Celebrating 40 years of Australia-US Earth observations

The Australian Government today celebrated its 40-year partnership with the United States on Earth observations with the commissioning of new artwork on an antenna at the Alice Springs satellite ground station. While celebrations with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) kick off in Alice Springs today, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan highlighted the value of Earth observations to Australia. Read more

International decision makers orbit Australia

Representatives of more than 40 countries met at the GEO Week 2019 Ministerial Summit in Canberra today to discuss investment in digital technologies that maximise the value of Earth observation data. Hosted by Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan the summit follows a report commissioned by the Australian Government which estimates Earth and marine observation adds $29 billion in value to Australia’s economy. The report projects this could increase to $101 billion by 2030. Read more

Review of Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has announced a review of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to ensure the loan program can continue to support development and jobs across Northern Australia. Read more

Albanese’s Labor: still hitchhikers on Bob Brown’s anti jobs convoy

Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party appear to be reaffirming their alliance with the job destroying Greens. Today at the National Press Club Mr Albanese fumbled his answer over whether he supports the approved, job creating Adani project in Central Queensland, while Labor’s election review failed to address the reality that the once party of working Australians is addicted to Greens preferences, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility - Kimba Community Ballot

The Australian Government acknowledges the outcome of the community ballot in Kimba, regarding the proposal for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. Read more

Oyster spat research takes centre stage in Northern Australia

Serious research dollars will be back new research into creating a tropical rock oyster industry in northern Australia, which could spark a multi-million dollar industry targeting both the domestic and export markets. Read more

NAIF loan delivers for NT Airports expansion

A multimillion dollar expansion of airport facilities in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs is on the way, with official Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan documents signed, sealed and delivered. Read more

Frontier exploration scopes exciting new resource reserves in the NT’s Barkly region

A new seismic survey scoping out the potential for new gas, liquids and other mineral resources in the Northern Territory’s Barkly region wraps up this week, paving the way for further resource exploration and jobs Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more

Report highlights untapped opportunity for beef and cattle exports

Northern Australia could be the hub for a substantial economic boost for the nation, with a new report from the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce in ASEAN finding that beef and live cattle exports to South East Asian nations could deliver up to $13 billion per year to our economy by 2025. Read more

Watt fails in NAIF attack

Labor Senator Murray Watt has run out of puff in his criticism of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), making simple errors in maths and reading comprehension. In NAIF’s release of 19 September, it lists the six WA projects which have received investment decisions and conditional approvals, including the Pilbara Minerals project, which is not proceeding in its original form. Read more


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