Coalition plan to increase Australia’s sovereign maritime capability

Coalition plan to increase Australia’s sovereign maritime capability If re-elected, within six months a Coalition Government will introduce measures to increase Australia’s sovereign maritime capability that can be called upon in times of national crisis or natural disaster. Ninety per cent of global trade is transported on ships and Australia’s commercial fleet is currently made…

Securing the future of Australian agriculture

Securing the future of Australian agriculture A re-elected Coalition Government will build on its $1.7 billion investment in agriculture since 2021 to create new jobs and prosperity in our regions and help the industry achieve its goal of reaching $100 billion farm gate output by 2030. Today the Coalition Government released its Plan for Agriculture…

$1.75m to improve horticulture market transparency

The Coalition Government is backing fairer prices for horticulture growers through funding totalling $1.75 million to improve market transparency and bargaining power for the industry. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, said the funding to ABARES and to an industry consortium led by Fresh Markets Australia is a practical example of the Government’s…

New Regional Training Hub to train medical students locally

A re-elected Morrison Joyce Government will establish a new Regional Training Hub in the Bathurst region, which will support students intending to practice rurally to complete as much of their training in the regions. The Bathurst-based hub will not only support the Bathurst area, but also allow Western Sydney University to support medical students in…

Queensland Gets Telecommunications Boost

Residents across regional, rural and remote Queensland will soon be better connected following successful applications for funding improved mobile coverage and broadband services under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program.  Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie said the projects form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing roll-out of the $257 million Regional Connectivity Program…

Coalition creates new Regional University Centre for Mount Isa

Coalition creates new Regional University Centre for Mount Isa The Coalition Government will establish a new Regional University Centre in Mount Isa to offer local students the support and modern facilities they need to undertake tertiary education without needing to leave the area.  The Coalition Government’s Regional University Centres program removes barriers for regional and…

Better telecommunications for regional Victoria

Better telecommunications for regional Victoria Residents of Axedale, Goornong, Colbinabbin and Toolleen in regional Victoria will soon have access to better connectivity in their local communities, following a successful application for funding new mobile coverage under round two of the Regional Connectivity Program.  Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, said these projects form part of…

$157 million to improve telecommunications in Northern Australia

The Hon. David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia Deputy Leader of The Nationals   Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education   MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, 10 May 2022 $157 million to improve telecommunications in Northern Australia The Coalition Government will provide $157 million to deliver fast…

Funding extended for Wuyagiba Regional Study Hub

 The Coalition Government will provide Wuyagiba Regional Study Hub with a further four years funding to ensure it will continue to offer students in South East Arnhem Land the opportunity to participate and succeed in furthering their education.  The Wuyagiba Regional Study Hub is one of 16 Regional University Centres, covering 24 sites around Australia,…