Government welcomes partnership with new ALGA President

Federal Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton met with newly elected President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Cr Linda Scott today, kicking off a fruitful partnership in joint delivery of critical infrastructure and…

17 November 2020

Media release

Transcript - Australian Local Government Association Roads Forum
Subjects: Australian Local Government Association, NBN, Drought, Road Infrastructure;

17 November 2020

Speech

Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill 2020

As Regional Communications Minister, I was pleased to this week speak on the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio and Other Measures) Bill 2020.

13 November 2020

Speech

$693 million contract awarded for Inland Rail construction between Narrabri and North Star

The communities of North West NSW are another step closer to realising the transformational benefits of Inland Rail and hundreds of local jobs with joint-venture Trans4m Rail announced as the constructor for 171km of upgraded rail track between…

09 November 2020

Media release

Delivering on our commitment to bushfire-affected communities

The Nationals have welcomed the $8.3 million investment to boost the resilience of communications networks in bushfire-prone areas of regional Australia.

29 October 2020

Media release

Environmental approval gives Inland Rail green light in Northern NSW

The Australian Government is set to break ground on the next section of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail following approval of the Narrabri to North Star Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

16 October 2020

Media release

NBN Co to invest $2 billion in regional Australia

The Australian Government welcomes news that $2 billion of the recent investments announced by NBN Co will be directed towards better connecting regional Australia and will stimulate regional jobs and economic growth.

08 October 2020

Media release

Budget 2020: Commonwealth backs local government to recover and thrive

The Federal Budget has set aside an additional $1 billion to flow through local councils, delivering priorities and creating jobs in local areas as part of Australia’s road to recovery through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI)…

07 October 2020

Media release

Additional support to strengthen Australia's communications, media and creative sectors

The Morrison Government is strengthening the economy, creating jobs and supporting households and businesses through COVID-19 by investing in our critically important telecommunications, media and creative arts sectors as part…

06 October 2020

Media release

Transcript - 2GB Radio - Drive
Subject: Inland Rail.

29 September 2020

Interview

More businesses to benefit from Inland Rail procurement

A new, streamlined procurement process for Inland Rail will see more businesses benefit during the construction of the Australian Government’s multibillion dollar fast, reliable and cost-competitive freight rail line connecting Melbourne and…

24 September 2020

Media release

Regional and rural Australians to benefit from $4.5 billion NBN investment

Federal Regional Communications Minister, the Hon Mark Coulton MP said the announcement of $4.5 billion in additional investment by NBN Co will further boost connectivity for Australians living and doing business in regional areas.

24 September 2020

Media release

Businesses across Australia to get high-speed fibre broadband

Nine in 10 businesses will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband as NBN Co rolls out 240 Business Fibre Zones nationwide.

22 September 2020

Media release

Further developing the Casino Drill Hall precinct

The southern gateway to Casino has an iconic public space for visitors and the local community to enjoy. The Casino Drill Hall precinct is an attractive destination for passing travellers and a unique hub for local events.

21 September 2020

Media release

New mobile coverage for bushfire-affected Wyndham

Residents of Wyndham in the hinterland of New South Wales’ far south coast can now enjoy new and improved mobile coverage thanks to the Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 September 2020

Media release