Address to the Australian Agribusiness: Global Opportunities – Local Expertise Conference by Senator the Hon Matt Canavan

by 22 November 2019

 

It is a great honour to be here as part of the third National Agriculture and Related Industries Day. Thank you to Tony Seabrook and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association for organising this conference today. I would also like to recognise Mrs Gina Rinehart, the founding patron of the National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, and Mr Kim Beazley, the Governor of Western Australia.

I have [...]

Red tape rebounds to record high

by 7 November 2019

Article by Adam Creighton courtesy of The Australian

Red tape, driven by federal agencies, has grown to record levels ­despite Tony Abbott’s 2013 pledge to slash constraints on the economy.

The number of regulations in federal law has increased by 9 per cent to 356,000 since 2013, ­according to research by the Institute of Public Affairs, despite the former prime minister having a promising start in his quest to cut red tape after [...]

Gina slams ‘selfish extremists’

by 2 November 2019

Article by Sarah-Jane Tasker and Sean Smith courtesy of the Weekend West

WA billionaire Gina Rinehart has backed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s move to bring in laws to deal with “selfish extremism” as she calls for interim measures to address foreigner activists.

Ms Rinehart, whose company Hancock Prospecting has revealed an annual profit of $2.6 billion – WA’s biggest profit by a private company – said the Prime Minister had correctly pointed out [...]

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.

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 [...]

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