Article – Housing affordability key to northern growth

17 April 2014 John Shipp The West Australian Northern Australia is suffering a housing affordability crisis. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Recent media reports confirm this crisis. It was […]

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Article – FIFO camps should become 'thing of the past', Brendon Grylls says

30 July 2014 Ebonnie Spriggs ABC News Large-scale, fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mining camps should become a thing of the past as the State Government works to develop Pilbara towns into thriving populations […]

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Article – Northern Australia: Housing, mining top agenda as teenagers share perspective on NT development

24 May 2014 Mark Di Stefano ABC News Teenagers from the Northern Territory have expressed negative views about living “down south” amid fears for the future of the mining sector in the […]

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Article – Development in northern Western Australia held up by red tape, high living costs, MPs told

6 May 2014 Erin Parke and Gian De Poloni ABC News High living costs and government red tape are inhibiting economic growth in Western Australia’s north, a parliamentary committee investigating the development […]

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Article – Life in the Top End comes at high price

25 April 2014 Ben Smee NT News THE cost of living in the Top End continues to climb, according to the latest inflation figures that show prices in Darwin outpacing those in […]

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Article – Infrastructure deficit puts us on a road to nowhere

30 January 2014 Alan Kohler The Drum There’s every indication we are approaching a national emergency when it comes to infrastructure, writes Alan Kohler. One of Australia’s many political ironies is that […]

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Article – Mining states continue to lead economy

20 January 2014 Melanie Timbrell Commonwealth Bank of Australia The resource rich states of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland continued as frontrunners in CommSec’s quarterly State of the States report. WA […]

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Article – For Karratha once there was nothing but blue sky but future uncertain

28 December 2013 Georgia Wilkins The Age As the mining boom slows, Western Australia’s ‘City of the North’ looks to the future. The town of Karratha, at the centre of Australia’s iron […]

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Article – Boom and rust in iron ore hub

31 October 2013 Jonathan Barrett The Australian Financial Review Port Hedland cafe owner Ray Sampson has been looking for a one-bedroom unit that his son, who is also the cafe’s chef, can […]

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Article – Strive for best of both worlds

16 July 2013 Northern Territory News/Sunday Territorian LETTER OF THE DAY I’VE lived in Brisbane for all of my 63 years and have only visited the north for a couple of weeks […]

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