Budget recognises mining role
australianminingreview.com.au, Other, 07/10/2020
The Australian Government’s 2020-21 federal budget has prioritised the development of northern Australia and Australia’s gas and resources sector by focusing on training and education, research and development in manufacturing and supporting industries. As part of its COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, the Government has announced a series of reforms to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) aimed at improving the speed and scope of projects to be funded, that will further unlock economic opportunities and more jobs across the north. […] In addition, the Government is providing $13.7m over four years to provide quality assured scientific research and information to communities living in gas development regions through the CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance.