Protecting our unique marine environment

The Morrison Government takes another giant step in its commitment to oceans today, unveiling detailed proclamation plans for marine parks covering 744,000 kilometres, an area more than three times the size of United Kingdom and twice the size of…

05 October 2021

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Step forward for research and education sector in Indian Ocean Territories - release of Research Prospectus

The development of a sustainable, long-term research and education sector for the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) has made a significant step forward with the release of the IOT Research Prospectus.

05 October 2021

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Support for Jervis Bay Territory businesses

Today I am pleased to announce that eligible businesses located in the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) are now able to apply for assistance under the NSW COVID-19 business support scheme.

29 September 2021

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New sculptures to honour first women and Indigenous Australian elected to Parliament

Three Australian Parliamentary trailblazers are set to be honoured by the Morrison Government in two new sculptures.

24 August 2021

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Support for Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal projects

The Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal has taken another significant step forward with Federal and State Ministers and the Mayors of both cities providing in-principle endorsement of a draft package to shape the Deal.

18 August 2021

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Suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council

In line with requirements under the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI), I have signed an order to continue the suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) and extend the appointment of interim administrator, Michael Colreavy, while…

01 August 2021

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Thank you to Christmas Island

I was pleased to be able to spend some time recently on Christmas Island (CI). It was a valuable opportunity to discuss with business and community leaders the importance of economic diversification and future opportunities for CI and the region…

02 July 2021

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Assistant Minister visit to the Indian Ocean Territories

I am looking forward to spending the coming week on Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) as the Australia Government continues to invest in, and prioritise, the economic diversification and sustainability of the Indian…

25 June 2021

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Update on Norfolk Island health services

I am pleased to confirm that the New South Wales Government has agreed to a final extension of its delivery of health services on Norfolk Island to the end of 2021.

21 June 2021

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New partnership for Norfolk Island services

Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP and the Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, along with the Hon Nola Marino MP, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, today…

20 June 2021

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Notice of intention to extend suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council

In line with the requirements, and my powers, under the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI), today I issued a notice to the Mayor and councillors of my intention to extend the suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) and the…

16 June 2021

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Norfolk Island services

The Australian Government remains committed to the continuity of essential services for Norfolk Island, and we understand the critical importance of sustainable health and education services for the Norfolk Island community.

03 June 2021

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Three new projects supporting economy and jobs in NSW Central West

The Australian Government is committing $10 million to deliver three projects in Central West New South Wales, to strengthen economic growth and drive Australia’s recovery from COVID-19.

31 May 2021

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Call for input from potential users of new home of regional specific data

The Federal Government is calling for public input on the creation of the Regional Data Hub – a new central source of data for Australia’s regions.

24 May 2021

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Additional judges appointed to the Norfolk Island Supreme Court

I am pleased to advise the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has appointed two additional judges to the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.

20 May 2021

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