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Tasmanian businesses and residents will benefit from new infrastructure upgrades that will mitigate flooding along the main street of Huonville. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government invested $1.6 million to protect Huonville businesses and residents, including the Pine Lane Retirement Village. “This project will [...]

By |2021-01-15T12:49:25+11:00January 15th, 2021|Media Releases|

Spirit of Tasmania passengers flock to book free car trips

Assistant Minister for Industry Development Jonno Duniam said travellers set their alarms for midnight last night to ensure they did not miss out on free car trips on the Spirit of Tasmania. “The Morrison Government’s Spirit of Tasmania bring your car for free initiative is off to a flying start,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “This [...]

By |2021-01-14T10:08:14+11:00January 14th, 2021|Media Releases|

New Hub to service BOM operations across Tasmania and Antarctica

The Morrison Government is continuing to deliver on its investment in the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), officially opening the first purpose-built Observing Operations Hub in Hobart, designed to monitor the extreme weather experienced across Tasmania and Antarctica. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the Operations Hub will house highly-skilled technical staff to fully service [...]

By |2021-01-13T11:13:28+11:00January 13th, 2021|Media Releases|

Spirit of Tasmania boost to turbo-charge Tassie tourism

The Federal Government will give Tasmania’s economic recovery a welcome boost by injecting $6 million into making it free for Spirit of Tasmania passengers to bring their car to Tasmania. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the move would support a boost to passenger vehicle bookings on [...]

By |2021-01-08T08:38:44+11:00January 7th, 2021|Media Releases|

Backing Australian farmers to expand horizons in 2021

The Australian Government is investing $72.7 million to help Australian farming, forestry and fishing exporters to expand and diversify their export markets in 2021 as part of its Agri-Business Expansion Initiative. Scaled up export support services to help over 2,000 Australian agri-food exporters expand their international markets, greater access to market intelligence, matched grants for [...]

By |2020-12-23T11:31:24+11:00December 23rd, 2020|Media Releases|

Fisheries resource sharing framework launched

The Australian Government has released the Commonwealth fisheries resource sharing framework, bringing greater certainty to commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishers accessing our shared fisheries resources. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam welcomed the launch of the new framework as delivering on one of the Morrison Government’s 2019 election commitments. “Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries are [...]

By |2021-01-06T11:22:30+11:00December 23rd, 2020|Media Releases|

Refurbished Museum a tourism boost for Rottnest Island

Western Australia’s iconic Rottnest Island Museum will re-open today with a new name and $1 million in improvements as part of the Morrison Government’s $17.2 million commitment to Rottnest Island under the National Tourism Icons Program. The renaming of the tourist attraction to ‘Wadjemup Museum’ reflects the significance of the Island’s Aboriginal heritage and honours [...]

By |2020-12-22T13:02:33+11:00December 22nd, 2020|Media Releases|

Successful applicants announced for $40m forestry recovery fund

The Morrison Government has today announced the 14 successful applicants for the Forestry Recovery Development Fund, which will provide $40 million in grant funding to help the forestry industry to recover from the devastating bushfires last summer. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam [...]