Article – NQ’s irrigation potential

11 February 2014 North Queensland Register While thousands of hectares of soil are potentially suitable for irrigated agriculture across northern Australia, access to sufficient water constrains development. A CSIRO study of land […]

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Curtin, Chifley and Northern Australia 1944-1949

11 January 2014 Kerriann Lock The idea of developing the North is not new – on the contrary, it has been a focus of various federal governments over the decades. This article […]

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Article – Roy Hill close to $7b debt deal

10 February 2014 Nick Evans The West Australian The news comes as Roy Hill’s equity partners – including Mrs Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting, Marubeni, Korean conglomerate POSCO and Taiwanese steelmaker China Steel Corporation […]

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Article – Family farms could help northern irrigation expand

7 February 2014 Virginia Tapp ABC Rural A report released by the CSIRO has recommended the family farm drive irrigation development in Northern Australia. It found the potential cropping area in North […]

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Article – Kenya earns 543 mln USD in 2013 from export economic zones

5 January 2014 Global Times Kenya’s Export Processing Zones (EPZ) earned the East African country $543 million in the last financial year, a government official said on Tuesday. Export Processing Zone Authority […]

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Article – Bruce Davidson and the myth of a northern food bowl

6 February 2014 Bob Gosford Crikey Bruce Davidson’s contribution to Australian agricultural economics remains under-appreciated, perhaps because of his uncompromising approach to his work and a reluctance to accept the cant and […]

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Article – CSIRO report confirms land and water potential in Queensland

7 February 2014 Craig Zonca & Charlie McKillop ABC Rural A CSIRO study looking into the suitability of northern Queensland for agriculture has found crops could be grown on irrigated land on […]

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Article – Talks start on white paper policies

5 February 2014 The North West Star THE head of the Northern Australia Taskforce in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet David Williamson met with the Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce […]

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Article – Landry urges leaders to keep pushing for Fitzroy food bowl

15 January 2014 The Morning Bulletin MICHELLE Landry has urged civic leaders pushing the development of a food bowl in the Fitzroy to make a submission to a federal inquiry into the […]

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Article – Australian trade beats aid in boosting global food security

4 February 2014 Robert Henry The Conversation Should Australia aim to become Asia’s “food bowl”? How can we help farmers earn more for what they produce? And how can Australia best contribute […]

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