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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Pilbara iron ore powering Australia’s economy

Iron ore is Australia’s single largest commodity export and is forecast to earn Australia around A$700 billion over the six years to 2025-26. Iron ore supports 45,600 direct Australian jobs and is a major employer of Indigenous Australians.

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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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More affordable access to insurance for northern Australians

“More affordable insurance means peace-of-mind for hundreds of thousands of Australians across Northern Australia, knowing that their economic livelihoods are protected,” the Treasurer said.

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Rinehart lieutenant warns MPs to prepare for iron ore price fall

Article by Brad Thompson courtesy of the Australian Financial Review  One of Gina Rinehart’s most trusted lieutenants says Australia’s political leaders must looks at ways to reduce cost burdens like payroll tax ahead of […]

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US investor frustration boils over

Article by Tony Boyd courtesy of the Australian Financial Review When it comes to bouquets and brickbats, it is rare to see a brickbat as formidable as the one that just hit […]

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China dangles $39bn carrot to build city on our doorstep

Article by Ben Packham courtesy of the Australian A Chinese company says it wants to build a new $39bn city with a major seaport, industrial area and free-trade zone on Papua New […]

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OUR NORTH | OUR FUTURE

Newsletter 18October 2020 Fifth Annual Statement to Parliament I am pleased to advise that the fifth Annual Statement to Parliament on the Developing Northern Australia agenda was delivered by the Minister for […]

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2020-21 Budget backs water reforms, northern Australia and gas to support Australia’s economic recovery and jobs

Article courtesy of the Hon Keith Pitt MP The Morrison-McCormack Government is further supporting the development of northern Australia and Australia’s gas and resources sector in the 2020-21 Budget to support jobs […]

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Tape-slashing business taskforce to be appointed if CLP takes office

Article by Madura McCormack courtesy of the Northern Territory News Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro will today reveal the party plans a ‘can do’ approvals fast-track taskforce as a matter of priority to […]

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