10 Dec 2020
Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

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…

04 Dec 2020
Update on Norfolk Island Regional Council audit outcomes

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.

20 Nov 2020
Work under way on Fraser Coast palliative hospice

Work has begun to construct a $7 million palliative care facility for terminally ill people in Hervey Bay.

13 Nov 2020
Barkly Regional Deal kicking goals

The Barkly Regional Deal is kicking goals – quite literally.

30 Oct 2020
Norfolk Island Regional Council election delay

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.

15 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Delivering for Christmas Island

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…

13 Oct 2020
Bunbury Outer Ring Road contract to create thousands of local jobs

The Bunbury Outer Ring Road project is a step closer with the major construction contract signed, unlocking thousands of local jobs and economic benefits.

10 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Delivering for Norfolk Island

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…

09 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Delivering for Jervis Bay Territory

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.

09 Oct 2020
IOT fishing rules available for information

Thank you to everybody who has contributed to the development of new fishing rules for the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT). 

07 Oct 2020
Budget 2020: Backing our regions

The 2020–21 Budget locks in more investment, jobs and a secure future for our regional communities, ensuring they remain a great place to live, work, invest and raise a family.

27 Sep 2020
Regional tourism recovery package to get visitors flowing again

The Morrison-McCormack Government will inject $250 million into regional Australia, encouraging more Australians to travel and experience a home-grown holiday, boosting regional jobs and local economies.

24 Sep 2020
Working for the sustainable growth of IOT economies

The long-term research needs, priorities and challenges for the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) was the focus of the inaugural meeting of the IOT Research Working Group which took place today.

10 Sep 2020
Work commences to improve tourism infrastructure in Christmas Island National Park

Development of new tourism infrastructure for Christmas Island is now under way, as part of the $4.2 million funding package secured by Assistant Minister Marino in late 2019 to support a range of projects promoting long-term economic…

10 Sep 2020
A new look for Kingston supports tourism and heritage

As part of the Australian Government’s continuing support to preserve Norfolk Island heritage and enhance visitor experience, the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area has been changed to the more familiar and meaningful name of Kingston.