Interim Satellite Service expansion to provide relief for Remote Internet Users

The NBN Co will spend more than $34 million to give customers on its satellite service access to adequate broadband speeds and provide new satellite services for up to 9,000 additional households, farms and small businesses across Australia. The National Broadband Network Interim Satellite Service (ISS), created at an initial cost of $351 million, has…

Devils Pulpit bypass open to traffic

MOTORISTS will benefit from reduced travel times and improved road safety on the Pacific Highway with the Devils Pulpit upgrade opened to traffic today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government was getting on with the job of building national infrastructure projects for Australia’s future. “The…

Repeal day a great day for jobs and small businesses in Page

Today the Government introduced legislation and tabled documents to repeal over 10,000 unnecessary and counter-productive pieces of legislation and regulations. More than 50,000 pages of unnecessary and costly legislation and regulations that are a dead weight on Australian businesses, community groups and households will be removed, Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This will…

The final tunnel breakthrough

UPGRADES on the Pacific Highway are on track to bring safety and efficiency benefits to thousands of motorists who use the highway every day. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today welcomed the breakthrough of the southbound tunnel at St Helena Hill, a major milestone for the $862 million…