Article – National Planning for the Northern Food Bowl – Strategic Weekly Analysis

National consensus is needed to highlight the importance of developing Northern Australia in the ‘Asian Century’. Background At a press conference on Friday 21st June, Tony Abbott released a major policy statement […]

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Article – ANDEV to play role in Coalition taskforce – North Queensland Register

AN influential private-sector business group led by billionaire Gina Rinehart will lobby to be part of a taskforce promised under an Abbott government to drive a 20-year economic plan for northern Australia. […]

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North Australia Weekly Digest – 28/06/13

The Australian Australia’s resources sector has welcomed Kevin Rudd’s return by warning him not to consider making any changes to the mining tax, instead urging new policies to help secure productivity gains […]

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Article – Abbott To Pour Resources Into The North

The Coalition is set to pour resources into the under populated north, with the Coalition announcing it plans to build major cities at Darwin, Cairns, Townsville and Karratha. There could also be […]

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Article – Answering call of the wild north – Paul Syvret, The Courier Mail

Grand schemes Great open spaces of northern Australia are again calling southern politicians full of big ideas and little understanding of the land. GO NORTH and open up our underdeveloped tracts of […]

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Article – Opinion "Abbott's new frontier: vision versus reality" – The Age

So far, the federal Opposition’s election policies have been based more on crystal ball-gazing than hard actualities. Not counting the Coalition’s vapid plan for Australia’s “directions, values and priorities”, launched by Opposition […]

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Article – Alice faces exclusion under Coalition plan – Bryan littlely, Centralian Advocate

Alice Springs looks like being left desperately short of being part of “the next frontier” in Australia’s economic development if the Coalition takes power in the September federal election. The federal Coalition […]

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Article – Food Boom – Michael Saunders, Northern Miner

CHARTERS Towers residents could be in line for tax breaks under an LNP Government following the Coalition’s announcement of a 17-year `vision’ for Northern Australia. Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott released the […]

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Article – Abbott reveals plan

The State Government has already hopped on the food bowl bandwagon, recently granting water licences for potential producers along the Flinders River near Hughenden. The food bowl will also involve the harnessing […]

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Article – Abbott sidesteps Daly in Northern development plan – Ruby Jones, ABC

Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott says he does not plan to push for a dam to be built on the Daly River in the Northern Territory if the Liberals take power in […]

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