Applications open for regional aviation grants

The $298 million of support announced for Australia’s regional airline network is a step closer to flowing through the industry with applications opening and guidelines released for two new major initiatives to protect the sector during COVID-19…

06 April 2020

Media release

Australian seafarers get extension for certificate renewals during COVID-19 pandemic

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is providing Australian seafarers impacted by COVID-19 with an automatic six-month extension on their qualifications.

05 April 2020

Media release

The Latest, Channel 7
Subjects: COVID-19, establishment of Australian flight network overseas

04 April 2020

Interview

Paul Murray Live - Sky News on WIN
Subjects: COVID-19 response, regional airlines, regional health, profiteering on goods, foreign investment/purchases of Australian companies and petrol prices

03 April 2020

Interview

International aviation network established to get Australians home

A continuing network of flights to four key international hubs will be established – London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Auckland – for the next four weeks to help Australians get home.

03 April 2020

Media release

Securing freight access for Australia agricultural and fisheries exporters

A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back vital medical supplies, medicines and equipment…

01 April 2020

Media release

Safer journeys between Tyndale and Maclean

The Pacific Highway duplication between Woolgoolga to Ballina is starting to take final shape, with an additional 12-kilometre section between Tyndale and Maclean opening last night, delivering smoother, safer and more reliable journeys for all…

01 April 2020

Media release

Exemptions for heavy vehicle drivers at rest stops

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet have tonight approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers…

30 March 2020

Media release

Additional new support for critical regional aviation services through COVID-19

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will provide additional support to help maintain the regional air network as part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with a $198 million Regional Air Network Assistance Package,…

28 March 2020

Media release

Government-facilitated flights from South America

The Australian Government is facilitating commercial charter flights to bring hundreds of Australians home from Peru and Uruguay over the coming days.

26 March 2020

Media release

Australians abroad during COVID-19

COVID-19 is affecting hundreds of thousands of Australians who are travelling abroad, disrupting their movement and in some cases making it difficult for them to return to Australia.

25 March 2020

Media release

Supporting regional Australia through COVID-19

An initial $1 billion will be injected into regional communities to support businesses, agriculture and tourism impacted by the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s response to the…

22 March 2020

Media release

Progressing the south east traffic solution

Progress is continuing on the South East Traffic Solution projects, with the final designs for key projects along the Hobart to Sorell Corridor released today.

19 March 2020

Media release

Editorial - The Land

Regional Australia has done it tough during the past few months.

We've faced drought, bushfires and in some areas, flooding has caused significant damage.

Property has been lost. Far more devastatingly, lives have been lost.

19 March 2020

Opinion piece

Relief package for Australian aviation industry

A major relief package is on the way for the Australian aviation industry.

18 March 2020

Media release

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