble, Harden and Young Shires...
24 Nov 2010
Stimulus Plan delivers 18 more homes for Tweed Heads
Federal Government and NSW Government’s long-term investment in social housing addresses the high demand for affordable housing options and creates jobs for local workers, contractors and suppliers...
15 Nov 2010
More than 230 job seekers find success at Coffs Harbour Expo
Since October 2009, 35 Jobs and Skills Expos have been held across the country...
04 Nov 2010
Local school awarded funding for Trade Training Centres
Northholm Grammar School in Berowra allocated funding in the $219.6 million Round Three of the Australian Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools program...
03 Nov 2010
New international education partnership signed
Agreement to boost research, student exchange and training collaboration between the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and Shanghai University...
01 Nov 2010
New era of freedom of information starts today
The new laws strike a balance between ensuring openness and accountability, while protecting some sensitive information that could risk lives or compromise national security...
16 Oct 2010
Commonwealth assistance for NSW flood victims
Assistance is being provided through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and will apply to Wagga Wagga, Albury and Tumut, Tumbarumba, Greater Hume and Lockhart shires...
13 Oct 2010
Australian Government meets with experts on National Disability Strategy
The National People with Disabilities and Carer Council was appointed by the Government to provide advice on the needs of people with disability, their families and carers...
08 Oct 2010
Funding agreement signed for $100 million Smart grid, Smart City Program
This project is an important step toward improving our energy efficiency and revolutionising Australia's energy network for the 21st century...
27 Sep 2010
Gillard Government to fund suicide prevention measures at The Gap
The Gillard Labor Government will provide up to $1.1 million in funding to the Woollahra Municipal Council for infrastructure to reduce suicide and self-harm at the site...
08 Sep 2010
Commonwealth assistance for NSW storm victims
The Commonwealth Government will provide financial assistance to New South Wales communities affected by recent storms and torrential rainfall...
08 Sep 2010
Over 1,000 Pakistani patients treated by Australian Medical Task Force
The health centre, which is staffed by Australian civilian and defence doctors, nurses and paramedics, is now seeing more than 200 patients a day...
14 Aug 2010
New autism services for young children in Western Sydney
The new centre has been established as part of Federal Labor’s 2007 election commitment to deliver six new autism specific centres across Australia...
02 Aug 2010
Helping Sydney residents secure water supplies
Investing in local water security projects is part of Federal Labor’s commitment to supporting a sustainable Australia...
01 Aug 2010
Four NSW convict sites given World Heritage listing
The New South Wales sites are part of the World Heritage listing of 11 Australian convict sites...
01 Aug 2010
$40 million for new homeless services in NSW
New homeless services will be funded across NSW, including the Sydney CBD, Western Sydney, Northern Rivers, Illawarra and Western NSW...
01 Aug 2010
Giving Malabar Headland back to the people
Around 70 hectares of of additional National Park and conservation reserve will be created at Malabar Headland...
27 Jul 2010
1,000 homes milestone reached in NSW
The new affordable homes were funded through the Federal Government's Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan, and include a number of energy efficient features...
20 Jul 2010
More Health Investments for Liverpool
Liverpool Hospital to receive an additional 42 beds and more Emergency Department equipment...
15 Jul 2010
Supporting carers of children and teenagers with disability
The Government is continuing to deliver support to carers of children and teenagers with disability through the popular MyTime and Outside School Hours Care for Teenagers programs...
07 Jul 2010
Statement by Senator John Faulkner
Post Election Plans...
01 Jul 2010
New Health training facilities for Hazelbrook
The new training places will encourage more health professionals to continue their careers in Hazelbrook and the Blue Mountains area once their studies have finished...
24 Jun 2010
Carers of children with disability to benefit from Government reforms
From 1 July 2010, there will be a single assessment process for Carer Payment (child) and Carer Allowance (child)...
21 Jun 2010
Statement from Senator John Faulkner, Minister for Defence
Loss of three soldiers, seven soldiers wounded, Afghanistan, 21 June 2010...
15 Jun 2010
Senator John Faulkner wins Parliamentary Integrity Award
The inaugural Button Award for federal parliamentarians who support transparent and accountable government...
09 Jun 2010
$6.2 million boost - health reform delivering extra beds for Ryde Hospital
The new 60-bed rehabilitation centre will be established on the Ryde Hospital site as part of the Graythwaite Trust...
01 Jun 2010
Paid Parental Leave Bill passes House of Representatives
The Government's scheme will provide up to 18 weeks’ Government-funded parental leave pay at the National Minimum Wage...
19 May 2010
Funding for projects honouring Australian Veterans
Saluting Their Service grants provide funding to help communities build and maintain memorials, capture the wartime history of their towns and preserve memorabilia...
13 May 2010
Rudd Government delivers on FOI Reform
The Rudd Government has secured the passage of the Government’s FOI reform legislation...
04 May 2010
Local small business and families the winners in tax plan
Senator Faulkner said that the big winners of the government’s tax plan would be small business and working families through investments in superannuation...
19 Apr 2010
$14.1 million for new and enhanced cancer services for Wollongong
This investment will work towards improving services and care for the more than 32,000 NSW residents diagnosed with cancer each year....
15 Apr 2010
$5.8 million for new and enhanced regional cancer services in Coffs Harbour
The investment will fund the purchase of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine...
15 Apr 2010
$4.8 million for new and enhanced regional cancer services in Port Macquarie
The investment will fund the purchase of a new linear accelerator which can provide treatment for an estimated extra 414 radiotherapy patients per year...
14 Apr 2010
Nuclear Security Summit
US Summit has endorsed a program of actions that will enhance the security of nuclear materials around the world...
11 Mar 2010
300,000 Australians who are blind or have low vision to get secret ballot in Federal Elections
The changes are included in amendments to the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010 which were tabled in the Senate...
11 Mar 2010
Raising awareness during World Glaucoma Week
There are more than 150,000 people with diagnosed glaucoma in Australia and estimates suggest a further 150,000 unaware that they are living with the condition...
01 Mar 2010
Minister welcomes Navy moves to update battle honours
Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, says Navy's decision to revise and update campaign and battle honours awarded to Royal Australian Navy (RAN) units is an historic milestone...
25 Feb 2010
Defence to upgrade Hercules aircraft
The Government has approved funding of $45 million to undertake a range of important upgrades to aircraft systems...
23 Feb 2010
Keeping kids safe online
The internet safety program ThinkUKnow is a new resource for parents, teachers and carers to help them educate children about internet safety...
27 Jan 2010
Upgraded Guided Missile Frigates
FFG's to enter formal program of Naval Operational Test and Evaluation...
27 Jan 2010
Northern Command HQ stays in Darwin
Senator John Faulkner has announced that the Australian Defence Force's Northern Command (NORCOM) Headquarters will remain in Darwin...
15 Jan 2010
New Cyber Security Operations Centre
Senator John Faulkner officially opens new Cyber Security Operations Centre...