I am pleased that more than 3.7 million pensioners across the country have received an increase to their payments from September 20, the second rise this year.
Single age pensioners will receive an increase of up to $11.50 a fortnight, while age pensioner couples will receive up to $17.40 extra a fortnight.
This means total pension payments for ... read more »
Topics: Renewable Energy Target review, Great Barrier Reef
The Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt joins me now. He was in Europe over late last week and the weekend for the International Whaling Commission and to talk up what the Federal Government was doing to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
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The Commonwealth Government has recently been made aware of difficulties faced by some e-waste recycling businesses including disability service providers in South Australia and New South Wales.
The scheme was designed by the previous federal Labor government, and states and territories.
Having become aware of the issues facing these businesses, ... read more »
September 22, 2014 in Speeches
Speech to Parliament, 22 September, 2014:
In addressing the question of Iraq and the extraordinary activities which we have seen carried out at the hands of the extremists of ISIL, I want to begin with history, taking us back a decade.
In the wake of September 11, in the wake of the Bali bombings, in the wake of the Madrid bombing and in the wa... read more »
September 19, 2014 in Portfolio Media
Thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. I understand you had a very successful awards evening last night and I congratulate all of the winners. You do an outstanding job in caring for our precious environment.
It’s a great pleasure to be here today to acknowledge and celebrate Landcare’s... read more »