Article – China Plans to Create a Free Trade Zone in Shanghai

August 28, 2013 Stratfor Summary The Chinese central government took what could be a bold step toward economic deregulation on Aug. 23 when the State Council officially approved the establishment of a […]

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Article – Joyce slams north plan

August 27, 2013 Colin Bettles North Queensland Register SHADOW Regional Development Minister Barnaby Joyce says Kevin Rudd has “completely botched” Labor’s plans to develop northern Australia. Senator Joyce is pushing a more […]

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Article – Darwin set to come of age as front door to Asia

August 26, 2013 Ross Muir The Canberra Times Who would have believed that a remote northern settlement to keep out the French would become an important city for us? Yet George Goyder, […]

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Article – Committees and tax-free zones not what Australia's North needs

August 26, 2013 Larry Graham WA Today As an old Norwester, I should be happy that there is emerging political interest in the northern half of our continent – but I am […]

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Article – Australia's mining boom rolls on for Chinese entrepreneur in the outback

August 25, 2013 James Regan Reuters Former Chinese commodities trader Jerry Ren, who is quietly building a mining empire in the Australian outback, scoffs at talk the resources boom is over. For […]

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Article – Astonishing lack of self-awareness at The Age

August 25, 2013 Sinclair Davidson Catallaxy Files The Age has a hit piece on the IPA this morning. Some of the world’s largest companies have dropped financial support and membership of free-market […]

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Article – Climate hard line costs IPA support

August 25, 2013 Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar The Age Some of the world’s largest companies have dropped financial support and membership of free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs amid […]

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Article – Critics begged to take a big view

August 24, 2013 Brad Thompson The West Australian Peter Stubbs is expecting a backlash over plans to increase the capacity of Lake Argyle on safety, environmental and economic grounds. But the Ord-East […]

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Article – Make a choice: Vanilla1 or Vanilla2

August 24, 2013 Rob Garbutt The Northern Star IT SEEMS as though we are once again choosing between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. This election has lost nearly everyone’s interest. It has been on […]

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Article – Dance of the veils not a good look for Tony

August 24, 2013 David Crowe The Australian The Coalition’s coyness over costings for its policies adds to the poverty of the campaign A declaration of intent is barely a policy unless backed […]

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