New financing measures to help build critical minerals sector

Australia has world-leading deposits of rare earth and critical minerals representing a substantial commercial opportunity.  The Australian Government will secure the future of rare earth and critical mineral projects, including those strategically important to defence end-use, with new financial options and a dedicated project facilitation office within the Department of Industry. Read more

Energy outlook highlights important role of Australia’s coal and gas exports

The latest World Energy Outlook has reinforced opportunities for Australia to strengthen its role as a growing, reliable and competitive supplier of high quality coal and gas to Asia, including the fast-growing Indian economy. Read more

Cape York jobs boost to come through NAIF investment for floating bauxite terminal

A new Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) investment is set to create 60 new jobs in Cape York. The NAIF investment will fund a new floating terminal for bauxite miner, Metro Mining, on the Skardon River in north-western Cape York. Read more

NAIF approves funding for NQ Cowboys Training Centre

The North Queensland Cowboys’ bid to build a Community, Training and High Performance Centre in Townsville has received approval from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). The NAIF’s investment decision will now be considered by Minister Canavan under the requirements of the NAIF Act. Read more

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


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