Frontier exploration scopes exciting new resource reserves in the NT’s Barkly region

A new seismic survey scoping out the potential for new gas, liquids and other mineral resources in the Northern Territory’s Barkly region wraps up this week, paving the way for further resource exploration and jobs Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more

Report highlights untapped opportunity for beef and cattle exports

Northern Australia could be the hub for a substantial economic boost for the nation, with a new report from the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce in ASEAN finding that beef and live cattle exports to South East Asian nations could deliver up to $13 billion per year to our economy by 2025. Read more

Watt fails in NAIF attack

Labor Senator Murray Watt has run out of puff in his criticism of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), making simple errors in maths and reading comprehension. In NAIF’s release of 19 September, it lists the six WA projects which have received investment decisions and conditional approvals, including the Pilbara Minerals project, which is not proceeding in its original form. Read more

Government backs Next Gen Power Project for Pilbara Mining Project

A new energy project in the Pilbara that will create up to 200 jobs, generate more than $220 million in public benefits, increase productivity and deliver reliable power and reduce emissions is a step closer with the backing of the Liberal National Government. Read more

New Adani business centre and rail contract a boon for Central Queensland

A new Rockhampton based business centre and rail contract announced by Adani Mining today is excellent news for Central Queensland that will lead to further, needed economic activity and job opportunities in the region, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan said today. Read more

20 years of rocking geoscience education

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan today celebrated the 20-year anniversary of Geoscience Australia’s popular Education Centre. Read more

Further resource potential of the Pilbara marked through new stratigraphic well

A new stratigraphic well in Western Australia’s Canning Basin will help scope out exciting new resources in the region, paving the way for new investment and jobs, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more

Drilling activity in Beetaloo Basin heralds new era for jobs and investment in Northern Australia

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has applauded the first drilling activity in the Beetaloo Basin since the lifting of the moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing in 2018, with Origin Energy successfully spudding the Kyalla 117 well. Read more

Resources sector contribution critical in NSW Central West

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has applauded the resources sector for its contribution to the NSW Central West during a visit to the region with local Federal MP, Member for Calare and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Andrew Gee, today. Read more

New Community Benefit Program for Kimba, Hawker and Quorn communities

The Australian Government has today announced a new $4 million funding program for the communities being considered for the site of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. Under the new Community Benefit Program, up to $2 million in grants will be given to each of the two communities considering the facility, around Kimba and Wallerberdina Station. Read more



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