Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

MH370 final reports released

Media Release

DC295/2017

03 October 2017

  • Two reports relating to the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 released
  • Reports are a strong reflection of the efforts by many to find the aircraft

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today welcomed the release of two final reports related to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report on the Australian-led search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the CSIRO's final MH370 research report reflect the extraordinary work that was undertaken, both in identifying the search area and in conducting the search.

Mr Chester said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's report represents the detailed analysis of the search areas by Australian experts and experts from around the globe.

“The CSIRO report is a detailed analysis of the initial surface search for aircraft debris in key areas in March and April of 2014,” Mr Chester said.

“These reports are the culmination of more than three years of study and it speaks to the very best of what our global community will do when faced with a challenge that touches us all.

“Our thoughts continue to be with the families of those on board the missing aircraft,” Mr Chester said.

The reports are available online: