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Feds should use NAIF to lift northern Australia’s economy

 

 

Nearly five years on, only $88.5 million has been released for projects in Northern Australia, less than 2% in total funding, write Senator Murray Watt, Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Warren Snowdon MP and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy (both pictured). FULL STORY »

Chinese, Singaporian pipeline firm wants Aussie handout

 

 

Jemena is wholly owned by the Chinese and Singaporean Governments – it can absolutely afford to build its profit making gas pipelines without money from Australia, writes Naomi Hogan (pictured), from the Lock the Gate Alliance. FULL STORY »

Canberra billions: Is there anybody out there?

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Alice Springs is slow off the mark getting a slice of the $5bn in the kitty of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Mark Coffey (pictured), Head of the Office of Northern Australia. FULL STORY »

Art gallery more than selling cappuccinos: Scott McConnell

2617 cappuccino SM2617 Scott McConnell SMNewly independent Member for Stuart Scott McConnell says the National Aboriginal Art Gallery – on hold at the moment – would likely lead to a national debate which is about Indigenous recognition, constitutional recognition, about truth telling “which is not about bricks and mortar, it’s about telling the Aboriginal story nationally, and how Aboriginal people can contribute to it”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

$300m NT airports expansions

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility says the investment will help create up to 1,500 jobs and support the development of the NT’s export potential, particularly in agriculture. FULL STORY »