Article – Let's get serious about Northern Development: it's a no-brainer

23 September 2014 Nyungga Black Last week I delivered a major speech to the Future of Tropical Economies Conference in Cairns in which I talked about the Federal Government’s commitment to the […]

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Article – Local governments cautiously welcome inquiry

10 September 2014 Ben Leahy Pilbara News and North West Telegraph Pilbara local governments have cautiously welcomed a parliamentary inquiry calling for studies into special economic zones in northern Australia and new […]

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Article – Nationals in push to limit fly-in, fly-out workers in favour of locally-based workers

3 September 2014 ABC News The West Australian Nationals will debate motions designed to reduce resource companies’ reliance on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers at their annual conference this weekend. The Nationals’ Kalgoorlie […]

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Article – NT on path to pulling own weight: Giles

4 September 2014 Danny Rose The West Australian Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles looks north for a population top-up and south for a business influx, and says his reliant state is […]

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Article – Employers in Northern Australia to get concessions on overseas workers

25 August 2014 Ray Clancy Australia Forum Skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers looking for work in North and West Australia could find it easier to be sponsored for a 457 visa under […]

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Article – Summit told Katherine may rival Alice Springs

14 August 2014 NT News KATHERINE could eventually grow to the size of Alice Springs on the back of mining, agriculture and transport, a summit on the development of northern Australia was […]

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Article – APPEA report urges labour market reform

18 August 2014 Amos Aikman The Australian GREATER numbers of fly-in fly-out workers and easier access to global labour markets will be crucial aids to capturing up to $180 billion worth of […]

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Article – Water hope for Pilbara cities

5 August 2014 Brad Thompson The West Australian The dream of growing cities in the Pilbara is a step closer to reality after investigations revealed massive underground reservoirs able to support rapid […]

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Article – NT population greying amid 'escalator migration' of Australians nearing retirement, researchers say

1 August 2014 James Purtill ABC News Australians nearing retirement are taking higher paying jobs in the Northern Territory to maximise superannuation returns, researchers say. Dubbed “escalator migration”, the phenomenon is one […]

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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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