Article – Government to take another look at northern dams

28 March 2014 Anna Vidot ABC Rural Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce will lead a ministerial taskforce, investigating options for new and bigger dams. Also sitting on the taskforce are Deputy Prime Minister […]

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Article – Abe Names Special Strategic Zones in Bid to Boost Japan’s Allure

28 March 2014 Keiko Ujikane and Maiko Takahashi Bloomberg News Japan announced the locations of special strategic zones in which looser regulations will be tested as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s […]

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Article – Should the Northern Territory be tax free?

28 March 2014 Cameron Wilson Radio National A proposal to create a tax free haven in the Northern Territory has been criticised by economists who argue it will do little to attract […]

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Article – Foreign investment built Australia: Robb

29 March 2014 Andrew Robb The Land This is an edited version of Minister for Trade and Investment ANDREW ROBB’s speech to the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong on […]

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Article – $2b private proposal to build one of Australia's biggest irrigation schemes in northern Queensland

27 March 2014 Rachel Carbonell and Chris Uhlmann ABC News There are plans in Queensland to build one of the country’s biggest irrigation schemes, as debate over whether northern Australia can become […]

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Article – Annabelle Coppin: Tapping the potential of the Pilbara

27 March 2014 Melissa Aisthorpe North Queensland Register AMID all of the hand-wringing in agriculture today over its many challenges, Annabelle Coppin prefers to see those potential hurdles as opportunities. Annabelle, a […]

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Article – Central QLD to host Abbott's northern Australia inquiry

27 March 2014 Gladstone Observer CENTRAL Queensland will play host to the Abbott government’s northern Australia inquiry next week, as the parliamentary committee leaves on a six-week hearing tour. The committee, led […]

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Article – Roy Hill investment to turn the fortunes of Australian economy

25 March 2014 Jasmina Utkovska Australian Manufacturing 19 COMMERCIAL banks and five export credit agencies are contributing more than $US7 billion to Hancock Prospecting’s $10 billion Roy Hill project, which is expected […]

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Article – Competitors gain ground in food fight

26 March 2014 Damon Kitney The Australian VISY executive chairman Anthony Pratt has warned that Australia has less than five years to capitalise on the opportunity to become a food bowl for […]

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Article – Soil strategy targets research

26 March 2014 North Queensland Register Coinciding with the strategy release, Minister Joyce has also announced the reappointment of former Governor–General, Major General Michael Jeffery, as the Advocate for Soil Health in […]

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