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Archive criteria : 2016

Victorian Tourism Infrastructure grants

February 22, 2016 Victorian Tourism Infrastructure grant

Major expansion for Gold Coast airport

February 22, 2016 Major expansion for Gold Coast airport

Australian Government approves a major terminal upgrade for the Gold Coast Airport.

February 22, 2016 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Gold Coast Airport expansion will cater for future growth and the increased passenger numbers expected during the upcoming 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Please click here … read more

The China juggernaut continues…but don’t ignore the Americans

February 22, 2016 Australia has just experienced the strongest-ever Chinese New Year. The Immigrations Department processed some 100,000 visitor visa applications from China in January 2016 alone – a record figure for a single month and an increase of 17 per cent over … read more

Vivid Sydney to extend in 2016

February 22, 2016 Visitors from across the globe will have the opportunity to experience more of Vivid Sydney, as the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, will run for an additional five nights in 2016. The festival which is owned, managed … read more

Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy

February 22, 2016 An Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy is being undertaken by the Standing Committee on Education and Employment at the request of the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham. The Inquiry terms … read more

Release of Infrastructure Australia’s 15-year Australian Infrastructure Plan

February 22, 2016 The Australian Infrastructure Plan is the first long-term national infrastructure plan, based on a top down audit of the nation’s assets, developed in the nation’s history. The Australian Infrastructure Plan includes extensive analysis of key infrastructure policy challenges, across transport, … read more

New Arrangements for the development and review of industry training packages

February 22, 2016 As advised previously, late last year the Australian Government introduced a new framework for engaging industry in the development of training packages.   The new training package framework consists of three key entities: a) Australian industry and skills committee b) Industry … read more

Review of the TSMIT

February 22, 2016 On the 23 December 2015 the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announced that government will undertake an evidence-based review of the Temporary Skilled Migration income Threshold (TSMIT), the salary threshold in the 457 programme.  This was one of the … read more

TAA call for action on commercial unregulated short-term accommodation gains traction

February 22, 2016 There has been considerable push-back in both the media and by MPs against commercial operators using new ‘share’ distribution channels to sell short-term rentals without meeting the obligations imposed on regulated operators. The latest to acknowledge the need for regulation … read more