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Some 450 rural and regional towns will receive greater incentives to attract GPs from July 1, under changes announced by Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash today. Speaking at the National Rural Health conference in Darwin, Minister Nash announced an overhauled and much fairer GP Rural Incent... (25-May)

National Stronger Regions Fund: Round Two now open

LOCAL councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations can now apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regiona... (19-May)

Roads to Recovery: Local governments get another $135 million today

THE final 2014-15 quarterly instalment of the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Road to Recovery programme is being paid to 354 local governments across Australia today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said payments totalling m... (19-May)

Partnership for Regional Growth

THE 2015-16 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Government is committed to improving vital infrastructure and services in communities across regional Australia. Funding will continue to be targeted towa... (14-May)


Joe Hockey will deliver the 2015-16 Budget in Parliament tonight at 7:30pm AEST.   The Budget is the next step in our responsible, long-term plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Treasurer’s speech will be broadcast live on ABC1, ABC... (12-May)


Rural communities suffering through extreme drought will be eligible for Commonwealth assistance as part of a new $333 million support package. This Commonwealth Government investment is an acknowledgment of the difficulties being experienced by farmers and by the communities they help to... (11-May)

Regional Aviation: remote air services delivery gets a boost

ACCESS for remote communities will be improved with an extra $39.6 million for airstrip upgrades and additional essential air services, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss announced today. Safety and access at remote airstrips will be... (11-May)

Jobs for Families child care package delivers choice for families

The Government’s $3.5 billion Jobs for Families child care package will provide greater choice for more than 1.2 million families by delivering a simpler, more affordable, more flexible, and more accessible child care system. The Government will establish a new and simpler Child Care Subsidy from... (11-May)


The Commonwealth Government will invest $100 million improving roads that are critical to the beef industry. A new $100 million Northern Australia Beef Roads Fund will make targeted upgrades to key roads necessary for transporting cattle. This will underpin the future viability of the catt... (08-May)

Fairer and Sustainable Pensions

More than 170,000 pensioners with modest assets will have their pensions increased by an average of more than $30 per fortnight as part of the Government’s plans for fairer access to a more sustainable pension that will come into effect in January 2017, Minister for Social Services the Hon. Scott Mo... (07-May)

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