Solar a costly exercise: Gina

AUSTRALIA’S richest woman, Gina Rinehart, is warning that rushing to reduce greenhouse emissions without proper costings could imperil family farmers and cost taxpayers “billions in subsidies”. The mining and pastoral tycoon has outlined her particular concern that family farmers who have endured years of drought, bushfires and Covid-19 do not have spare cash, so cannot afford to invest to change to renewable energy. Mrs Rinehart said costings should be the first priority and urged the Federal Government to “stand firm” until these had been properly assessed and made public.

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Vale and Asian miner seek Brazil nod to fast-track mine project

Mining giant Vale SA and an Asian-owned metals producer are among the first to tap a Brazilian program that aims to cut red tape and speed up mining projects in the South American nation.

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Expanding Your Business into Asia: Why Location Analysis is Key

This is another example of how Special Economic Zones in China are being ( and have been since 1978!) presented as locations for FDI. Australia is becoming less and less competitive. These policies can be simply introduced in Northern Australia and across Australia.

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Brickworks slams IMF carbon tax

“(Australian governments) are into the rule book to try and find out how they can stop you doing what you want to do, or try and delay you, whereas in America, representatives of the governor will come and see you and ask you how they can help,” he explained.
“We need to be prepared to relax the regulations so companies can function. It’s just too onerous at the moment, and very difficult for companies to invest in Australia,” he added.

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McGowan backs PM over red tape Bills

Mr McGowan said his government had called for proposed changes 18 months ago.
“We support this legislation and WA continues to work with the Commonwealth to progress a bilateral agreement for approvals which will maintain environmental standards and reduce red tape,” he said.
“Since (originally calling for the changes) the State has been implementing initiatives to remove red tape while retaining the highest environmental standards for all applicants.”

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Townsville Enterprise calls for cut in red tape for mining

“It’s important we work together with government and industry to ensure that we have a true partnership in terms of cutting red tape, finding investment opportunities in common user infrastructure and making sure the supply chain is ready for those junior miners coming through.

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Rinehart lieutenant warns MPs to prepare for iron ore price fall

Article by Brad Thompson courtesy of the Australian Financial Review  One of Gina Rinehart’s most trusted lieutenants says Australia’s political leaders must looks at ways to reduce cost burdens like payroll tax ahead of […]

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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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We’ve spent too long taxing ourselves out of jobs

Article by Rob Scott courtesy of the Australian Today, more than at any time in recent decades, the importance of delivering more Australian jobs is clear. I speak regularly to many of […]

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Rinehart calls for tax reform, less red tape

Article by Ticky Fullerton courtesy of the Australian Major tax reform and cutting red tape is imperative if Australia is to attract the investment to help it recover from COVID-19. That’s the […]

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