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Stronger environmental protection for the Pilbara

23 June 2017

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.

Securing our energy future

20 June 2017

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

New study to assess gas potential of offshore South East Australia

16 June 2017

The Australian Government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in Southern Australia, as part of the $90 million investment in domestic gas security and supply.

Leaders reaffirm commitment to the North

9 June 2017

Northern Australia will be given an even stronger voice with agreement from the Commonwealth and leaders of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia to establish a special Ministerial Forum on Northern Development.

Statoil to continue exploring the Great Australian Bight

9 June 2017

Statoil Australia has committed today to continue offshore oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

Final investment decision for Adani Carmichael mine

5 June 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan said the final investment decision for the Adani Carmichael mine would be a game-changer for the resources sector in Northern Australia.

New areas for offshore petroleum exploration

15 May 2017

Twenty-one new areas in Commonwealth waters will be available for oil and gas exploration through the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release announced today.

Building the North with almost $7 billion in major infrastructure funding

10 May 2017

The 2017 Budget has confirmed the Coalition Government will provide almost $7 billion for major infrastructure projects in Northern Australia.

$28.7 million investment in East Coast gas security

9 May 2017

The Coalition Government will invest in a new program to accelerate the development of gas resources, aimed at ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Australian users.

Simple question for Westpac: “Will you fund Galilee Basin coal projects?”

5 May 2017

Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, has called on Westpac to answer a simple question: “Will you fund coal projects in Queensland’s Galilee Basin?”

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