New Areas for Petroleum Exploration

SENATOR MATTHEW CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia As part of its ongoing commitment to meeting Australia's future energy needs, the Australian Government today announced the 2018 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release covering Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.  Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matthew Canavan said the areas will provide a wide range of options for the oil and gas industry, from well-known, petroleum-producing basins to frontier basins that are among the most prospective in the world. “The Australian Government is committed to the safe and responsible development of oil and gas resources,” Minister Canavan said. Read more

Ministers commit to shared plan to develop Northern Australia

  SENATOR MATTHEW CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia   SENATOR NIGEL SCULLION Minister for Indigenous Affairs   KEITH PITT MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   Federal, state and territory ministers responsible for Northern Australia have today committed to a shared vision and forward work plan to increase productivity, encourage investment and create new jobs in Northern Australia. Read more

Federal Liberal-National Government provides $160 million to increase commitment to iconic Outback Way

 Michael McCormack MP - Acting Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Leader of The Nationals Senator Matt Canavan - Minister for Resources and Northern Australia  Keith Pitt MP  - Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Joint Media Statement   The Australian Government will deliver another $160 million to seal and widen priority sections of the iconic Outback Way, continuing its commitment to nation building and improving regional connectivity. Read more

NAIF changes to fast-track infrastructure investment

The Australian Government will amend the investment mandate of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility  (NAIF) to increase its flexibility and improve its potential to support projects that deliver more jobs and economic opportunities to Northern Australia.  Read more

Native fresh water prawns among new CRC projects invigorating Northern Australia’s aquaculture industry

The Australian Government has announced a $100,000 investment in aquaculture from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia designed to stimulate jobs and economic growth across the north. Read more

Space technology aids regional aviation

THE HON MICHAEL MCCORMACK MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Transport   SENATOR THE HON MATT CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is delivering more accurate GPS systems for aeroplanes, which will make regional aviation safer and more efficient Read more

First meeting of the Resources 2030 Taskforce

The Resources 2030 Taskforce charged with identifying reforms to secure the future of Australia’s resources sector has met for the first time today. Read more

Kimba economic working group established

A new group in the South Australian community of Kimba will be charged with investigating all economic opportunities and issues associated with a proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. Read more

$4 million awarded for community projects in South Australia

Projects in South Australia near Kimba and Wallerberdina Station will receive some $4 million through new National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme grants. Read more

New waste framework to guide management of radioactive waste

The Australian Radioactive Waste Management Framework has been released today by Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan. Read more


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