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$10 million levy life-line delivered to Commonwealth fishers

The Morrison Government has delivered on its commitment to waive more than $10 million in levies for Commonwealth fishers across the country, impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Australian fishers were among the first and worst hit by the pandemic when access to international markets stopped and local cafes and restaurants were closed, bringing many [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:08:34+10:00July 9th, 2020|Media Releases|

New data reinforces the importance of holidaying here this year

Australians holidaying in their own backyard this year will be critical to helping our tourism industry get back on its feet, with new quarterly data revealing the impact of the bushfire crisis and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on international and domestic visitation. The latest tourism data from Tourism Research Australia shows that international [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:10:33+10:00July 9th, 2020|Media Releases|

Re-opening of Tahune Adventures to boost regional economy in time of need

The re-opening of Tahune Adventures is fantastic news for Tasmania’s Huon Valley, as the region recovers from the 2019 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam said the re-opening would boost the local economy. “Our tourism industry has been hit hard by recent bushfires and then by the unprecedented crisis [...]

By |2020-07-06T10:07:59+10:00July 4th, 2020|Media Releases|

Freight flights boost for Australian exporters

Australian exporters reliant on air freight will continue to have access to key international export markets, thanks to a $240 million funding injection to help keep international freight routes and flights operating. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $240 million funding injection would extend support, under [...]

By |2020-07-03T13:50:05+10:00July 3rd, 2020|Media Releases|

Bunnings’ disappointing decision to ban Australian timber from VicForests to cost hundreds of jobs

The decision by Bunnings to stop selling Australian timber sourced from VicForests is disappointing and wrong. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said Australian jobs would be lost as a consequence of Bunnings’ ill-advised action. “Bunnings shelves will be stacked with more imported timber, rather than Australian grown structural hardwood timber, Australian solid [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:32:33+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Media Releases|

Supporting the Development of Regional Forestry Hubs in Gippsland, Victoria and Central West NSW

The Morrison Government is providing a $2.2 million boost to Gippsland Victoria and Central West New South Wales forestry industries with the development of two new Regional Forestry Hubs (Hubs). Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonno Duniam said the investment would support the vital forestry industries in both regions to drive new investment [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:34:31+10:00June 29th, 2020|Media Releases|

Future-Proofing & Securing Jobs in Australia’s Forestry Industry  

23 June 2020 Australia’s forestry industry will be given a boost with two new initiatives injecting $50 million in assistance to secure jobs and future-proof the sector following the devastating bushfires this summer. The impact of the bushfires on Australia’s forestry industry could be felt for decades with more than two million hectares of our [...]

By |2020-06-23T11:29:34+10:00June 23rd, 2020|Media Releases|

McCormack, Littleproud and Duniam – $4 million helping hand as fishers reel from COVID impact

20 June 2020 Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam today announced $4 million in funding for Australia’s first national marketing campaign to promote Australian seafood. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the campaign would use [...]

By |2020-06-20T17:02:31+10:00June 20th, 2020|Media Releases|

Grants to help get tourists back into our fire-affected regions

20 June 2020 The Morrison Government has today announced funding support for 24 events and festivals in fire affected regions, under the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program, as Australia navigates its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions ease across the country. Around $580 000 in funding will now flow for events and [...]

By |2020-06-24T15:21:14+10:00June 20th, 2020|Media Releases|