Research into lifestyle related chronic conditionsgiven funding injection

The Coalition Government has today announced funding of $7.7 million for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre to further research into how Australians’ lifestyles contribute to chronic conditions and how to prevent them. The Centre founded in 2013, is dedicated to identifying new ways of understanding what does and doesn’t work to prevent lifestyle-related chronic health…

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NBN rollout boosts productivity in the regions

NBN Co has hit a huge milestone today with the rollout now nearly complete, under construction or in design outside of major urban areas. Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the announcement and said the milestone marks a significant achievement and a reason for regional businesses to celebrate. “The Coalition prioritised the NBN…

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Faster, more reliable passenger rail to Echuca and Bendigo receives green signal

Regional passenger rail services on the Bendigo/Echuca line are set to become quicker and more reliable following the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver major track and signalling upgrade works on the corridor. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding is being provided through the Regional Rail Revival program…

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Dolphins ready for kick off at Redcliffe Stadium

The Dolphins and Seagulls are ready to battle it out for the Herald Press Cup this Sunday, coinciding with the opening of stage two of the new Rugby League Dolphins Stadium in Redcliffe. Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the…

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Australia wins WTO tobacco plain packaging disputes

Australia has achieved a resounding victory in the World Trade Organization (WTO) tobacco plain packaging disputes. In a report released last night, the WTO rejected all of the claims brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Cuba that Australia's measure is inconsistent with WTO rules. The WTO confirmed Australia's tobacco plain packaging measure is…

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Australia’s food safety a high priority

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation will today meet to discuss a range of measures aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy food supply for Australia and New Zealand. The Minister for Rural Health and Chair of the Forum, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the Forum provides an opportunity to review food…

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