15 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Delivering for Christmas Island

The Australian Government is prioritising the health and safety of the Christmas Island community, committing $28.9 million over three years from 2020-21, to manage the risks of storm water, flooding, landslide and rockfall in two popular local…

13 Oct 2020
Bunbury Outer Ring Road contract to create thousands of local jobs

The Bunbury Outer Ring Road project is a step closer with the major construction contract signed, unlocking thousands of local jobs and economic benefits.

10 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Delivering for Norfolk Island

The 2020-21 Federal Budget is prioritising the delivery of essential services for Norfolk Island, committing $55.6 million of new funding over four years from 2020-21 for a range of programs to support the local economy emerge stronger and more…

09 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Delivering for Jervis Bay Territory

The 2020-21 Federal Budget is delivering $7.4 million to the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) to support the community through COVID-19 and into the future.

09 Oct 2020
IOT fishing rules available for information

Thank you to everybody who has contributed to the development of new fishing rules for the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT). 

07 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Backing our regions

The 2020–21 Budget locks in more investment, jobs and a secure future for our regional communities, ensuring they remain a great place to live, work, invest and raise a family.

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.