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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)...

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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Boost to Wollongong’s city heart

3rd April 2013

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Major construction works commenced this month on the $14.9 million redevelopment of Crown Street Mall in the heart of Wollongong’s business district. Jointly funded by...

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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...

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2013 National Awards for Local Government: entries close 15 February

3rd January 2013

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Local councils across Australia have until 15 February to submit their entries to the prestigious 2013 National Awards for Local Government (NALG). The awards recognise and highlight some of the...

Energy efficiency help for low income households

21st December 2012

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Low income households will receive assistance to become more energy efficient following the announcement this week of $39.8 million funding in the first round of the Low Income Energy Efficiency...


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