Wednesday, 26 July 2017 Sydney

Invest In Australia Blog::

  • Melbourne University wins grant as Australia’s first Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence

    University of Melbourne and Edith Cowan University will share A$1.9 million in Federal Government funding as Australia's first Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence.

    The grant reflects the University of Melbourne's long-term teaching and research focus on cyber security and its relationship with industry and the community.

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  • Amaroo School expansion underway

    Today I visited Amaroo School to turn the first sod of the new Amaroo School expansion. This $13.16 million project combines the construction of new learning areas for 300 extra students as well as the extension of existing infrastructure and the building of brand new hard court facilities.

    In our recent 2017/18 budget, the government recognised the need for investment in our Gungahlin public schools. Public school enrolments in the Gungahlin region have grown by about 53% over the last five years.

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  • Keep Footrot Affected Sheep Out Of Our Livestock Markets

    With the advent of winter Primary Industries and Regions (SA) are urging sheep producers to be vigilant in checking for virulent footrot.

    As a result of ideal conditions over the past 12 months, PIRSA Animal Health staff have seen more cases of virulent footrot appearing in markets.

    Producers are reminded that any sheep sent to market are detected with footrot they can receive a significant fine.

    Quotes attributable to Chief Veterinary Officer, Roger Paskin

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  • Melbourne, the most liveable and intelligent city in the world

    It's official. Melbourne has now been recognised as the world's most intelligent city on top of its long standing crown as the world's most liveable city.

    The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a global think tank based in New York, has awarded Melbourne the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year at a ceremony in Manhattan.

    The ICF is a global network of 160 countries, cities and towns with a think tank at its heart.

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  • Central West and Orana Regional Plan released

    Under the plan, the Central West and Orana region will have one of the most diverse regional economies in NSW by 2036. 

    The Central West and Orana Regional Plan is a blueprint that will guide planning and land use decisions over the next 20 years.

    It identifies five priority growth sectors, including:

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  • Business and industry stakeholder updates

    The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation are delivering stakeholder updates across the Territory.

    Join the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation and General Manager, Northern Australia Development and Trade to hear about key initiatives, policies and programs the department will be delivering in 2017-18.

    Business and industry stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

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  • ACCC won't oppose GE's proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated (Baker Hughes) by General Electric Company (GE).

    On 6 January 2017, GE and Baker Hughes announced that the companies will establish a new listed company combining the oil and gas business of GE and the whole business of Baker Hughes. The global merger is valued at approximately US$32 billion.

    The ACCC says the merger remedy obtained by the US Department of Justice requiring GE to sell its GE Water business to Suez brings certainty that this sale will occur, removing potential competition concerns in Australia.

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  • Sprint Telco pays penalty for unauthorised transfer

    Sprint Telco Pty Ltd (Sprint Telco), a telecommunications provider, has paid a penalty of $10,800 following the issue of an infringement notice by the ACCC.

    The ACCC issued the infringement notice because it had reasonable grounds to believe that Sprint Telco made a false or misleading representation to a consumer during a telemarketing call in October 2016, in which the consumer was transferred from Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) to Sprint Telco.

    It is alleged that Sprint Telco represented to the consumer that Sprint Telco was acting as Telstra’s agent or with Telstra’s approval, when that was not the case.

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  • ICRC releases final electricity prices

    Joint media release: Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA and Shane Rattenbury MLA

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  • New strategy to recognise and support Canberra’s carers

    A partnership between the ACT Government, Carers ACT and democracyCo will develop a new ACT Carers Strategy – delivering on a key election commitment for the community sector.

    Every day, almost 50,000 ACT carers provide vital support to people with a disability or who experience mental illness or have a chronic health condition.

    In yesterday’s Budget, the ACT Government delivered on its commitment recognise the valuable contribution carers make to the ACT community by providing $200,000 to develop and implement the ACT Carers Strategy.

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