Backing central Queensland with funding for Rookwood Weir

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   THE HON. MALCOLM TURNBULL MP PRIME MINISTER THE HON. MICHAEL MCCORMACK MP DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT THE HON. DAVID LITTLEPROUD MP MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES SENATOR THE HON. MATTHEW CANAVAN MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA   The Liberal-Nationals Government will ensure there is long-term water security for Central Queensland by providing an additional $46.1 million to support the construction of the Rookwood Weir. Read more

New east coast supply from gas acceleration program

The East Coast gas market will be boosted with additional supplies of gas from four projects to be funded under the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP). Read more

Taskforce to focus on next phase of resources boom

Securing the competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector will be the focus of a new taskforce announced today to help ensure the longevity of one of Australia’s most important industries. Read more

Funding for exploration and research to secure jobs for the future

SENATOR THE HON. ZED SESELJAASSISTANT MINISTER FOR SCIENCE, JOBS AND INNOVATION SENATOR THE HON. MATTHEW CANAVANMINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan this morning announced $50 million of Australian Government funding for research aimed at better equipping the mining and resources sector to manage future challenges. Read more

Federal MPs and farmers fear the worst from Labor’s tree clearing laws in Qld

Federal MPs and farmers fear the Queensland Labor government’s push to reinstate old tree clearing laws will kill off business and jobs – and potentially destroy up to $2 billion worth of rural production in the state. Read more

CQ federal MPs to listen to Rockhampton rail safety concerns

Two Central Queensland coalition MPs say they are happy to listen to concerns about safety conditions at Rockhampton’s William Street rail crossing and raise any potential issues with their state counterparts. Read more

Survey reveals potentially mineral-rich area in Northern Australia three times larger than previously known

New data gathered by the Australian Government has revealed a potentially mineral-rich area straddling the NT-Queensland border is three times larger than previously known. Read more

Unearthing junior mining exploration opportunities

The Coalition Government is supporting smaller exploration companies to undertake “greenfields” mining exploration and so make mineral discoveries crucial to the Australian economy, thanks to legislation that passed the Senate today. Read more

Central Queensland cattle station marks 100 years in the same family

A century of farming the same property was recognised today for the Hoare family at “Chocolate Hills” near Dingo in Central Queensland. Read more

Australia takes the gold in new mineral statistics

The latest statistics on Australia’s vast mineral resources show Australia continues to lead as the world’s largest reserve holder or producer of key commodities such as gold, iron ore and lithium. Read more


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