Article – Billion-dollar prawn farm Project Sea Dragon on Legune Station given major project status

27 July 2015Nadia Daly and Sally BrooksABC News What could be Australia’s biggest prawn farm has been given major project status by the federal and Northern Territory governments, fast-tracking its development.Project Sea […]

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Article – Northern Territory could become Australia's seventh state by 2018

23 July 2015Sarah WhyteWA Today The remote territory known for its crocodiles and steamy weather might finally lose its status as “second-class citizen”, becoming the  country’s seventh state. State leaders at the […]

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Article – Aus ag ripe for foreign investment

16 July 2015Andrew MarshallQueensland Country Life THE sliding dollar is sweetening Australia’s appeal as an agricultural investment destination ripe for overseas companies and fund managers, particularly from North America and Europe. While […]

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Article – New harbour expansion for Port Hedland tugboats

22 July 2015Ben HagemannAustralian Mining A fresh investment in Port Hedland will create 200 jobs, BHP said. Around US$240 million will be spent on construction of a new eight-pen tug harbour at […]

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Article – Mackay Port touted as future mine industry distribution hub ahead of cargo facility expansion

21 July 2015Melissa MaddisonABC News North Queensland Bulk Ports says Mackay is well-placed to become a distribution hub for the mining industry. More than $10 million has been allocated in the state […]

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Article – Northern Australia must drive tropical economies: Sandra Harding

21 July 2015 Shane Rodgers The Australian Australia’s economic future and regional security could depend on how well the nation capital­ises on the role of the north in helping to drive the […]

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Article – Developing northern Queensland in focus

21 July 2015Coralee O’Rourke Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke will bring North Queensland into focus at the Developing Northern Australia conference in Townsville today. The conference, hosted by […]

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Article – China: new market for livestock exports

20 July 2015Barnaby JoyceMinister for Agriculture Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has today announced a breakthrough in live cattle export trade negotiations with China. Minister Joyce said the Australian and Chinese veterinary […]

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Article – Australia dreams again of developing the north

22 June 2015Wendy FrewBBC News Forced to rethink its reliance on a mining industry now in decline, Australia is looking north for growth and opportunities. But some worry the vision could be […]

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Developing Northern Australia Conference 2015

The annual Developing Northern Australia Conference discusses critical issues in the region from north of the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. This is an area of about three million […]

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