Joint Media Release: Memorandum of Understanding for Cross River Rail planning
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher and Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Australian Government’s $10 million contribution to planning, readiness for market and establishment of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority.
Ministerial Statements - Infrastructure
I am very pleased to rise to speak in this chamber to note the excellent infrastructure statement made by the Prime Minister just last week. Of course, as part of the infrastructure statement, the Prime Minister released the government's response to the 15-year Australian Infrastructure Plan, which sets out a comprehensive agenda of recommendations across a wide range of sectors: transport, communications, energy, water and other areas.
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016
I am pleased to speak on the amendments moved by the shadow minister, the member for Greenway, and to indicate that the government will be opposing them. The effect of the amendments would be to remove the second schedule of the bill, which is the schedule which gives effect to the government's policy intention to remove the two-out-of-three rule. Of course that forms one of the key limbs of the integrated package of policy measures in this bill, with the other key limb being the removal of the 75 per cent reach rule.
Laziness of the Human Rights brigade
During this year’s federal election campaign, the Sydney Morning Herald ran a piece by academic lawyer Ben Saul entitled ‘Human rights failures say a lot about our government.’
Joint media statement: Tunnelling starts on WestConnex's new M5
Tunnelling started today on the New M5 – bringing relief a step closer for tens of thousands of motorists using one of Sydney’s most congested road corridors.