Drilling activity in Beetaloo Basin heralds new era for jobs and investment in Northern Australia

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has applauded the first drilling activity in the Beetaloo Basin since the lifting of the moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing in 2018, with Origin Energy successfully spudding the Kyalla 117 well. Read more

Resources sector contribution critical in NSW Central West

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has applauded the resources sector for its contribution to the NSW Central West during a visit to the region with local Federal MP, Member for Calare and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Andrew Gee, today. Read more

New Community Benefit Program for Kimba, Hawker and Quorn communities

The Australian Government has today announced a new $4 million funding program for the communities being considered for the site of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. Under the new Community Benefit Program, up to $2 million in grants will be given to each of the two communities considering the facility, around Kimba and Wallerberdina Station. Read more

Undercover crops to be investigated in Northern Australia

Australia’s north could be on the way to becoming Asia’s salad bowl through more use of protected cropping systems by growers. A new project backed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Northern Australia (CRCNA) will investigate the best way to support growers wanting to set up protected cropping systems in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. Around $443,000 will be invested in the project which will run for two years. Read more

‘Build the real Rookwood’ - hundreds rally to send message to Qld Government

More than 200 farmers, landowners, graziers and concerned Central Queensland locals rallied in Rockhampton today to protest the Queensland Government’s mishandling of the construction of Rookwood Weir. Read more

Resources and energy exports continue to set new records

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are continuing to grow, accounting for almost 60 per cent of Australia’s total export earnings exceeding $279 billion in 2018–19, and helping deliver Australia’s first current account surplus in 44 years. Read more

Rum Jungle Creek South Closure for Maintenance

Planned maintenance work on the waste rock dump at Rum Jungle Creek South, about 105km south of Darwin, will begin shortly to ensure the site continues to meet national standards for radiation protection. Read more

NAIF beefs up Central Queensland jobs and agriculture

Queensland’s Signature Onfarm Pty Ltd has been approved for a NAIF loan of up to $25 million to build a new beef processing facility near Clermont. Read more

Australia, Japan Sign Carbon Recycling Agreement

In Tokyo today, the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry,Isshu Sugawara, to explore carbon recycling technologies. Read more

New Report Puts Hydrogen Production On The Map

Australia can be a world leader in supplying hydrogen to other nations and importantly neighbours in our region, according to comprehensive analysis by Geoscience Australia. Read more


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