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Latest Australia Headlines [Page 5]

Strategic Alliance For Preventing Blindness

Wednesday, 14 July 1999, 3:31 pm | Unknown

The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind (RNZFB) and the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Blindness (NZSPB) are now working together to reduce the incidence of preventable blindness in this country. More >>

Move Against Scheme Spreading G.S.T Confusion

Tuesday, 13 July 1999, 4:23 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday obtained interlocutory orders from the Federal Court of Australia against Australian Taxation Services, and its Director, Michael Phillip Ivanoff. More >>

UNAMET - Delay in Registration Period

Tuesday, 13 July 1999, 4:22 pm | Unknown

I note that UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has announced a short, three-day delay to the proposed start of the registration process for the East Timor ballot. Originally scheduled for 13 July, voter registration for the East Timorese is now scheduled ... More >>

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Visit To Solomon Islands

Tuesday, 13 July 1999, 4:20 pm | Unknown


Tax Reform Implementation To Boost E-Commerce

Tuesday, 13 July 1999, 4:19 pm | Unknown

Senator the Hon Richard Alston Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts The Hon Peter Reith MP Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business More >>

Consumer Awareness Research Results

Tuesday, 13 July 1999, 4:18 pm | Unknown

The ACA announced today the findings of a wide-ranging consumer survey designed to gauge awareness of the competitive telecommunications environment and consumers' information needs. The results of the research will drive future information campaigns ... More >>

Tuckey Reassures Timber Industry

Tuesday, 13 July 1999, 4:16 pm | Unknown

The Commonwealth Government will amend both the Customs and Excise Acts to take account of timber industry concerns over proposed changes to the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme, the Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Wilson Tuckey, said today. More >>

Greenpeace On Plutonium Shipment

Monday, 12 July 1999, 10:43 pm | Unknown

Activists from Greenpeace France have taken control of two cranes in the French port of Cherbourg and vow to occupy them in order to stop the loading of the imminent Japan-bound shipment of weapons-usable plutonium from Europe. The international environmental ... More >>

Transcript: Howard In The USA

Monday, 12 July 1999, 7:28 pm | Unknown


Tax Expenditures Statement 1997-98

Monday, 12 July 1999, 12:37 am | Unknown

The Treasury today released the Tax Expenditures Statement 1997-98. The Statement provides details on the estimated budgetary cost of taxation concessions of various kinds. Tax exemptions, tax deductions, tax rebates or reduced tax rates usually deliver ... More >>

ACCC Says Questions To Be Answered On McDonald's

Monday, 12 July 1999, 12:36 am | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission considers there are still serious questions to be answered over national fast food chain McDonald's Australia Ltd's 'McMatch and Win' promotion. More >>

Residential aged care facilities

Monday, 12 July 1999, 12:34 am | Unknown

The first report on residential aged care facilities shows a continuing trend to higher dependency levels among residents. At the end of June 1998, nearly 60% of residents were in the high-care categories (categories 1 to 4), while less than 5% ... More >>

Withholding Tax On Farm Management Deposits

Monday, 12 July 1999, 12:33 am | Unknown

Incoming Federal National Party Leader John Anderson today revealed that the withholding tax applying on the withdrawal of a Farm Management Deposit (FMD) will be removed under the Pay As You Go (PAYG) tax system being introduced next year. More >>

State Ministers On Lamb Tariffs

Monday, 12 July 1999, 12:32 am | Unknown

State and Territory Ministers Joined the Federal Government in Condemning the US Decision to Impose Restrictions on Australian Lamb Exports More >>

Service criteria for full local number portability

Monday, 12 July 1999, 12:31 am | Unknown

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) today released its equivalent service criteria for full local number portability (LNP). The criteria set out the requirements for assessment of technical solutions that carriage service providers (CSPs) of local ... More >>

Howard Interview On Washington

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:47 pm | Unknown

John Howard is set to arrive in Washington tomorrow and is expected to confront President Clinton on the lamb issue next week. More >>

GST Legislation: Royal Assent

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:20 pm | Unknown

Royal Assent is an important date for the transition to the New Tax System for two reasons. More >>

High Commissioner To o Solomon Islands

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:17 pm | Unknown

I have today announced the appointment of Dr Martin Sharp as Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. More >>

$120 million television fund issues paper

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:16 pm | Unknown

The Acting Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Mr Peter McGauran, today released an issues paper on the $120 million Television Fund, to be established from the proceeds of the sale of the next 16.6 per cent of Telstra. More >>

strategic framework for the information economy

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:14 pm | Unknown

The Acting Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Mr Peter McGauran, today released an overview of the Government's response to the strategic priorities identified in A Strategic Framework for the Information Economy (December ... More >>

Telecommunications performance report

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:10 pm | Unknown

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

Howard Interview (Lamb)

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:08 pm | Unknown

Ladies and gentlemen, needless to say the Australian Government is quite appalled at the decision of the American administration, of the President, to impose punitive and totally unjustifiable restrictions on Australian lamb imports into the United ... More >>

US Decision On Lamb Outrageous

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:59 am | Unknown

Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Mark Vaile, today joined Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, in condemning the US tariff and quota restrictions imposed on Australia lamb. More >>

Fischer Condemns US Decision On Aussie Lamb

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:54 am | Unknown

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Tim Fischer, expressed outrage at the US decision announced in Washington today to impose unjustifiable trade restraints against Australia lamb exports. More >>

Howard In Japan - Transcripts

Friday, 9 July 1999, 7:41 am | Unknown

Well it's entirely premature for anybody to be talking about that, we have a combat readiness. I certainly hope that that won't be necessary. You must remember of course that troops can only enter a foreign country in two ways, they only enter by invitation ... More >>

Doomed Firms Ignore Customer Complaints

Thursday, 8 July 1999, 7:41 pm | Unknown

Firms that ignored customer complaints were taking the first step on the road to failure, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chairman, Mr Allan Asher, warned today. More >>

Australian Executive Director To The World Bank

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:33 pm | Unknown

The Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello, MP, today announced the nomination of Mr Neil Hyden, Chief Adviser (International), Department of the Treasury, to the position of Executive Director of the World Bank in Washington. More >>

Speech: Howard In Japan

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:31 pm | Unknown

Mr Imai, chairman of the Japan Federation of Economic Organisations and of the Japan-Australia Business Cooperation Committee More >>

Transcript: Howard In Japan

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:30 pm | Unknown

This is a pleasant surprise. It's good to see you all. Are you all well? Did you all travel well? That's very good. Now, what would you like to ask me? I am here to answer any questions you want to ask me. As you know I'll be delivering a speech ... More >>

Government Names Bridge In Honour Of Fischer

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:28 pm | Unknown

The great work and public service of the Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, was recognised today in Queensland with the opening of a new bridge at Wallaville on the National Highway named in his honour. More >>

Union Sandbagging Slows Award Simplification

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:27 pm | Unknown

Low paid workers are being deprived of up to $24 a week in wage rises granted by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission in the 1997 and 1998 Safety Net Review decisions because unions have failed to have their awards varied. More >>

Gulf War Veterans to Benefit

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:26 pm | Unknown

Australian veterans of the Gulf War will be the first to benefit from a new Defence Force strategy to better treat the health of service personnel involved in recent and future overseas deployments. More >>

30th Telecommunications carrier licence issued

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:25 pm | Unknown

The Acting Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Mr Peter McGauran, today congratulated Communication Site Rentals (CSR) Pty Ltd on receiving the 30th telecommunications carrier licence issued by the Australian Communications ... More >>

Allocation of Spectrum in the 500 MHz Band

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:24 pm | Unknown

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) today announced the release of a discussion paper on the re-allocation of radiofrequency spectrum in the 500 MHz bands. More >>

Canberra To Host International Landcare Forum

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:23 pm | Unknown

An International Landcare Forum will be held in Canberra on Tuesday, August 24, 1999, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mark Vaile, announced today. More >>

Vaile Slams Unregulated Fishing On Our Doorstep

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:22 pm | Unknown

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Mark Vaile, today strongly criticised unregulated fishing by South African and Belize operators just outside Australian waters pledging an extra $200,000 to help identify and deal with illegal fishing. More >>

New Food And Fibre Chains Program

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:21 pm | Unknown

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Mark Vaile, today welcomed the start of the new $9.2 million Food and Fibre Chains Program - pitched at boosting exports to Asia and beyond. More >>

The Great Artesian Basin (Gab) Resource

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 8:19 pm | Unknown

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is an Australian treasure that is in need of improved management to ensure its long-term value as a water resource for arid Australia, said Wilson Tuckey, Federal Minister for Forestry and Conservation. More >>

Sydney Morning Herald Frontpage

Wednesday, 7 July 1999, 7:19 pm | Unknown

Sydney Opera House - Olympics Ticket Limbo - Howard Talks Tough to the Neighbours -Police Radio Problems - Furious China - Tom's Cruisy birthday -Bob Ellis on ambivalence - Sydney acknowledged as national hub (sort of) More >>

Transcript - Howard - Radio Interview

Tuesday, 6 July 1999, 9:18 pm | Unknown

Subjects: economy, ministry changes, current account deficit, trade issues, lamb exports, manufacturing industry, foreign aid, industrial relations reform, community violence, senate reform, business tax reform, Collins Class submarines, republic ... More >>

Transcript: Howard - On Departure For Japan

Tuesday, 6 July 1999, 9:15 pm | Unknown

Ladies and gentlemen, under the new Ministerial arrangements Mr Mark Vaile will become the Minister for Trade to replace Mr Fischer. Warren Truss will be promoted into the Cabinet to take over Mr Vaile’s current portfolio of Agriculture, Fisheries and ... More >>

Anderson Welcomes New Ministerial Arrangements

Tuesday, 6 July 1999, 9:12 pm | Unknown

The incoming Leader of the National Party, John Anderson, today welcomed the new ministerial arrangements announced by the Prime Minister after weekend talks between the two leaders. More >>

New Information Technology Industry Training

Tuesday, 6 July 1999, 9:10 pm | Unknown

Australia's Information Technology (IT) industry was boosted today with the launch of new IT training initiatives by the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Dr David Kemp. More >>

New Control Plan Targets Four Biggest Feral Pests

Tuesday, 6 July 1999, 9:07 pm | Unknown

Federal Environment Minister Robert Hill today launched Australia's first co-ordinated strategy to protect native species from the nation's four most destructive feral pests. More >>

ACA involved in harmonisation of standards

Tuesday, 6 July 1999, 8:07 pm | Unknown

The first working meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Telecommunications Standardisation Program (ASTAP) was held from 23-25 June in Singapore in conjunction with the CommunicAsia trade show. More >>

New Travel Merger Announced

Tuesday, 6 July 1999, 3:34 pm | Unknown

A major force in the travel industry has today been announced following the merger of three leading corporate travel management companies in the Australasian market. More >>


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