Freight flights boost for Australian exporters

Australian exporters reliant on airfreight will continue to have access to key international export markets, thanks to a $240 million funding injection to help keep international freight routes and flights operating.

03 July 2020

Media release

$36 million for our agricultural communities – the shows will go on

The Australian Government is spending $36 million to support agricultural show societies to recover from the effects of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue after the pandemic.

25 June 2020

Media release

Financial support remains in place for drought-affected families

The Australian Government is continuing its support for drought-affected farming households by extending Round 2 of the $148.5 million Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) program until the end of this year.

24 June 2020

Media release

$4 million helping hand as fishers reel from COVID impact

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam today announced $4 million in funding for Australia’s first national marketing campaign to promote…

20 June 2020

Media release

Freight flights boost for South East Queensland farmers

It will now be easier for South East Queensland farmers to get their high-quality produce into key overseas export markets with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure two direct freight routes to Hong Kong and Singapore.

14 June 2020

Media release

Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling.

10 June 2020

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Building Better Regions with 163 new projects for drought-affected communities

Drought-affected regional communities across Australia will benefit from 163 new local infrastructure and community projects as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful…

05 June 2020

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Liberals and Nationals continue to back communities in drought

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back drought-affected communities, today providing nearly $1.5 million in funding towards 39 new projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times…

20 May 2020

Media release

Supporting North Queensland through drought

A number of high-priority drought relief projects are progressing across North Queensland, with more projects approved under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.

30 April 2020

Media release

New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports

A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders has been established by the Morrison-McCormack Government to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets.

23 April 2020

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First flight takes off under $110 million freight assistance initiative

Premium-quality Australian seafood will soon be on the plates of thousands of overseas consumers, with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure a critical freight export route under its $110 million International Freight Assistance…

09 April 2020

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Securing freight access for Australia agricultural and fisheries exporters

A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back vital medical supplies, medicines and equipment…

01 April 2020

Media release

Government support for the wings across Australia

The Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management has welcomed the nearly $200 million boost for regional and remote aviation as part of the Federal Government’s support to Australia’s aviation sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

28 March 2020

Media release

More money for cash-strapped drought communities

The Australian Government has extended the Drought Community Support Initiative (DSCI), providing a further $82.75 million to continue crucial support for farming households battling the continuing drought.

20 February 2020

Media release

More support for communities affected by drought

Funding for farmers, small businesses, families and schools in drought-affected communities across Australia will now start rolling out as part of a $57 million support package.

28 January 2020

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