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$26 million to fast track new east coast gas projects

14 July 2017

The Australian Government will begin working with the States and Territories that are prepared to develop their own gas resources through the new $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) to fast track new gas to the east coast market.

Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism to safeguard supply

1 July 2017

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) is now in effect.

Kimba sites to proceed for consideration for National Radioactive Waste Management facility

27 June 2017

Two proposed sites for a radioactive waste management facility at Kimba will proceed to the next phase of assessment.

No change to WA LNG exports under Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

27 June 2017

LNG exports from Western Australia will not be limited under the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

Stronger environmental protection for the Pilbara

23 June 2017

A new strategic assessment program agreed between the Turnbull Government and BHP will protect the unique environment of the Pilbara and support environmentally sustainable development of iron ore mines.

Securing our energy future

20 June 2017

The Turnbull Government is taking immediate action to put downward pressure on power prices and ensure reliable energy for all Australians. 

New study to assess gas potential of offshore South East Australia

16 June 2017

The Australian Government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in Southern Australia, as part of the $90 million investment in domestic gas security and supply.

Leaders reaffirm commitment to the North

9 June 2017

Northern Australia will be given an even stronger voice with agreement from the Commonwealth and leaders of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia to establish a special Ministerial Forum on Northern Development.

Statoil to continue exploring the Great Australian Bight

9 June 2017

Statoil Australia has committed today to continue offshore oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

Final investment decision for Adani Carmichael mine

5 June 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan said the final investment decision for the Adani Carmichael mine would be a game-changer for the resources sector in Northern Australia.