Perth to host gala ag dinner

by 16 October 2019

Article by Aidan Smith, courtesy of Farm Weekly

THE National Agriculture and Related Industries Day Gala Dinner will be held in Perth for the first time next month with more than 600 interstate and international guests, including farmers, pastoralists, agribusiness leaders and politicians expected to converge at the exclusive event.

The high-profile dinner is expected to attract plenty of attention and will be held at Burswood on Swan on Thursday, November 21.

The [...]

Regulatory Dark Matter – Australia’s Secret Red Tape Crisis

by 3 October 2019

Australia has a red tape crisis. And it’s the red tape you can’t see that’s making the problem worse.

Kurt Wallace’s new report exposes Regulatory Dark Matter in Australia.

President Trump Delivers Remarks at “Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”

by 24 September 2019

Gina urges PM to follow Trump

by 23 September 2019

Article by Andrew Hough courtesy of the Daily Telegraph.

Magnate pushes to adopt US-style tax cuts

AUSTRALIA’S richest person has implored the Prime Minister to introduce the economic policies favoured by US President Donald Trump.

Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart was yesterday among the 250 high-powered guests at the Australian Embassy in Washington for a garden party celebrating Scott Morrison’s state visit.

The Hancock Prospecting executive chairwoman – believed to be worth more than $15.1 billion – was also [...]

Mrs Rinehart as Chair of ANDEV with the President of the USA and the PM of Australia!

by 22 September 2019

Article by Andrew Hough, courtesy of the Weekly Times, Group image by Adam Taylor.

 

Donald Trump, Scott Morrison spruik mission to the moon and beyond

Donald Trump and Scott Morrison believe they’ve hammered out a deal that will see the Adelaide-based Australian Space Agency work to send the US back to the moon. And then to Mars.

US President Donald Trump wants to use a new agreement with Australia for moon landings [...]

Senate Select Committee on the Northern Australia Agenda close on 20 September 2019

by 12 September 2019

Dear ANDEV Colleagues Please be advised that submissions to the Senate Select Committee on the Northern Australia Agenda close on 20 September 2019.  This Committee was set up by the Opposition parties in the Senate when the 45 th Parliament began sitting. The Government has stated in Hansard in the Senate that it was opposed to this Committee being established as such matters can be handled by the existing Joint Standing Committee that has members [...]

Update: further progress on cutting red tape.

by 12 September 2019

Dear ANDEV Colleagues There has been further progress on cutting red tape. The Government today announced the first three priority areas for its Deregulation Taskforce. The Taskforce will work with state and territory governments, and businesses themselves, to identify and address the most significant regulatory barriers to investment for selected industries. This continues the Coalition Government’s commitment to reduce red tape and unnecessary regulation, making it easier for businesses to invest, create jobs and grow the economy. [...]

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 [...]