Department of Industry,
Innovation and Science
The Office of Northern Australia's policy analysis and advice supports the continued development of northern Australia.
Reporting to the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, we oversee the implementation of northern Australia agenda initiatives including the Our North Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.
A Northern Australia Strategic Partnership, which includes the Prime Minister, provides high-level leadership on the northern Australia agenda.
A Ministerial Forum on Northern Development brings Australian Government Ministers, and Ministers from the Western Australian, Northern Territory and Queensland governments together to provide oversight and direction on the development of the north.
The forum, which is led by the Minister of Resources and Northern Australia, met in April 2018 in Kununurra in Western Australia and in September 2017 in Darwin.
It is due to meet again in October 2018 in Queensland.
Two key advisory groups advise the government on priorities for northern Australia development. The Northern Australia Advisory Council and the Indigenous Reference Group bring together representatives from across the north.
Our office works closely with our department and:
Last updated: 12 July 2018
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