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$12 million boost for positioning technology in Australia

17 January 2017

The Australian Government will invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia.

Resources and energy exports set to reach record highs

9 January 2017

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are expected to reach record highs of $204 billion in 2016–17.

Over $475 million of new investment in offshore petroleum exploration

16 December 2016

The Australian Government’s 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release has been finalised, with nine new offshore petroleum exploration permits awarded across both rounds.

Discovering Australia's next generation of resources

8 December 2016

The Australian Government is supporting the development of the next wave of mineral, energy and groundwater resources, with work now underway on the $100 million Exploring for the Future program.

Canavan welcomes Adani's regional commitment

6 December 2016

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed today’s announcement by the Adani Group that several regional communities will benefit from development of its Carmichael coal project.

Labor-Greens attacks on coal industry risk 180,000 Qld jobs

1 December 2016

Labor-Greens attacks on the coal industry are threatening 180,000 jobs and more than $30 billion in economic activity in Queensland, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, said today.

Community group next phase in radioactive waste consultation

21 November 2016

A local community group has been established as the next step in the Australian Government’s consultation process, to determine whether a nominated site in South Australia is the best location for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program

19 November 2016

The Coalition Government has announced almost $6 million in funding to support the Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program.

Mining best practice handbooks

2 November 2016

Today the Australian Government released the 2016 Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program handbooks, which outline best practices in mining and provide guidance for the mining industry on sustainable development issues.

Cairns-based CEO appointed to Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

11 October 2016

The Australian Government is continuing to drive investment and economic growth in Northern Australia, by announcing the appointment of Ms Laurie Walker as the Cairns-based CEO of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).