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

Regional Australia to benefit from visa expansion

In yet another win for regional Australia, the Liberal National Federal Government will increase the number of annual places available under the Work and Holiday visa program from 500 to 2,000.

05 November 2019

Media release

05 November 2019

Interview

Logical investment in Inland Rail

Parkes is set to be the epicentre of regional growth and opportunity with the opening of the $35 million Parkes Logistics Terminal by Pacific National, joining SCT Logistics and Linfox to connect to the Liberal and Nationals Government's $9.3 …

30 October 2019

Media release

Expressions of interest sought for Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program

Supply chain managers, producers, local and state governments, local businesses, community representatives and freight and train operators are encouraged to put forward projects for investigation under the $44 million Inland Rail Interface…

29 October 2019

Media release

Rural Health Commissioner reappointed to inject GPs into regional areas

The Liberal and Nationals Government’s focus on improving rural, regional and remote health will continue with the re-appointment today of National Rural Health Commissioner, Emeritus Professor Paul Worley.

25 October 2019

Media release

Support continues for drought-affected communities

Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.

23 October 2019

Media release

Inspector-General sets up shop in Mildura

Mildura is set to become home to the Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources, with one of the two offices being set up in the city.

08 October 2019

Media release

Inland Rail Doorstop
Subjects: Inland Rail fast track announcement.

26 September 2019

Interview

Government Support to Build Stronger Regional Communities
Subjects: Government support to build stronger regional communities.

26 September 2019

Speech

Faster, fuller freight fast-tracked for investigation

A bold initiative from the Federal Government will fast-track the investigation of opportunities for three communities in the Parkes electorate to access the benefits of the heavier, faster, and more efficient trains of Inland Rail.

25 September 2019

Media release

Growing a Digital Future for Australian Agriculture National Forum

The Australian Government understands the importance of connectivity for all Australians, and is committed to improving communications services in regional and remote Australia.

16 September 2019

Speech

Data shows Government is backing regional Australia

Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton has welcomed new data showing the Liberal and National Government's migration program is benefiting regional areas and helping to secure their economic future.

06 September 2019

Media release