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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Around two thirds of Australia's export earnings come from regional industries such as agriculture, tourism, retail, services and manufacturing. Australia's regions are also integral to our values and sense of identity, which come from our unique and diverse culture, landscape, history and people.

The Australian Government, through the department contributes to the prosperity of the economy and the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting regions to realise their potential and manage their own futures.

To do this, the department works in partnership with regional, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.