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 April 2020

Media release

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 April 2020

Media release

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 April 2020

Media release

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…

09 April 2020

Media release

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

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