Book Launch - 'Northern Australia and then some' by Mrs Gina Rinehart

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To order a copy of Mrs Gina Rinehart’s new book Northern Australia and then some please contact Rachel Leigh on 03 9600 4744 or at rleigh@ipa.org.au.

Or alternatively order a copy from the Small Business Association by emailing Anne Nalder at info@smallbusinessassociation.com.au.

Mrs Gina Rinehart: Sustaining the benefits of Australia’s resource industry – 17/05/13

Mrs Gina Rinehart and Mr Imants Kins at Darwin launch of second edition of ‘Northern Australia and then some’ - 7/3/2013

Imants Kins interview on ABC News24 – 19/3/2014

NT Chief Minister Terry Mills launches second edition of ‘Northern Australia and then some’ in Darwin - 7/3/2013

Mrs Gina Rinehart receives the Institute of Public Affairs Free Enterprise Leader Award 2013

Click here for more videos from the Institute of Public Affairs’ 70th Anniversary Dinner

Coalition’s Draft Discussion Paper – Developing Northern Australia: A 2030 Vision

The Coalition’s Draft Discussion Paper, Developing Northern Australia: A 2030 Vision received widespread support in the days after it was reported in the media. The Business Spectator praised the Discussion Paper’s vision and foresight here and here. The paper also received support from many groups in Northern Australia, including the Cairns Chamber of Commerce and Mt Isa Mayor and former State Labor MP The Hon. Cr Tony McGrady AM. The Daily Telegraph’s editorial noted America’s economic growth was driven by westward expansion and questions why Australia can’t achieve something similar developing the North.

Our response to the the Coalition’s Northern Development and Dams and Water Management Task Group Discussion Papers:

What is ANDEV?

ANDEV is made up of individuals and businesses in Australia demanding that our government welcome investment and provide economic vision for the country’s future.

We want to unleash the potential of North Australia by getting government out of the way.

ANDEV provides a voice to all of those who wish to see Northern Australia thrive.

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Mrs Gina Rinehart with members of the ANDEV Executive in Kuala Lumpur after Mrs Rinehart accepted the CEO Visionary Award for 2012

Talking To You (ANDEV Blog)

Article – Fracking ‘does not pose risk to water supplies’: Scientists find contamination in highly-publicised cases was from leaky drilling wells

by 25 September 2014

17 September 2014 Tom Leonard The Daily Mail

Scientists have undermined a central plank of the anti-fracking lobby’s case by showing that the controversial drilling process does not poison drinking water.

Vociferous protesters against hydraulic fracturing in Britain base much of their opposition on claims that the process poses an environmental danger.

Fracking involves injecting water, sand and chemicals at high pressure into shale rock deep underground, releasing rich deposits of oil and natural gas [...]

Opinion – The end of Australian thermal coal? Not likely

by 25 September 2014

17 September 2014 Cole Latimer Australian Mining

China is bringing in new regulations to raise the quality threshold for imported coal, and many are predicting that this may be one of the final nails in the coffin of coal – hardly.

This move by China was not entirely unexpected, as it seeks to improve its failing coal industry, and may even work to Australia’s advantage.

Currently more than two thirds of Chinese coal mining companies [...]

Article – New boom for meat exporters

by 25 September 2014

18 September 2014 Matthew Cranston Queensland Country Life

TOURING an abattoir in western China last month, the managing director of cattle exporter Frontier International Agri Hamish Browning was surprised. The facility, which has the capacity to process 800 head of cattle per day, had not a beast in sight.

“I was told it hadn’t been used since 2010,” Mr Browning says, “they just haven’t been able to get cattle.”

The murmurings that China’s beef processing [...]

Article – Korea Development Bank will take a 5% stake in the Roy Hill iron ore mine

by 25 September 2014

17 September 2014 Mining Bulletin

Korea Development Bank will take a 5% stake in the Roy Hill iron ore mine in Australia, in partnership with domestic pension fund firms and insurance companies. Given POSCO holds a 12.5% stake in the mine, Korean firms will take the position of a second largest shareholder if the deal goes through as planned.

The state run bank will purchase a 5% stake in Roy Hill Holdings at the cost [...]