Durack is set to benefit from new and improved mobile coverage thanks to Round 5A of the Morrison Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Durack, the Honourable Melissa Price welcomed the news that 8 more Mobile Black Spots are set to be addressed under this round of the Program.
“From the Kimberley to the Mid- West there will be improved mobile coverage for the local community, allowing visitors and locals alike to stay connected, access education services, conduct business and remain in contact with family and friends,” Ms Price said.
“I look forward to working with the successful recipients so that building the mobile base station can get underway and the community can benefit from improved coverage. These base stations will improve coverage in disaster prone areas, along major transport corridors and trial new approaches to delivering coverage,” she said.
The Morrison Government has committed $20.5 million to fund 67 new mobile base stations across Australia. This announcement brings the total number of base stations being funded under the Mobile Black Spot Program to over 1,270 base stations, representing a total investment of over $875 million in total investment
The full list of base stations funded under Round 5A of the MBSP is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website.
Australian Government 2021-22 Budget
The 2021-22 Budget invests around $30 million to help the agricultural sector secure, skill and build it's workforce.
$25.2 million provided over 4 years for AgATTRACT which aims to shift perceptions of agriculture work and showcase the diverse career opportunities on offer.
The Australian Government is committed to backing Australian farmers, fishers and foresters in their Ag2030 goal – driving job creation and economic growth.
Vision: Through Ag2030, the Australian Government is setting the foundations for the agriculture sector to grow agriculture to $100 billion by 2030, ensuring Australian agricultural producers receive maximum returns for their hard work and are supported by vibrant rural and regional communities.
The Delivering Ag2030 plan will be updated annually to reflect new initiatives. Read the current and previous plans here: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/ag2030
Many growers and farmers urgently need workers to meet their harvest demand so they can continue to provide Australians with fresh Australian-grown produce.
The Australian Government’s Harvest Trail Services (HTS) is designed to assist, it's fully funded by government and there is no cost to use the service.
Employers: Harvest Trail Services providers can help employers, farmers and growers advertise their harvest jobs, find workers and link people looking for work with harvest employment opportunities through a Harvest Trail Services provider or advertise at no cost directly on the Harvest Trail Services Jobs Board.
Job seekers: can find employers, farmers and growers who are looking to hire on the Harvest Trail Services Jobs Board
Importantly, from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2021, job seekers may be eligible for AgMove - Relocation Assistance to help with the costs of travel and accommodation when they relocate to take up short-term seasonal harvest or agricultural work.
Visit the Harvest Trail website for more information.