Media Centre

The Media Centre provides the latest news, speeches, media releases and links to frequently asked questions.

Latest News

  • Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper

    Transport | 11 February 2016

    The Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, established by the Turnbull Government to review Australia's regulatory framework for vehicle emissions, has today issued a discussion paper which sets out the issues under examination and calls for comment.

  • Reforms announced to Motor Vehicle Standards Act

    Vehicle standards | 10 February 2015

    Planned changes to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, announced today by the Australian Government, will give more choice for car buyers and save industry over $70 million a year in lower regulatory compliance costs.

  • Improvements at Sunshine Coast Airport welcomed

    Aviation | 5 February 2016

    Improved Border Force facilities and services announced today at the Sunshine Coast Airport have been welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss. The upgrade is being funded as part of a 2015-16 Budget allocation of $23.8 million over four years to support the clearance of seasonal flights at Sunshine Coast Airport and regular international flights at Townsville Airport.

  • Change to semi-trailer white-paint regulation to save industry millions

    Transport | 3 February 2016

    The Australian Government have announced a change to the Australian Design Rules which will cut red tape and save heavy vehicle operators millions of dollars, with no risk to safety. The change will remove requirements for the rear bumper of semi-trailers to be painted white, which in most cases is a different colour to the main trailer body.

  • Local Government to be celebrated with national awards

    Local Government | 1 February 2016

    The 2016 National Awards for Local Government are now open for entries. The awards recognise local governments for their achievements and for the crucial role they play in Australian communities. More information on the 2016 categories and awards is available at

  • Chinese vessel joins search for MH370

    Aviation | 29 January 2016

    As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that a Chinese ship, Dong Hai Jiu 101, will be deployed to join search operations.