WATER, IT’S OUR DAM SHAME: Article by Ean Higgins courtesy of the Australian

by 22 August 2019

It’s a plan drawn up by Australia’s best and brightest to fulfil the grand vision of opening new food bowls in the Top End by tapping the great rivers of the far north.

 

But a year on since the CSIRO spent $15 million developing detailed blueprints for new dams and other water infrastructure in Queensland, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia, none of those jurisdictions shows any real interest in making it happen.

 

When [...]

Coalition Government policy initiatives in Northern Australia

by 18 August 2019

Dear ANDEV Colleagues Two-thirds of Australia’s export income is generated in Regional Australia. Mining and Agriculture are the two main export sectors in Northern Australia.  The Coalition Government has an extensive range of initiatives in place to support the Agriculture industry. I have attached the link below to the recent Ministerial announcement from the Department of Infrastructure. https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/department/statements/2019_2020/ministerial-statement/agriculture-water-resources.aspx The Coalition Government has committed to an $100 Billion infrastructure program. The link below will take [...]

Red tape, taxes tie up plans to build

by 18 August 2019

Landscaper Ash Carter, with his dog Bruce, at a new home builder in Canberra that is close to completion. Picture: Gary Ramage

Families and investors are having to fork out up to half the cost of new house-and-land packages on surging taxes and red-tape costs, as the construction industry battles with a slowdown exacerbated by tough credit restrictions and low consumer confidence.

The nation’s peak housing and building bodies will today [...]

Red tape, taxes tie up plans to build

by 17 August 2019

 

Article courtesy of The Weekend Australian

Gideon on Today Tonight

by 7 August 2019

 

Gideon on Today Tonight

Red tape set to be slashed for mining projects: The West Australian, 5 August 2019

by 7 August 2019

Mining projects could get faster and simpler approval — creating more jobs — as a result of a Productivity Commission review to be announced today.

Resources Minister Matt Canavan and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will reveal a 12-month review looking at best-practice examples of regulation to cut unnecessary red tape.

West Australian MP and close personal ally of the PM, Ben Morton, will also have oversight of the review as part of his focus on deregulation.

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Productivity Commission to review resources sector regulation: 5 August 2019

by 7 August 2019

Joint media release with Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan Minister for Resources and Northern Australia The Hon Ben Morton MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Streamlining regulation in the resources sector will be the focus of a 12-month review by the Productivity Commission. The Productivity Commission will look at best-practice examples of regulation that removes unnecessary costs for business, while maintaining sound oversight. Australia’s resources sector plays a vital role in sustaining [...]