Op-Ed: Delivering Better Mobile Coverage into the Future

Since the dawn of time Australians have battled with the peril of distance. This vast, dry continent, which is among the least densely-populated countries on the planet, has long posed immense challenges when it comes to keeping connected.

20 April 2020

Opinion piece

First regional NSW COVID-19 respiratory clinic opens in Wagga Wagga

The first rural GP-led COVID-19 respiratory clinic in New South Wales officially opened today at Wagga Wagga’s Glenrock Country Practice.

15 April 2020

Media release

Government backs local ideas for Inland Rail interface improvements

Intermodal hubs and new freight provisioning centres are amongst 16 local project proposals to be further developed with support from the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program. 

13 April 2020

Media release

NBN Co boosts data for rural and regional customers

The Morrison McCormack Government welcomes new initiatives from NBN Co that will provide more broadband data for Sky Muster satellite customers living in rural and remote Australia.

25 March 2020

Media release

ABC Western Plains with Nic Healy
Subjects: COVID-19 in regional Australia, Centrelink, telehealth, regional communication networks

25 March 2020

Interview

ABC Broken Hill
Subject: Rural and regional COVID-19 impact

25 March 2020

Interview

ABC Australia Wide
Subject: Management of COVID-19 regional areas

24 March 2020

Interview

ABC Queensland Country Hour
Subject: COVID-19 response in regional areas

24 March 2020

Interview

Lockyer Valley Inland Rail business cases fast tracked

Investigating the viability of the Lockyer Valley Inland Rail connection is one of four projects selected to be fast tracked as part of the Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program (II Program).

28 February 2020

Media release

Inland Growth Summit Keynote
Subjects: Regional Health; Regional Communications; Regional Jobs; Drought

07 February 2020

Speech

Moree Inland Rail regional office opens

The Inland Rail Moree Office is now open, providing a greater link between the local community and Government leading up to and throughout the construction of the rail track.

13 January 2020

Media release

Local Government Association Tasmania quarterly meeting speech
Subjects: Federal support for Tasmania, training in regional areas.

06 December 2019

Speech

Nominations open for 2020 local government awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Australian Government National Awards for Local Government, creating fantastic opportunities to celebrate the best of the best.

06 December 2019

Media release

ALGA Roads and Transport Congress speech, Hahndorf SA
Subjects: Roads of Strategic Importance; Building Better Regions Fund; Drought Communities Programme, local government

18 November 2019

Speech

National Forum of Local Government Grants Commission, Brisbane

Thanks, Paul (Bell). I’d like to acknowledge Stirling Hinchliffe that’s here, it’s always good to have a fellow Member of Parliament here. Paul, thank you for your welcome.

07 November 2019

Speech