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Funding helps regions on road to bushfire recovery

Music festivals, art installations, sporting events and a coastal headland walking trail are among 95 projects to receive a share in more than $7 million in funding support for communities in fire-affected regions across Australia. This is the third funding announcement under the $10 million Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program, following $825,000 for 34 [...]

By |2020-09-18T08:31:21+10:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Tasmanian Land Conservancy must overturn decision to shut down RiverFly

Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam has urged the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) Board to reverse its decision to shut down the nationally acclaimed tourism venture at Skullbone Plains. “RiverFly’s standing camp at Skullbone Plains has been acclaimed at both the state and national level for its outstanding tourism values and is a terrific [...]

By |2020-09-16T14:13:41+10:00September 16th, 2020|Media Releases|

Morrison Government to accelerate critical Marinus Link

Tasmania’s Marinus Link will share in $250 million of Morrison Government funding to accelerate energy projects that are critical to our nation. Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism, Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the Morrison Government is committed to delivering affordable, reliable energy to support Tasmania’s economy. “The Marinus Link is key to unlocking Tasmania’s [...]

By |2020-09-15T16:18:37+10:00September 15th, 2020|Media Releases|

Appeal welcomed in Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum v VicForests case

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam has welcomed the announcement that VicForests has lodged an appeal in the Full Federal Court. “These issues are creating uncertainty across the forestry industry, and the Morrison Government welcomes VicForests’ appeal against the recent judgment,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “The forestry industry is being attacked in the [...]

By |2020-09-12T14:32:31+10:00September 12th, 2020|Media Releases|

New data shows Australians are starting to head back to the regions

Regional tourism rebounded by over $1 billion in the month of June, according to new monthly figures released today by Tourism Research Australia (TRA). The data shows there were more than 5.4 million domestic visitors in the month of June, an increase of more than 2.35 million visitors on May, with the majority of these [...]

By |2020-09-11T08:37:43+10:00September 11th, 2020|Media Releases|

Local jobs to benefit from second Wineglass Bay lookout

Tasmanian company CPT Engineering have been awarded the tender to construct a new lookout and elevated walkways within Freycinet National Park overlooking Wineglass Bay. The $700,000 project is jointly funded through the Tasmanian Government’s Improving Statewide Visitor Infrastructure program and the Federal Government’s National Tourism Icons Package. Tasmanian Minister for Environment and Parks Roger Jaensch [...]

By |2020-09-07T12:08:09+10:00September 7th, 2020|Media Releases|

Applications to open for $40m forestry recovery fund

Applications will open tomorrow for the Forestry Recovery Development Fund, which will provide $40 million in grant funding to help industry recover from the devastating summer bushfires. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said competitive grants of between $1 million and $5 million would strengthen industry and create jobs in our forestry communities. [...]

By |2020-09-01T13:56:18+10:00September 1st, 2020|Media Releases|

Sustainability certification achieved through Our Marine Parks Grants

One of Australia’s largest fisheries, the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) has today achieved the global gold standard for sustainability with the award of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC certification for the ETBF has been achieved thanks to support from the Australian Government’s Our Marine Parks Grants program. The certification is based on [...]

By |2020-08-28T10:52:13+10:00August 28th, 2020|Media Releases|

Have your say: Fisheries resource sharing framework

The draft Commonwealth fisheries resource sharing framework is now open for public consultation until 22 September 2020. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam encouraged all those with an interest in Commonwealth fisheries to take part in this important consultation and have their say on the draft framework. “This will benefit commercial, recreational and [...]

By |2020-08-28T08:54:43+10:00August 28th, 2020|Media Releases|

Morrison Government delivers lifeline to Tasmanian workers

The Morrison Government is supporting Tasmanian workers by providing a $1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment if they cannot work because they need to self-isolate or quarantine. Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam said it was important Tasmanians stayed at home if they were feeling unwell. “This agreement between the Federal and Tasmanian Governments provides a lifeline for [...]

By |2020-09-02T08:58:17+10:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|