Top level talks to boost Australia’s mining skills base

The need for Australia’s world beating resources sector to have world class workers is the impetus behind a Resources Skills Roundtable convened by Resources Minister Matt Canavan in Brisbane today. Read more

Resources and energy commodity exports surge again

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are expected to reach a record high of $278 billion in 2018–19 - an increase of more than $50 billion in value on 2017–18 figures. Read more

‘ROSI’ future for South East Queensland Freight corridors

Truck drivers and other motorists travelling between Toowoomba to Ipswich and Toowoomba to Seymour will soon have a faster and safer journey, with the Australian Government investing $110 million to upgrade key freight corridors in south east Queensland under the $3.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. Read more

Positioning Australia as a critical minerals powerhouse

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new strategy to elevate Australia as a world powerhouse in the minerals that will underpin the industries of the future including agritech, aerospace, defence, renewable energy and telecommunications. Read more

Reports reinforce need for increased domestic gas development

Today’s release of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) 2019 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) and the 2019 Victorian Gas Planning Report adds further weight to calls for southern states to develop their own gas supplies. Read more

North Queensland to benefit from $730 million road funding

The Federal Government will invest $730 million to open up North Queensland to more traffic and more business. This investment is expected to seal or upgrade around 700 kilometres of road, the equivalent of building a new road from the Gold Coast to Rockhampton. Read more

Increasing transparency of oil and gas environment plans

All environment plans for offshore oil and gas activities will be published, and draft environment plans for offshore seismic and exploratory drilling activities will be open for public comment, under recent changes to environmental regulations. Read more

Experience and fresh faces on NOPSEMA board

Experienced oil and gas industry executive Ken Fitzpatrick has been reappointed as a member to the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) until March 2022. Read more

New $2.6 billion bauxite mine to spread wealth throughout Queensland

Australia’s newest bauxite mine near Weipa will help keep our nation in the world’s number one position in the production of bauxite and exports of aluminium. Read more

North could play significant role in nation’s forestry future

Northern Australia could play a significant role in the future of the nation’s forestry industry, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more


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