SENATE COMMITTEE REPORT CONFIRMS RED TAPE STRANGLING THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

by 20 October 2017

19 October 2017 Institute of Public Affairs Media Release

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the recommendations from the Select Committee on Red Tape interim report: Effect of red tape on environmental assessment and approvals.

“The Senate Committee’s report confirms the economic damage caused by environmental red tape in Australia,” said IPA research fellow Daniel Wild.

“The government should implement the Committee’s recommendations, including abolishing the ‘water trigger’ [...]

Gina grows cattle empire

by 17 October 2017

10 October 2017 Northern Territory News

The NT’s largest land owner, Gina Rinehart, has added to her vast empire with the purchase of the 171,000 hectare Willeroo pastoral property 100km west of Katherine.

Willeroo takes the number of Territory cattle stations Ms Rinehart has a stake in to six.

The owner of Hancock Pastoral – and Australia’s richest person, worth an estimated $19.4 billion – Mrs Rinehart has spent more than $200 million on stations [...]

Exports grow as Chevron, Roy Hill ramp-up

by 17 October 2017

16 October 2017

Business News

Western Australia’s 10 biggest exporters shipped $96 billion worth of products overseas over the past year, an increase of almost 10 per cent on the previous corresponding period, according to research by Business News.

Four iron ore miners are ranked in the top 10 biggest exporters list, with exports of the steelmaking commodity totalling about $60 billion between them.

They were led by Rio Tinto, with iron ore sales from [...]