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Bioregional Assessment of Cooper Basin

29 November 2017

The Cooper Basin in Queensland and South Australia will be assessed as a potential source of gas as the Turnbull Government seeks to boost our energy supplies, while protecting our natural environment.

Added transparency for offshore oil and gas

28 November 2017

Australia’s offshore oil and gas regime will be further strengthened as the Government implements recommendations from a review of consultation and transparency for the sector.

World first for Australian maritime industry

28 November 2017

MEMBERS of Maritime Industry Australia Limited (MIAL) will be among the first businesses in the world to test satellite-based positioning technology that will improve accuracy from the current five to 10 metres down to less than 10 centimetres, as part of a trial being funded by the Australian and New Zealand Governments.

New discoveries needed to boost South East Australia Gas supplies

24 November 2017

Australia is facing a tightening window to develop new gas supplies to the East Coast according to the primary findings of the Offshore South East Australia Future Gas Supply Study, part of the Australian Government’s $90 million investment in gas security and supply.

Northern Australia investment forum

20 November 2017

Investors from around the world will gather in Cairns today to explore opportunities in Northern Australia.

Australian Government launches trial of world-first satellite positioning technology

9 November 2017

The Australian Government has launched a national trial of world-first satellite positioning technology.

Applications open for up to $4 million in community grants for Barndioota and Kimba Communities

1 November 2017

Applications open today for two community benefit packages worth up to $2 million each for the Barndioota and Kimba regions of South Australia.

Consultations start on the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

24 July 2017

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, has today given formal notice to liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers that he intends to consider whether 2018 will be a gas shortfall year under the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

Works start on critical Kennedy Developmental Road upgrade

20 July 2017

Works officially kicked off today on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and Hughenden, with the project set to deliver a more reliable freight and tourist route for North Queensland along with jobs in local communities.

More pulling power for the north

20 July 2017

The voice of Northern Australia has been further strengthened, with the first meeting today of the Northern Australia Advisory Council in Townsville.