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Australia's energy resources powering ahead

2 May 2018

The latest assessment of energy resources confirms Australia has an abundance of coal, gas and renewable energy resources to meet domestic demand and export overseas.

Turnbull Government renews major project status for Inpex LNG project

30 April 2018

One of Australia's most significant oil and gas projects has been granted renewed Major Project Status by the Australian Government to help meet its regulatory approvals.

Ministers commit to shared plan to develop Northern Australia

18 April 2018

Federal, state and territory ministers responsible for Northern Australia have today committed to a shared vision and forward work plan to increase productivity, encourage investment and create new jobs in Northern Australia.

Australian government increases commitment to iconic Outback Way

18 April 2018

The Australian Government will deliver another $160 million to seal and widen priority sections of the iconic Outback Way, taking the Government’s total commitment to the route to $330 million and continuing the Government’s commitment to nation building and improving regional connectivity.

NAIF changes to fast-track infrastructure investment

18 April 2018

The Australian Government will amend the investment mandate of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to increase its flexibility and improve its potential to support projects that deliver more jobs and economic opportunities to Northern Australia. 

Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia invigorates aquaculture industry

17 April 2018

The Australian Government has announced a $100,000 investment in aquaculture from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia designed to stimulate jobs and economic growth across the north.

Space technology aids regional aviation

17 April 2018

The Australian Government is delivering more accurate GPS systems for aeroplanes, which will make regional aviation safer and more efficient.

First meeting of the Resources 2030 Taskforce

16 April 2018

The Resources 2030 Taskforce charged with identifying reforms to secure the future of Australia’s resources sector has met for the first time today.

$4m awarded for community projects in South Australia

11 April 2018

Projects near in South Australia near Kimba and Wallerberdina Station will receive some $4 million through new National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme grants.

New framework, function to guide management of radioactive waste and a disposal pathway for intermediate waste

10 April 2018

The Australian Radioactive Waste Management Framework has been released today by Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan.