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Goldfields Esperance

New Ministry sworn in

19th September 2013

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The 44th Ministry was sworn into office by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, at Government House on Wednesday 18 September 2013. Under the...

New Ministry announced

16th September 2013

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The Prime Minister elect has today announced the new Ministry, including the Hon Warren Truss MP as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Mr Jamie Briggs MP...

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

Referendum on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

22nd May 2013

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The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, recently announced a referendum on financial recognition of local government will be held at the same time as the federal election in September 2013. At present,...

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New funds for youth projects

8th May 2013

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A new opportunity for rural and regional community groups to improve life for young people is now available through an innovative grants program. The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)...

Arts projects to enrich regional life

18th April 2013

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Regional artists have received a significant boost following the announcement in March of funding for 26 national strategic regional arts projects. The $1.3 million funding from the Australian...

Mount Barney in Queensland’s Ipswich region. Image by ADeepGreenHeart (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Funding boost for regional tourism

5th April 2013

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From a luxury tented camp at Wilpena Pound to a rural wedding centre at Hall in Southern Inland New South Wales, tourism projects in regional Australia are...

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WA gets full commercial digital TV services

5th March 2013

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The full range of commercial digital TV services have been introduced at 49 TV towers across regional and remote Western Australia. From Kununurra to Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, people can now enjoy...

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National rural women’s conference starts Monday

15th February 2013

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The inaugural National Rural Women’s Conference will be held in Canberra next week, from 18 to 20 February. Aimed at women from all ages and backgrounds across rural and regional Australia, it will...

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Time to reward small business

30th January 2013

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Small business owners across Australia have just over three weeks for the chance to capture the limelight by nominating for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Now in their 15th year, the...

Rural Health Workforce

Doctors urged to treat themselves to a rural career

9th January 2013

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Young doctors and medical students are being encouraged to consider life and work in rural Australia this year in a national campaign launched by Rural...


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