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Resources and energy exports setting records

8 January 2018

Australia’s resources and energy export earnings increased by 1.2 per cent to reach a record level of $52.5 billion in the September quarter of 2017.

Gas Acceleration Program Grant Guidelines Released

20 December 2017

The Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) will open to applications early in the new year, to further strengthen the East Coast gas market.

Consultation on new offshore oil and gas areas

18 December 2017

Consultation is open on 21 areas proposed for oil and gas exploration in offshore Australian waters.

Australians are on the move – and they’re all heading north

15 December 2017

Australians are on the move and they’re all heading north – even though the vast majority won’t realise it.

VicRoads on the highway to innovation

13 December 2017

The future of driving was on show today at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, as VicRoads tested a highly automated driving (HAD) vehicle fitted with world-first satellite positioning technology.

First Nations peoples critical to developing northern Australia

11 December 2017

The voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the development of Northern Australia has been further strengthened through the establishment of a reference group made up of senior Indigenous leaders from across the nation’s north.

Kimba consultative committee announced

11 December 2017

The Kimba Consultative Committee has been appointed, and includes 14 members plus an Independent Convenor and a Deputy Convenor.

Gas sale agreement a win for the east coast

1 December 2017

Improved gas supply security and approximately 1000 new jobs will be created in Queensland thanks to a new deal announced today.

Unlocking Northern Australia's full potential

1 December 2017

The Australian Government is bringing together its expert advisers from across the North, to further develop the $6 billion Northern Australia agenda.

$4.8m for projects to boost innovation and sustainability of resources sector

29 November 2017

Eight projects that will boost cross-industry innovation, collaboration and sustainability in the resources sector will receive $4.8 million in funding through the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative.