03 Dec 2021
Local contractors to bring Business Hub to life

A Territory enterprise with a presence in Tennant Creek has been awarded a $2.4 million Northern Territory Government contract to fit-out the Barkly Business Hub.

30 Nov 2021
Tenders called for Torbanlea-Pialba Road flood immunity project

Securing a vital link for Hervey Bay and surrounding communities to ensure Bruce Highway access during floods is one step closer.

05 Nov 2021
Conclusion of public inquiry into Norfolk Island Regional Council

The public inquiry into the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) has now concluded and independent Commissioner Ms Carolyn McNally has provided the Australian Government with her final report.

03 Nov 2021
Update on IOT fisheries management

The Australian Government is committed to implementing a robust and sustainable solution for fisheries management in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) as soon as possible.

29 Oct 2021
Boost for IOT businesses through the Northern Australia business development grants program

I am pleased to announce that Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) businesses will be eligible to apply for grants from $50,000 to $10 million under the first round of the newly announced Northern Australia Development Program, supporting business…

29 Oct 2021
Second IOT Research Roundtable taking place today

Interest in a sustainable research sector in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) is continuing to be explored, with the convening of a second Research Roundtable to take place today (29 October).

26 Oct 2021
Intergovernmental agreement signed for delivery of Norfolk Island services

Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, and the Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Olympics, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, today signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), for the provision of state services to Norfolk…

26 Oct 2021
Hinkler Regional Deal continues to deliver

The first annual progress report for the $260 million Hinkler Regional Deal has been released today, detailing the progress of the 5-year plan and how the benefits can be seen across Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and the surrounding area.  

05 Oct 2021
Step forward for research and education sector in Indian Ocean Territories - release of Research Prospectus

The development of a sustainable, long-term research and education sector for the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) has made a significant step forward with the release of the IOT Research Prospectus.

05 Oct 2021
Protecting our unique marine environment

The Morrison Government takes another giant step in its commitment to oceans today, unveiling detailed proclamation plans for marine parks covering 744,000 kilometres, an area more than three times the size of United Kingdom and twice the size of…

29 Sep 2021
Support for Jervis Bay Territory businesses

Today I am pleased to announce that eligible businesses located in the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) are now able to apply for assistance under the NSW COVID-19 business support scheme.

24 Aug 2021
New sculptures to honour first women and Indigenous Australian elected to Parliament

Three Australian Parliamentary trailblazers are set to be honoured by the Morrison Government in two new sculptures.

18 Aug 2021
Support for Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal projects

The Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal has taken another significant step forward with Federal and State Ministers and the Mayors of both cities providing in-principle endorsement of a draft package to shape the Deal.

01 Aug 2021
Suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council

In line with requirements under the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI), I have signed an order to continue the suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) and extend the appointment of interim administrator, Michael Colreavy, while…

02 Jul 2021
Thank you to Christmas Island

I was pleased to be able to spend some time recently on Christmas Island (CI). It was a valuable opportunity to discuss with business and community leaders the importance of economic diversification and future opportunities for CI and the region…