Labor should abandon 50% renewables power policy

LABOR should abandon its ideological goal of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 because it will push up electricity prices and threaten increased blackouts across the country. Read more

Electricity security essential for jobs in the north

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has called on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to join the Turnbull-Joyce Coalition in prioritising affordable and reliable electricity - including via coal-fired power stations - to secure regional jobs. Read more

Greens coal ban would devastate regional economies

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan says a ban on coal mining proposed by the Greens would devastate regional economies.   Read more

Ten year roadmap released for energy resources sector

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the release of a ten year roadmap for the Australian energy resources sector, to ensure it stays competitive. Read more

Northern Australia CRC open for business

The Australian Government has announced the establishment Board of the $75 million CRC for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north. Read more

$3m cash bid exploration permit awarded off Western Australia

International energy company Chevron has paid $3 million for a cash bid permit to secure the right to explore an area off the Western Australian coast for the next six years. Read more

Normal service resumes: Labor sides with foreign owned company over farmers

The Queensland Labor Government has again confirmed the extent to which it will abandon regional Queensland, by continuing to side with a foreign owned company over sugar producers in North Queensland. Read more

Discovering Australia's next generation of resources

The Australian Government is supporting the development of the next wave of mineral, energy and groundwater resources, with work now underway on the $100 million Exploring for the Future program. Read more

Shorten turns his back on jobs in the North

Bill Shorten has turned his back on Queensland workers with his refusal to fully back the Adani Carmichael mine, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said. Read more

Community group next phase in radioactive waste consultation

A community group has been set up as the next step in consultation for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility 17 community members, a convenor and deputy convenor will advise on a range of issues, including applications under the $2 million Community Benefit Programme Heritage and cultural studies of the nominated land will begin soon with technical assessments to follow. Read more


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