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Application round extended: CRC for Developing Northern Australia Project Funding

Monday, 10 April 2017

 Important update: Due to the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, the closing date for all applications to the CRC for Developing Northern Australia Proje

Roll up! Calling food truck enthusiasts to Kakadu

Friday, 7 April 2017 to Friday, 21 April 2017

KAKADU FOOD TRUCKS – YOUR FOOD, YOUR WAY INTO KAKADU

Calling all Aussie food gurus… this could be the opportunity you’re looking for.

Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia Project Funding Round supports short term industry-led research collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services which address industry problems in northern Australia in the areas of:

The Townsville City Deal signed

Friday, 9 December 2016

The Australian Government, Queensland Government and Townsville City Council signed Australia's first City Deal for Townsville on 9 December 2016.

The Townsville City Deal will focus on improving the lives of Townsville residents through job creation, economic growth, investment in local infrastructure, a revitalised urban centre, and a more vibrant and liveable city.

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - Townsville City Deal and Snapshot

Changes to Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visas

Saturday, 19 November 2016

From 19 November 2016, Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) holders who work for three months in northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry and fishing will be eligible for a second Work and Holiday visa. The new arrangements will encourage Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa holders to travel and work across northern Australia.

http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/462-

Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program announcement

Saturday, 19 November 2016

In a joint media announcement with the Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care and Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia announced the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin were awarded the Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program. To read the full media release click the link below:

Joint Media Release

New funding for roads in Northern Australia

Monday, 24 October 2016

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is developing northern Australia and improving the economic outlook with priority road upgrades announced today.

As of today a total $700 million has been committed under the Northern Australia Roads Programme (NARP) and Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme.

New funding for roads in Northern Australia

New Cairns based NAIF CEO announced

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

On 11 October 2016, Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia announced the appointment of the new Cairns based CEO for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

To read the full media release, click the link below.

Cairns-based CEO appointed to Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Progress on the implementation of the White Paper

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

On 11 October, Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia delivered the Annual Statement to Parliament on the progress of implementing the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future.

Building links between tropical health research institutions and world class research institutions

Friday, 7 October 2016

In a joint media release Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells have annouced the $2 million grant has been awarded to Darwin’s Menzies School of Health Research to advance research into the prevention, detection and treatment of multi-drug resistant malaria and TB.

Supporting regional collaboration on tropical disease research

Get the facts on northern Australia

Friday, 7 October 2016

The September issue of northern Australia statistics from the Office of the Chief Economist.

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility - Positions Vacant

Thursday, 4 August 2016 to Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) was established on 1 July 2016.

Current Vacancies

Northern Australia Biosecurity Framework Reference Group

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The second meeting of Northern Australia Biosecurity Framework Reference Group held on 29 June 2016.

For further information please see the website and communique below.

Northern Australia Biosecurity Framework Reference Group

Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce Report

Friday, 4 March 2016

The final report of the Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce was released on 4 March 2016. The Taskforce was asked to consider the feasibility of options to lower insurance premiums in areas subject to high cyclone risk and to make policy recommendations.

Link to Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce Report

Inquiry into Opportunities for Expanding Aquaculture in Northern Australia

Monday, 22 February 2016

On 22 February 2016, the Australian Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia tabled its report, entitled Scaling Up, on aquaculture in northern Australia. Chaired by the Hon Warren Entsch MP, the Committee examined the current state of aquaculture in northern Australia, the regulatory framework, and opportunities for further developing the industry in the region.

Inquiry into Opportunities for Expanding Aquaculture in Northern Australia

Statement from Matt Canavan

Thursday, 18 February 2016

On 18 February 2016, Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan was sworn in as Minister for Northern Australia. Minister Canavan will support the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia to deliver his responsibilities for northern Australia.

Statement from Matt Canavan

First funding round for the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund closed

Thursday, 28 January 2016

A total of 54 applications have been received as part of the current round of feasibility funding under the Australian Government's $500 million National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, which closed for applications on 21 January 2016.

First funding round for the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund closed

One-stop-shop for major project approvals in Australia’s north

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Major Project Approvals Agency in Darwin has been opened. It will service major projects across the Northern Territory and make investing in Australia’s north easier.

One-stop-shop for major project approvals in Australia’s north

New headquarters for Office of Northern Australia

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

On 18 December 2015 the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, announced the new Office of Northern Australia (ONA) headquarters in Darwin.

New headquarters for Office of Northern Australia

Great Barrier Reef to star in global TV series with David Attenborough

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The release of this new series will coincide with a new campaign to be launched early in 2016 by Tourism Australia aimed at promoting Australia’s aquatic and coastal experiences.

Great Barrier Reef to star in global TV series