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Queensland’s LNG sector driving investment and jobs

10 October 2016

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed today’s announcement from Australia Pacific LNG that production has started from the second train at its Curtis Island facility near Gladstone.

Canavan welcomes Macfarlane's appointment to Queensland Resources Council

26 September 2016

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the appointment of Ian Macfarlane as Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council and said he would be a strong successor to build on more than a decade of leadership under Michael Roche.

Community committee next step in radioactive waste management consultation

16 September 2016

Nominations are open for local community members to join the Barndioota Consultative Committee, the next step in the consideration of a site for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Canavan welcomes Federal Court decision on Adani

29 August 2016

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the Federal Court decision to dismiss the Australian Conservation Foundation’s challenge to the federal approval of the Adani coal and infrastructure project.

Ministers collaborate for resources sector

19 August 2016

The COAG Energy Council today in Canberra agreed for Ministers to collaborate on issues important for the resources sector.

$23.7 million for carbon capture and storage

12 August 2016

Today I am pleased to announce grants of $23.7 million to seven applicants under the Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration Fund (CCS RD&D Fund).

Northern Australia headed in the right direction

11 August 2016

The Government’s new Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is open for business and starting the important work of building investment and creating jobs across the nation’s north.

28 new offshore areas released for petroleum exploration

11 August 2016

Today’s launch of the 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release makes 28 new areas available for bidding in Commonwealth waters offshore from Western Australia and the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

Government secures further investment for Northern Australia

6 May 2016

The Government has secured an additional expected $2 billion investment in northern Australia with Singapore to upgrade joint defence training facilities in Townsville and Shoalwater Bay in Queensland

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility passes the Parliament

4 May 2016

Legislation to establish the Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has passed the Parliament enabling it to commence from July.