Media Releases

Joint media release with Member for Mallee Anne Webster

The Morrison Government is funding the construction of an innovative ‘solar hydro’ power plant to help meet Australia’s energy storage needs into the future through a $15 million investment by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Latest data for Australia’s total electricity generation show renewables continued to increase as a share of generation in 2020, while dispatchable generation sources, coal and gas, continued to provide the majority of generation.

Encouraging young indigenous women to consider STEM-based careers is the focus of three programs that have received funding under the latest round of the Morrison Government’s Women In STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) grants program.

New trade data shows Australia’s resource and energy sector is continuing to perform remarkably well, building on the strong momentum that underpinned previous forecasts for a record year in exports earnings.

Australia is well placed to be a leading supplier of critical minerals and crucial rare earths elements to help meet growing global demand for minerals used in a variety of modern technologies.

Documenting the diversity of Australian insects and protecting turtle populations are just two of the important research projects that members of the public are invited to take part in under the Morrison Government’s Citizen Science grant program.

The Coalition Government has released a Global Resources Statement, which promotes Australia as a reliable, responsible and ready supplier of mineral resources and energy to the world.

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt says there are 296 billion reasons for Australians to be thankful for our resources sector as we celebrate Minerals Week.

Essential new energy infrastructure that will unlock additional supply across the National Electricity Market (NEM) and provide thousands of households and businesses with cheaper energy is being supported by the Morrison Government.

Today the Morrison Government released the December 2020 Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.