Delivering opportunity and growth for Northern Australia

More than $5 billion of Commonwealth Government funding is creating more jobs, providing better infrastructure and unleashing new enterprise in Northern Australia, with the Liberal National Government investing record amounts in infrastructure, water and job-creating projects across three states. Read more

US-Australia partnership on critical minerals strengthened through new talks

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan today held talks with US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross and other officials in Washington DC to strengthen US-Australia ties on critical minerals and rare earths. Read more

Australia, US partnership on critical minerals formalised

Australia and the United States have formalised their partnership on developing both nations’ critical mineral assets, with a project agreement signed today by Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Read more

US talks to strengthen trade in critical minerals

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan will use high-level talks in the United States over the coming week to promote Australia as an emerging producer of critical minerals and a reliable global supplier of resources and energy. Read more

Canavan thanks BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie and welcomes successor Mike Henry

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Hon Matt Canavan has thanked BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie and welcomed his successor Mike Henry following the company’s announcement about a transition to its top role. Read more

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



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