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…

24 October 2022

Media release

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…

20 October 2022

Media release

Transcript - Minister McBain addresses the Municipal Association of Victoria Annual Conference
Subjects: National Awards for Local Government, collaboration between federal, state and local governments, Voice to Parliament referendum, Federal Government Financial Assistance Grants, rail freight.

13 October 2022

Speech

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.

13 October 2022

Media release

Transcript - Minister McBain interview on ABC Radio South East NSW, Breakfast with Simon Lauder
Subjects: Robodebt announcement, GP crisis, October budget, Stage 3 tax cuts, road funding, Bombala aged care facility, local newspaper deliveries, electric vehicles for MPs.

12 October 2022

Interview

Have your say on shipping needs for Norfolk Island

The Australian Government is seeking the Norfolk Island community’s views on its long-term, sustainable shipping requirements, with a Have Your Say process launching on 11 October 2022.

11 October 2022

Media release

Expanded whale museum to be a killer attraction for Eden

The extended Eden Killer Whale Museum has officially opened to the public today, with new galleries and a mobility-impaired lift making this local attraction bigger, better and more accessible than ever.

07 October 2022

Media release

Regional Tech Hub to provide one-on-one telecommunications advice at Murrumbateman Field Days

Residents of Murrumbateman will be able to take advantage of the Regional Tech Hub (the Hub) when it visits Murrumbateman Field Days on 15-16 October.

06 October 2022

Media release

Opportunity to help shape the future of the nation's capital

The Australian Government has commenced an open and transparent selection process to support the appointment of a new board member for the National Capital Authority (NCA).

05 October 2022

Media release

New funding for bridge upgrades nationwide

Motorists who travel on some of Australia’s oldest and narrowest bridges will benefit from new Australian Government-funded upgrade and replacement projects.

05 October 2022

Media release

Transcript - Minister McBain addresses the Western Australian Local Government Association Convention
Subjects: Federal and local government partnerships, Local Government Association round table, survey of work force skills, housing affordability, regional investment, natural disaster preparedness, grants, WA local govt initiatives

02 October 2022

Speech

2CC Talking Canberra with Stephen Cenatiempo
SUBJECTS: Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022, Jingellic Sky Muster, Australian Federal Integrity Commission legislation, NBN upgrades, Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee.

28 September 2022

Interview

Remote, rural and regional communities to receive over $800,000 in Australian Government funding

Recognising the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on remote, rural and regional communities, the Australian Government has partnered with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to provide more than $800,000 in funding through the first…

27 September 2022

Media release

Australian Government delivers increased communications network resilience in Jingellic

The community of Jingellic in Eden-Monaro is now better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters following the installation of a backup NBN Sky Muster satellite service under the Australian Government’s Strengthening Telecommunications…

26 September 2022

Media release

Ultra-fast NBN services now ready for order in Braidwood

Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Braidwood can now place an order to upgrade their NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).

26 September 2022

Media release