Townsville Enterprise calls for cut in red tape for mining

“It’s important we work together with government and industry to ensure that we have a true partnership in terms of cutting red tape, finding investment opportunities in common user infrastructure and making sure the supply chain is ready for those junior miners coming through.

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In pride of place as a key strategic ally

It was revealed recently that when Washington first discussed the marine rotation in northern Australia, it proposed an annual rotation of 5000 marines; in effect, a Marine Amphibious Task Group. Instead, Australia began with extreme caution at a couple of hundred marines, building up slowly to 2000 a year.
Yet such US deployments make a huge, positive contribution to our own security.

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The “Long Boom” Begins: Northern Development in 1950’s Australia

21 February 2014 Kerriann Lock The 1949 election of Robert Menzies as Prime Minister ushered in the “long boom” – over two decades of development, economic growth, low unemployment rates, and rising […]

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Abbott will put UAV drones in Northern Australia

Earlier today, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott outlined a promising plan for a stronger military presence in northern Australia in a speech to the RSL national conference in Sydney. Mr Abbott stated that […]

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When will North-West Australia have a permanent naval base?

Australia’s North West Coast continues to be left devoid of any permanent naval bases despite being home to so much of the nation’s natural wealth.

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