Article – Gina Rinehart wins Chairperson of the Year award

by 28 November 2014

28 November 2014 Cole Latimer Australian Mining

Gina Rinehart has won CEO Magazine’s Chairperson of the Year award for the second year running.

She took out the gong at the third Executive of the Year Awards, held last night in Sydney.

Upon taking the stage Rinehart said she accepted it “on behalf of my small, hard working executive team and the many thousands of men and women working in the challenging Australian outback, including those [...]

Julian Malnic wins Mining & Energy Category of the Australian/Shell Innovation Challenge

by 28 November 2014

27 November 2014 Imants Kins

Last night Julian Malnic who is a member of the ANDEV Executive team won the Mining & Energy category of The Australian’s Shell Innovation Challenge. He developed the direct nickel process. The award was presented by the Minister for Industry, Ian McFarlane. Well done Julian!

Mrs. Rinehart’s Speech for the Annual Consular Corps Christmas Dinner

by 28 November 2014

26 November 2014 Mrs. Gina Rinehart

Almost two weeks ago Brisbane hosted an historic event for Australia: the coming together of the major economies of the world at the G20.

It was an opportunity to show that Australia is open for investment and business, and a great chance for our nation to learn. As much as this was Australia on show, it really was an opportunity for an awakening to show how much the region [...]

Article – Chinese investors look to tame Outback

by 28 November 2014

14 November 2014 Rob Taylor The Australian

BUILT 40 years ago amid rugged ochre cliffs in the Australian Outback, the Ord Dam was meant to turn swathes of harsh scrub into a lush food bowl — serving staples such as rice and sugar to the rest of the world.

But disappointment has often flourished since then in Kununurra, a remote town in north-western Australia built to service the Ord that numerous governments have dreamt of [...]

Article – Australian producers can spread brand across Asia

by 28 November 2014

15 November 2015 David Hornery The Australian

THIS week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Beijing has covered a range of critical topics including regional economic integration and the creation of an Asia-Pacific free trade zone, the promotion of integrated partnerships and infrastructure development.

Commentators will emphasise the increasing role of China, but when it comes to the food and agriculture sector, and the region’s changing dietary habits and demand for high quality produce, the challenge [...]

Article – Newman backs Galilee Basin projects

by 28 November 2014

17 November 2014 Amy Remeikis Queensland Country Life

COME hell, high-water or – worse – lack of private investment, the Queensland government is going to make sure the Galilee Basin is “open for business”.

In his excitement at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Sunday, Premier Campbell Newman pre-empted Monday’s big announcement that the state government would be prepared to fund the infrastructure needed to get the Galilee Basin projects happening.

“We’ll be saying, [...]

Article – Queensland can be vital partner in India’s development: says Modi

by 28 November 2014

17 November 2014 Business Standard

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met business leaders over breakfast here Monday and said that the Australian state of Queensland can be a vital partner in India’s development.

Speaking at the breakfast meeting organised by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, Modi said he has always placed great emphasis on relations between states and not just between national capitals, according to a statement issued by the ministry of external affairs.

The prime minister noted the [...]

Article – Aus-China FTA ag outcomes at a glance

by 28 November 2014

18 November 2014 Queensland Country Life

CHINA buys more of Australia’s agricultural produce than any other market. In 2013, this market was worth around $9 billion to Australian farmers and the broader agricultural sector.

Trade is growing strongly, but there are opportunities for greater and more profitable trade. The Australian Bureau of Resource Economics and Sciences predicts China will account for 43 per cent of all growth world-wide in agricultural demand to 2050.

The China-Australia free [...]

Article – Ag investment a top priority: F20

by 26 November 2014

18 November 2014 Queensland Country Life

INCREASED investment in agricultural research and development, storage capacity and logistics will be critical in feeding the world sustainably by the year 2050, the inaugural Rabobank F20 (Food) Summit found.

The F20 – attended by more than 650 farmers and international agribusiness industry participants in Sydney, Australia, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit last week – called for an urgent focus on increasing research and development and improving storage and infrastructure [...]

Article – Xi Urges Queensland to Level Up on China-Australia Relations

by 26 November 2014

18 November 2014 Sydney Bonner Yibada

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Queensland Premier Campbell Newman during his Nov. 16 Brisbane visit to ask him and his state to take on a bigger role in the promotion of China-Australia relations, according to Xinhua.

Queensland is Australia’s second largest state in terms of area and the third biggest in terms of population. It also has Australia’s third largest economy.

Xi suggested that Queensland, given its relative advantage [...]