Laurimar sporting pavilion opens today

SPORTING enthusiasts today welcomed the opening of Laurimar’s new Town Park Community Pavilion.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said that the Australian Government provided $300,000 towards this community infrastructure project.

“The Australian Government is continuing to deliver on its election commitment to fund infrastructure upgrades across Australia under the $350 million Community Development Grants Programme,” Mr McCormack said.

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Brian John Wyatt: A Leader for Native Title in Australia

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to Brian John Wyatt who passed away earlier this week.

Brian John Wyatt was a Churchill Fellow with nearly 40 years’ experience in the administration of Aboriginal affairs.

“Mr Wyatt was a giant of native title in this country. He was a true fighter for native title and land rights across Australia,” Minister Scullion said.

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30th anniversary of Uluru-Kata Tjuta handback

A ceremony has been held at Mutitjulu today to mark the 30th anniversary of Uluru-Kata Tjuta being handed back to the Anangu people. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, attended the ceremony and presented framed photographs from the 1985 handback to families involved and unveiled a temporary plaque which will be replaced in due course … Read more

EOI released for $985 million Northern Connector

Expressions of interest in constructing the $985 million Northern Connector road project in South Australia were called for today.

Federal Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher said interested bidders can now nominate to be considered to design and construct the new six-lane, 15.5 kilometre link between the Northern Expressway, the South Road Superway and the Port River Expressway.

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New online directory supports better governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coporations

A new online service has been launched today to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations to independent company directors.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said Independentdirectory will connect corporations to highly skilled people and is an important step as this Government works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations to strengthen governance and capacity.

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Changes in Shopping Behaviour Trigger Retail Penalty Rate Reform

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has come out in support of the Government’s intentions to evaluate the current Sunday penalty rates system for retail and hospitality, following comments by Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison this week.

Mr Turnbull has gone on the record to confirm that the Government will investigate penalty rates in line with the “seven day consumer economy”, which sees Australians hitting the shops on Sundays as a normal course of lifestyle in 2015.

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Major Aussie Bank Says Marriage Equality Worth More Than $1B

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Advocates have welcomed an ANZ report showing marriage equality would inject over $1 billion into the Australian economy in the first year. The full report can be read HERE.

Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said,

“Any government that wants to improve the economy, boost small business and create jobs should support marriage equality.”

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Black Diva Power- Billie Holiday and Nina Simone

Ruth Rogers-Wright will take on the roles of both NINA SIMONE and BILLIE HOLIDAY in the staging of BLACK DIVA POWER, two compelling productions in one night starring the critically acclaimed powerhouse singer/actor, directed by Chris Baldock and touring theatres in regional Victoria and South Australia, with one landmark metro performance in Adelaide in October, 2015.

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