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For ministerial media releases visit the Ministers and Assistant Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website.
7 August 2018
For the Queensland city of Mackay and surrounding areas, it’s become important to plan for a future beyond mining.
Initial dredging work is about to begin on a new port and supply base in the Western Australian town of Onslow.
Tourism operators like Ted Hall from the Kimberleys, are sharing their culture and knowledge of Northern Australia with visitors from around the globe.
Workers from Pacific island countries can now be employed in regional and remote northern Australian businesses for up to three years under the new Pacific Labour Scheme.
Travel and trade in the north is becoming easier, with 31 of the 37 projects committed to under the government’s $700 million Northern Australia roads programs now approved.