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Government secures further investment for Northern Australia

6 May 2016

The Government has secured an additional expected $2 billion investment in northern Australia with Singapore to upgrade joint defence training facilities in Townsville and Shoalwater Bay in Queensland

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility passes the Parliament

4 May 2016

Legislation to establish the Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has passed the Parliament enabling it to commence from July.

Townsville headquarters for new CRC for Northern Australia

21 April 2016

The Government has announced that Townsville will be the headquarters for the Northern Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Cairns to host Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

23 March 2016

The Government has reached another milestone in the establishment of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) by announcing that Cairns, Queensland, will host its headquarters.

Northern Australia Infrastructure facility moves ahead

17 March 2016

The Government has introduced legislation to establish the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), a centrepiece of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.

Northern Australia tourism businesses given new edge

29 February 2016

The Australian Government is unlocking the vast potential of northern Australia small and medium tourism businesses with a new team of experts deployed to provide one-on-one business advice.

Water resource assessments to unlock the full potential of the North

26 February 2016

Major opportunities to expand irrigated agriculture across northern Australia are a step closer with a $15 million Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment by the CSIRO now underway.

Statement from Matt Canavan

13 February 2016

I am honoured to have been appointed as the Minister for Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.