Article – Sharon Warburton to lead board tasked with growing the north

by 20 June 2016

10 May 2016 Sid Maher The Australian

West Australian company director Sharon Warburton has been named as chairwoman of the $5 billion Northern Australia ­Infrastructure Facility, which will begin operations from July.

Ms Warburton is a director of Fortescue Metals Group, Wellard Limited, Western Power and a member of the Takeovers Panel and will head the six-person board charged with assessing ­applications for the $5bn fund.

The board was announced after legislation to set it [...]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY PASSES THE PARLIAMENT

by 20 June 2016

4 May 2016

Legislation to establish the Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has passed the Parliament enabling it to commence from July.

This important initiative is a cornerstone of the Northern Australia White Paper, which sets out the Government’s development plan to unlock economic and population growth opportunities across the north.

As recently announced, the facility will be headquartered in Cairns, Queensland.

Contributing over 11 per cent of Australia’s GDP and with [...]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY EXTENDED

by 20 June 2016

4 May 2016

The Government has extended the coverage of the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

Following detailed consideration, the facility will now include the wider areas of Exmouth and Carnarvon and the local government shires of Meekatharra and Wiluna, in Western Australia.

“Melissa Price has been integral to the extension of this facility by making strong representations on behalf of her constituents. This facility will help fund key economic infrastructure that will create [...]

Article – Dissent over WA exclusion

by 13 June 2016

29 April 2016 Phoebe Wearne The West Australian

The heads of all Gascoyne councils and the development commission have written to Federal MPs to protest against the region’s exclusion from a Federal definition of northern Australia that favours Queensland and the Northern Territory.

While the gas-rich city of Gladstone in the Sunshine State has been included in the Turnbull Government’s definition of northern Australia, key WA towns have been snubbed.

The decision puts Carnarvon, Coral Bay, [...]

TRANSCRIPT – INTERVIEW WITH ADAM GILES, NT CHIEF MINISTER

by 13 June 2016

18 April 2016 Daryl Manzie Territory FM

DARYL MANZIE:                    Time to say good morning to Chief Minister Adam Giles. Good morning, Chief Minister.

ADAM GILES:                        Good morning Daryl, how are you?

DARYL MANZIE:                    Pretty good. Now you’ve had a pretty busy time in planes, out of planes, running round, back in planes, back to the Territory and all around the place. And this morning you’re, you’ve been at a forum where it’s designed to deal [...]

Henry Ford on Government

by 13 June 2016

Article – Mining exploration gets $100m budget injection

by 31 May 2016

4 May 2016 Oliver Probert Bulk Handling Review

$100m in additional funding announced in the budget will help map mineral, energy and groundwater potential in northern Australia and South Australia,  resources minister Josh Frydenberg has said.

The federal budget, handed down on Tuesday night, included $100m of new funding for Geoscience Australia.

“The $100m Exploring for the Future programme will produce pre-competitive geoscience data, to be released on an annual basis over the next four years,” Frydenberg [...]

Article – WA towns in loan scheme

by 31 May 2016

3 May 2016 Phoebe Wearne The West Australian

The Federal Government has capitulated to a campaign to include key WA towns in its definition of northern Australia.

Gascoyne councils and the Gascoyne Development Commission wrote to Federal MPs to protest against their region’s exclusion from the definition, which favoured the Northern Territory and Queensland.

The gas-rich city of Gladstone in Queensland and the entire NT were included, despite being below the Tropic of Capricorn, while [...]

Article – Australia’s Northern Territory ideal for mining opportunities

by 31 May 2016

22 April 2016 Emirates News Agency

Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart said, the untapped and undiscovered lands of northern Australia is one of the world’s “last great development opportunities.”

Rinehart said the Northern Territory has massive potential as it is majorly untapped, while its proximity “on the doorstep” of Asia specifies potential investment from prime Asian firms.

“This area is not only very friendly, but unique, and does indeed represent one of the world’s last [...]

Article – A sea of pink at Roy Hill

by 24 May 2016

3 May 2016 Sharon Masige Australian Mining

As Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine comes online and begins shipping iron ore, it is also making waves in terms of its social and corporate responsibility, as it paints its haul trucks pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Below is a collection of some of the best images from the unveiling of these new pink trucks.

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