Article – First in 30 years: Amadeus Basin oil production licence granted to Central Petroleum

25 February 2014 ABC News The Northern Territory Government has approved its first onshore petroleum licence in more than 30 years. The Surprise oil field in the Amadeus Basin was discovered two […]

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Article – BGC wins $60m Roy Hill iron ore contract

26 February 2014 Cole Latimer Ferret BGC Contracting has won a $60 million contract to supply ballast for Roy Hill’s railway system. The contract will see BGC provide more than one million […]

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Article – Australia's Rinehart nears $7.8 bln mine finance deal

26 February 2014 Sharon Klyne, Joyce Lee and Prakash Chakravarti Reuters Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project is close to finalising a $7.8 billion financing deal, sources said, a […]

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Article – WA leaders plan joint submission to northern white paper

25 February 2014 ABC News Leaders from Western Australia’s Pilbara, Kimberley and mid-west have met their eastern counterparts to swap notes on developing northern Australia. Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees from WA, […]

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Article – NT eyes investors for Darwin port

24 February 2014 Angela MacDonald-Smith Stock & Land Over the weekend, the NT gov­ernment appointed investment bank ­Flagstaff Partners to devise a strategy for introducing private investment into the port, although Mr […]

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Article – Foreign labour call

24 February 2014 Renee Viellaris Townsville Bulletin TAX breaks should be ruled out for Northern Australia and businesses should be able to hire more foreign workers, says lobby group the Chamber of […]

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Article – Myanmar's Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) To Sell Shares In March And Raise Funds For Construction

20 February 2014 Sophie Song International Business Times Shares of Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone will go on sale next month, in a bid to raise the $21 million necessary for funding […]

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Article – Indonesian Government Mulls Setting Up New Special Economic Zones

19 February 2014 BERNAMA Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Radjasa said the Indonesian government is currently considering to set up three new special economic zones. The three eligible areas are Tanjung […]

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Article – Kimberley aquaculture zone given environmental green light

19 February 2014 Tyne McConnon ABC Rural An aquaculture zone which will significantly increase fish production off the Kimberley coast in Western Australia is one step closer after it received environmental approval. […]

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The “Long Boom” Begins: Northern Development in 1950’s Australia

21 February 2014 Kerriann Lock The 1949 election of Robert Menzies as Prime Minister ushered in the “long boom” – over two decades of development, economic growth, low unemployment rates, and rising […]

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