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Resources and energy exports setting records

9 April 2018

Resource and energy exports are on track to reach a new record level of $230 billion in 2017-18 and earn a trillion dollars for Australia in the next five years.

Cooperative Research Centre for developing Northern Australia to greatly improve horticulture supply chain management

5 April 2018

Smart supply chains for the horticulture sector comprise the first industry-led collaborative project to be managed by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, supporting the Australian Government's commitment to improving prosperity in the north.  

New East Coast Supply from Gas Acceleration Program

28 March 2018

The East Coast gas market will be boosted with additional supplies of gas from four projects to be funded under the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP).

Taskforce to focus on next phase of resources boom

28 March 2018

Securing the competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector will be the focus of a new taskforce announced today to help ensure the longevity of one of Australia’s most important industries.

Funding for exploration and research to secure jobs for the future

28 March 2018

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan this morning announced $50 million of Australian Government funding for research aimed at better equipping the mining and resources sector to manage future challenges.

Survey reveals potentially mineral-rich area in Northern Australia three times larger than previously known

20 March 2018

New data gathered by the Australian Government has revealed a potentially mineral-rich area straddling the NT-Queensland border is three times larger than previously known.

Unearthing junior mining exploration opportunities

19 March 2018

The Coalition Government is supporting smaller exploration companies to undertake “greenfields” mining exploration and so make mineral discoveries crucial to the Australian economy, thanks to legislation that passed the Senate today.

Australia and Timor-Leste sign maritime boundary treaty

7 March 2018

Today the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste was signed, Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea.

Australia takes the gold in new mineral statistics

5 March 2018

The latest statistics on Australia’s vast mineral resources show Australia continues to lead as the world’s largest reserve holder or producer of key commodities such as gold, iron ore and lithium.

Labour Mobility and the Northern Australia Worker Pilot Program

1 March 2018

Today we celebrate the achievements of the Northern Australia Worker Pilot Program (NAWPP), which was a key initiative of the Our North, Our Future: Developing Northern Australia White Paper.