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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Article – Small iron ore mine approved in the Pilbara

18 March 2015 Vicky Validakis Australian Mining The first Indigenous-owned and operated mine in the Pilbara has been approved by the WA government. Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation is seeking to mine 2-4 […]

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Article – Kimberley gas plant protesters ‘left nothing’ for people

13 March 2015 Andrew Burrell The Australian THE Aboriginal leader who backed a $40 billion gas plant in the Kimberley as a way of creating indigenous jobs has attacked “extreme nutter” environmentalists […]

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Article – Indigenous land owners granted 'significant' water licences for farming in Northern Territory

16 January 2015 Matt Brann ABC Rural A company established on behalf of Indigenous land owner groups has been granted four water licences for agricultural use near Mataranka in the Northern Territory. […]

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Article – Adam Giles may offer NT nuclear waste site if traditional owners fail to nominate location

1 October 2014 Rick Hind ABC News NT Chief Minister Adam Giles has suggested his Government may put up a site for a national nuclear waste dump if traditional owners fail to […]

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