Extra funding for Northern Australia Beef Roads in QLD

The Turnbull-Joyce government is supporting the Queensland cattle industry by undertaking targeted upgrades on roads essential to transportation of cattle, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said. Read more

Cairns-based CEO appointed to Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The Australian Government is continuing to drive investment and economic growth in Northern Australia, by announcing the appointment of Ms Laurie Walker as the Cairns-based CEO of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Ms Walker will live and work in Cairns. Read more

Queensland’s LNG sector driving investment and jobs

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed today’s announcement from Australia Pacific LNG that production has started from the second train at its Curtis Island facility near Gladstone. Read more

Canavan welcomes Macfarlane's appointment to the Queensland Resources Council

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the appointment of Ian Macfarlane as Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council and said he would be a strong successor to build on more than a decade of leadership under Michael Roche. Read more

Canavan Thanks Queenslander's for Support

Senator Matt Canavan has thanked Queenslanders for re-electing him to the Senate for a second term. The Australian Electoral Commission said today the count for the election of 12 Senators for Queensland had been completed and announced the successful candidates. Read more

Appointment as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

I am honoured to be appointed Minister for Resources and Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. It is a great privilege to be able to serve in Prime Minister Turnbull’s Cabinet in this capacity. Read more

Bill Shorten Challenged to Support Rookwood Weir

Labor leader Bill Shorten has been challenged to support construction of Rookwood Weir.“This is Mr Shorten’s last chance to support Rookwood Weir,” Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more

$60 Million to Support Capricorn Highway Duplication

A $60 million Coalition investment will support duplication works on the Capricorn Highway, reducing congestion and time delays between Rockhampton and Gracemere.   The project will involve more than five kilometres of highway duplication – providing improved and more reliable travel times, and saving commuters time and money. Read more

Labor Can't be Trusted to Build Rookwood Weir

The Labor party cannot be trusted to build Rookwood Weir, Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said today. “Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten last night again refused to commit to funding Rookwood Weir,” Senator Canavan said. “The difference between the Coalition and Labor positions on Rookwood Weir is stark: the Coalition has put $130 million on the table to build it and Labor won’t match us. Read more

Labor Puts at Risk Thousands of Jobs

Electing a federal Labor government on July 2 would risk tens of thousands of jobs across northern Australia. Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today that Bill Shorten's lack of support for mines and dams across the north puts at risk tens of thousands of jobs in coming years. Read more


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