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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Article – Northern Territory needs a break on track to seventh state: Giles

30 July 2014 Adam Creighton The Australian NORTHERN Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has backed Gina Rinehart’s concern about Australia’s high costs, calling for tax breaks for workers and businesses to help […]

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Article – The Kimberley's megalopolis site

27 June 2014 Vernon Graham Queensland Country Life THE shores of Lake Argyle in Western Australia’s Kimberley region have been unveiled as the preferred site for a new mega city in northern […]

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Article – Push to relocate Canberra public servants to northern Australia

7 July 2014 Phillip Thomson Sydney Morning Herald Sun-soaked cities at the top of Australia are crying out for Canberra’s federal bureaucrats to be relocated to the nation’s north. Regional centres in […]

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Article – Conflict over growth rate

22 June 2014 Chris Burns North West Star THERE could be a political contradiction involving the predicted fate of Mount Isa and received Royalties for the Regions funding. The federal government’s green […]

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Article – Economic plan to ready Northern Australia for Asian population explosion and tap growing `middle class’ demand

10 June 2014 Peter Michael Courier Mail NORTH Queensland is pushing to be declared a Special Economic Zone – a tax haven with relaxed migrant work visas, and more dams, ports and […]

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Article – Own brand to open up north

11 June 2014 Shane Wright and Andrew Tillett The West Australian Northern Australia could have its own brand, tax breaks and special employment visas in a plan to develop the region into […]

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Article – Asian workforce plan for Top End farms gets political backing

5 June 2014 Matt Brann ABC Rural The Northern Territory’s new parliamentary secretary for Northern Development has backed calls from Top End growers to expand the Seasonal Worker Program to address labour shortages in […]

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Article – Bid to bypass visa dispute

30 May 2014 Nick Butterly The West Australian The Abbott Government will attempt to clear the way for companies to employ foreigners in some roles around major projects in WA’s booming oil […]

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