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Resources companies helping rebuild after Cyclone Debbie

26 April 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has thanked resources companies operating in Central and North Queensland, who have so far donated more than $700,000 to the Cyclone Debbie recovery effort.

Labor’s got the facts – and its priorities – wrong on Northern Australia

12 April 2017

Bill Shorten’s Labor Party is undermining support for jobs in Northern Australia and putting at risk the previously bipartisan agenda to develop the North, with misleading comments about the role of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) in assessing a proposal for the Adani Carmichael project.

Resources sector to stay strong in the wake of ex-TC Debbie

7 April 2017

The resources industry is on track to deliver another record high, with export earnings from the sector set to reach $215 billion in 2016–17 and 2017–18.

Experts appointed to NOPSEMA advisory board

31 March 2017

Three new expert members have been appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).

Federal plan for jobs and investment in the NT

31 March 2017

The Federal Government is investing in a strong future for the Northern Territory, with a commitment that projects funded under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will not affect the Territory’s GST proportion.

Gas pipeline companies to work with Turnbull Government to ensure gas delivery

29 March 2017

Ministers from the Turnbull government today met with pipeline industry representatives to seek their support in implementing measures agreed with the gas industry earlier this month.

Statement on meeting with gas and energy users

27 March 2017

Some of Australia's largest industrial gas and energy users today explained to the Australian Government first-hand how the cost pressures from rising gas prices are threatening their businesses and the jobs of their employees. 

Canavan's message for Queensland: "Stop bickering, start building"

23 March 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has a simple message for the Queensland Government: “Stop bickering, start building.”

Consultation to begin on two new Kimba nominations for National Radioactive Waste Facility

20 March 2017

A public consultation process will be held in Kimba, South Australia, after two landowners volunteered sites for Australia’s National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Electricity security essential for jobs in the north

3 March 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has called on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to join the Turnbull-Joyce Coalition in prioritising affordable and reliable electricity - including via coal-fired power stations - to secure regional jobs.