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.

04 Aug 2020
Update on economic stimulus projects for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Following my recent announcement of a tailored COVID-19 economic stimulus package from the Australian Government to support the Indian Ocean Territories, I am pleased to share with you the local projects that will be delivered on the Cocos (…

04 Aug 2020
Preferred proponent chosen for $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road project

The Southwest Connex consortium has been named the preferred proponent to design and construct the Bunbury Outer Ring Road, the biggest regional infrastructure project ever undertaken in Western Australia.

04 Aug 2020
Update on economic stimulus projects for Christmas Island

Following my recent announcement of a tailored COVID-19 economic stimulus package from the Australian Government to support the Indian Ocean Territories, I am pleased to share with you the local projects that will be delivered on Christmas Island…

30 Jul 2020
Supporting emergency management governance on Norfolk Island

COVID-19, water scarcity and a recent cyclone threat demonstrate the critical importance of ensuring the Norfolk Island community can effectively prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters and are appropriately…

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.