Article – Tony Abbott to detail plans to 'substantially increase' population of northern Australia – Steven Scott, Courier Mail

AUSTRALIANS could be offered new tax perks to move to north under a Coalition plan to “substantially increase” the populations of cities including Cairns and Townsville. Public servants from the CSIRO and […]

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Article – Let's keep our place in the sun – Kylie Stevenson, The Northern Territory News

THIS week Tony Abbott officially announced his plan to develop the north if he becomes prime minister. While the concept may have its good points, there’s also a lot of concern in the […]

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Article – We’ve got the goods you need, Mr Abbott – Fraser Coast Chronicle

Tonny Abbott’s announcement about turning northern Australia into a food bowl has raised a few eyebrows on the Fraser Coast. Mr Abbott was in Townsville last week with shadow finance minister Andrew Robb […]

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Article – Abbott spurns CBD plan – Daniel Strudwick, The Cairns Post

Plans to transform parts of the Cairns CBD are unlikely to receive funding from a Coalition Government in Canberra because the Commonwealth’s coffers are bare and the city is already “very impressive”. […]

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Article – Rinehart keen to join push for north – Fleur Anderson, 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. Under the […]

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North Australia Weekly Digest – 21/06/13

The Australian Tony Abbott has announced the Coalition’s Developing North Australia policy in Townsville, pledging that his government would implement a raft of measures to fast-track development across the North, turning it […]

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North Australia Weekly Digest – 14/06/13

The Australian Richard Sellers, director-general of Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum, has defended the environmental record of the shale gas industry. While there has been concern raised regarding fracking practices, […]

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Article – Mrs Gina Rinehart, “Greetings from the lucky country (?)” – Australian Resources and Investment

Australia has relied on its resources for its prosperity for a long time, especially during the last six years of record commodity prices. We started being called ‘the lucky country’ decades ago, […]

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Message from ANDEV Co-Chair Imants Kins

Dear ANDEV supporters, Some further details that emerged in last two days on the SEZ’s announced by PM Abe: Deregulation zones: Another borrowed idea, this time from the 2001-2006 government of Junichiro Koizumi. […]

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North Australia Weekly Digest – 07/06/13

The Australian In a report released this week, the Australian Council of Learned Academies estimated Australia’s undiscovered shale gas reserves could double to over 1000 trillion cubic feet, but development costs could […]

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