SENATE COMMITTEE REPORT CONFIRMS RED TAPE STRANGLING THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

by 20 October 2017

19 October 2017 Institute of Public Affairs Media Release

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the recommendations from the Select Committee on Red Tape interim report: Effect of red tape on environmental assessment and approvals.

“The Senate Committee’s report confirms the economic damage caused by environmental red tape in Australia,” said IPA research fellow Daniel Wild.

“The government should implement the Committee’s recommendations, including abolishing the ‘water trigger’ [...]

Gina grows cattle empire

by 17 October 2017

10 October 2017 Northern Territory News

The NT’s largest land owner, Gina Rinehart, has added to her vast empire with the purchase of the 171,000 hectare Willeroo pastoral property 100km west of Katherine.

Willeroo takes the number of Territory cattle stations Ms Rinehart has a stake in to six.

The owner of Hancock Pastoral – and Australia’s richest person, worth an estimated $19.4 billion – Mrs Rinehart has spent more than $200 million on stations [...]

Exports grow as Chevron, Roy Hill ramp-up

by 17 October 2017

16 October 2017

Business News

Western Australia’s 10 biggest exporters shipped $96 billion worth of products overseas over the past year, an increase of almost 10 per cent on the previous corresponding period, according to research by Business News.

Four iron ore miners are ranked in the top 10 biggest exporters list, with exports of the steelmaking commodity totalling about $60 billion between them.

They were led by Rio Tinto, with iron ore sales from [...]

Speech by Mrs Gina Rinehart to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia (PGA) 2017 Convention

by 28 September 2017

27 September 2017 Hancock Prospecting

Good morning pastoralists and graziers, friends.

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak at your convention, “pathways to prosperity.”

My family has had a very long association with the Pastoralist and Graziers Association, and a long history in the pastoral industry, dating back to the northwest when our family on my father’s side was amongst the first settlers in the second half of the 1800s and its first [...]

Business delegation to showcase Northern Territory to Canberra decision-makers

by 27 September 2017

11 September 2017 NT News

TAX incentives to encourage populating Northern Australia will be raised by Chief Minister Michael Gunner and a major business delegation in Canberra this week.

Mr Gunner has already raised the issue with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Northern Australia Barnaby Joyce and received support from one key North Queensland Liberal MP, Warren Entsch.

“(There has) been early conversations with the Deputy Prime Minister at how the tax zone rebate [...]

National AgDay a celebration for all Aussies

by 27 September 2017

7th September 2017 The Land

FARMERS make a massive contribution to Australia’s society and economy and it is time to celebrate the sector’s vital significance to the country.

That is the motivation behind a new national initiative, National Agriculture and Related Industry Day.

The event is the brainchild of Kidman and Co. co-owner Gina Rinehart. Now the National Farmers Federation will take the lead in running AgDay, supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water [...]

Article – ‘We will have to take these people on’ – Joyce on environmental groups with tax-deductible gift recipient status

by 27 September 2017

6 September 2017 The Guardian 

I also need to track back to a speech the deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce made early this morning at the Minerals Council of Australia knees-up.

Barnaby Joyce at the Minerals Council of Australia’s minerals week seminar in the theatre of Parliament House on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

The speech is a typical Joyce outing – it winds and twists and digresses – but there are some interesting chunks.

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