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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Australia’s Richest 250: Anthony Pratt, Gina Rinehart in perfect harmony

by 2 April 2019

It is a sultry Sunday evening in mid-February in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in the historic Art Deco Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor. In an otherwise peaceful and hushed bar area frequented over the years by guests such as Charlie Chaplin, Charles De Gaulle and Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Anthony Pratt is singing Beatles songs to Gina Rinehart.

 

Pratt, as is his habit at many functions, breaks into the first few [...]

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL AND RELATED INDUSTRIES DAY

by 7 September 2017

4 September 2017 Hancock Prospecting Group

A group of Australia’s foremost agricultural organisations is pleased to announce that Australia will celebrate pastoralists and farmers across the country in a national day.

“With the support of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and their government, I’m today very pleased to announce a day of celebration of all things agriculture will be held on November 21st,” Hancock Prospecting Executive Chairman Gina Rinehart [...]

Video – Gina Rinehart’s National Agriculture and Related Industries Day Message

by 7 September 2017

3 September 2017 Hancock Prospecting Group

National Agriculture and Related Industries Day will take place annually on November 21 and aims to recognise one of Australia’s most important industries.

Article – Celebrate Aussie agriculture

by 7 September 2017

6 September 2017 Moree Champion

From Broome to Bordertown, Bundaberg to Brunswick, all Australians are encouraged to celebrate the nation’s farm sector on November 21.

National Agriculture and Related Industries Day (AgDay) is the idea of Mrs Gina Rinehart and is being supported in its development by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR).

“All Australians can feel a sense of pride in our nation’s contribution to feeding and [...]

Video – Gina Rinehart’s speech to the Myer Family’s Yulgilbar Field Day

by 5 September 2017

4 August 2017

Good afternoon Bails Myer, distinguished guests and friends,

I am delighted to be speaking at your special event at your historic and beautiful property.

I’m sorry I can’t be with you Bails and your friends personally but send my greetings from New York.

Yulgilbar is indeed historic. It was Sam Hordern, previous owner of Yulgilbar, who helped to first introduce the great Santa Gertrudis breed to Australia, bringing them from America. [...]