DROUGHT ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TO HELP MORE COMMUNITIES IN NEED

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back regional Australia through a further $15 million extension to the Drought Communities Programme, with 15 additional councils now eligible to apply for funding under the program. Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Bridget McKenzie said the extension brought the total funding for drought…

Regional Deal for Albury-Wodonga

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has today announced the Albury Wodonga region will pilot a Regional Deal, with the Government committed to working with state and local governments to identify regional development opportunities. Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Bridget McKenzie said like existing City Deals, the Albury Wodonga Regional Deal will bring…

INVESTING IN BRINGING AUSTRALIANS TOGETHER

Today, the Morrison Government announced a $71 million package aimed at bringing Australians together. This package invests in programs that embrace Australia’s multicultural diversity and help all communities become actively part of, and benefit from, Australia’s economic and social development. The funding will enhance the everyday experiences Australians have in common – how we communicate,…

SUPPORTING REGIONAL VICTORIAN SMALL BUSINESSES

A second generation North East Victoria winemaker says new financing options outlined by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is welcome and timely. Minister for Regional Services and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the creation of the $2 billion Australia Business Securitisation Fund would enable greater access to finance for small businesses when they needed it.  The Minister said the announcement that the…