29 Sep 2020
Green light for Drought Relief Project in Muswellbrook

A high-priority drought relief project is progressing in the Muswellbrook Shire in New South Wales, with funding approved to flow under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.

18 Sep 2020
Show and shine: support ensures bright future

Applications are now open for the Australian Government’s $39 million Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.

01 Sep 2020
Connectivity to drive $15.6 billion annual increase to agriculture sector

New research released today demonstrates the critical role of ubiquitous NBN connectivity in supporting economic growth across Australia’s agriculture sector now and into the future.

28 Aug 2020
$2.7 million 'show' of support for COVID-hit agricultural field days

The Australian Government has today announced a $2.7 million boost for agricultural field days to ensure they can continue to showcase innovation and support regional communities after the pandemic.

21 Aug 2020
More funding for communities tackling drought

The Australian Government is continuing to support drought-affected communities, with 30 projects sharing in more than $1.1 million in Federal funding.

04 Aug 2020
Carnarvon Highway safer after funding for road upgrades

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz has inspected completed road upgrades along the Carnarvon Highway that the Federal Government jointly funded through Rounds 5 and 6 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and…

29 Jul 2020
Investing in a strong future for Western Queensland

The importance of working together to secure a strong future for Western Queensland topped the agenda at the inaugural assembly of the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils (WQAC), as Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport…

03 Jul 2020
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.

25 Jun 2020
$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.

24 Jun 2020
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.

20 Jun 2020
$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…

14 Jun 2020
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.

10 Jun 2020
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.

05 Jun 2020
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…

20 May 2020
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…