27 Sep 2020
Regional tourism recovery package to get visitors flowing again

The Morrison-McCormack Government will inject $250 million into regional Australia, encouraging more Australians to travel and experience a home-grown holiday, boosting regional jobs and local economies.

24 Sep 2020
Working for the sustainable growth of IOT economies

The long-term research needs, priorities and challenges for the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) was the focus of the inaugural meeting of the IOT Research Working Group which took place today.

10 Sep 2020
Work commences to improve tourism infrastructure in Christmas Island National Park

Development of new tourism infrastructure for Christmas Island is now under way, as part of the $4.2 million funding package secured by Assistant Minister Marino in late 2019 to support a range of projects promoting long-term economic…

10 Sep 2020
A new look for Kingston supports tourism and heritage

As part of the Australian Government’s continuing support to preserve Norfolk Island heritage and enhance visitor experience, the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area has been changed to the more familiar and meaningful name of Kingston.

04 Sep 2020
Update on Norfolk Island education services

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has agreed to extend school services on Norfolk Island to the end of 2021.

01 Sep 2020
Indian Ocean Territories Health Service five year Strategic Plan

I am pleased to release the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service (IOTHS) Strategic Plan for 2020-2025, following extensive community consultation.

27 Aug 2020
Preferred contractor named for job-creating Bussell Highway duplication

The much-awaited Bussell Highway dual carriageway is a step closer, with Raubex Construction Pty Ltd named as the preferred contractor for the first stage between Capel Bypass and Hutton Road.

13 Aug 2020
Mrs Natasha Griggs reappointed as Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

I am pleased to announce that Mrs Natasha Griggs has been reappointed as Administrator of the Territories of Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI).

06 Aug 2020
Indian Ocean Territories to benefit from solar investment opportunity

The Australian Government is seeking to boost renewable energy production in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT), through an approach to market for a solar power generation plant.

04 Aug 2020
Update on economic stimulus projects for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Following my recent announcement of a tailored COVID-19 economic stimulus package from the Australian Government to support the Indian Ocean Territories, I am pleased to share with you the local projects that will be delivered on the Cocos (…

04 Aug 2020
Preferred proponent chosen for $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road project

The Southwest Connex consortium has been named the preferred proponent to design and construct the Bunbury Outer Ring Road, the biggest regional infrastructure project ever undertaken in Western Australia.

04 Aug 2020
Update on economic stimulus projects for Christmas Island

Following my recent announcement of a tailored COVID-19 economic stimulus package from the Australian Government to support the Indian Ocean Territories, I am pleased to share with you the local projects that will be delivered on Christmas Island…

30 Jul 2020
Supporting emergency management governance on Norfolk Island

COVID-19, water scarcity and a recent cyclone threat demonstrate the critical importance of ensuring the Norfolk Island community can effectively prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters and are appropriately…

21 Jul 2020
O’Halloran Reappointed as Northern Territory Administrator

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO has been reappointed as the Northern Territory Administrator by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC.

21 Jul 2020
Research Roundtable highlights future opportunities for the sector in the IOT

A Working Group will be established to develop a Research Prospectus for the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) and inform a business case for a Research Centre on Christmas Island (CI), in line with community aspirations for the research sector.