Call to reform Mabo’s $1bn native title dividend

Native title groups hosting Australia’s iron ore industry are holding more than $1 billion of net assets in trusts, but after 30 years of the native title regime, there is little to show for the vast majority of Indigenous Australians.

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Critical moment in the region’s history

Western Australia’s Kimberley is regional Australia at its most extreme, whether it is in scale, beauty, challenges or opportunity. And it is a region at a crucial moment in its history. When record-breaking floodwaters swept through much of the region earlier this year, following well-publicised social unrest and crime last year, the region’s immediate prospects looked difficult. Yet it is a region that has continued to capture imaginations, with the area now emerging as a prospective new renewable energy hotspot and drawing a new generation of investment that could take it closer to finally capitalising on its potential.

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Media Release | The Hon Madeleine King MP | Support for WA rare earths project to boost jobs and commitment to net zero

17 January 2023.

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World Free Zones Organization News

Includes video referencing how the creation of special economic zones are strategic are in expanding the economy.

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Approvals reform can protect natural assets & boost economy

The Minerals Council of Australia estimates that the EPBC process can cost companies developing greenfield resource projects up to $47 million every month. Professor Samuel recommended the job-destroying duplication should be addressed by improving, strengthening, and streamlining the capacity of the Federal Government to delegate approval functions to State governments.
It’s time to get on with reforms to better protect natural assets and deliver a needed boost for our economy.

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ANDEV endorses the IPA submission. The current draft legislation if enacted would add time consuming and costly regulation for all parties involved in the mining sector.

To whom it may concern: The following comments from the Institute of Public Affairs are in relation to the context of the growth of red tape in Australia and are issues to […]

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Countdown on but space industry dragged back to Earth by bureaucratic delays

Article by Amos Aikman courtesy of the Australian Three, two, one, blast-off. That’s how it’s supposed to go. But instead, space industry regulators have been “dragging the chain” on critical approvals, endangering […]

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Article – Rio Tinto’s win-win model for northern and indigenous prosperity

9 November 2015Phil EdmandsThe Australian Northern Australia is the underdeveloped frontier of the “lucky country”. The pathway to further economic prosperity for the Top End hinges on two factors: governments must establish the […]

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Article – Uluru seeks rock-solid ideas for growth

14 July 2014PS News Online The Board of Management of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia has called for ideas from the public to boost tourism to the iconic destination. Chair […]

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Article – 'Avalanche of opportunity' for Indigenous employment in Northern Territory mining industry

27 May 2015Daniel FitzgeraldABC Rural A consultant working in Indigenous engagement says there is an “avalanche of opportunity” for Indigenous employment in the Northern Territory mining sector. AUDIO: Consultant Ben Halliwell speaks about […]

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