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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Article – Could migrants fill skill shortages in the bush?

3 December 2014 Tara Miko Fraser Coast Chronicle THE reluctance of school leavers to take on a career in agriculture is contributing to the nation’s skills shortage in the sector. While recent […]

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Article – New deal welcomes skilled workers to NT

18 November 2014 John Pyrros Neos Kosmos The Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Adam Giles has announced a new in-principal deal signed by the Territory government and the governing Council of Kalymnos, which […]

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Article – How’s Northern Australia developing?

Business Acumen Magazine The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has tabled its final report on the development of Northern Australia, titled Pivot North. The report spells out loud and clear how important the […]

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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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