Senator Matt Canavan

Matthew Canavan is the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and is a Senator for Queensland.

Matthew is passionate that the Senate should strive to represent regional areas, and that is why he has based his himself and his office in Rockhampton in Central Queensland.

Matthew believes that to create a stronger Queensland, we need to:

  • support our job-producing industries; 
  • protect the small against the powerful; 
  • promote property ownership, and
  • help families have children.

There is more information on this website about the issues Matthew is campaigning on, his recent speeches as well as his latest media releases and newspaper articles.

I am committed to influencing Australia's laws to achieve better outcomes for regional Queensland, but I need your help too. The best way to do that is to spread the message by following me on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribing to my newsletter. You can also get involved by volunteering or contacting me. - Senator Matt Canavan


Latest Media Releases

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.

Senator Matt Canavan has thanked Queenslanders for re-electing him to the Senate for a second term. The Australian Electoral Commission said today the count for the election of 12 Senators for Queensland had been completed and announced the successful candidates.

I am honoured to be appointed Minister for Resources and Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. It is a great privilege to be able to serve in Prime Minister Turnbull’s Cabinet in this capacity.

Labor leader Bill Shorten has been challenged to support construction of Rookwood Weir.“This is Mr Shorten’s last chance to support Rookwood Weir,” Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today.

A $60 million Coalition investment will support duplication works on the Capricorn Highway, reducing congestion and time delays between Rockhampton and Gracemere.   The project will involve more than five kilometres of highway duplication – providing improved and more reliable travel times, and saving commuters time and money.


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