The time period for the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) to provide submissions to me with respect to the proposed suspension of NIRC has now concluded and my consideration of the matter is ongoing.
Applications are now open for local communities across regional Australia for the fifth round of the successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Looking back over the past year, I am struck by the challenges we have faced - and also the resilience and strength with which you have met, and overcome, those challenges.
The year 2020 has been unlike any we have seen in our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our economy and way of life, with significant impacts on tourism for our small Island communities.
Yesterday, I issued to the Norfolk Island Regional Council, a notice of my intention to suspend the Council for a period of three months.
Work is ongoing to inform the Australian Government’s response and next steps on the governance and financial audit of Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) operations, to best support the long-term sustainability of the…
The Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill) has passed Parliament and – after receiving Royal Assent – will become law, bringing regulation of companies, bankruptcy and broadcasting in Norfolk Island into line with the rest of…
The Australian Government’s consideration of the findings of the governance and financial audit of Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) operations, and next steps, is progressing.
Work has begun to construct a $7 million palliative care facility for terminally ill people in Hervey Bay.
The Barkly Regional Deal is kicking goals – quite literally.
I want to inform the Norfolk Island community that, at the request of the Norfolk Island Regional Council, I am delaying the upcoming council election.
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…
The Bunbury Outer Ring Road project is a step closer with the major construction contract signed, unlocking thousands of local jobs and economic benefits.
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…
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.