The Northern Australia Ministerial Forum is working collaboratively to realise an inclusive and contemporary vision for Northern Australia – to benefit Australians now and into the future.
The forum is made up of Australian Government ministers with responsibility for the development of Northern Australia, and their counterparts from the Queensland, Western Australian and Northern Territory governments.
The forum develops a shared vision and goals for enduring prosperity right across the north. The Ministers are working together to diversify and strengthen the north’s economy by: increasing the participation of First Nations; promoting the liveability and attractiveness of living, working and investing in the north; meeting current and future workforce needs; developing natural and economic assets; ensuring that vital infrastructure is world-class and fully funded; optimising sustainable resources; and capitalising on the north’s strategic location in the Indo-Pacific region and proximity to Asia.
The Hon Madeleine King MP – Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
The Hon Linda Burney MP – Minister for Indigenous Australians
The Hon Glenn Butcher MP – Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing; and Water
Western Australia Government
The Hon Don Punch - Minister for Regional Development; Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; and Volunteering
Northern Territory Government
The Hon Nicole Manison MLA – Deputy Chief Minister; Minister for Northern Australia and Trade; Advanced Manufacturing; and Water
Northern Australia Ministerial Forum - 2nd Meeting Communique PDF: 117 KB
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