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.
Senator the Hon Matt Canavan was sworn in as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia on 19 July 2016.
Joint media release with the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews MP and Queensland Senator Susan McDonald
Australia’s north could be on the way to becoming Asia’s salad bowl through more use of protected cropping systems by growers.
Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are continuing to grow, accounting for almost 60 per cent of Australia’s total export earnings exceeding $279 billion in 2018–19, and helping deliver Australia’s first current account surplus in 44 years.
Joint media release with Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Sam McMahon
Planned maintenance work on the waste rock dump at Rum Jungle Creek South, about 105km south of Darwin, will begin shortly to ensure the site continues to meet national standards for radiation protection.
Queensland’s Signature Onfarm Pty Ltd has been approved for a NAIF loan of up to $25 million to build a new beef processing facility near Clermont.
In Tokyo today, the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, Isshu Sugawara, to explore carbon recycling technologies.
Joint media release with the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor MP
Australia can be a world leader in supplying hydrogen to other nations and importantly neighbours in our region, according to comprehensive analysis by Geoscience Australia.
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan will travel to Korea and Japan next week to promote Australia’s burgeoning critical minerals sector and emerging hydrogen industry.
Joint media release with the Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley MP
An independent audit by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO released by the Government today has found the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is applying stringent environmental regulation in considering applications for oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight.
We note yesterday’s Federal Court decision in relation to shark control measures within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are concerned about the decision’s implications for the protection of human life in the Great Barrier Reef and the health of the tourism industry in North Queensland.