Approvals reform can protect natural assets & boost economy

The Minerals Council of Australia estimates that the EPBC process can cost companies developing greenfield resource projects up to $47 million every month. Professor Samuel recommended the job-destroying duplication should be addressed by improving, strengthening, and streamlining the capacity of the Federal Government to delegate approval functions to State governments.
It’s time to get on with reforms to better protect natural assets and deliver a needed boost for our economy.

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McGowan backs PM over red tape Bills

Mr McGowan said his government had called for proposed changes 18 months ago.
“We support this legislation and WA continues to work with the Commonwealth to progress a bilateral agreement for approvals which will maintain environmental standards and reduce red tape,” he said.
“Since (originally calling for the changes) the State has been implementing initiatives to remove red tape while retaining the highest environmental standards for all applicants.”

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Unilever to invest $175.4 mln in Indonesian special economic zone

The fast-moving consumer goods giant plans to expand its oleochemical factory, which can hire 600 new workers directly and potentially create 6,000 new jobs “indirectly”, Arif Hudaya, finance director at PT Unilever Indonesia, said in a statement.

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Infrastructure project delays risk derailing economic growth

“The drought, the bushfires, the extreme weather events have really highlighted the importance of taking those shocks and stresses into our decision making right at the planning phase,” Ms Madew said.

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Rural communities bedrock of recovery

The resilience of regional and rural communities is the hallmark of the Australian spirit and the bedrock on which our economic recovery is being built. More than 9.5 million Australians call regional Australia home. And when we look at what has helped drive our bounce back it is the resources sector, the agricultural sector and tourism in regional and rural Australia.

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Regions drive broader economy

“If we don’t get it right we’re not going to go anywhere, because regional Australia is actually the engine that drives the broader economy,” he said.

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New figures show mining sector powering the economy

“These changes will transform the NAIF to make it a more proactive investor in projects that will generate economic activity and job creation,”

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Gina Urges Rural Voices To Speak Up

Article courtesy of South Burnett Mining magnate Gina Hancock urged farmers to fight for “real change” in their industry November 23, 2020Country music’s Dean Perrett and Mick Lindsay took to the stage […]

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Integration roadmap for Top End grain

Article by Karla Keith courtesy of Grains research development Corporation   Key points A situational analysis on broadacre cropping by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) has recently been […]

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National Farmers Federation’s blueprint for agriculture-led recovery

Article by Richard Ferguson courtesy of the Australian. Australia’s farmers want industrial relations rules simplified, export fees waived, cuts to green tape and millions poured into regional infrastructure in order to spark […]

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