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2013 Federal Election

In the lead up to the 2013 Federal election, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role. During this caretaker period Australian Government resources are not to be used to promote or support any political party.

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Solar power: Image, First SolarMajor solar energy project given go ahead 

Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mark Butler today announced construction will start in January on the largest solar power station in the southern hemisphere on two NSW sites.


Clean Energy Future logoMoving to a floating price on carbon pollution 

An average Australian household will benefit from a reduction in the cost of living worth around $380 next financial year after the nation moves to a floating price on carbon emissions from July 1.



Monday, 5 August 2013

$123m investment in Toyota Australia's future

Toyota Australia will make a critical $123 million investment in its local manufacturing operations with the support of a co investment package from the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Monday, 5 August 2013

Sky News First Edition

Minister for Employment, Skills and Training Brendan O'Connor interviewed by Kieran Gilbert.
Saturday, 3 August 2013

Port Augusta benefits from clean energy funding

Sundrop Farms in Port Augusta are the lastest business to benefit from the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
Monday, 5 August 2013

Cutting red tape for unis and driving quality

The Australian Government has today released a major review examining how red tape can be reduced for universities while also supporting the quality and excellence of Australia’s world class university system.
Monday, 5 August 2013

ABC News Breakfast

Minister for Employment, Skills and Training Brendan O'Connor interviewed by Michael Rowland.


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