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 – New rare earth mine coming to Western Australia

by 27 August 2014

18 August 2014 Cecilia Jamasmie mining.com

Northern Minerals’ (ASX:NTU) flagship rare earth project Browns Range received a major push Monday after the company announced it has secured a $6 million funding rom Macquarie Bank Limited and the Environmental Protection Authority recommended it for conditional environmental approval.

The proposed mine straddles the West Australian and Northern Territory border on the Browns Range Dome and is expected to produce 279,000 kg of dysprosium a year over its 10-year mine life, [...]

Article – Prominent cattleman Sir Graham McCamley backs proposed dam on the Fitzroy as an ideal start to the development of Northern Australia

by 27 August 2014

21 August 2014 Kathleen Calderwood and Marlina Whop ABC Rural

Water security is a key issue for anyone in agriculture and one of the biggest hurdles to promoting development in northern Australia.

Now an idea first flagged by Sydney Harbour bridge engineer Dr John Bradfield in the 1930s, for a dam on the Fitzroy River, is getting a new push.

AUDIO: Central Queensland businessmen throw their support behind Fitzroy River dam (ABC Rural)

The proposed dam [...]

Article – Capricorn Coast chases $80m for northern tourist link

by 27 August 2014

20 August 2014 Pam McKay The Morning Bulletin

MAYOR Bill Ludwig says it is the “ideal time” for the Livingstone Shire Council to push its plans for a northern tourist link.

The proposed Capricorn Coast-Bruce Hwy Link Rd will drive north-bound traffic into Yeppoon, while also providing an alternate route for primary production and access to the Shoalwater Bay military training area.

Livingstone council has identified the route as a priority transport link road project [...]

Article – WA faces shift in job skills demand

by 27 August 2014

21 August 2014 Shane Wright and Gareth Parker The West Australian

WA will have to find another 300,000 workers over the next decade and they will need to have farming, teaching or nursing skills, a report suggests.

Compiled by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and to be released today, the report into the State’s changing workforce also argued more resources had to go into the childcare sector so parents could claim a job.

Almost 1.4 million [...]