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$96 million committed for JCU project from Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

3 July 2018

The Australian Government has committed up to $96 million from its Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to a project aimed at boosting enrolments in engineering courses at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville.

Resources and energy exports setting new records

2 July 2018

Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record of $226 billion in 2017–18 – and go even higher this year – according to an in-depth Government report released today.

Reopening of upgraded Earthquake Alerts Centre at Geoscience Australia

29 June 2018

Australia’s upgraded earthquake detection and analysis centre was opened in Canberra today by Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan.

$31 million allocated for mining exploration incentive

26 June 2018

Joint media release with the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

More than $31 million has been allocated to 46 mining companies under the Australian Government’s Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for 2018-19.

Genex Kidston announcement welcome

20 June 2018

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the announcement of a potential loan to the Kidston power project by the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

Record contribution of mining royalities to NSW budget welcomed

19 June 2018

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the record $1.8-billion contribution from mining royalties to the NSW Budget.

World’s largest airborne electromagnetic survey reveals potential new areas for natural resources in Northern Australia

13 June 2018

The Australian Government today released data collected from the world’s largest airborne electromagnetic survey (AusAEM) from an area on the border of the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Gas Acceleration Program continues to benefit east coast supply

1 June 2018

A project to restart gas processing facilities in South West Queensland will get a $2 million boost from the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program, increasing gas supply to the East Coast market.

Professor Stephen Smith appointed to Resources 2030 Taskforce

31 May 2018

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, today announced the appointment of Professor Stephen Smith to the Australian Government’s Resources 2030 Taskforce.

Safety expert reappointed to NOPSEMA Advisory Board

21 May 2018

Patricia Kerin, Director of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre, has been reappointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) until March 2021.