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AUS: Transcript - Howard Interview

Wednesday, 11 August 1999, 7:12 pm | Unknown

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm very pleased to announce that the Government has reached agreement with the Australian Democrats regarding a preamble, which will be put as a separate question at the referendum on the 6th of November. I've supplied you with ... More >>

AUS: Proposed Preamble

Wednesday, 11 August 1999, 3:33 pm | Unknown

With hope in God, the Commonwealth of Australia is constituted as a democracy with a federal system of Government to serve the common good. More >>

AUS: Search to find Endeavour's resting place

Wednesday, 11 August 1999, 1:39 pm | Unknown

The Commonwealth Government is backing an underwater search aiming to formally identify the last resting place of one of the most important ships in Australia's history. More >>

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AUS: Appointments to the board of the ABC

Wednesday, 11 August 1999, 1:38 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Communications, Senator Richard Alston, today announced the appointment of Professor Judith Sloan, Mr Ross McLean and Mr John Gallagher QC to the Board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. More >>

AUS: Mobile Phone Register Will Knock Off Theft

Wednesday, 11 August 1999, 1:37 pm | Unknown

The black market for stolen mobile phone handsets in Australia should be stamped out with the establishment of the successful proposal for a lost and stolen mobile phone database system by RNR Senator Ian Campbell, Parliamentary Secretary to the ... More >>

AUS : Transcript - Howard On Referendum (part two)

Tuesday, 10 August 1999, 2:11 pm | Unknown

No. No we haven't quite deliberately. We wanted to have our own view and this is our view and so say all of us and we'll see what happens. More >>

AUS: Transcript - Howard On Referendum (part one)

Tuesday, 10 August 1999, 2:10 pm | Unknown

SUBJECTS: Change to wording of referendum question; preamble; One Nation More >>

AUS - Referendum Question

Tuesday, 10 August 1999, 2:08 pm | Unknown

The Government will sponsor an amendment to the referendum bill so that the question to be put at the referendum on 6 November will be as follows: More >>

AUS: 90 days for a fair debate

Tuesday, 10 August 1999, 2:07 pm | Unknown

Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, today called for a calm and rational approach to the republican debate in the lead-up to November's referendum. More >>

AUS: Reith - A Consistent Approach

Tuesday, 10 August 1999, 2:06 pm | Unknown

My views on the Republic in 1999 are entirely consistent with what I said back in 1993, 1994 or if you want to go further in the late 1980's. More >>

ACCC Opens Up Telstra's Local Network

Monday, 9 August 1999, 8:25 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will mandate access to Telstra's local network, the last part of Telstra's original network monopoly, allowing competitors direct access to its copper lines that connect customers to local telephone exchanges. More >>

AUS: Transcript: Howard Interview

Monday, 9 August 1999, 3:17 pm | Unknown

Subjects: Mark Taylor; referendum; East Timor More >>

Visit To Australia By The Queen

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:56 pm | Unknown

As previously indicated, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have accepted my invitation on behalf of the Government and people of Australia to visit Australia next year. More >>

AUS: Review Of The Health System

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:55 pm | Unknown

The Federal Government has considered the request by State and Territory leaders for a review of Australia's health care system and does not believe such a review would be productive. More >>

AUS: One In Four Aussie Kids Has Asthma

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:55 pm | Unknown

Asthma is to become Australia's sixth National Health Priority Area - in recognition of the unacceptably high rates of the disease which now affects one in four Australian primary school children. More >>

AUS:Ministers Unite Against Cardiovascular Disease

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:54 pm | Unknown

Australia's Health Ministers today united to combat the nation's leading fatal health problem - cardiovascular disease. More >>

AUS: Push For More Coordinated Care Trials

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:52 pm | Unknown

Australian Health Ministers meeting in Canberra today considered early findings from the evaluation of the coordinated care trials currently underway and agreed to taking the trials further. More >>

AUS: New NationalCouncil To Oversee Health Safety

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:51 pm | Unknown

Health Ministers meeting in Canberra have agreed to establish a new Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care, to improve Australia's health care system. More >>

AUS: Depression - The Ailment Of The 21st Century

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:51 pm | Unknown

Young people, single or divorced Australians and those living alone are most at risk from suffering depression, a major new report has found. More >>

AUS: New Blood Screening Test

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:49 pm | Unknown

All Australian Health Ministers, meeting in Canberra today, agreed that the Australian Red Cross Blood Service needed to implement as quickly as possible a newly developed test that more accurately screens blood donations for HIV and hepatitis C. More >>

AUS: Review Of Bureau Of Air Safety Investigation

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:48 pm | Unknown

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson, has received the final report of the review of the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (BASI) that was announced on 9 February 1999. More >>

AUS - FFC Appointments

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:46 pm | Unknown

Four new appointments have been made to the Australian Film Finance Corporation (FFC)-the Commonwealth-owned company which invests in the production of qualifying Australian films. More >>

AUS - Benefits Of Biotechnology Highlighted

Monday, 9 August 1999, 2:45 pm | Unknown

The opportunities and challenges of biotechnology and its impact on Australian agriculture were highlighted at a meeting of the Agricultural and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand (ARMCANZ) in Sydney today. More >>

AUS: National Foods LTD Country of Origin Claims

Friday, 6 August 1999, 7:41 pm | Unknown

National Foods Limited is voluntarily changing the labels of its strawberry yoghurt and strawberry Fruche® products to remove the "Product of Australia" representation following concerns expressed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. More >>

ACCC Against Promoters of Health Devices

Friday, 6 August 1999, 7:41 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed proceedings in the Federal Court, Sydney, against Colin Ronald Dixon, Vital Earth Company Pty Limited and its director Darryl John Jones and Raylight Pty Ltd and its director Herbert Nathan, ... More >>

AUS: Telecommunications Competition/Information

Friday, 6 August 1999, 3:04 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today issued new Competition Notice Guidelines which the ACCC must have regard to when deciding whether to issue a competition notice in response to anti-competitive conduct within the telecommunications industry. More >>

AUS: Misleading 'Environmentally Friendly' Claims

Friday, 6 August 1999, 3:03 pm | Unknown

After Australian Competition and Consumer inquiries, BOC Gases has agreed to stop making unqualified representations about air conditioning gas. More >>

AUS: Ambassador To Chile

Friday, 6 August 1999, 3:02 pm | Unknown

I have today announced the appointment of Mr John Campbell as Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Chile, with non-resident accreditation to Peru and Bolivia. Mr Campbell will replace Ms Susan Tanner, who has been Ambassador since June 1997. He ... More >>

AUS: Performing Arts Inquiry Discussion paper

Friday, 6 August 1999, 3:01 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, today welcomed the release of Securing the Future, the Major Performing Arts Inquiry Discussion Paper. More >>

AUS: Agreement to liberalise telecommunications

Friday, 6 August 1999, 3:00 pm | Unknown

A new agreement aiming to facilitate trade in telecommunications products within the APEC region was announced today by the Australian Communications Authority (ACA). The APEC Telecommunications Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) was made between Australia, ... More >>

AUS: Halt To Unregulated Fishing

Friday, 6 August 1999, 2:58 pm | Unknown

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss, has welcomed the decision by South Africa and Belize to order their fishing vessels away from vulnerable orange roughy stocks in the South Tasman Rise (STR). More >>

AUS: Recreational Fishing Guide

Friday, 6 August 1999, 2:57 pm | Unknown

The National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare (NCCAW), which advises the Federal Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry on animal welfare issues of national significance, has released a position statement providing Australia's ... More >>

ACCC Not To Oppose Mobil/Exxon Merger

Thursday, 5 August 1999, 8:13 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the merger of the Australian interests of Mobil and Exxon, ACCC Chairman, Professor Allan Fels, said today. More >>

Transcript: Howard Interview

Thursday, 5 August 1999, 6:54 pm | Unknown

Subjects: Workers' entitlements, NZ Apples, sale of ADI Ltd, Republic Referendum, preamble More >>

Govt and the non-prescription medicines industry

Thursday, 5 August 1999, 3:07 pm | Unknown

"The non-prescription medicines industry has played a strong part in fostering and developing a new and collaborative partnership," the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Aged Care, Senator Tambling, said today. More >>

Launch Of New Internet Services

Thursday, 5 August 1999, 3:05 pm | Unknown

Tony Abbott, Minister for Employment Services today opened the fifth annual Australian Internet World conference. In his opening address Mr Abbott highlighted the major advances being made by the Government in the use of on-line services to support the ... More >>

Online vision for telecommunications

Thursday, 5 August 1999, 3:04 pm | Unknown

'Australians should find it easier and quicker to switch phone companies as a result of the telecommunications industry's decision to adopt electronic data processes,' the Minister for Communications, Senator Richard Alston, said today. More >>

NCA Success In Breaking Heroin Syndicate

Thursday, 5 August 1999, 3:03 pm | Unknown

Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, today congratulated the National Crime Authority on its success in dismantling an alleged major international heroin syndicate. More >>

Study To Ensure Legal Aid Assists The Needy

Thursday, 5 August 1999, 3:02 pm | Unknown

Attorney General the Hon Daryl Williams AM QC MP and Minister for Finance and Administration the Hon John Fahey MP are pleased to release stage one of a study comparing privately funded and legally aided Family Law cases. More >>

Howard On Joint Communique

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 8:20 pm | Unknown

I join the New Zealand Prime Minister, Mrs Shipley, in announcing today agreement on a number of important outstanding bilateral issues. This follows on the work done by the joint prime ministerial task force which Mrs Shipley and I established when ... More >>

AUS: Transcript: Howard Interview On 4BC

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 4:01 pm | Unknown

Subjects: Agricultural exports, Canadian salmon, pork industry, sale of Telstra, republic referendum More >>

AUS: Review Of Financial Sector Levies

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:51 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Financial Services & Regulation, Joe Hockey, today announced the terms of reference into the review of financial sector levies. More >>

AUS: Franchisees Awarded Over $400,000 In Case

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:50 pm | Unknown

The Federal Court yesterday ordered the payment of more than $400,000 to four couples and one individual, all franchisees of Top Snack Foods Pty Ltd, after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission action. The Court also ordered that Top Snack ... More >>

AUS: Global Harmonisation For Medical Devices

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:49 pm | Unknown

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Senator the Hon Grant Tambling, says proposed reforms to medical devices regulation in Australia will cut red-tape for industry and give better access for consumers to new and safe ... More >>

AUS: ANZFA Release On GMF Labelling

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:45 pm | Unknown

Health Ministers Agree To Extend Labelling Of Genetically Modified Food In Australia And New Zealand More >>

AUS: Letter To Yugoslav Foreign Minister

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:43 pm | Unknown

I have today written to the Yugoslav Foreign Minister, Mr Zivadin Jovanovic, calling on him to support clemency petitions for the release of jailed Australian aid workers, Steve Pratt and Peter Wallace. More >>

AUS: Grounding Of Norvantes

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:43 pm | Unknown

The displacement of a critical channel marker was a trigger that bought a number of causal factors into play, all of which contributed to the grounding of the Singapore cattle carrier Norvantes, according to a report released today by the Marine Incident ... More >>

AUS: Return To Work Programme, Draft Tender

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:42 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Employment Services, Mr Tony Abbott, has released the exposure draft of the Request for Tender for the new Return to Work programme. More >>

AUS: EC Support For Farmers In Two Areas

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:41 pm | Unknown

Federal Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Warren Truss, announced today that farmers from two areas of Victoria's Mallee region would be eligible to receive Exceptional Circumstances (EC) assistance. More >>

More Remote And Rural Health Workers

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:40 pm | Unknown

The Federal Government is seeking proposals aimed at improving the health of rural, regional and remote Australia, Senator Troeth said today. More >>

Speech: Howard - Post Cabinet Lunch

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:39 pm | Unknown

Subjects: Cabinet; economy; social issues; salmon; agricultural trade More >>

AUS: New National Medal Regulations

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:38 pm | Unknown

I am pleased to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has approved new regulations for the National Medal. More >>

AUS: Death Of Sir Allen Brown

Wednesday, 4 August 1999, 3:37 pm | Unknown

Sir Allen Brown, former Secretary to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, died very recently in Melbourne. More >>

PC Price Hack Will Eclipse Electrical Goods Drop

Tuesday, 3 August 1999, 11:59 am | Unknown

This week's electrical goods price bonanza will be surpassed in just eleven months time with axing of the 22 per cent sales tax on computers, Senator Ian Campbell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology ... More >>

Changes to calls made from local network

Tuesday, 3 August 1999, 11:57 am | Unknown

Changes to calls made from local network to mobile phones mean more choice for consumers More >>

The Stranger Is Not Always The Danger

Tuesday, 3 August 1999, 11:56 am | Unknown

Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, today released the Australian Institute of Criminology's latest research on the killing of women (femicides) in Australia. More >>

Minister Backs Lamb Producers

Tuesday, 3 August 1999, 11:56 am | Unknown

Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss has supported Australian lamb producers protesting the US tariff and quota restrictions imposed on Australian lamb. More >>

Consumer Price Index - June Quarter 1999

Tuesday, 3 August 1999, 12:02 am | Unknown

The June quarter 1999 CPI confirms that inflation in Australia remains well in check, in an environment of strong economic growth. More >>

Over $620m In National Competition Policy Payments

Tuesday, 3 August 1999, 12:01 am | Unknown

The Treasurer today announced the States and Territories will receive more than $600 million for implementing the second tranche of National Competition Policy reform commitments. More >>

Australians Called To Comment On Tree Clearing

Tuesday, 3 August 1999, 12:00 am | Unknown

A first for Australia, a national native vegetation strategy was released today in draft form for public consultation. More >>


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