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Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Force returns to Australia

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The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) Joint Task Force has returned to Australia following a three-month regional engagement mission to South and South East Asia. 
The flagship HMAS Canberra will anchor off Darwin tomorrow, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017.
Chief of Joint Operations, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld,…

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Work begins to drop public transport fares for low income households

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Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Wellbeing Budget will include new funding that could make it cheaper for low income households to use public transport.
Budget 2019 will provide funding to investigate a scheme to reduce the costs of public transport for Community Services Card holders. “This scheme would make public transport easier to…

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Reducing the backlog of coronial cases

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The Government is taking action to reducing the backlog of coronial cases by appointing eight relief coroners, Minister for Courts Andrew Little announced today.
“More relief coroners will provide more support so families aren’t waiting long periods for coronial decisions affecting their loved ones,” Andrew Little said. 
“The relief coroners’ main focus will be on clearing the current backlog of cases by providing support to the National Initial Investigation Office which is notified of all sudden, unexplained or violent deaths…

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Media invited to speak with Canadian influencers on gender equality

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In March, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, launched Canada’s National Committee comprising 16 leaders committed to advancing gender equality. The role of the committee is to help inspire and engage Canadians to take action for gender equality, diversity and inclusion leading up to the Women Deliver 2019…

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