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


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Or alternatively order a copy from the Small Business Association by emailing Anne Nalder at

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.

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 – Barges to solve big problem

by 22 July 2014

14 July 2014 Ben Leahy and Nick Evans The West Australian

Trans-shipping companies are targeting Port Hedland Ports major players as well as mining juniors as part of their push to win a toe-hold at the world’s biggest iron ore export terminal.

With space at the port limited, a number of the Pilbara’s iron ore juniors have been pushing for development of new berths at Lumsden Point to allow barges to transfer ore to bigger [...]

Article – Special economic zones could work for Northern Australia: World Bank economist

by 22 July 2014

David Sparkes Business Acumen

A WORLD Bank senior economist says Northern Australia could host two or three special economic zones to tap into the economic growth expected in Asia this century.

Douglas Zhihua Zeng said there was no reason Australia’s political system should be an obstacle to the move and special economic zones (SEZ) had already been successful in other democratic countries.

Australia currently has no special economic zones. 

Professor Zeng made the comments at [...]

Article – New deal with Japan revives Robert Menzies’ era, says Tony Abbott

by 11 July 2014

8 July 2014 Sid Maher The Australian

A HISTORIC trade deal to be signed today between Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to spark a new wave of Japanese investment in Australian infrastructure projects and provide capital for plans to ­develop the north.

Trade Minister Andrew Robb, who met Mr Abe on his arrival last night, is confident the deal will unleash Japanese capital for the government’s infrastructure pipeline and development [...]

Article – Unlocking the gate on gas

by 11 July 2014

9 July 2014 Vernon Graham Farm Weekly

NATURAL gas has the potential to transform the Australian economy including cutting farm fertilisers costs, a major development summit in Townsville was told.

A number of energy and mining heavyweights spoke at the recent Northern Development Summit and all had much the same message: get out of the way of Australia’s natural gas industry so it can get on with the job of powering the nation’s future.

And [...]