Turnbull Government secures jobs for Alcoa workers

The Turnbull Government welcomes the announcement today that the Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter will remain open into the next decade. This is great news for the workers at the Alcoa smelter and the community of Portland. A power supply failure to Alcoa last month caused damage to production lines and significantly reduced the operating capacity…

Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League kicking goals thanks to the Federal Government’s $150,000 Stronger Communities Program

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said he was thrilled to visit BlueScope Reserve in Hastings to see upgrades completed through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League was one of nine local groups that received funding under Round Two of the program. “I am delighted the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football…

Transcript – Frankston Hospital doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Appointment as Minister for Sport and Health GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Sue Williams, the CEO of Peninsula Health and Chris Crewther, the Member for Dunkley who fought so hard for the funding to expand MRI services here with $6 million over the next four years to help local residents access better…

Appointment as Minister for Health and Sport

Health touches the lives of every Australian. It is essential that people can see a doctor when they need to and have medicine when they are not well. For this reason, I am deeply honoured to take on this new and very important responsibility. My mother was a nurse. My wife is a nurse. All…

Short-term safety measures accelerated for Forest Drive

After months of negotiations, I am pleased that VicRoads has confirmed its commitment to improving safety at the dangerous Forest Drive intersection thanks to $200,000 in federal funding. I welcome a recent letter from Victorian Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan confirming the funds will be used to install interim safety measures at this horrendous intersection.…

Australian telescope project helps unlock history and secrets of the universe

One of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes, based in the Western Australian outback, has begun processing mind-boggling amounts of data which will help scientists explore the secrets and history of the Universe. The antennas of CSIRO’s $188 million Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope are now processing 5.2 terabytes of data per second…

Interview with Steve Price 2GB Morning Show

E&OE… Topics: Gas supplies and energy security, Defence contracts, Minister Ley STEVE PRICE: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. He’s on the line. Minister, happy New Year to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning to you, Steve. I’m calling from Melbourne where it’s beautiful blue skies. I’m not sure what you…

Australian Scientists create time on New Year’s Day

One of the country’s leading research facilities will create time on New Year’s Day, keeping Australia in sync with the rest of the world. Immediately before 11:00:00 am (AEDT) on New Year’s Day, Australian measurement scientists at the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will add an extra second to their super-accurate atomic clocks, to account for…

MELBOURNE DOORSTOP

Topics: Opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre; Alcoa; GREG HUNT: What we've seen today is that there is a long term future for the automotive sector in Australia. It's essentially in the research and development, design, the engineering side. Australians can be and are world-class automotive engineering researchers, developers, designers, and engineers. This…

ABC Melbourne Drive Interview with Nicole Chavstek

E&OE… Topics: Opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre; Alcoa; Cory Bernardi NICOLE CHVASTEK: Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Nicole. NICOLE CHVASTEK: How do you like the sound of the Cory Bernardi party? GREG HUNT: Look, I have a suspicion that all of this is wildly overstated. I've got a…