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Senator the Hon Matt Canavan

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Senator the Hon Matt Canavan was sworn in as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia on 19 July 2016.

Latest news

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.