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Australian fisheries stocks continue to be sustainably managed

Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries continue to be well-managed and sustainable, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES). Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the ABARES Fishery status reports was a testament to the hard-work and dedication of the industry and government. “This report [...]

By |2020-10-09T11:18:55+11:00October 9th, 2020|Media Releases|

Federal Budget: a plan for Tasmania’s economic recovery

Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam said the Morrison Government’s Budget provides a plan for Tasmania’s economic recovery. “This is the right budget for these extraordinary times,” Assistant Minster Duniam said. “The COVID-19 global pandemic has hit Tasmania hard. We need a plan for jobs, and that’s what this budget delivers. “This Budget unashamedly backs Tasmania’s competitive [...]

By |2020-10-07T08:40:24+11:00October 7th, 2020|Media Releases|

Bob Brown Foundation threatens to put thousands of Tasmanians out of work

The Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries has acknowledged the progress of the Bob Brown Foundation court case, which was heard in the Federal Court today for case management. Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam said he stood with the Tasmanian Government in support of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. “The Morrison Government remains committed to Regional [...]

By |2020-10-05T10:47:04+11:00October 3rd, 2020|Media Releases|

$7.46 million boost for Tasmanian tourism, jobs and wilderness  

Tasmania will receive $7.46 million for iconic heritage and wilderness projects around the state as part of the Morrison Government’s $61.7 million budget spending on environmental restoration and recovery measures through the $1 billion COVID Relief Fund. The Overland Track, Walls of Jerusalem, Cascades Female Factory, Brickendon Estate and Woolmers Estate will receive funding as [...]

By |2020-10-01T12:09:12+10:00October 1st, 2020|Media Releases|

Regional Recovery Partnerships: Tasmania shares in millions

Tasmania is one of 10 regions across the country to share in a new $100 million Regional Recovery Partnerships program as part of the Morrison Government’s upcoming Federal Budget. This Budget funding for Tasmania is in addition to the $13.5 million announced earlier this week through the $50 million Recovery of Regional Tourism package, and [...]

By |2020-09-30T12:14:39+10:00September 30th, 2020|Media Releases|

Regional tourism recovery package to get visitors flowing again

The Morrison-McCormack Government will inject $250 million into regional Australia, encouraging more Australians to travel and experience a home-grown holiday, boosting regional jobs and local economies. The package include two measures announced today, a $50 million Regional Tourism Recovery initiative to assist businesses in regions heavily reliant on international tourism and $200 million for an [...]

By |2020-09-27T12:02:18+10:00September 27th, 2020|Media Releases|


Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam has welcomed the announcement that Mona Foma will be held in Hobart and Launceston in January 2021. “Mona Foma will be a major boost for tourism and hospitality businesses across the state’s north and south,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on [...]

By |2020-09-27T12:00:12+10:00September 26th, 2020|Media Releases|

Business grants to restart Tasmania’s events sector

The Morrison Government will invest $50 million into a Business Events Grants program across the country, that will be critical in getting Tasmania’s business events industry back on its feet. Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam said Tasmania’s business events industry has been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s estimated 95 per cent of [...]

By |2020-09-25T14:41:27+10:00September 25th, 2020|Media Releases|

Insolvency reform to assist regional tourism businesses

The Morrison Government’s reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework will help small regional tourism businesses restructure and survive the economic impact of COVID-19. Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam said the reforms would cover around 76 per cent of businesses subject to insolvencies today. “Our regional tourism businesses have been hard hit by COVID-19,” Assistant [...]

By |2020-09-25T08:37:41+10:00September 25th, 2020|Media Releases|

Skills boost for students and job seekers in Tasmania

Tasmanian school leavers and job seekers will benefit from increased access to low-fee or free training under a significant investment through the JobTrainer Fund to be rolled out across Tasmania. Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said strengthening Australia’s skills and training system is a priority as the [...]

By |2020-09-23T15:06:42+10:00September 23rd, 2020|Media Releases|