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New areas for offshore petroleum exploration

15 May 2017

Twenty-one new areas in Commonwealth waters will be available for oil and gas exploration through the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release announced today.

Building the North with almost $7 billion in major infrastructure funding

10 May 2017

The 2017 Budget has confirmed the Coalition Government will provide almost $7 billion for major infrastructure projects in Northern Australia.

$28.7 million investment in East Coast gas security

9 May 2017

The Coalition Government will invest in a new program to accelerate the development of gas resources, aimed at ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Australian users.

Simple question for Westpac: “Will you fund Galilee Basin coal projects?”

5 May 2017

Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, has called on Westpac to answer a simple question: “Will you fund coal projects in Queensland’s Galilee Basin?”

Resources companies helping rebuild after Cyclone Debbie

26 April 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has thanked resources companies operating in Central and North Queensland, who have so far donated more than $700,000 to the Cyclone Debbie recovery effort.

Labor’s got the facts – and its priorities – wrong on Northern Australia

12 April 2017

Bill Shorten’s Labor Party is undermining support for jobs in Northern Australia and putting at risk the previously bipartisan agenda to develop the North, with misleading comments about the role of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) in assessing a proposal for the Adani Carmichael project.

Resources sector to stay strong in the wake of ex-TC Debbie

7 April 2017

The resources industry is on track to deliver another record high, with export earnings from the sector set to reach $215 billion in 2016–17 and 2017–18.

Experts appointed to NOPSEMA advisory board

31 March 2017

Three new expert members have been appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).

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.