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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.

Investing in resources innovation

21 February 2018

Eight projects to boost cross-industry innovation, collaboration and sustainability in the resources sector will share in $2.1 million of government funding.

Australia's tropical medicine expertise to grow in 2018

29 January 2018

Thirteen medical researchers and projects tackling critical health issues across northern Australia are the latest to receive funding through the Coalition Government’s HOT NORTH program.

Australia’s underwater wonder in never-before-seen detail

19 January 2018

The Australian Government has released the first high-resolution map of the sea floor of the entire Great Barrier Reef.

Gas Acceleration Program open for applications

15 January 2018

Applications are now open for the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP), which is designed to accelerate new supplies from onshore gas developments to the domestic market.

Resources and energy exports setting records

8 January 2018

Australia’s resources and energy export earnings increased by 1.2 per cent to reach a record level of $52.5 billion in the September quarter of 2017.

Gas Acceleration Program Grant Guidelines Released

20 December 2017

The Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) will open to applications early in the new year, to further strengthen the East Coast gas market.