30 Apr 2020
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.

23 Apr 2020
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.

09 Apr 2020
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…

01 Apr 2020
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…

28 Mar 2020
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.

20 Feb 2020
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.

28 Jan 2020
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.

26 Jan 2020
Beefed up Roma Saleyards open

Cattle farmers and buyers in the Maranoa region will now have access to a state-of-the-art selling centre, following a major renovation of Australia’s largest beef saleyards in Roma.

21 Jan 2020
Additional funding seals the deal for Carnarvon Highway

More than $3 million in funding has been unlocked to widen a section of the Carnarvon Highway between Injune and Rolleston. 

09 Jan 2020
Immediate financial support for bushfire affected communities

The Australian Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital…

18 Dec 2019
Major upgrade for Bega Saleyards

The Bega Valley Saleyards have received a major upgrade to improve animal welfare standards and facilities for local farmers, buyers and sellers.  
 

16 Dec 2019
More cash for drought-hit farmers

Payments of up to $3,000 will continue to be available to drought-hit farming families throughout Christmas and the New Year.

The Federal Government has topped up the existing round of the Drought Community Support Initiative.

02 Dec 2019
Drought funding set to flow for eligible councils

128 drought-affected councils can now apply for up to $1 million each under the Drought
Communities Programme.

27 Nov 2019
Cash flowing into drought-affected communities

More than 4,500 cash-strapped farming families and contractors have applied for $3,000 support grants in Round 2 of the Drought Community Support Initiative in its first four days.

14 Nov 2019
New funding round to support drought affected communities

The latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will be wholly and solely dedicated to helping the communities hardest hit by the crippling drought.