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Helping Northern Australian farmers export to Asia

18 May 2018

The Australian Government has announced a $259,000 investment by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia to improve farmers’ ability to export agricultural produce to Asia.

North Queensland's agricultural industry set to transform

16 May 2018

The Australian Government has announced a $250,000 investment by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia to transform North Queensland’s agricultural sector, stimulating jobs and economic growth across the North.

NAIF makes its first investment in the Northern Territory

16 May 2018

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s first investment in the Northern Territory will help expansion of an aquaculture business, creating regional jobs and helping meet increased demand for seafood.

New areas for Petroleum exploration

15 May 2018

As part of its ongoing commitment to meeting Australia’s future energy needs, the Australian Government today announced the 2018 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release covering Western Aust

2018 Woomera Prohibited Area review

11 May 2018

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, today announced the appointment of Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM to lead the 2018 Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) coexistence framework.

More than $10 billion earmarked for Northern Australia

10 May 2018

The Coalition Government now has more than $10 billion earmarked for spending in Northern Australia.

New data reveals potential copper "hot spots" in Northern Australia

10 May 2018

Potential copper “hot-spots” in an area on the Queensland-Northern Territory border are revealed in new data released by the Australian Government today.

Better GPS and satellite imagery to support a smarter economy

8 May 2018

The Turnbull Government is investing in the global positioning system (GPS) technology that will create jobs and support Australian industry.

Innovative project to commercialise offshore gas and create more jobs

7 May 2018

A new $1.6 billion offshore gas project, granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government, will create jobs and boost the economy in Australia.

Statement on Northern Australia Infrastructure facility board

3 May 2018

The Chair of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, Ms Sharon Warburton, has advised she will step down from the role due to family health reasons.

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