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The Federal Government has confirmed that an increased Community Development Package of up to $31 million will be available to the community successfully chosen as the future site of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

As a first election pledge, Susan McDonald’s commitment to opening a Senate office in Townsville is a ripper, according to LNP Senator and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan.

The Australian Government has committed up to $96 million from its Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to a project aimed at boosting enrolments in engineering courses at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville.

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In the 1950s, the Australian Government decided that we had to reduce our reliance on imported oil because the cost was making it difficult to keep the Australian dollar fixed to the pound. So the Menzies government passed the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1957 and encouraged the major resource companies...

I sometimes feel very humbled that so many southern Australians care so much for a quaint little coal mine in the wilds of central Queensland, near where I, and my wife and five children live. 

IN THE inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End, business is booming. Cranes dot the skyline as new apartment blocks go up and new shops open their doors. That construction boom creates plenty of jobs – in fact, the unemployment rate in Brisbane is 5.8 per cent.

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Topics: Proposed energy fund, National Energy Guarantee, government investment in power, NAIF funding

Subjects: Gas prices, National Energy Guarantee, Adani coal project, Bill Shorten, Cabinet reshuffle

LNP Qld team on Adani and Labor wrecking CQ coal jobs Michelle Landry MP (Capricornia) Ken O’Dowd MP (Flynn) Senator Matt Canavan – Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Ian Macdonald  (Townsville)  


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