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

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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

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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

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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 – Ag White Paper stuck in limbo

by 21 May 2015

13 May 2015 Colin Bettles The Land

AGRICULTURAL stakeholders remain in limbo as the federal government pledges to continue its refinement of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, post-budget.

The White Paper was an election pledge made by the Coalition from opposition to provide a detailed policy road map for the agricultural sector’s future in making it one the nation’s five economic pillars.

A green paper was released last October, after taking over 700 stakeholder submissions in a process [...]

Article – Northern loan not good enough: Qld govt

by 21 May 2015

13 May 2015 The Sydney Morning Herald

The federal government’s new loan facility for developing northern Australia isn’t good enough, Queensland’s treasurer says.

The Abbott government’s second budget provides $5 billion to fund loans to northern states and business for development infrastructure in the region.

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says there’s little appetite for loans that have to be paid back and the federal government should instead jointly fund projects with the state government.

West [...]

Article – Highway to Prosperity

by 21 May 2015

11 May 2015 Anika Hume The Cairns Post

CAIRNS transport operators are rejoicing at news the Hann Highway will be upgraded, shaving up to 10 hours off some freight routes.

The announcement came from Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Cairns last Friday, when he said the Northern Australia White Paper would be released next month.

The news ticked off one of the eight key priorities released last August by Advance Cairns, Cairns Chamber of Commerce [...]

Article – Federal budget 2015: East West Link solution on the cards

by 21 May 2015

10 May 2015 Peter Martin and Richard Willingham The Age

Tuesday’s budget will include an offer to end the impasse over the East West Link that has seen $1.5 billion left in limbo.

The Age has learned that the offer is one of the few big infrastructure commitments in a budget whose three big themes will be families, taxation and jobs.

Last week Prime Minister Tony Abbott signalled that he may consider re-directing $1.5 billion slated [...]