27 Apr 2020
Public consultation sought on expert panel for Inland Rail flood modelling and design

The Federal and Queensland Governments are calling for public consultation on the draft Terms of Reference for an independent panel of expert hydrologists and engineers to inform the proposed flood modelling and structural design of the Inland…

24 Apr 2020
Construction sector key to future job and economic growth

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work closely with the construction sector during this unprecedented pandemic to ensure longevity and job creation throughout and on the other side of COVID-19.

24 Apr 2020
Supporting journalism in regional Australia

The Federal Government is continuing to support journalism in regional Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the $5 million Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund 2020 Round now open for applications.

23 Apr 2020
New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports

A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders has been established by the Morrison-McCormack Government to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets.

23 Apr 2020
Rail construction continues with safe work practices

The Australian Government has welcomed additional public health and safety measures implemented by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) on national rail infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 Apr 2020
Media statement: Virgin Australia

Today it has been formally announced the board of Virgin Australia has chosen to put the company into voluntary administration.

This is a particularly difficult time for its staff, its suppliers and the aviation sector more broadly.

21 Apr 2020
First Inland Rail scholarships awarded to University of Southern Queensland

Four regional students considering an undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Queensland have been awarded scholarships valued at up to $20,000 each as part of the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) Inland Rail scholarship…

17 Apr 2020
Government approval for aircraft parking on east-west runway at Sydney Airport

The Federal Government has granted Sydney Airport approval to temporarily use its east-west runway to accommodate aircraft grounded as a consequence of efforts to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

16 Apr 2020
Federal Government guarantees domestic aviation network

Qantas and Virgin Australia Groups will operate a minimum domestic network servicing the most critical metropolitan and regional routes in Australia thanks to a significant investment from the Federal Government of up to an initial $165 million…

15 Apr 2020
First regional NSW COVID-19 respiratory clinic opens in Wagga Wagga

The first rural GP-led COVID-19 respiratory clinic in New South Wales officially opened today at Wagga Wagga’s Glenrock Country Practice.

13 Apr 2020
Government backs local ideas for Inland Rail interface improvements

Intermodal hubs and new freight provisioning centres are amongst 16 local project proposals to be further developed with support from the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program. 

09 Apr 2020
Facilitating flights to bring Australians home

The Australian Government is continuing to assist hundreds more Australians to return to Australia by facilitating commercial flights from Peru, Argentina and South Africa.

09 Apr 2020
First flight takes off under $110 million freight assistance initiative

Premium-quality Australian seafood will soon be on the plates of thousands of overseas consumers, with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure a critical freight export route under its $110 million International Freight Assistance…

09 Apr 2020
Government support continues for Australia's aviation industry

The Federal Government is taking every possible action to maintain a strong and competitive aviation sector, which will be critical to our economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis.

09 Apr 2020
Targeted support for Indigenous arts, regional arts and respected charity Support Act

To help the Arts sector deal with the devastating impact of COVID-19, which has seen performances cancelled, venues closed and many performers and crew hit by the loss of gigs, the Morrison McCormack Government is committing $27 million in…