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Norfolk Island state services transition

The Australian Government and the Government of Queensland have committed to negotiating an enduring partnership for the delivery of state-type services to Norfolk Island.

Once an Intergovernmental Agreement is signed, the essential health support and school education services currently delivered by the New South Wales Government will transition to the Queensland Government. Additional state services that are not currently delivered on Norfolk Island will be introduced over time.

The continuity of essential services during transition is a key priority and the Australian Government will work with the Queensland and NSW Governments and the community to plan a smooth transition of services. Further details will be made available as operational arrangements are developed in the second half of 2021. The Norfolk Island community will continue to be informed and engaged as this work progresses, in line with the Community Engagement Framework.

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Last Updated: 23 June, 2021