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Ministers collaborate for resources sector

19 August 2016

The COAG Energy Council today in Canberra agreed for Ministers to collaborate on issues important for the resources sector.

$23.7 million for carbon capture and storage

12 August 2016

Today I am pleased to announce grants of $23.7 million to seven applicants under the Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration Fund (CCS RD&D Fund).

Northern Australia headed in the right direction

11 August 2016

The Government’s new Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is open for business and starting the important work of building investment and creating jobs across the nation’s north.

28 new offshore areas released for petroleum exploration

11 August 2016

Today’s launch of the 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release makes 28 new areas available for bidding in Commonwealth waters offshore from Western Australia and the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

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.

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