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Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan
Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan was sworn in as Minister for Northern Australia on 18 February 2016.
6 May 2016
The Government has secured an additional expected $2 billion investment in northern Australia with Singapore to upgrade joint defence training facilities in Townsville and Shoalwater Bay in Queensland
4 May 2016
Legislation to establish the Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has passed the Parliament enabling it to commence from July.
21 April 2016
The Government has announced that Townsville will be the headquarters for the Northern Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
12 April 2016
Senator Canavan gave a speech at the 2016 Northern Australia Food Futures Conference in Darwin