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  • New Technology To Protect Australia's Grain Industries

    A suite of new smart trapping technology is being developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to protect Australia’s grain industries from airborne pests and diseases.



    Field testing starts this month for the Mobile Jet Spore Sampler – a smart device fixed on top of a vehicle that sucks up air-borne fungal pathogen samples 45 times greater than standard fixed trap technology.

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  • New truck wash facilities for regional NSW

    Tenterfield will receive funding for a new truck wash facility from the Fixing Country Truck Washes program. 

    Users of the Tenterfield Livestock Selling Centre Truck Wash will have their average driving distance reduced by about 100 kilometres to the next available truck wash at Glenn Innes.

    The truck wash will provide safety, productivity, and environmental benefits to the local community, including disease control and weed management.

    It will also provide livestock carriers with a quicker and easier way to wash-out and re-load their trucks.

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  • Inflation rises 0.5 per cent in the March quarter 2017

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5 per cent in the March quarter 2017, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.

    This follows a rise of 0.5 per cent in the December quarter 2016.

    The most significant price rises this quarter are automotive fuel (+5.7 per cent), medical and hospital services (+1.6 per cent) and new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+1.0 per cent). These rises are partially offset by falls in Furnishings, household equipment and services (-1.0 per cent) and Recreation and culture (-0.7 per cent). 

    The CPI rose 2.1 per cent through the year to March quarter 2017.

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  • Lord Mayor Calls for National Population Strategy

    Lord Mayor Martin Haese is calling for a National Population Strategy to address the inequity of population growth in Australia.

    The Lord Mayor has welcomed ABS data released showing City of Adelaide Estimated Residential Growth (ERG) of 2.1 per cent over the past twelve months, outstripping the national ERG of 1.4 per cent.

    “While this number falls short of previous targets set by both Council and the State Government for the city, considering the enormous economic transition we are making to be a globally competitive 21st century economy, we are doing well; but can do better,” said Martin.

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  • A Golden Era for Tasmanian Screen Production

    The Tasmanian Government congratulates The Kettering Incident on winning an extraordinary two TV Week Logie Awards:

    • Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie, and
    • Henry Nixon for Most Outstanding Actor

    Tasmanians can be incredibly proud of our inspiring screen industry after The Kettering Incident won two Logies tonight.

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  • New NDIS grants to support Canberrans with a disability

    The ACT Government welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Minister for Social Services’ on the successful organisations in the NDIS Information Linkage and Capacity Building (ILC) grant process.

    The $2.9 million investment brings a new mix of programs that will build the capacity of people with a disability in the ACT, link them with services and help break down barriers to accessing mainstream services.

    The ACT is the first jurisdiction to participate in the new ILC funding process, and has received a $1.6 million increase in funding for ILC-type services for 2017‑18, compared with the current transition year.

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  • Entura to enjoy jobs growth spurt off the back of hydro opportunity

    The announcement earlier in the week that the Hodgman and Turnbull Governments are working together to deliver a second-wave of hydro development will generate enormous benefits to Tasmania.

    Importantly this will mean new job opportunities for Tasmania.

    At the forefront of this opportunity will be the Hydro-owned engineering firm Entura.

    Entura is at the cutting edge of developing innovative technology for power generation including the planning, design and construction of hydro power stations.

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  • We’re moving closer to you

    The Darwin Territory Business Centre (TBC) will relocate from its current location in the CBD to Darwin Corporate Park in Berrimah on Monday 24 April.

    Executive Director for Business and Innovation, Craig O’Halloran said "The new offices are centrally located and closer to where the majority of clients live and work."

    "With approximately 80% of Darwin TBC customers being located in the greater Darwin area outside the CBD, the relocation to Darwin Corporate Park will provide greater convenience and access, particularly to small businesses and tradespeople who frequent the TBC for occupational licenses."

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  • Bank Negara Indonesia chooses Melbourne for its Australian HQ

    Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) has joined the growing list of international companies to pick Melbourne for their Australian headquarters.

    The Indonesian bank's Melbourne operations are set to commence in 2018 once approvals from Australian and Indonesian regulators have been obtained.

    BNI is Indonesia's fourth largest bank, with assets worth more than A$40 billion and an established international footprint.

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  • Maltec a shining success in the North West

    The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to job creation, and supporting the advanced manufacturing industry is an important part of our Plan.

    Maltec is a wonderful example of a North West business which has been able to bounce back after the closure of Caterpillar to the point they are currently doing double shifts to keep up with new orders and have employed four new staff.

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