ABC’s blind spot on Adani coal mine

The ABC passed an unhappy milestone recently — more than half its staff work from their inner-city Sydney headquarters. Perhaps that is why some of the ABC’s reporting on major issues fails to hear from those who live further away. For example, the ABC’s reporting on coal is, at times, nothing but “fake news”. Read more

It's right to consider Adani's request for loan - Australian Financial Review

On the first day of spring in 1961, Robert Menzies announced that the commonwealth government would provide the NSW government £2.65 million ($73 million in today's dollars) to upgrade coal loading facilities at Newcastle. The investment would support the then fledgling coal trade with Japan. Read more

Coal is essential for keeping the lights on and boosting economy - The Courier Mail

When Australians turn on their Christmas lights this year, on average, 60 per cent of them will rely on coal to power their festive display. Read more

Making the Norther lights shine even brighter - The Australian

The vast north of our country is on track to become a dynamic centre of growth Northern Australia is an economic powerhouse. This breaks with the conventional wisdom of many who assume that northern development has failed in the past. Read more

Making the northern lights shine even brighter - The Australian

Northern Australia is an economic powerhouse. This breaks with the conventional wisdom of many who assume that northern development has failed in the past. Read more

Resource regions do deserve a better cut - The West Australian 13.9.16

One of the latest things to go viral on the internet is a video of an iron train from the view of someone stuck in Port Hedland waiting for it to pass. The challenge is to count the number of wagons. It is easy to lose concentration and everyone seems to come up with a different number. For the record, I counted 236. Read more

Mining's key to our past - and our future - The Australian

The focus is firmly on the north, where major infrastructure works are under way The mining sector feels a little like Mark Twain at the moment -- "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". While many have announced the end of the mining boom, in many senses it actually has not ended. Read more

Green lawfare threatens growth - Queensland Country Life

WHEN the Coalition announced a plan to create farming jobs in Queensland by investing in 14 dam and water projects across the State, the response from environmental groups was swift. The greenies oppose it. Read more

Farming wealth to come from the north - The Courier Mail

It has been a long-held goal of multiple governments to double Australia’s agricultural production. We can’t grow more food without water, and that means building dams so that we can store water, like money in a bank. Read more

Farming wealth to come from the north - The Courier Mail

IT HAS been a long-held goal of multiple governments to double Australia's agricultural production. We can't grow more food without water, and that means building dams so that we can store water, like money in a bank. Read more


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