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 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

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.

Bill Shorten has turned his back on Queensland workers with his refusal to fully back the Adani Carmichael mine, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said.

A community group has been set up as the next step in consultation for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility 17 community members, a convenor and deputy convenor will advise on a range of issues, including applications under the $2 million Community Benefit Programme Heritage and cultural studies of the...

The Turnbull-Joyce government is supporting the Queensland cattle industry by undertaking targeted upgrades on roads essential to transportation of cattle, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said.

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). Ms Walker will live and work in Cairns.


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