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. 

17 Jan 2020
Call for Expressions of Interest: Indian Ocean Territories Health Service Community Advisory Committee

Community advisory groups are an important mechanism for ensuring local people have their say in how we design and deliver health services in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) of Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI).

17 Dec 2019
Significant Investment in Christmas Island: Enhancing natural assets to boost local jobs and growth

I am pleased to announce the Australian Government is investing $4.2 million to create jobs, support local business and grow a sustainable economy on Christmas Island (CI).

06 Dec 2019
Norfolk Island visit to focus on sustainability and increasing preparedness for drought and extreme weather

I am greatly looking forward to my first visit to Norfolk Island, from 7-10 December, where I will meet with a wide range of community leaders and explore our shared priorities for a strong and sustainable future for the Island.

21 Nov 2019
First Regional Deal delivering in the Barkly

The rollout of the $78.4 million Barkly Regional Deal continues to forge ahead, with the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, and Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories the Hon Nola Marino MP,…

07 Nov 2019
More flights to Norfolk Island to benefit local tourism

I am pleased to announce an increase in flights between Brisbane and Norfolk Island to support growth in the local tourism industry by enabling more people to visit.

24 Oct 2019
Cruise ship passengers enjoy a new maiden voyage to Norfolk Island

I am delighted that more than 1800 cruise ship passengers made history on Sunday, landing at Norfolk Island on the maiden voyages of the three new Passenger Transfer Vessels (PTV), and providing a significant boost to the local economy.

24 Oct 2019
Economic tool to support diversification and growth

On behalf of the Australian Government, I am pleased to publicly release the Monitoring the Norfolk Island Economy report and baseline tool.

18 Oct 2019
Funding to secure future of rare Norfolk Island birds

The Australian Government has delivered more than $400,000 to help secure the future of two of Australia’s most threatened bird species.

17 Oct 2019
Australian Government funds Norfolk Island artificial reproduction for livestock

The Australian Government will provide the Norfolk Island community with $210,000 for critical infrastructure to boost the genetic diversity and sustainability of local ruminant livestock.

30 Sep 2019
First visit to Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Thank you

My first visit to Australia’s most remote external territory, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) has showcased local residents’ commitment to advancing and protecting the Islands.

26 Sep 2019
New ultrasound boosts health outcomes on Cocos (Keeling) Islands

I am so pleased that one of the most advanced scanners in the world is allowing doctors and nurses on Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) to deliver safer and better health care to you, and improve patient outcomes.