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63% of Australians think North Australia will benefit from more people

by 25 May 2012

Newspoll: 63% of Australians think North Australia will benefit from more people

In a landmark Newspoll conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs, 63% of Australians said that increasing the population of North Australia would be a good thing for the area. Only 15% said that a higher population would be bad for North Australia.

Clearly public opinion is firmly on the side of a higher population in North Australia. (more…)

BHP sounds the same warning as ANDEV

by 17 May 2012

17 May 2012

BHP Billiton Chairman Jac Nasser has confirmed what Australians for Northern Development and Economic Vision has been saying for over eighteen months.

At an Australian Institute of Company Directors lunch in Sydney yesterday, Mr Nasser described Australia as “one of the higher-cost countries in the world” for mining. He warned that if input costs in the resources sector remain high and the regulatory environment uncertain, BHP would move investment offshore. (more…)