Article – Mining exploration gets $100m budget injection

by 31 May 2016

4 May 2016 Oliver Probert Bulk Handling Review

$100m in additional funding announced in the budget will help map mineral, energy and groundwater potential in northern Australia and South Australia,  resources minister Josh Frydenberg has said.

The federal budget, handed down on Tuesday night, included $100m of new funding for Geoscience Australia.

“The $100m Exploring for the Future programme will produce pre-competitive geoscience data, to be released on an annual basis over the next four years,” Frydenberg [...]

Article – WA towns in loan scheme

by 31 May 2016

3 May 2016 Phoebe Wearne The West Australian

The Federal Government has capitulated to a campaign to include key WA towns in its definition of northern Australia.

Gascoyne councils and the Gascoyne Development Commission wrote to Federal MPs to protest against their region’s exclusion from the definition, which favoured the Northern Territory and Queensland.

The gas-rich city of Gladstone in Queensland and the entire NT were included, despite being below the Tropic of Capricorn, while [...]

Article – Australia’s Northern Territory ideal for mining opportunities

by 31 May 2016

22 April 2016 Emirates News Agency

Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart said, the untapped and undiscovered lands of northern Australia is one of the world’s “last great development opportunities.”

Rinehart said the Northern Territory has massive potential as it is majorly untapped, while its proximity “on the doorstep” of Asia specifies potential investment from prime Asian firms.

“This area is not only very friendly, but unique, and does indeed represent one of the world’s last [...]

Article – A sea of pink at Roy Hill

by 24 May 2016

3 May 2016 Sharon Masige Australian Mining

As Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine comes online and begins shipping iron ore, it is also making waves in terms of its social and corporate responsibility, as it paints its haul trucks pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Below is a collection of some of the best images from the unveiling of these new pink trucks.

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Victorian Liberal Party Function speech by Mrs. Rinehart

by 17 May 2016

28 April 2016 Gina Rinehart

Distinguished guests and friends, thank you very much for inviting me to speak with you today.

May I extend my best wishes for the launch of the Endeavour 270 Club, and for the opening of this federal campaign in Victoria as we head towards another federal election.

I have just come back from some special occasions in Australia’s outback. Taking some of our wonderful young hardworking Olympians to Australia’s north, [...]

Article – Rinehart warns of resource pressure

by 11 May 2016

20 April 2016 Ashley Manicaros Northern Territory News

THE extent of commodity price falls was not predicted despite it being part of a regular cycle in the Australian resources sector and a turnaround was even harder to predict, according to mining magnate Gina Rinehart.

The chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting, and Australia’s richest person, who was in the Territory to address an invitation-only investment forum on Monday, said in responses to Business Week queries any turnaround [...]

Report on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

by 10 May 2016

Advisory Report Presented

The Federal Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee today recommended the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016 be passed by the Australian Parliament in its report titled ‘Advisory Report on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016’.

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility established by the Bill will provide up to $5 billion in concessional financial assistance for infrastructure projects designed to stimulate economic and population growth in Northern Australia.

The Committee Chair, the Hon [...]

Article – Call for haste on infrastructure

by 10 May 2016

15 April 2016 Cairns Post

THE Turnbull Government needs to urgently pass legislation for the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) as soon as possible to give certainty to North Queenslanders before they go to an early election.

In Cairns yesterday, Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke called on the Federal Government to prioritise the important legislation.

“After years of inaction under Prime Minister Tony Abbott we’re [...]

Article – Land of opportunity: Rinehart pitches Territory as a developer’s dream

by 9 May 2016

19 April 2016 Ashley Manicaros Northern Territory News

AUSTRALIA’S richest woman made a sales pitch on behalf of the Northern Territory yesterday, praising its potential to an invitation-only investment forum. More than 100 people listened to Gina Rinehart, chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting, describe the Territory as “one of the world’s last great development opportunities of scale”.

To read the complete article, click: Land of opportunity

Courtesy of the Northern Territory News

Article – Rinehart touts Top End investment

by 9 May 2016

19 April 2016 Herald Sun

THE Northern Territory is one of the world’s last great development opportunities of scale, says mining magnate Gina Rinehart. Speaking at an invitationonly event in Darwin yesterday, the chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting joined the NT Government in extolling the state’s virtues to investors, many from Asia.

To read the complete article, click: Rinehart touts Top End investment

Courtesy of the Herald Sun