Infrastructure boost for external territories

Australia’s external territories of Norfolk Island and Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands will be supported by the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government through an almost $8 million boost to local governments for road and…

22 May 2020

Media release

Supporting the Norfolk Island economy through COVID-19

The Australian Government is ensuring Norfolk Island businesses and residents financially affected by coronavirus have access to a range of economic support measures.

30 April 2020

Media release

Message from the Assistant Minister – COVID-19

I thank you, the communities of the Indian Ocean Territories, for your support as we work together to protect each other and respond to this unprecedented pandemic.

02 April 2020

Community update

Christmas Island in focus for research opportunities

Scientific organisations, universities and Australian Government representatives will gather in Canberra today to discuss opportunities to capitalise on Christmas Island’s (CI) unique ecosystems, species and conservation value. 

28 February 2020

Media release

25 February 2020

Community update

Call for Expressions of Interest: Indian Ocean Territories Health Service Community Advisory Committee

Community advisory groups are an important mechanism for ensuring local people have their say in how we design and deliver health services in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) of Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI).

17 January 2020

Media release

Message from the Hon Nola Marino MP

Dear Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands residents,

19 December 2019

Community update

Significant Investment in Christmas Island: Enhancing natural assets to boost local jobs and growth

I am pleased to announce the Australian Government is investing $4.2 million to create jobs, support local business and grow a sustainable economy on Christmas Island (CI).

17 December 2019

Media release

Norfolk Island visit to focus on sustainability and increasing preparedness for drought and extreme weather

I am greatly looking forward to my first visit to Norfolk Island, from 7-10 December, where I will meet with a wide range of community leaders and explore our shared priorities for a strong and sustainable future for the Island.

06 December 2019

Media release

IOT communities contribute to sustainable future for unique fisheries

Thank you to the communities of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) and Christmas Island (CI) for your strong engagement during the recent community consultations on proposed new fishing rules for the islands.

02 December 2019

Community update

First Regional Deal delivering in the Barkly

The rollout of the $78.4 million Barkly Regional Deal continues to forge ahead, with the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, and Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories the Hon Nola Marino MP,…

21 November 2019

Media release

More flights to Norfolk Island to benefit local tourism

I am pleased to announce an increase in flights between Brisbane and Norfolk Island to support growth in the local tourism industry by enabling more people to visit.

07 November 2019

Media release

Listening to the IOT communities on fish rules

Further community engagement on proposed changes to fishing rules in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) of Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) will take place in the next fortnight.

31 October 2019

Community update

Cruise ship passengers enjoy a new maiden voyage to Norfolk Island

I am delighted that more than 1800 cruise ship passengers made history on Sunday, landing at Norfolk Island on the maiden voyages of the three new Passenger Transfer Vessels (PTV), and providing a significant boost to the local economy.

24 October 2019

Media release

Economic tool to support diversification and growth

On behalf of the Australian Government, I am pleased to publicly release the Monitoring the Norfolk Island Economy report and baseline tool.

24 October 2019

Media release

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