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

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.

The Labor party cannot be trusted to build Rookwood Weir, Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said today. “Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten last night again refused to commit to funding Rookwood Weir,” Senator Canavan said. “The difference between the Coalition and Labor positions on Rookwood Weir is stark: the Coalition...


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