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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.

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Survey reveals potentially mineral-rich area in Northern Australia three times larger than previously known

20 March 2018

New data gathered by the Australian Government has revealed a potentially mineral-rich area straddling the NT-Queensland border is three times larger than previously known.

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.

Speech to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies

9 March 2018

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, gave a speech at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC.

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.

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