The Hon Scott Morrison MP
The Hon Michael McCormack MP
Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
30 September 2020
ANNUAL MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON RURAL AND REGIONAL BUDGET OUTCOMES
The Government will deliver Australia’s first Ministerial Statement on Rural and Regional Budget Outcomes to Federal Parliament during Budget week next Thursday.
The Statement will update the House on the Coalition Government’s economic roadmap for rural and regional communities. It is the government’s intention to deliver this update annually.
Regional communities and industries have been disproportionately affected by recent challenges including COVID 19, prolonged drought and bushfires.
Our economic recovery plan will create jobs and more resilient regions helping to rebuild our economy and to secure Australia’s future.
Just in the last week, the Government has announced $385 million for the new Regional Recovery Partnerships program, the regional Connectivity Program and the new Resilient Regional Leaders initiative, as well as further investment in the Building Better Regions Fund and regional tourism.
Regional Australia will be key to helping Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.