North Australia Digest – 5/10/12

We’d love to know what you think about today’s major stories that impact North Australia:
Australian Financial Review
The Prime Minister plans to engage top Indian officials regarding a potential sales agreement between Indian investors and uranium miners in Western Australia.
Several federal Liberal MPs from Western Australia are threatening to cross the floor in support of labour’s bill for full deregulation of the wheat export market.
The Australian
The Australian also reports on those MPs who are willing to cross the floor for full deregulation of the wheat export market.
A survey of 870 businesses says that the time they spend dealing with red-tape has increased over the past two years.
The housing market in the Pilbara has slowed after news of delayed resource projects and mass redundancies.
US marines training stationed near Darwin have brought $1.8 million into the economy and have had no negative impact on the local community.
The Age
Port Authorities have reported that iron ore shipments from Port Headland to China have fallen 9.5 per cent in September.
The West Australian
The West Australian also reports on the fall in iron ore shipments from Port Headland to China in September.
Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum claims that the sector shows ‘signs of levelling out’, as opposed to busting.
Courier Mail
The Courier Mail also report that Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum claims that ‘despite recent debate, its showing signs of levelling rather than falling sharply’.
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