Senator the Hon Matt Canavan was sworn in as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia on 19 July 2016.

Senator the Hon Matt Canavan

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, has today given formal notice to liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers that he intends to consider whether 2018 will be a gas shortfall year under the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

Works officially kicked off today on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and Hughenden, with the project set to deliver a more reliable freight and tourist route for North Queensland along with jobs in local communities.

The voice of Northern Australia has been further strengthened, with the first meeting today of the Northern Australia Advisory Council in Townsville.

The Australian Government will begin working with the States and Territories that are prepared to develop their own gas resources through the new $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) to fast track new gas to the east coast market.

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) is now in effect.

Two proposed sites for a radioactive waste management facility at Kimba will proceed to the next phase of assessment.

LNG exports from Western Australia will not be limited under the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

A new strategic assessment program agreed between the Turnbull Government and BHP will protect the unique environment of the Pilbara and support environmentally sustainable development of iron ore mines.

The Turnbull Government is taking immediate action to put downward pressure on power prices and ensure reliable energy for all Australians. 

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