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.

17 Jul 2020
Hervey Bay Airport runway renewal takes off

The Hervey Bay Airport is getting a facelift with work now underway on an 11-month project to refurbish the runway and improve the airfield lighting under the Hinkler Regional Deal.

14 Jul 2020
Norfolk Island’s artificial reproduction for livestock project commences

I am pleased to announce Norfolk Island’s artificial reproduction for ruminants project has formally commenced, providing a pathway to protect the sustainability of livestock on Norfolk Island.

13 Jul 2020
Jobs and tourism boost for Christmas Island

The Morrison Government has today announced the biggest single investment in Australia’s Commonwealth National Parks with more than $230 million in funding for tourism and other infrastructure, including up to $19.7 million earmarked for upgraded…

13 Jul 2020
Safer roads hustle as Bussell Highway tenders called

Travel in Western Australia's south-west will soon be safer and easier with tenders called today to deliver Stage 1 of the Bussell Highway duplication.

12 Jul 2020
Historic government commitment for Booderee National Park and Australian National Botanic Gardens

The funding for Parks Australia will provide a much-needed boost for tourism as Australia continues to emerge from the COVID crisis, creating more than a hundred jobs across Booderee and the ANBG.

10 Jul 2020
Exciting Regional Deal for Albury-Wodonga

The Australian, New South Wales and Victorian governments and Albury City and City of Wodonga councils have formally committed to developing an Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal.

01 Jul 2020
Economic stimulus package for Norfolk Island and the Indian Ocean Territories

I am pleased to announce the Morrison Government will provide $13.5 million of additional economic stimulus to support the remote communities and businesses of Norfolk Island and Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling)…

23 Jun 2020
Safety paramount for our IOT communities

Thank you for your continued efforts to protect yourself and your communities at this difficult time. 

15 Jun 2020
Program manager appointed to deliver Hinkler Regional Deal projects on Fraser Coast

A world-class company with experience overseeing multiple shopping centre and entertainment precinct projects in regional Queensland and significant commercial building developments in Brisbane will manage the delivery of a number of projects on…

05 Jun 2020
Building Better Regions with 163 new projects for drought-affected communities

Drought-affected regional communities across Australia will benefit from 163 new local infrastructure and community projects as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful…

22 May 2020
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…

30 Apr 2020
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.

28 Feb 2020
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.