2000 - Australia hosts the 27th Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. All of Australia comes to a standstill to watch Cathy Freeman race to a gold medal victory in the 400m finals. The line to Sydney Airport opens in 2000 to serve the games. Australian Government Private Health Insurance Rebate and Lifetime Health Cover are first introduced, giving Australians a great reason to get private health insurance.
2001 - Australia celebrates 100 years since its inauguration as the Commonwealth of Australia.
2004 - The Families Foundation launches. The Foundation is a registered charity run by staff on a volunteer basis to raise money to assist families in times of hardship and need, whether they are members of the health fund or not. Yarra Trams commences operation of Melbourne’s tram network. The 1420 km train line between Alice Springs and Darwin is completed
2007 - The Private Health Insurance Act is introduced, replacing the National Health Act 1953. Railway & Transport Health Fund becomes rt health fund and adopts new tagline of ‘be well, get well, stay well’. The fund also creates formal partnerships with key organisations in the transport and electricity industries: the RTBU, the ETU and the TWU. rt health becomes a national organisation for the first time, with members in every state and territory.
2008 - Quentin Bryce is sworn in as Australia's governor-general, the first woman to hold the post. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally apologises to the Stolen Generations.
2009 - Epping to Chatswood Rail Link is completed.