Labor Carbon Tax Policy: “Tree Police” to Enforce Clearing Bans

Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan has warned Labor’s revived Carbon Tax policy will hike up power bills and stymie agricultural development in Northern Australia. “Under Labor, the ‘tree police’ will be raiding farms,” Senator Canavan said. “Labor has today revealed it will expand its great big tax on everything to block Queensland and West Australian farmers from land clearing. Read more

Government Must be Involved in Development of Northern Agriculture

Fostering further large-scale agricultural development in the nation’s north will require government investment, Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Delivering the keynote speech to the Northern Australia Food Futures Conference in Darwin today, Senator Canavan stated that: “Successful irrigation projects in the north do often involve a substantial degree of government involvement. Read more

Cairns to host Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The Government has reached another milestone in the establishment of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) by announcing that Cairns, Queensland, will host its headquarters. Among Cairns’ many strengths are its undisputed connectivity to Asian markets, including Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan and strong domestic connectivity. Read more

Lazarus “A Threat to the Northern Cattle Industry”

Senator Glenn Lazarus is threatening the future of the northern cattle industry, Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more

Appointment as Minister for Northern Australia

I am honoured to have been appointed as the Minister for Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. Read more

Tribute to Warren Truss

Warren Truss will leave Parliament this year as one of the giants of the Nationals party. Read more

Canavan Reaffirms Strong Support for Competition “Effects Test”

Queensland Senator Matt Canavan has reaffirmed his strong support for tougher competition laws at a launch in Canberra this week of a new campaign in favour of the changes. Read more

Canavan Will Fight to Keep BOM Staff in Regions

Rockhampton-based Senator Matt Canavan says he will fight to keep Bureau of Meteorology staff in regional centres. Read more

Queensland Government Should Grant Adani Mining Lease

Queensland-based federal Coalition MPs are calling on the Queensland Government to issue a mining lease for the Carmichael Mine now that an environmental authority has been issued. Read more

Queensland Should Grant Adani Mining Lease

Rockhampton-based Senator Matt Canavan has called on the Queensland Government to grant a mining lease for the Adani coal project. Read more


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