Leaders reaffirm commitment to the NorthFriday, 9 June 2017
Joint media release with Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MLA, Northern Territory Chief Minister, the Hon Michael Gunner MLA, Western Australia Premier and Minister for Public Sector Management, State Development, Jobs and Trade and Federal-State Relations, the Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA
Northern Australia will be given an even stronger voice with agreement from the Commonwealth and leaders of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia to establish a special Ministerial Forum on Northern Development.
The Australian Government and Leaders from the Northern jurisdictions reaffirmed their commitment to the Northern Australia agenda, at the 5th meeting of the Northern Australia Strategic Partnership, held in Hobart ahead of the COAG leaders’ meeting.
The Ministerial Forum on Northern Development will consider the priorities and issues identified by the Strategic Partnership and further drive the northern development agenda.