Article – We need a smarter debate on developing northern Australia

13 August 2013 Andrew Campbell The Conversation The Coalition’s 2030 Vision for Developing Northern Australia invokes romantic notions of Australia’s pioneering past, describing the north as no longer the “last frontier” but […]

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Video – The miracle of Hong Kong

9 July 2013 Agrincourt youtube.com From the documentary Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story (Channel 4, 2010), in which Martin Durkin explains the full extent of the financial mess the UK is in […]

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Article – Eliza Brown to form Joyce'’s new Agricultural Industry Advisory Council

29 January 2014 Rob Harris Weekly Times Now VICTORIAN winemaker Eliza Brown will form part of Barnaby Joyce’’s new Agricultural Industry Advisory Council. The chief executive officer of All Saints Estate and […]

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Article – Infrastructure deficit puts us on a road to nowhere

30 January 2014 Alan Kohler The Drum There’s every indication we are approaching a national emergency when it comes to infrastructure, writes Alan Kohler. One of Australia’s many political ironies is that […]

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Article – Prosperity pointers signal West's the best

30 January 2014 Adam Creighton The Australian OTHER states should try to emulate Western Australia, the nation’s most free state and most likely to generate prosperity, says an unprecedented analysis that ranks […]

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Article – Will Economic Zones Lift Japan’s Growth?

28 January 2014 Matthew Circosta Moody’s Analytics The success of Japan’s new economic zones hinges on the implementation of much-needed reforms in healthcare, agriculture, and the labour market. Building restrictions have been […]

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Article – Port congestion shrinks Canada wheat crop

Northern development MUST include appropriate infrastructure projects. 28 January 2014 Warwick Long ABC Rural Canada is forecasting a much smaller wheat crop next season because it can’t move last season’s harvest. A […]

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Media Release – Workforce figures show development vital for Northern Australia

27 January 2014 Office of Senator Ian Macdonald The urgent need for the real development of Northern Australia has been highlighted by the recently released employment figures according to North Queensland based […]

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Article – Let's not be too hasty in rejecting northern development

18 August 2013 Sinclair Davidson, Professor of Institutional Economics at RMIT University The Conversation In the early noughties former Labor leader Kim Beazley suggested that he’d like to see the unemployment rate […]

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Article – Southeast Kentucky's Promise Zone officially announced by President Obama

9 January 2014 James R. Carroll Courier Journal A new special economic development zone for eight high-poverty counties in southeastern Kentucky announced by President Barack Obama on Thursday can be a key […]

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