Red tape ‘costing workers $2k a year, curbing growth’

People in NSW could pocket an extra $2000 a year and enjoy a better quality of life if the Berejiklian government agrees to remove a raft of regulatory roadblocks that are hampering growth in key sectors such as education, infrastructure and housing, a report has found.

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Focus on critical minerals in northern Australia to increase

“Putting Team Australia on the global critical minerals map will help attract the investment and technology necessary to meet the growing needs of global supply chains for critical and other minerals for high value products like batteries, solar cells and other innovative and early-stage technologies,” the MCA stated in March.

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$10bn aid pool to cut premiums in north

“To underwrite it, you’re going to talk about billions because you need the comfort of that behind you. If we do this right, there’s no reason we can’t expand it into bushfire areas and flood areas.”

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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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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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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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