06 Apr 2021
$15.1 million to support this year’s Royal Easter Show

The Australian Government has provided $15.1 million to the Sydney Royal Easter Show under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program to relieve cash flow pressures and ensure this year’s Show could go ahead.

12 Mar 2021
100 satellites installed under the Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters program

Satellite dishes to provide NBN connectivity have now been installed on 100 Rural Fire Service building and evacuation centres across Australia under the $37.1 million Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters (STAND) package.

26 Feb 2021
Funding flows to drought-affected regions

Drought-affected regions are continuing to benefit from Australian Government funding support, with 24 projects sharing in more than $1.1 million under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s award-winning Tackling Tough Times Together…

18 Jan 2021
Kingaroy to be transformed

Kingaroy residents are set to benefit from improved infrastructure in the town centre, thanks to a $4.5 million Australian Government investment.

09 Dec 2020
Hundreds of satellite dishes to give better broadband connectivity during natural disasters

Under the $37.1 million Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disaster (STAND) program, the Morrison Government is delivering hundreds of satellite dishes on emergency buildings such as Rural Fire Service depots around Australia;…

01 Dec 2020
Extending battery back-up for regional and remote phone towers

Mobile phone towers will be able to keep operating longer if the power goes out during or after natural disasters, thanks to a major new investment by the Morrison McCormack Government.

29 Oct 2020
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.

27 Oct 2020
Green light for drought relief projects in Barkly

A high-priority drought relief project is progressing in the Barkly Regional Council in the Northern Territory, with funding approved to flow under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.

27 Oct 2020
Green light for drought relief projects in Snowy Monaro

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

13 Oct 2020
Green light for drought relief project in Boulia

A high-priority drought relief project is progressing in the Boulia Shire in Queensland, with $1 million in funding approved under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.

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.