Article – NT embraces northern development plan

18 June 2015Neda VanovacThe West Australian Initially sceptical of federal rhetoric, the Northern Territory’s chief minister says he is now confident the northern Australia white paper has backed up with substance a […]

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Article – Farmers welcome Abbott government's vision for development in northern Australia

18 June 2015Jared LynchSydney Morning Herald Farmers say the Abbott government’s long-awaited plan to create an “economic powerhouse” in northern Australia is farsighted but achievable. Foreign investment, stripping restrictions on pastoral leases, […]

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Article – Release of the Northern Australia White Paper

18 June 2015Brendan PearsonMinerals Council of Australia The Minerals Council of Australia welcomes the release of the Government’s Northern Australia White Paper. The paper outlines the huge economic potential of Northern Australia, […]

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Article – Agriculture paper to look at tax

16 June 2015The Australian Proposed changes to the tax treatment of farm investments will be included in the soon-to-be-released agriculture white paper. The issue of negative gearing and farms was discussed at […]

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Article – Northern Qld shows lots of promise, says institute chief

16 June 2015E. McBrydeSunshine Coast Daily DROUGHT and the mining downturn might be dogging Rockhampton at the moment, but the Regional Australia Institute chief is predicting change. At the Regional Queensland Showcase […]

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Opinion – Red tape ties up ag investment

15 June 2015Joel FitzgibbonQueensland Country Life IT’S hard to find a politician in Canberra who doesn’t support foreign investment. You certainly won’t find one amongst those from the major parties. Indeed the […]

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Article – White paper battle lines drawn

18 June 2015Colin BettlesThe Land LABOR is under pressure to put its money where its mouth is in matching the Abbott government’s commitment to farming and northern development, according to Coalition backbencher […]

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Article – Live cattle trade: Australia could earn $2b from exports to China, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says

20 July 2015Eliza BorrelloABC News Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has signed a deal which will see Australia export live cattle to Beijing. It comes after Indonesia recently slashed live cattle imports from Australia. […]

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Article – New visa measures generate international buzz

24 June 2015Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Announcements made last week as part of the historic China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, recent significant immigration policy reforms and initiatives revealed in the […]

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Article – Expansion of the Seasonal Worker Programme

25 June 2015Minister for Foreign Affairs The Australian Government is introducing a number of measures to reduce barriers to employment and address workforce skills shortages for Australia’s north.The White Paper on Developing […]

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