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Mental health program to support our hardworking commercial fishers

Australia’s first industry-specific mental health program to support commercial fishers is now underway with a new pilot program starting in three iconic fishing communities. The Morrison Government is investing $600,000 for Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) to deliver a package of mental health initiatives for the seafood community. The program will be piloted in industry-selected regions [...]

By |2020-08-07T10:47:23+10:00August 7th, 2020|Media Releases|

Event grants to boost regional tourism

The Morrison Government has today announced $245,000 in funding for 10 new events and projects in fire-affected regions in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales to support the communities in response to the summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second round of funding announced under the $10 million Regional Tourism Bushfire [...]

By |2020-08-07T10:44:55+10:00August 6th, 2020|Media Releases|

$7 million boost to support Tasmanian skills and trades

The Morrison Government has today announced a $7 million investment to assist construction of TasTAFE’s new Trades and Water Centre of Excellence at the Clarence campus to support more Tasmanians to take up a career in trades and electrotechnology. Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said this investment will [...]

By |2020-07-22T13:26:11+10:00July 22nd, 2020|Media Releases|

Commonwealth combating seafood fraud

The Coalition Government is backing the development of world first portable x-ray fluorescence technology that aims to easily identify Australian grown seafood and protect against food-fraud. Our Government is investing $202,500 into the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisations (ANSTO) world-leading project, which is one of 16 to share in $4 million in funding under the [...]

By |2020-07-22T09:30:10+10:00July 22nd, 2020|Media Releases|

Cutting red tape to strengthen Tasmania’s economy

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the Morrison Government’s Interim Report into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) was good news for Tasmania’s economy, and would help to unlock job-creating projects. “The report has made it clear that the 20-year-old legislation no longer services the interests of business [...]

By |2020-07-20T15:58:21+10:00July 20th, 2020|Media Releases|

Forest Products Innovation Centre to Drive Forestry Research in Gippsland

15 July 2020 Victoria’s forestry industry is set to benefit from $2 million of new research though the establishment of a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) centre in Gippsland. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the investment would provide a major boost to the forestry industry and the jobs it [...]

By |2020-07-17T15:31:53+10:00July 15th, 2020|Media Releases|

$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|