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BHP chairman confirms ANDEV warning on Australian mining

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

BHP Billiton Chairman Jac Nasser has confirmed what Australians for Northern Development and Economic Vision has been saying for over eighteen months, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. At an Australian...

Call for native vegetation law suspension in North Australia

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The Queensland government's decision to suspend investigations and prosecution under the Vegetation Management Act should be repeated around the country, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Last month,...

Think tank welcomes gas exploration expansion

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project has welcomed today's expansion of the petroleum exploration zone. Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson today announced that the zone will be expanded off four states and the Northern Territory. New...

Budget overspending threatens shaky surplus assumptions

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

The Gillard government's predicted Budget surplus is threatened by the dual pressures of a weak economy and continuing spending growth, according to an analysis of the 2012 13 federal Budget by free market think tank the Institute of Public...

$5.4 Billion Defence cuts put Australia's North at risk

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The defence cuts outlined in last night's federal Budget put at serious risk Australia's northern economic and strategic interests, according to John Shipp, Director of the IPA/ANDEV North Australia Project. "Everyone agrees we now need more...

All states must follow Queensland and end native vegetation prosecutions

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Campbell Newman government's decision to suspend investigations and prosecution under their Queensland Vegetation Management Act should be repeated around the country," said Simon Breheny, director of the Rule of Law Project at the free...

Rising costs putting resources projects at risk

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese's claim that capital costs in the coal mining sector have risen 50 per cent over the past four years rings serious alarm bells for the Australian economy. Jobs and investment will move overseas if the government doesn't...

Victoria's budget standstill as debt continues to mount

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

The Victorian government has today released a 'steady as she goes' budget which does not address the core challenge of restraining the size of government, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. In response to a fiscal...

Time to Global MegaDeath Capacity: RE: Hey... What did I miss? | Should we build a death star?

Dear James, Enjoyed your highly amusing letter, but I doubt that the Emperor of the Galaxy would appoint the students from Lehigh University as policy advisors. Lets accept their estimate that the steel cost is ~13,000 times the current GDP of...

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