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

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

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