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Building Ministers meet to discuss compliance and enforcement

30 April 2018

The findings of an independent report with recommendations to improve Australian building safety and compliance headed the agenda at the first meeting of the year of the Building Ministers' Forum (BMF), held in Melbourne today.

Turnbull Government renews major project status for Inpex LNG project

30 April 2018

One of Australia's most significant oil and gas projects has been granted renewed Major Project Status by the Australian Government to help meet its regulatory approvals.

Super support for supercomputers

28 April 2018

The Turnbull Government will make a further significant investment in research and Australian jobs.

New magnetite mine to create jobs for Broken Hill and boost iron ore exports

23 April 2018

A new mine project in Broken Hill, with the potential to create 1700 jobs, will be assisted by the Turnbull Government to meet its state and federal regulatory approvals.

Major upgrade helps prepare for world's largest telescope

23 April 2018

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator Michaelia Cash has today launched Phase Two of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a world-leading low‑frequency radio telescope located in the Murchison Radio Quiet Zone, in Western Australia, designed to examine the origins of the universe.

Government pushes forward on innovation agenda

20 April 2018

Members of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council met today to further accelerate their joint work to encourage jobs and economic growth and enable an innovative economy that can adapt to technological change.

Ministers commit to shared plan to develop Northern Australia

18 April 2018

Federal, state and territory ministers responsible for Northern Australia have today committed to a shared vision and forward work plan to increase productivity, encourage investment and create new jobs in Northern Australia.

Australian government increases commitment to iconic Outback Way

18 April 2018

The Australian Government will deliver another $160 million to seal and widen priority sections of the iconic Outback Way, taking the Government’s total commitment to the route to $330 million and continuing the Government’s commitment to nation building and improving regional connectivity.

NAIF changes to fast-track infrastructure investment

18 April 2018

The Australian Government will amend the investment mandate of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to increase its flexibility and improve its potential to support projects that deliver more jobs and economic opportunities to Northern Australia. 

Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia invigorates aquaculture industry

17 April 2018

The Australian Government has announced a $100,000 investment in aquaculture from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia designed to stimulate jobs and economic growth across the north.