White Paper 2017 Implementation Report launched

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Barnaby Joyce has released the 2017 Implementation Report on the Our North, Our Future, White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.

The report highlights the achievements and progress being made in supporting the north’s business and economic growth.

Already, just two years into the 20-year northern Australia $6 billion implementation plan, over half of the White Paper’s 51 measures have been delivered and the remaining are well underway.

From the leadership of the Prime Minister as chair of the Northern Australia Strategic Partnership to the involvement of Indigenous leaders in the 2017 Ministerial Forum on Northern Development, new collaboration has been forged across jurisdictions, sectors, and nationally and internationally.

The report outlines how the government’s investment in northern infrastructure, entrepreneurism, business, innovation and research is building a stronger future for the north.

Read more about how the vision of a stronger northern Australia is being realised.

View the Deputy Prime Minister’s message (PDF 139.66 KB)

View the Our North, Our Future, 2017 Implementation Report (PDF 9.28 MB)

View the Deputy Prime Minister’s 2017 Annual Statement (PDF 357.43 KB)

View the Deputy Prime Minister’s media release