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Revised designs for upgrades to the Great Western Highway at Medlow Bath have been released, following detailed feedback from the Blue Mountains community.

The Morrison Government will provide additional support for New South Wales by allowing childcare services to waive gap-fees for parents keeping their children at home due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

The Morrison and Berejiklian Governments have delivered a further $400 million in funding to support the Hawkesbury recover from the February and March 2021 storms and floods. 

Air Force proves its capability in Antarctica again

Joint release with the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has again proven its capability to land on ice flying into Antarctica yesterday to provide assistance to the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

Successfully landing in colder conditions than previous flights, the C-17A Globemaster III touched down at Wilkins Aerodrome for the sixth time since November 2015.

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the C-17A had been used to return 28 expeditioners and three Squirrel Helicopters to Hobart.

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Defence investing in innovative Tasmanian industry

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Government will invest $4 million to further develop an innovative emergency flotation device for the Australian Defence Force.

The Pegasus Aircraft Buoyancy System, developed by Australian company One Atmosphere in collaboration with Airbus Group Australia Pacific, is designed to provide additional buoyancy to rotary wing aircraft that have crashed or ditched at sea and potentially provide extra time for the aircrew to escape safely.

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$7.2 million for new food processing technology in Tasmania

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Government will invest $7.2 million in an innovative new food processing technology which will be used to produce high-quality combat rations.

Defence will establish a Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilisation (MATS) research and development plant within the Defence Food and Nutrition Centre in Scottsdale along with a production facility in Launceston.

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The Centre for Defence Industry Capability

Joint release with the Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP

The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the new Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will be headquartered in Adelaide.

The headquarters will both foster and drive innovation in the defence industry right across Australia and open up export opportunities.

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Senator for Western Sydney and Minister for Defence, the Hon. Marise Payne, today visited the site of the new Rouse Road Bridge in Rouse Hill,...

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