Roy Hill delivers for Rinehart

by 2 November 2017

2 November 2017 The West Australian

By Stuart McKinnon

Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Holdings is celebrating its maiden annual profit, marking the first full year of commercial production from its $US10 billion namesake iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Roy Hill posted a profit of $331 million for the 12 months ending June 30, up from a $34 million loss the previous year.

Bottom line profit was $523 million. It included a $274 million gain [...]

Article – NT Labor leader Michael Gunner unveils new-look front bench with Lynne Walker as deputy leader, after resignation of Delia Lawrie

by 28 April 2015

23 April 2015 ABC News

The Northern Territory Opposition has dumped former leader Delia Lawrie from its front bench and installed Lynne Walker as the new deputy leader.

After the first Caucus meeting since his successful leadership challenge, Northern Territory ALP leader Michael Gunner on Thursday unveiled his new-look team.

As expected Ms Lawrie, who has been under a cloud since a Supreme Court judge recently criticised her actions during an inquiry last year, was [...]

Article – Entsch lands barra as focus turns to aquaculture

by 28 April 2015

April 2015 Boyd Robertson Newsport

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch stopped in at Wonga Beach on Wednesday to open Daintree Barramundi Fish Farms as focus turns toward aquaculture in Far North Queensland. 

Although Daintree Barramundi Fish Farm has already been operating for three years, Mr Entsch ‘officially opened’ the business to mark its success.

The farm’s barramundi regularly pick up awards from national food shows and are also in high demand as breeding stock.

The [...]

Sydney Parliament House Speech for Book Launch, Friday 24 April 2015

by 28 April 2015

24 April 2015 Mrs. Gina Rinehart

Members of Parliament, distinguished guests, friends,

It’s lovely to see so many friends and smiling faces here at Parliament House – especially terrific after such a tough week for Sydney with this weather.

And, on the eve of Anzac Day and this most important milestone in Australian history, I would like to acknowledge the bravery and sacrifices that have occurred, along with some thoughts to better prepare us for [...]

Mrs Rinehart’s address for the launch of her second book “From Red Tape to Red Carpet and Then Some” Friday 24th April 2015, NSW Parliament House

by 24 April 2015

24 April 2015 Mrs. Gina Rinehart

Members of Parliament, distinguished guests, friends,

It’s lovely to see so many friends, and smiling faces here at Parliament House – especially terrific after such a tough week for Sydney with this weather.

And, on the eve of Anzac Day and this most important milestone in Australian history, it is right to acknowledge the bravery and sacrifices that have occurred, along with some thoughts to better prepare us for [...]

Article – Former treasurer DeLacy says north must be developed

by 23 April 2015

16 April 2015 Eric Johnston The Australian

The development of northern Australia presents a “great opportunity” for Australia to help feed growing demand for food globally, according to Keith DeLacy, a former treasurer of Queensland.

Mr DeLacy, who is proposing a $2 billion sugar and cattle project, said the fundamentals for the region were in place, including water, land and sunshine. However, the lack of infrastructure that was crimping development.

“We’ve got an obligation, of [...]

Article – Big week of budget announcements for NT

by 21 April 2015

10 April 2015 AAP

The Northern Territory government has made six budget announcements this week, including funding for a new special-needs school, more police and a boost to tourism.

The Country Liberals’ third budget will be unveiled on April 28.

Treasurer Dave Tollner has already flagged that it will be “responsible and frugal” but with a “significant” infrastructure spend.

A $31.5 million new school with places for 120 middle and senior students with special [...]

Article – Prawn farmers hopeful northern aquaculture inquiry will drive industry expansion

by 16 April 2015

20 March 2015 Carmen Brown ABC Rural

Commercial prawn farmers are hopeful a parliamentary inquiry into northern aquaculture will help drive investment and expansion across the industry.

The inquiry was announced by the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia yesterday, and will focus on new projects, products, markets and innovation.

President of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association, Matt West, welcomed the move, but said the focus should be on expanding existing businesses, rather than commercialising [...]

Article – Final Stage of Townsville Ring Road Project Underway

by 7 April 2015

18 March 2015 ATN

Improved truck access to the Port of Townsville in Queensland has taken a step closer, with work beginning on the final section of a key road project in the state.

Construction has started on the last stage of the Townsville Ring Road between Shaw Road and Mount Low to alleviate local congestion and improve road freight movements.

The final piece of the road project involves an 11.5km section crossing the Bohle [...]

Article – Small iron ore mine approved in the Pilbara

by 2 April 2015

18 March 2015 Vicky Validakis Australian Mining

The first Indigenous-owned and operated mine in the Pilbara has been approved by the WA government.

Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation is seeking to mine 2-4 million tonnes of iron ore at its Extension project 70 kilometres north-west of Newman.

The mine would require supporting infrastructure, including an access road, internal roads, ore crushing facilities and an accommodation camp.

The Environmental Protection Authority found that minimal impacts of the [...]