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.

24 April 2020

Media release

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.

23 April 2020

Media release

Transcript Interview with Paul Murray Live on Sky News
Subjects: Virgin Australia, Coronavirus, Victorian Police

23 April 2020

Interview

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 April 2020

Media release

Transcript FIVEaa Radio Adelaide
Subjects: Swissport, Virgin Australia, Covid-19

22 April 2020

Interview

Transcript Sky News First Edition
Subjects: Oil prices, Virgin Australia, coronavirus

22 April 2020

Interview

Transcript Triple M Riverina
Subjects: Virgin Australia, coronavirus, ANZAC Day

22 April 2020

Interview

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 April 2020

Media release

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…

21 April 2020

Media release

Transcript 2SM Super Network Radio
Subjects: ANZAC Day, Virgin Australia, coronavirus

21 April 2020

Interview

Transcript Sky News on WIN interview
Subjects: Virgin Australia, coronavirus

20 April 2020

Interview

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.

17 April 2020

Media release

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…

16 April 2020

Media release

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.

15 April 2020

Media release

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. 

13 April 2020

Media release

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