Media Releases

Joint media release with Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Northern Australia Michelle Landry, and Senator for Queensland Susan McDonald

Work has officially begun on a major new energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan which will help to secure energy supply across north Queensland and support more than 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs. 

Joint media release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Australia and Singapore will establish a $30 million partnership to accelerate the deployment of low emissions fuels and technologies like clean hydrogen to reduce emissions in maritime and port operations.

The Morrison Government is helping innovative Aussie manufacturers commercialise their great ideas with more than $3.7 million in grants, including funding for the development of a rapid COVID-19 test.

The Morrison Government is backing six new carbon capture projects to accelerate the development of the technology in Australia, boosting its role in reducing emissions and supporting new economic opportunities and job creation.

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.