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The Australian Government is supporting our mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector at Peru’s annual mining conference.
The Australian Government has committed $50 million to the critical minerals industry.
Jul 2022 Critical Minerals Office
The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office arranged the visit under the Australia–India Critical Minerals Investment Partnership.
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29 September 2022
The Australian Government has secured gas supply commitments from the east coast gas exporters.
25 August 2022
Nominate areas for the 2023 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release before Thursday 1 September 2022.
24 August 2022
Bidding is now open for the 2022 acreage release with 10 areas available for petroleum exploration.
26 July 2022
Registration is now open to attend the webinar that will launch the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release on 24 August 2022.
1 April 2022
We have conducted a global, competitive, multi-stage tender for Phase 1 of the Northern Endeavour decommissioning. Today we announced the contractor who has been engaged to deliver this $324.89m contract.
7 March 2022
Expanded remedial direction provisions for offshore petroleum titles came into effect on the 2 March 2022. These provisions are referred to as trailing liability. Read the trailing liability guideline.
24 February 2022
Changes to the offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework will ensure Australia plans for and manages increased levels of decommissioning activity.
8 December 2021
We want your views on the exposure draft for the remake of the offshore environmental regulatory regime. Submissions close on 8 March 2022.
4 November 2021
Consultation is now open on potential areas to be included in the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. Feedback is welcome until 14 December 2021.
25 October 2021
We are seeking feedback on guidelines and factsheets to support reforms to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
13 October 2021
The department’s response to the Government-specific findings of the Chief Scientist’s independent audit of NOPSEMA’s Consideration of Exploration in the Great Australian Bight.
24 September 2021
NOPTA is undertaking a two-week consultation with industry stakeholders on the proposed revisions to its Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS). Consultation closes 8 October 2021.