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

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

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

Download video

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 – Billion-dollar prawn farm Project Sea Dragon on Legune Station given major project status

by 29 July 2015

27 July 2015 Nadia Daly and Sally Brooks ABC News

What could be Australia’s biggest prawn farm has been given major project status by the federal and Northern Territory governments, fast-tracking its development.

Project Sea Dragon is a $1.45-billion project proposed for Legune Station, on the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia and sitting on the northern coastline.

WA company Seafarms Group is looking to develop a land-based prawn aquaculture project on the [...]

Article – Northern Territory could become Australia’s seventh state by 2018

by 29 July 2015

23 July 2015 Sarah Whyte WA Today

The remote territory known for its crocodiles and steamy weather might finally lose its status as “second-class citizen”, becoming the  country’s seventh state.

State leaders at the Council of Australian Governments meeting on Thursday unanimously agreed with Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles that the territory should become its own state by July 1, 2018, according to a communique issued by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

PHOTO: Debate has raged for many years about whether the Northern [...]

Article – Aus ag ripe for foreign investment

by 29 July 2015

16 July 2015 Andrew Marshall Queensland Country Life

THE sliding dollar is sweetening Australia’s appeal as an agricultural investment destination ripe for overseas companies and fund managers, particularly from North America and Europe.

While the headlines are frequently all about new farm sector deals between Australian agribusinesses and players in key markets in developing Asia, a new age of ‘Down Under’ investment interest is dawning in global capital markets from more traditional backgrounds.

“We’re seeing [...]

Article – New harbour expansion for Port Hedland tugboats

by 29 July 2015

22 July 2015 Ben Hagemann Australian Mining

A fresh investment in Port Hedland will create 200 jobs, BHP said.

Around US$240 million will be spent on construction of a new eight-pen tug harbour at Hunt Point, as well as an additional six tugboats to meet projected increasing demand for the iron ore port.

The project will also include upgrade of workshop facilities, operational and service berths, and two small boat moorings at the Nelson Point [...]