Reform overhaul to put rocket under productivity

With the country already experiencing a peak in major projects, Infrastructure Australia chief of policy and research Peter Colacino said the industry needed to reform in order to meet the looming pipeline of projects. “The industry can’t deliver the scope of work unless it adopts the change,” he said. “We’ve pointed to things that are proven, have delivered productivity gains elsewhere, are well evidenced in terms of what we’re putting forward. These aren’t unproven solutions.”

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But Ms Rinehart warned that in the lead-up to Brisbane hosting the world’s biggest sporting event in 2032, governments needed to cut red tape to ensure teams and facilities were ready in time. “I hope our governments now take the bit between their teeth and realise 10 years time is a relatively short time to prepare Queensland for the Olympics, and grasp this opportunity to ensure Queensland shines,” she said. “To do this we must cut government tape to welcome significant investment and businesses, improve airports, improve marinas, build exciting new tourist facilities and accommodation, to really show Queensland and Australia as a must-repeat visit destination.”

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Australia’s Competitiveness Levels Are The Lowest In 25 Years: CEDA

Despite the Australian economy responding positively to the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing a V-shaped recovery, the report suggests that there is an urgency to rebuild economic competitiveness through increasing digitisation and reducing tax burdens.

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Article by Stuart McKinnon courtesy of the West Australian Australia’s resources sector will again break export earnings records this financial year, underpinned by another record high in annual income from WA’s powerhouse […]

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WA’s nickel, iron ore sectors drive record job growth

Article by Nickolas Zakharia courtesy of Australian Mining The Western Australian resources sector has achieved record increases in sales and jobs during the 2019-20 financial year despite the impacts of the COVID-19 […]

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Coronavirus updates: Gina Rinehart’s tax cut call to save Aussies as new global COVID hot spots emerge

Article by Zoe Smith courtesy of the Courier Mail Gina Rinehart has called on the Morrison government to look towards the US to help Australia recover from the economic fall out of […]

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WA-first for mining jobs a welcome step

Editorial content by WAN Editor-in-Chief Anthony De Ceglie courtesy of the West Australian

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Company tax cuts will spark post-Covid economy

Article by Jeff Bennett and Tony Markin courtesy of The Australian Government-imposed health restrictions have decimated the travel, tourism and entertainment sectors of the Australian economy. Logic suggests that recovery from the […]

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Coronavirus crisis: WA mining magnate Gina Rinehart calls for greater Australian self-sufficiency after COVID-19

Article by Daniel Newell courtesy of The West Australian The coronavirus pandemic has exposed weaknesses in Australia’s supply chains and emphasised the need for the country to become more self-sufficient, says WA […]

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