This week I made $475.8 million in additional funding available to support the Government’s response to the COVID‑19 pandemic by using the Advance to the Finance Minister (the AFM) through one determination.

The determination provided $475.8 million to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications to support the aviation sector consistent with details announced in December 2020 and March 2021 by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

The determination was made from the AFM that was appropriated by the Parliament in Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2020-2021.

The determination was signed on 12 April 2021. This determination was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation, together with an Explanatory Statement (these are available at