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  • US-Bound Air Cargo—next steps

    Office of Transport Security | 27 July 2015

    The Australian and US Governments have agreed to a strategy to phase-in arrangements to screen all US-bound air cargo at piece-level. The strategy will allow the TSA to continue recognition of Australia’s National Security Program for US-bound air cargo until mid-2017. This will ensure that Australian exports continue to move smoothly through the supply chain to the US market.

  • Funding announced to fix Victoria's black spots

    Infrastructure Investment | 23 July 2015

    The Australian Government has committed $39.1 million in funding for 138 Black Spot projects across Victoria. This is part of the Australian Government's $500 million commitment to the Black Spots Programme to make roads safer, improve travel times and create more local jobs.

  • Corporate Plan 2015–2016 now available

    Corporate | 16 July 2015

    The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's first Corporate Plan, covering the years 2015–16 to 2018–19, has been published. The Corporate Plan sets out the Department's key priorities, activities and strategic agenda for the next four years.

  • Making cycling safer in Australia

    Infrastructure Investment | 16 July 2015

    The Amy Gillet Foundation has been praised for their relentless efforts to make cycling safer in Australia. The successful ‘one meter matters’ campaign has influenced the Australian Government to continue working with states and territories to improve cycling infrastructure and reduce cyclist trauma.

  • 2015 ABC Heywire competition launches today

    Heywire | 16 July 2015

    The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development supports the 2015 Heywire competition which has launched today. If you are aged 16–22 and live in Regional Australia, you can enter your stories in the competition.