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Applications open for up to $4 million in community grants for Barndioota and Kimba Communities

1 November 2017

Applications open today for two community benefit packages worth up to $2 million each for the Barndioota and Kimba regions of South Australia.

Consultations start on the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

24 July 2017

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, has today given formal notice to liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers that he intends to consider whether 2018 will be a gas shortfall year under the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

Works start on critical Kennedy Developmental Road upgrade

20 July 2017

Works officially kicked off today on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and Hughenden, with the project set to deliver a more reliable freight and tourist route for North Queensland along with jobs in local communities.

More pulling power for the north

20 July 2017

The voice of Northern Australia has been further strengthened, with the first meeting today of the Northern Australia Advisory Council in Townsville.

$26 million to fast track new east coast gas projects

14 July 2017

The Australian Government will begin working with the States and Territories that are prepared to develop their own gas resources through the new $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) to fast track new gas to the east coast market.

Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism to safeguard supply

1 July 2017

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) is now in effect.

Kimba sites to proceed for consideration for National Radioactive Waste Management facility

27 June 2017

Two proposed sites for a radioactive waste management facility at Kimba will proceed to the next phase of assessment.

No change to WA LNG exports under Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

27 June 2017

LNG exports from Western Australia will not be limited under the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

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.