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Ten year roadmap released for energy resources sector

22 February 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the release of a ten year roadmap for the Australian energy resources sector, to ensure it stays competitive.

$3m cash bid exploration permit awarded off Western Australia

20 February 2017

International energy company Chevron has paid $3 million for a cash bid permit to secure the right to explore an area off the Western Australian coast for the next six years.

Northern Australia CRC open for business

20 February 2017

The Australian Government has announced the establishment Board of the $75 million CRC for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north.

Australia and New Zealand align on positioning

17 February 2017

The Australian Government today announced it will be collaborating with New Zealand on a project to improve positioning capability in the Australasia region.

Two Kimba landowners submit voluntary applications to host a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility

2 February 2017

The Australian Government has received two new voluntary nominations to host a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility from landowners in the Kimba region in South Australia.

$2 million for projects in Hawker, Quorn and region

25 January 2017

Eleven projects in the Hawker and Quorn regions of South Australia will be funded under the Australian Government’s Community Benefit Programme

$12 million boost for positioning technology in Australia

17 January 2017

The Australian Government will invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia.

Resources and energy exports set to reach record highs

9 January 2017

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are expected to reach record highs of $204 billion in 2016–17.

Over $475 million of new investment in offshore petroleum exploration

16 December 2016

The Australian Government’s 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release has been finalised, with nine new offshore petroleum exploration permits awarded across both rounds.

Discovering Australia's next generation of resources

8 December 2016

The Australian Government is supporting the development of the next wave of mineral, energy and groundwater resources, with work now underway on the $100 million Exploring for the Future program.