Article – Calls for own CPI in North Queensland

by 4 February 2014

2 February 2014 Hailey Renault The North West Star

INCREASES in essentials such as insurance, fuel and electricity for Mount Isans aren’t reflected in national data, however, there’s an increasing call for North Queensland to get its own Consumer Price Index to accurately reflect cost pressures.

Queensland Senator Ian Macdonald and Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia member George Christensen (Federal Member for Dawson) have already made calls to establish a CPI in North Queensland.

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Article – CashCow project exposes North’s potential for better reproductive performance

by 4 February 2014

3 February 2014 Jon Condon Beef Central

One of the largest and most comprehensive cattle research projects ever conducted across northern Australia has unearthed a treasure trove of opportunity to improve the region’s reproductive performance.

The ambitious CashCow project, started back in 2007, has now been completed and a final project report was released by MLA last week.

Its objective has been to explore the complex set of challenges which impact on beef cow reproductive [...]

Article – Fortescue announces new WA gas pipeline, transportation agreement

by 3 February 2014

30 January 2014 Pipelines International

Fortescue Metals Group has signed a long-term gas-transportation agreement for the delivery of gas to reduce operating costs at its Pilbara operations in Western Australia.

Gas will be delivered via the existing Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) and the new Fortescue River Gas Pipeline to the power station at Fortescue’s Solomon Hub, 60 km north of Tom Price, Western Australia.

The 270 km Fortescue River Gas [...]