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New study to assess gas potential of offshore South East Australia

16 June 2017

The Australian Government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in Southern Australia, as part of the $90 million investment in domestic gas security and supply.

Leaders reaffirm commitment to the North

9 June 2017

Northern Australia will be given an even stronger voice with agreement from the Commonwealth and leaders of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia to establish a special Ministerial Forum on Northern Development.

Statoil to continue exploring the Great Australian Bight

9 June 2017

Statoil Australia has committed today to continue offshore oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

Final investment decision for Adani Carmichael mine

5 June 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan said the final investment decision for the Adani Carmichael mine would be a game-changer for the resources sector in Northern Australia.

New areas for offshore petroleum exploration

15 May 2017

Twenty-one new areas in Commonwealth waters will be available for oil and gas exploration through the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release announced today.

Building the North with almost $7 billion in major infrastructure funding

10 May 2017

The 2017 Budget has confirmed the Coalition Government will provide almost $7 billion for major infrastructure projects in Northern Australia.

$28.7 million investment in East Coast gas security

9 May 2017

The Coalition Government will invest in a new program to accelerate the development of gas resources, aimed at ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Australian users.

Simple question for Westpac: “Will you fund Galilee Basin coal projects?”

5 May 2017

Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, has called on Westpac to answer a simple question: “Will you fund coal projects in Queensland’s Galilee Basin?”

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.

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