11 August 2016
Today’s launch of the 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release makes 28 new areas available for bidding in Commonwealth waters offshore from Western Australia and the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
6 May 2016
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
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
The Government has announced that Townsville will be the headquarters for the Northern Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
23 March 2016
The Government has reached another milestone in the establishment of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) by announcing that Cairns, Queensland, will host its headquarters.
17 March 2016
The Government has introduced legislation to establish the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), a centrepiece of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.
29 February 2016
The Australian Government is unlocking the vast potential of northern Australia small and medium tourism businesses with a new team of experts deployed to provide one-on-one business advice.
26 February 2016
Major opportunities to expand irrigated agriculture across northern Australia are a step closer with a $15 million Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment by the CSIRO now underway.
13 February 2016
I am honoured to have been appointed as the Minister for Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.