Not in the National interest: Hockey rejects sale of GrainCorp

Statement by Hon J.B Hockey, Treasurer: FOREIGN INVESTMENT APPLICATION: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY’S PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF GRAINCORP LIMITED After long and careful deliberations, I have today made an order under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (the Act) prohibiting the proposed acquisition by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) of 100 per cent of the…

Regional projects victims of mining tax sham

Warren Truss Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development “LABOR has promised hundreds of communities across the country money for local projects based on funding from a mining tax that failed to deliver the promised revenue,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said today as the government…

Young Endeavour Growing Aboriginal Leadership

The Young Endeavour docked in Hobart today, with Aboriginal woman Deanna Kennedy, from Katherine in the Northern Territory, among the crew who sailed from Melbourne to Hobart. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion and Liberal Senator for Tasmania and Deputy President of the Senate, Stephen Parry were among the crowd to greet the crew,…

Senator Nash welcomes appointment to health ministry

Senator Fiona Nash – Nationals Senator for NSW, Fiona Nash, said she is humbled and honored by her appointment as Assistant Minister for Health in the Abbott-Truss Government. “I look forward to working closely with the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, in putting in place the Coalition’s health policy,” Senator Nash said.…

A TEAM TO BUILD A STRONGER AUSTRALIA

The incoming Coalition Government will restore strong, stable and accountable government to build a more prosperous Australia. This is the team that will scrap the carbon tax, end the waste, stop the boats, build the roads of the twenty first century and deliver the strong and dynamic economy that we need. First term governments are…

Scullion ministerial appointment

Senator Nigel Scullion – This is a great opportunity to make a fundamental change to this most important area of national policy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. I want to thank the Prime Minister-elect, Tony Abbott, for the opportunity, and for taking the significant step of elevating this to the priority it should always have…

Statement on Defence Ministry appointment

Darren Chester MP – “It’s an honour to be promoted to the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Defence in Tony Abbott’s first Ministry, announced today. “The Australian Defence Force is critical to our national security but also plays an important role in the economy of many regional communities across Australia. “As someone who grew up…

McCormack ‘honoured’ by Parliamentary Secretary role

Michael McCormack MP – RIVERINA MP Michael McCormack has said he is honoured by his promotion as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance. “This is a real honour and I very much look forward to the challenges this role will offer,” Mr McCormack said. “Having helped start my own small business, I look forward…