Federal Government supports future of Townsville

SENATOR THE HON MATTHEW CANAVAN Minister for Resources and Northern Australia   THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities   Bill Shorten continues to prove he is incapable of handling the nation’s finances with any sense of propriety following wildly inaccurate claims about the Turnbull government’s commitment to the north Queensland city of Townsville.   Read more

CRC for developing Northern Australia to greatly improve horticultural supply chain management

Smart supply chains for the horticulture sector comprise the first industry-led collaborative project to be managed by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, supporting the Australian Government’s commitment to improving prosperity in the north. Read more

CQ LNP team delivers the final piece of Rookwood’s funding jigsaw

After years of hard work, Central Queensland’s Federal LNP team say it’s time to ‘bring in the bulldozers’ after the Commonwealth’s announcement today that it would increase its funding pledge to $176 million to kick start construction of Rookwood Weir, west of Rockhampton. Read more

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


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