Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Northern Australia

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Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

Minister for Northern Australia

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan was sworn in as Minister for Northern Australia on 18 February 2016.

Latest news

6 May 2016

Government secures further investment for Northern Australia

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

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility passes the Parliament

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

Townsville headquarters for new CRC for Northern Australia

The Government has announced that Townsville will be the headquarters for the Northern Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

12 April 2016

Speech at the Northern Australia Food Futures Conference

Senator Canavan gave a speech at the 2016 Northern Australia Food Futures Conference in Darwin