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AUS: Defence Acquires Satellite Communications

Sunday, 24 October 1999, 8:02 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Defence, John Moore, today announced that contracts totalling $340 million had been signed with Cable and Wireless Optus (CWO) for the supply and support of a new satellite communications capability for the Australian Defence Force. More >>

East Timor Not The Reason For The Sale Of Parkland

Thursday, 21 October 1999, 1:46 pm | Unknown

It is absurd to suggest that the East Timor deployment costs will be met by a wholesale disposal of defence property, such as the Mentone parkland leased by the Kingston Council, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Senator Abetz said ... More >>

AUS: Reports of Deaths Baseless and Unfounded

Thursday, 7 October 1999, 3:35 pm | Unknown

Reports INTERFET troops were responsible for the death of 10 people in Dili earlier week are reprehensible and I have been advised that they are totally without foundation. More >>



Max Bradford John Moore Joint Media Conference

Thursday, 7 October 1999, 3:29 pm | Unknown

TRANSCRIPT: JOINT MEDIA CONFERENCE, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA THE HON. JOHN MOORE, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, AUSTRALIA THE HON. MAX BRADFORD, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, NEW ZEALAND More >>

AUS: John Moore - ABC I/V Transcript

Monday, 4 October 1999, 9:35 am | Unknown

THE HON. JOHN MOORE, MP Minister for Defence TRANSCRIPT: FROM ABC RADIO "AM" PROGRAM @ 0800 30/09/99 More >>

AUS: John Moore - Sky TV I/V Transcript

Monday, 4 October 1999, 9:34 am | Unknown

THE HON. JOHN MOORE, MP Minister for Defence TRANSCRIPT: SKY TELEVISION NEWS, AUSTRALIA @ 0720 30/09/99 More >>

AUS: John Moore - Nine Network I/V Transcript

Monday, 4 October 1999, 9:33 am | Unknown

THE HON. JOHN MOORE, MP Minister for Defence TRANSCRIPT: NINE NETWORK "TODAY" SHOW @ 0710 30/09/99 SUBJECT: EAST TIMOR More >>

AUS: Howard Interview

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:54 am | Unknown

Senior Australian of the Year, East Timor, multinational peacekeeping force, defence spending, cadet training, social security, work-for-the-dole, Kosovar refugees, GST (cigarette packets), Melbourne Storm More >>

AUS: Fostering Health And Medical Research

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:53 am | Unknown

The Government has reviewed the most comprehensive report ever undertaken into health and medical research in Australia, endorsing the overwhelming majority of its 120 recommendations. More >>

AUS: Insurance and Superannuation Trends

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:52 am | Unknown

Total superannuation assets stood at $408.6 billion as at 30 June this year. This represented a growth rate of 5.4% for the June quarter, or 14% during 1998-99. More >>

AUS: National Bandwidth Inquiry Discussion Paper

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:51 am | Unknown

Public comment is now invited on a discussion paper released today by the Australian Information Economy Advisory Council (AIEAC) sub-committee conducting a National Bandwidth Inquiry. More >>

AUS: Crimes At Sea

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:50 am | Unknown

The Federal Government introduced a new Crimes at Sea Bill into Parliament today which will simplify the work of Australia's law enforcement agencies in prosecuting offenders who commit crimes at sea. More >>

AUS: NCA Nabs Tax Fraud Ring

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:50 am | Unknown

Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, today congratulated the National Crime Authority on the success of its latest tax fraud investigation. More >>

AUS: Further reform of international agricultural

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:49 am | Unknown

'Further reform of international agricultural policies is critical for the long term benefit of Australian farmers', ABARE's Executive Director, Dr Brian Fisher, said today when releasing the research report Reforming world agricultural trade ... More >>

AUS: ACCC Mandates Mobile Number Portability

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:48 am | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has determined today that there should be full portability of mobile phone numbers in Australia. Mobile number portability is the ability of customers to change their mobile network provider and/or service ... More >>

AUS: Reports Of Deaths Baseless And Unfounded

Saturday, 2 October 1999, 11:47 am | Unknown

Reports INTERFET troops were responsible for the death of 10 people in Dili earlier week are reprehensible and I have been advised that they are totally without foundation. More >>

East Timor refugees

Wednesday, 29 September 1999, 7:53 pm | New Zealand Alliance Party

Alliance foreign affairs spokesperson Matt Robson MP says the Alliance supports the government taking 300 East Timorese refugees but thinks we can do better. More >>

AUS: Howard On East Timor

Wednesday, 29 September 1999, 7:39 pm | Unknown

Well, first off, why did Australia take such a strong lead in promoting this multi-national force for East Timor? More >>

AUS: ACA announces investigation

Wednesday, 29 September 1999, 7:38 pm | Unknown

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) today released its Telecommunications Performance Monitoring Bulletin for the June 1999 quarter. The Bulletin reports on carrier performance in the fixed and mobile phone networks. More >>

AUS: First GST Public Compliance Commitment

Wednesday, 29 September 1999, 7:36 pm | Unknown

The Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Professor Allan Fels, today welcomed the announcement by Qantas Airways of a Public Compliance Commitment to adhere to the ACCC's Price Exploitation Guidelines in relation to the New Tax ... More >>

AUS: ACCC Draft Determination on Electricity Code

Wednesday, 29 September 1999, 7:35 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued its draft determination for authorisation of changes to the National Electricity Code. More >>

AUS: Visit by US Defense Secretary

Tuesday, 28 September 1999, 8:58 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Defence, John Moore, will meet the US Secretary for Defense, William Cohen, in Cairns, tomorrow. More >>

AUS: New Challenges for Australian Defence Policy

Tuesday, 28 September 1999, 8:55 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Defence, John Moore, today confirmed that more than 3,000 Australian Defence Force personnel have already deployed to East Timor and that more were on the way. More >>

AUS: ADF Daily Briefing 27 September

Tuesday, 28 September 1999, 8:51 am | Unknown

INTERFET continues to build the confidence of the local population through security patrols, food distribution and humanitarian assistance. An increase in the numbers of locals remaining in Dili overnight indicates a perception of increased security ... More >>

Further Tax Deductions For Aussie Troops

Monday, 27 September 1999, 6:18 pm | Unknown

A further set of reporting exemptions from Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel was announced today by the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, Bruce Scott. More >>

AUS: ACCC Takes McDonalds To Court

Saturday, 25 September 1999, 2:37 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has decided to institute proceedings against McDonald's in relation to McDonald's 1999 'Monopoly McMatch & Win' promotion. More >>

AUS: ANZFA And Gene Technology Inquiry

Saturday, 25 September 1999, 2:36 pm | Unknown

The Chairman of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA), the Hon Michael MacKellar, said today that he was very disappointed in a news release (21 September) which stated that ANZFA was trying "to evade" participation in the House ... More >>

AUS: Australian Experts To Help In Taiwan

Saturday, 25 September 1999, 2:34 pm | Unknown

The Australian Government is sending Australian disaster response experts to help the United Nations disaster assessment and coordination team in Taiwan following the devastating earthquake. More >>

AUS: Dead Whale Had A Fractured Jaw

Saturday, 25 September 1999, 2:34 pm | Unknown

It was revealed today that a 4 metre female humpback whale calf found dead on a beach south of Mackay on September 3, 1999, had a broken jaw. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service quickly recovered the animal and transported it to Townsville ... More >>

AUS:Australian opportunities in intellectual trade

Saturday, 25 September 1999, 2:33 pm | Unknown

Australian agriculture's challenges, and opportunities, in the next century will lie as much in the trade of information and knowledge, as in increasing yields and making better use of available land. More >>

AUS: Widening Trade Deficit Highlights Challenge

Saturday, 25 September 1999, 2:32 pm | Unknown

Another increase in the trade deficit for wood and paper products highlights the need for Australia to step up its efforts to market our unique timbers, the Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Wilson Tuckey, today. More >>

AUS: Funding Available For Wool And Meat Producers

Saturday, 25 September 1999, 2:31 pm | Unknown

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss, today invited applications for the next round of Producer Initiated Research and Development (PIRD) funding. More >>

AUS: ADF Daily Briefing 23/9/99

Friday, 24 September 1999, 9:09 am | Unknown

We are greatly saddened this afternoon following confirmation yesterday of Mr. Thoenes death in Dili. More >>

AUS: Situation in East Timor - Update

Friday, 24 September 1999, 9:06 am | Unknown

The situation in East Timor remains very dangerous. More >>

AUS: Howard Interview

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:30 pm | Unknown

Subjects: Deployment of troops into East Timor, Indonesian Government, demonstrations, Peter Costello, republic referendum, AFL and NRL grand finals More >>

AUS: Sustainability Of East Timor Force

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:28 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Defence, John Moore, today said that Australia has sufficient forces available to deploy and maintain a contingent of up to 4,500 personnel for about a year on East Timor. More >>

AUS: Testing the Net

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:24 pm | Unknown

Today's International Internet Sweep Day will test just how well business is being done on the Internet. More >>

AUS: ACCC/US F.T.C.Break Global Internet Porn Scam

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:23 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has helped the US Federal Trade Commission to break an global Internet scam which took unsuspecting Internet users to pornographic sites and then effectively prevented the user from quitting a series ... More >>

AUS: A Better Deal On Business Tax

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:21 pm | Unknown

In a crucial boost for country Australia and small business, major tax reforms announced today will enhance vitally important accelerated depreciation provisions and slash capital gains tax, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional ... More >>

AUS: Additional Emergency Assistance For Timor

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:20 pm | Unknown

The Australian Government will provide additional funding of $4 million to assist the many hundreds of thousands of people in both West and East Timor who have been displaced or affected by the recent violence. More >>

AUS: Business tax changes will boost bandwidth

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:19 pm | Unknown

'The Government's business tax reform should expand Australian access to a key building block of the information economy - international telecommunications cable capacity,' the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard ... More >>

AUS: Business tax reforms to foster growth

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:18 pm | Unknown

The Government's business tax reforms announced today include a range of measures which will boost the information technology (IT) sector, foster growth and enhance innovation, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, ... More >>

AUS: $12 billion on Y2K a good investment

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:17 pm | Unknown

The billions of dollars spent by Australia's government and industry on Y2K repairs and planning was a valuable investment in securing Australia as a blue-chip investment and tourism destination in the new millennium. Speaking at the Brisbane Y2K Infrastructure ... More >>

AUS New Tax System Good News For Foresters

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 8:16 pm | Unknown

The Federal Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Wilson Tuckey, said the Howard Government had listened to the concerns of the vital forest industry sector in rural and regional Australia that provides jobs to 84,000 Australians in announcing the ... More >>

AUS: Operations Stabilise - Daily Briefing 22/9/99

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 2:14 pm | Unknown

•The logistic support and multinational forces continue to build up in Darwin before deploying to East Timor. The coalition remains at 12 confirmed members with a number of other countries still to confirm their involvement. •We are anticipating- that ... More >>

AUS: Operations Stabilise - Daily Briefing 21/9/99

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 2:13 pm | Unknown

•As you know, Australia is leading and making an major contribution to a multinational force tasked with: •restoring peace and security in East Timor •protecting and supporting UNAMET to carry out its tasks •facilitating humanitarian assistance operations •This ... More >>

John Moore - East Timor and Australia's Security

Thursday, 23 September 1999, 2:09 pm | Unknown

The resolution before the House today is therefore a timely expression of the support and concern which our forces deserve to take with them. More >>

AUS: Internet Pyramid Scheme Stopped

Saturday, 18 September 1999, 5:02 pm | Unknown

An Internet service provider FreeNet2000, will stop promoting an aspect of its service that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission believes breached the pyramid and referral selling provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974. The service provider ... More >>

AUS: Study of Interchange Fees and Access

Saturday, 18 September 1999, 5:01 pm | Unknown

The Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will undertake a joint study into interchange fees for debit and credit cards, and membership criteria for credit cards. More >>

Pork Industry Projects To Look At Networking

Saturday, 18 September 1999, 5:00 pm | Unknown

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss, today approved two new projects worth a total of $18,404 to help examine the feasibility of establishing networked production methods in the Australian pork industry. More >>

Tough New Rules To Keep Marine Invaders Out

Saturday, 18 September 1999, 4:59 pm | Unknown

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss, has announced that Australia will unilaterally implement strict new rules to make it compulsory for foreign ships to manage their ballast water so that it will not introduce ... More >>

Plantations - reaping the benefits

Saturday, 18 September 1999, 4:58 pm | Unknown

'There is significant economic potential in further developing plantations and farm forestry', ABARE's acting Executive Director, Mr Vivek Tulpule, said today when releasing the research report, Forest Plantations on Cleared Agricultural Land in Australia. More >>

AUS: Howard Transcript

Wednesday, 15 September 1999, 11:33 pm | Unknown

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP INTERVIEW WITH ALAN JONES û RADIO 2UE More >>

AUS: Final Release Of EU Beef Quota

Wednesday, 15 September 1999, 11:31 pm | Unknown

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Warren Truss, announced today that the final one third of the 1999-2000 High Quality Beef Quota (HQB) covering exports to the European Union (EU) would be released early next week. More >>

AUS: Patchy Recovery For Commodities

Wednesday, 15 September 1999, 11:30 pm | Unknown

'The value of Australia's commodity exports is forecast to remain largely unchanged in 1999-2000 at $64.4 billion' ABARE's Acting Executive Director, Mr Vivek Tulpulé, said today when releasing the September issue of Australian Commodities. 'The value ... More >>

AUS: Howard On East Timor

Monday, 13 September 1999, 8:16 pm | Unknown

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP PRESS CONFERENCE û HYATT REGENCY HOTEL AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND More >>

Central West Pipeline Access Arrangement

Monday, 13 September 1999, 8:15 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today issued its Draft Decision on the proposed access arrangement for the Central West Pipeline lodged by AGL Pipelines (NSW) Pty Limited. More >>

AUS: Queensland Labour Relations

Saturday, 11 September 1999, 2:04 pm | Unknown

Relations and Small Business Leader of the House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 The Hon Santo Santoro MLA More >>

AUS: China/Australia Joint Statement

Saturday, 11 September 1999, 2:03 pm | Unknown

The Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as both parties) accept that the growth of the on-line economy is a significant development in global economic relations and benefits both countries, ... More >>

Putting the 'E' in GST

Saturday, 11 September 1999, 2:02 pm | Unknown

The introduction of the GST has the potential to provide some additional opportunities for business, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Ian Campbell said today. More >>