Media Releases

Federal, state and territory building ministers have agreed on a series of sweeping national reforms that will ensure that new homes in Australia will be more comfortable, liveable, accessible and energy efficient.

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King has met with senior figures in the Western Australian resources sector to discuss jobs and skills challenges facing the resources sector during a roundtable in Perth.

An examination of grants awarded by the former Morrison government under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative grants program has concluded.

Joint media release with Minister for Skills and Training the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

The Albanese Government welcomes the agreement between the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Tech Council of Australia on a set of principles to support employment growth and skills development in the digital and technology fields across the economy.

The 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release has been announced today by the Australian Government, with approximately 46,758 square kilometres of new acreage available for exploration.

The Australian Government has approved the first two new offshore greenhouse gas storage areas since 2014, providing Australian industry with new opportunities for carbon capture and storage and helping Australia to achieve its target to lower emissions by 43 per cent by 2030.

Solutions to the national shortage of skilled labour and building back Australia’s industrial base will be high on the agenda for the Assistant Manufacturing Minister Tim Ayres who will chair a special Jobs and Skills Roundtable for Australian Heavy Industry today.

The Australian Government is putting Australia at the forefront of critical technologies, opening consultation on how best to harness and manage these in our national interest. 

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) has been formally extended to 2030, ensuring the Government can use the mechanism to safeguard domestic gas supplies.

Joint media release with Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese, Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, Minister for Health the Hon Mark Butler MP and
Victorian Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford MP

Onshore manufacturing of life-saving mRNA vaccines took a major step forward today, with the Australian Government, Moderna and the Victorian Government finalising all arrangements for the 10-year partnership.