08 Dec 2022
ABC Heywire winners celebrate stories of life across regional and rural Australia Strength, perseverance, and optimism feature strongly in the stories from the 2023 ABC Heywire winners.
25 Nov 2022
Funding for Bega Valley bridge upgrade Motorists who travel on some of Australia’s oldest and narrowest bridges will benefit from new Australian Government-funded upgrade and replacement projects.
25 Nov 2022
Local government in the spotlight at ministers' forum Key challenges facing local governments across Australia in skills, workforce, housing and financial sustainability were discussed today at the first Local Government Ministers’ Forum of the Albanese Government.
23 Nov 2022
$39 million for regional bridge upgrades The Albanese Government is continuing to improve the safety and productivity of bridges in regional areas by investing $39 million across 18 projects under the Bridges Renewal Program.
22 Nov 2022
Australian Government delivers increased communications network resilience across Eden-Monaro Communities right across Eden-Monaro are now better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters following the installation of backup NBN Sky Muster satellite services.
17 Nov 2022
Norfolk Island trip Dear Norfolk Islanders Thank you for welcoming me back to your home last week. Although this trip was short, I was thrilled to spend more time with community members, and can’t wait to meet with more of you when I return.
16 Nov 2022
Local feedback sought on improving mobile coverage across Eden-Monaro The Albanese Government is seeking local feedback on new guidelines that will drive investment to address poor mobile coverage in Carwoola, Talbingo, Wee Jasper, Dalmeny, Mystery Bay, Majors Creek, and along the Kings Highway, Monaro Highway, Snow
08 Nov 2022
Support for Norfolk Island apprentices, trainees and employers Norfolk Islanders now have greater opportunities to access vocational education and training, with the Australian and Queensland Governments expanding state service delivery to support new apprenticeship and traineeship contracts
03 Nov 2022
Budget delivers for City of Marion The Albanese Government is delivering on the commitments it took to the election to improve access, resilience and economic opportunity in the City of Marion.
02 Nov 2022
Paddle boats and the National Cultural Icons: a new collaboration Can you travel across Lake Burley Griffin on a rainbow? Or, perhaps, race through the water that connects the capital’s north and south while engaged in Spotto to name the National Cultural Icons that line its shores?
02 Nov 2022
Budget delivers for Blackwood Community Hub surrounds The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to public spaces surrounding the Blackwood Community Hub.
01 Nov 2022
Shipping forum at Rawson Hall You made it clear to me on my first visit in July the wide-ranging impacts of shipping and freight on every aspect of your economy and community life.
24 Oct 2022
Electricity relief for Norfolk Island The Australian Government is providing a temporary subsidy to Norfolk Island Regional Council to relieve the impact of increased diesel fuel prices on electricity production costs and charges for Council and the communit
20 Oct 2022
Civic engagement and cultural recognition momentum on Norfolk Island In line with my commitment to you for better communications, I am pleased to advise that last week Departmental representatives worked with local community members to progress opportunities for cultural recognition and community
13 Oct 2022
Outstanding community initiatives recognised in local government awards The Australian Government is celebrating 11 category winners for the 2022 National Awards for Local Government by recognising the outstanding achievements of Australia’s local governments today.