Close to $1b partnership with Royal Flying Doctor to provide more care

The Liberal and Nationals Government and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) will enter into a record 10-year strategic partnership, worth nearly $1 billion, to provide more certainty for regional, rural and remote patients who rely on the critical aeromedical service. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said this historic partnership will provide long-term security…

STAND by me – 500 Lifesaving Satellite Services installed for Emergency Communications

The Liberal and Nationals Government has today announced in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, a significant milestone with 500 NBN SkyMuster satellite services now installed at rural fire depots and designated evacuation centres across Australia, providing crucial connectivity for communities and emergency service organisations when land-based communication networks are impacted. Minister for Regional Communications, Senator…

Naming Australia National Large Air Tanker Competition Winners Announced

Bishop Druitt College Coffs Harbour, St Patrick’s College Campbelltown, and Christian College Geelong have been selected as joint winners of the National Large Air Tanker (LAT) Naming Competition. The Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie and Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan visited Bishop Druitt College this…

Indi gets major funding boost for NBN fixed wireless services

Indi will have access to a significantly more capable NBN network following a $480 million investment by the Liberal and Nationals Government in the 2022-23 Federal Budget. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the investment in NBN Co’s non-commercial fixed wireless network will significantly improve the…

New grants helping communities care for waterways in Indi

Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, today announced a grant to re-snag the Kiewa River to protect threatened fish species through the $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program. Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, said the grants were designed to help communities deliver on-ground projects to improve the…

Future Drought Fund: Supporting drought resilience in the Indigo Shire

First-round grants announced for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program Program funds events, training, and small scale infrastructure that will facilitate and enable networking. The Liberal and Nationals Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund will provide $98,843 to agricultural communities in Indigo Shire to better prepare for drought.  Minister for Agriculture and…