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Federal plan for jobs and investment in the NT

31 March 2017

The Federal Government is investing in a strong future for the Northern Territory, with a commitment that projects funded under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will not affect the Territory’s GST proportion.

Gas pipeline companies to work with Turnbull Government to ensure gas delivery

29 March 2017

Ministers from the Turnbull government today met with pipeline industry representatives to seek their support in implementing measures agreed with the gas industry earlier this month.

Statement on meeting with gas and energy users

27 March 2017

Some of Australia's largest industrial gas and energy users today explained to the Australian Government first-hand how the cost pressures from rising gas prices are threatening their businesses and the jobs of their employees. 

Canavan's message for Queensland: "Stop bickering, start building"

23 March 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has a simple message for the Queensland Government: “Stop bickering, start building.”

Consultation to begin on two new Kimba nominations for National Radioactive Waste Facility

20 March 2017

A public consultation process will be held in Kimba, South Australia, after two landowners volunteered sites for Australia’s National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Electricity security essential for jobs in the north

3 March 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has called on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to join the Turnbull-Joyce Coalition in prioritising affordable and reliable electricity - including via coal-fired power stations - to secure regional jobs.

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.