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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...

Hearing Issues impacting on learning ability

12th July 2013

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Most of us take our hearing for granted and believe that others hear the same things we do. For many people, particularly children, this may not be true.  I recently teamed with Anna Wyatt, Regional...

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,...

photo of Heywire team 2013 at parliament house

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...

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...

A photo of a broadcasting tower in WA. Image courtesy DBCDE

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...

Costal valley farm Tasmania

Biodiversity Fund: Round Two 2013-14 applications now open

28th February 2013

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Land managers have the opportunity to gain assistance to enhance and protect the ecosystems on their land and build environmental resilience in the face of climate change, following the launch of the...


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