Article – You’re All Mugs: Australia’s Richest Woman Attacks ‘Coward’ Politicians

by 20 June 2016

18 June 2016 Jennifer Sexton The Daily Telegraph

Australia’s richest woman has unloaded on our federal politicians, declaring neither side of politics has the “guts” to tackle our nation’s most pressing problem — too much government spending.

Gina Rinehart told The Saturday Telegraph that Australia must urgently cut government spending to get the economy back on track. In a rare foray into political commentary, Ms Rinehart said it didn’t make sense that India could cut [...]

Article – We Can’t Afford Big Government

by 20 June 2016

18 June 2016 Gina Rinehart The Daily Telegraph

The most significant issue that is being overlooked in the federal election campaign is the increasing size of both levels of government in Australia, and the very high cost of their approvals, permits, licences and compliance.

Despite the Australian economy benefiting from the strong commodity prices of the past decade, record government debts were created, partly due to increasing government size and the cost of increasing regulation [...]

Article – Sharon Warburton to lead board tasked with growing the north

by 20 June 2016

10 May 2016 Sid Maher The Australian

West Australian company director Sharon Warburton has been named as chairwoman of the $5 billion Northern Australia ­Infrastructure Facility, which will begin operations from July.

Ms Warburton is a director of Fortescue Metals Group, Wellard Limited, Western Power and a member of the Takeovers Panel and will head the six-person board charged with assessing ­applications for the $5bn fund.

The board was announced after legislation to set it [...]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY PASSES THE PARLIAMENT

by 20 June 2016

4 May 2016

Legislation to establish the Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has passed the Parliament enabling it to commence from July.

This important initiative is a cornerstone of the Northern Australia White Paper, which sets out the Government’s development plan to unlock economic and population growth opportunities across the north.

As recently announced, the facility will be headquartered in Cairns, Queensland.

Contributing over 11 per cent of Australia’s GDP and with [...]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY EXTENDED

by 20 June 2016

4 May 2016

The Government has extended the coverage of the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

Following detailed consideration, the facility will now include the wider areas of Exmouth and Carnarvon and the local government shires of Meekatharra and Wiluna, in Western Australia.

“Melissa Price has been integral to the extension of this facility by making strong representations on behalf of her constituents. This facility will help fund key economic infrastructure that will create [...]

Article – Dissent over WA exclusion

by 13 June 2016

29 April 2016 Phoebe Wearne The West Australian

The heads of all Gascoyne councils and the development commission have written to Federal MPs to protest against the region’s exclusion from a Federal definition of northern Australia that favours Queensland and the Northern Territory.

While the gas-rich city of Gladstone in the Sunshine State has been included in the Turnbull Government’s definition of northern Australia, key WA towns have been snubbed.

The decision puts Carnarvon, Coral Bay, [...]

TRANSCRIPT – INTERVIEW WITH ADAM GILES, NT CHIEF MINISTER

by 13 June 2016

18 April 2016 Daryl Manzie Territory FM

DARYL MANZIE:                    Time to say good morning to Chief Minister Adam Giles. Good morning, Chief Minister.

ADAM GILES:                        Good morning Daryl, how are you?

DARYL MANZIE:                    Pretty good. Now you’ve had a pretty busy time in planes, out of planes, running round, back in planes, back to the Territory and all around the place. And this morning you’re, you’ve been at a forum where it’s designed to deal [...]

Henry Ford on Government

by 13 June 2016