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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)...

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Projects announced to assist carbon farming

29th April 2013

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Farmers and land managers will be assisted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon in the landscape following the announcement this month of $21.3 million in grants funding for 24...

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...

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Local governments big and small win awards

12th April 2013

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Each year local governments, big and small, are recognised for finding new ways to deliver services and develop creative local solutions to the particular issues facing their community. This year 16...

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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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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Feedback invited on Environmental Water Recovery Strategy

11th February 2013

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Community members have until the end of February to provide feedback on the draft strategy setting out the Australian Government’s proposed approach to recovering water for the environment in the...

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