Article – Old-fashioned laws to be cut

by 25 November 2015

17 November 2015 Phoebe Wearne The West Australian

The State Government will today introduce legislation to scrap redundant laws from as long ago as 1830 as it cuts red tape in a bid to save taxpayers $150 million over five years.

Ten pieces of legislation will be abolished under the Obsolete Legislation Repeal Bill 2015, which will be introduced in State Parliament as part of Repeal Week.

The oldest is the Infants’ Property Act 1830. [...]

National Mining and Related Industries Day – Speech by Mrs. Gina Rinehart

by 25 November 2015

22 November 2015 Mrs. Gina Rinehart

Welcome to this year’s national mining and related industries day!   And, welcome to my home territory, the Pilbara! How exciting is it that the first ship for Roy Hill is sailing toward Port Hedland as we enjoyed the annual ball last night, and the first train of fine ores will be arriving into Port Hedland as we celebrate the national mining and related industries day together!   Perhaps on Mining [...]

IMARC Conference Speech Given by Mrs. Gina Rinehart

by 25 November 2015

12 November 2015 Mrs. Gina Rinehart IMARC Conference, Melbourne

“The most dangerous mindset we keep lurching towards in Australia is one that says: governments and the public service need to be watching out for us. Let me say that responsible people are just fine looking out for themselves. Indeed, in the pastoral industry for instance, much more needed investment could be made in improving machinery, vehicles, aircraft and airstrips for real safety, if less [...]

Mining Permit Blues – Jim Viets

by 23 November 2015

Song by Jim Viets launched in the Pilbara for National Mining and Related Industries Day, 22nd November 2015.

Jim Viets, lyrics and music Geoff Thompson, additional vocals Jim Kimo West, lead guitar, electric bass and audio engineering James Elliott Viets, video editing

Interim Chair appointed to Developing Northern Australia CRC

by 13 November 2015

11 November 2015 Minister for the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science

Joint media release from the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

The Australian Government progressed the agenda for developing the north today, appointing Richmond Shire Mayor, Mr John Wharton AM, as the interim Chair for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia.

Congratulating Mr Wharton on his [...]

Parliamentary Discussion on Northern Australia

by 13 November 2015

10 November 2015 Hansard

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (14:18): My question is to the Minister for Trade and Investment. Since the northern loans plan’s $50 million requirement eliminates northerners, it will stop the northern beef on-farm irrigation plan, worth $6 billion a year. And since the government’s largesse²according to The Australian Financial Review on Monday²goes to Darwin port owners, Wilmar Sugar and JBS Swift²all monopolistic foreign corporations with plantation farming, foreign fly-ins, contractors and mill workers²what [...]

Parliamentary Discussion on Northern Australia

by 13 November 2015

10 November 2015 Hansard

Senator CANAVAN (Queensland Nationals Whip in the Senate) (14:34): My question is to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion, representing the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia. Will the minister update the Senate on how this government is supporting major economic projects and infrastructure, like airports, roads and ports, across Northern Australia?

Senator SCULLION (Northern Territory Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) (14:35): [...]

Article – Sky News Business interview with Janine Perrett

by 13 November 2015

10 November 2015 Northern Australia Investment Forum, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Janine Perrett: I spoke earlier with our very busy Trade Minister Andrew Robb in Darwin.

Andrew Robb: It’s been a remarkable three days; we’ve had 250 people from 20 countries, plus 100 investors from Australia, and it’s been a really fast and furious program with enormous connections made and a big buzz in the room for the whole three days.

Janine Perrett: Apart from a marketing exercise [...]

Article – ‘Not Mickey Mouse stuff’: Northern Australian development worth billions to NT, say Andrew Robb

by 12 November 2015

6 November 2015 Jacqueline Breen ABC News

Trade Minister Andrew Robb says the Federal Government is delivering on its promise to drive development in Northern Australia, with a major meeting of foreign investors taking place this weekend.

Mr Robb was speaking ahead of the Northern Australian Investment Forum, starting in Darwin on Sunday.

The forum was flagged earlier this year when then prime minister Tony Abbott unveiled the Government’s 20-year plan to make the north [...]

Article – Time is ripe to transform the sparse north into a tropical powerhouse

by 12 November 2015

6 November 2015 Andrew Robb & Josh Frydenberg The Australian

A showcase of multi-billion-dollar projects, designed to unlock northern Australia’s huge potential, will be displayed to some of the world’s major investors in Darwin this weekend.

The Northern Australia Investment Forum that we are hosting, in conjunction with the governments of the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia, will attract 350 senior executives and investors.

Of these, 250 will be from 20 countries or representing [...]