Rural communities bedrock of recovery

The resilience of regional and rural communities is the hallmark of the Australian spirit and the bedrock on which our economic recovery is being built. More than 9.5 million Australians call regional Australia home. And when we look at what has helped drive our bounce back it is the resources sector, the agricultural sector and tourism in regional and rural Australia.

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Latest World Free Zones Organization News

Newsletter courtesy of World Free Zones Organization

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Huge $50bn Pilbara green hydrogen hub granted major project status

Article by Michael Mazengarb courtesy of Renew Economy A plan to build a massive renewable energy hydrogen project of up to 26GW of wind and solar capacity in Western Australia’s Pilbara region […]

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Migration, tax reform ‘key to revival’

Article by Geoff Chambers courtesy of the Australian Australia’s largest employer group has called for a radical overhaul of Australia’s “ill-suited and burdensome” tax system, an increase of the migration cap and […]

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ABC ‘Fact Check’ needs a reality check

13 August 2015Andrew RobbMinister for Trade and Investment A ‘verdict’ by ABC’s ‘Fact Check’ that our landmark China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) allows Chinese companies to bring in workers for major […]

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Article – Developing the North: Can 457 visas and DAMAs solve the Northern Territory's labour shortage?

9 July 2015Joanna CrothersABC News Amid excitement about historic plans for Developing the North, Northern Territory businesses are struggling to see how they will be able to employ sufficient interstate and foreign […]

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Article – New visa measures generate international buzz

24 June 2015Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Announcements made last week as part of the historic China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, recent significant immigration policy reforms and initiatives revealed in the […]

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Article – Expansion of the Seasonal Worker Programme

25 June 2015Minister for Foreign Affairs The Australian Government is introducing a number of measures to reduce barriers to employment and address workforce skills shortages for Australia’s north.The White Paper on Developing […]

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Article – Northern Australia plan: China backs 'economic powerhouse'

18 June 2015Mark LudlowAustralian Financial Review Prime Minister Tony Abbott has pledged $1.2 billion in new money for roads and dams and relaxed visa requirements for backpackers and tourists as part of […]

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Article – After the mining boom: Blueprint to triple the Pilbara’s population by 2050

12 April 2015 Peter Law Perth Now THE population of WA’s Pilbara region could triple to 200,000 by 2050 under a blueprint for its future beyond the mining boom. Renewable energy, agriculture […]

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