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Review into impact of summer bushfires on Victoria’s RFAs

The Australian and Victorian governments have formally commenced a Major Event Review to assess the impacts of the 2019-20 bushfire season on the operation of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the regional impacts of the bushfires on Australia’s forestry industry could be felt for decades. [...]

By |2020-12-02T12:11:47+11:00December 2nd, 2020|Media Releases|

$16 million to boost Tasmanian plastics recycling

The Morrison Government’s transformation of Australia’s recycling industry has seen a landmark agreement with Tasmania today that will deliver a $16 million boost for the state’s recycling industry, creating jobs and reducing pressure on the environment. Federal Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, and Tasmania’s Minister for Environment and Parks, Roger Jaensch have announced the [...]

By |2020-11-27T13:46:57+11:00November 27th, 2020|Media Releases|

Sovereign Hill brings Australia’s Gold Rush era to life

The Morrison Government’s $10.1 million in federal funding for Sovereign Hill Museums Association will now flow from the $50 million National Tourism Icons Program, with the Association launching its Master Plan on the attraction’s 50th anniversary today. Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam said Sovereign Hill is an iconic tourist attraction that must be [...]

By |2020-11-27T12:03:00+11:00November 27th, 2020|Media Releases|

Mental health program to boost fishers mental health

A mental health program for the Australian commercial fishing industry – Stay Afloat Australia – has officially launched in three iconic fishing communities across Australia. The Morrison Government invested $600,000 for Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) to deliver the first industry-specific mental health support program. As of this week, three trusted advocates have been selected in [...]

By |2020-11-25T08:39:20+11:00November 25th, 2020|Media Releases|

World Fisheries Day celebrates world-class sustainability

On World Fisheries Day today, the Morrison Government is celebrating our world-leading fisheries management and hardworking fishers on the frontline of sustainable seafood production. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the Australia’s seafood industry supports the economy and thousands of families around the country. “World Fisheries Day is an opportunity to celebrate [...]

By |2020-11-23T08:57:18+11:00November 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Great Australian seafood is ‘Easy As’

Preparing great Aussie seafood meals at home is ‘Easy As’ according to a catchy new industry campaign being supported by the Australian Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Seafood Industry Australia’s year-long promotional blitz starts today with TV ads going to air. “This campaign will raise [...]

By |2020-11-10T09:54:17+11:00November 8th, 2020|Media Releases|

Tasmanian tourism boost

More than 130 direct flights from New Zealand to Hobart packed with tourists are set to sample the tastes and sights of Tasmania, under a deal struck by the Morrison and Gutwein Governments for Hobart airport to take around 30,000 international travellers each year. The new arrangement will see the Morrison Government invest $49.2 million [...]

By |2020-11-10T09:59:23+11:00November 7th, 2020|Media Releases|

New vessel docks in gateway to Antarctica

The new $40 million Antarctic Aurora vessel’s arrival in Hobart this week is an important sign of confidence in Australia’s fisheries, which will boost Tasmania’s economy and support local jobs. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the 62 metre longliner affirms Tasmania as the gateway to the Antarctic. “This impressive vessel is [...]

By |2020-11-06T15:46:12+11:00November 6th, 2020|Media Releases|

Project grants set to help restore fisheries habitats

The Australian Government is investing $8 million in 28 projects across the country under the Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program to assist in restoring the health and functionality of coastal and estuarine fisheries habitats. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the program delivers on the government’s commitment to work with fishing clubs to restore marine and [...]

By |2020-10-21T08:33:22+11:00October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Upgrades to improve access and safety on state’s most significant infrastructure

The Morrison Government’s $65 million commitment to upgrade the Tasman Bridge will provide safer and more convenient access to the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, with wider pathways and improved barriers. Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam said the iconic bridge is Tasmania’s most significant transport infrastructure, carrying more than 70,000 vehicles a day. “The Tasman Bridge [...]

By |2020-10-14T14:44:44+11:00October 14th, 2020|Media Releases|