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.

25 November 2022

Media release

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 November 2022

Media release

Transcript - Minister McBain tv interview - Sky News Regional Australia, Breakfast with Jaynie Seal
Subjects: Meeting of local government ministers, Disaster Ready Fund, childcare costs, parliamentary agenda.

24 November 2022

Interview

Interview with Simon Lauder on ABC South East NSW Breakfast
SUBJECTS: Funding for flood repairs, telecommunications resilience in natural disasters, bonus payments to Snowy Hydro staff.

23 November 2022

Interview

$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.

23 November 2022

Media release

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.

22 November 2022

Media release

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.

17 November 2022

Media release

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…

16 November 2022

Media release

Interview with David Eisenhauer
Subjects: McAuley Catholic Central School, aged care workers pay rise, Talbingo telecommunications, Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

10 November 2022

Interview

Interview with Jaynie Seale on Sky News Breakfast
Subjects: Telehealth, regional health, impact of natural disasters, housing shortage, cost of living increases, energy prices.

10 November 2022

Interview

Interview with Stephen Cenatiempo on Breakfast Show 2CC Canberra
Subjects: Administrators for Norfolk Island and Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) islands, industrial relations bill, regional first-home buyers’ grant.

09 November 2022

Interview

Interview on ABC News with Jane Norman
SUBJECTS: Industrial relations reform legislation, Energy prices

08 November 2022

Interview

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…

08 November 2022

Media release

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.

03 November 2022

Media release

ABC South East NSW, Breakfast with Simon Lauder
SUBJECTS: Impact of floods, Disaster Ready Fund, industrial relations legislation, gambling advertising

02 November 2022

Interview