Australia and the United States are continuing to build strong trade and investment partnerships in the resources and energy sector, Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane, told an international conference today
Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane will travel to the United States today for meetings with science and energy representatives.
The Commonwealth-Western Australia (WA) Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has granted the renewal of six retention leases scheduled to feed into the $55 billion Chevron-operated Gorgon Project which is nearing production. The Joint Authority also granted renewal of the West Tryal Rocks retention lease.
The Australian Government will continue to support the responsible development of Australia’s unconventional gas resources, including coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas, through a Domestic Gas Strategy which will provide the framework for development based on comprehensive scientific data and expertise.
The Commonwealth Science Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, met for the second time today in Canberra.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will undertake an inquiry into the competitiveness of Eastern Australia’s upstream natural gas market.
The Australian Government’s Energy White Paper will deliver competitively priced and reliable energy supplies by promoting competition in energy markets, increasing energy productivity and facilitating investment in energy resources development.
Young scientists dedicated to improving disaster resilience in our region will gain much deserved recognition through the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE).
The Australian Government will begin consultations and in-depth consumer research from today to deliver clearer and more consistent country of origin labelling for food sold in Australia.
Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane has unveiled a hydrogen powered Hyundai, the first fuel cell passenger vehicle to be brought to Australia.