Business and finance

Addis is new Regional Development boss

Ralph Addis is now Director General of the department in charge of Royalties for Regions funding.

Mr Addis has been CEO of Wunan Foundation and Chair of the Kimberley Development Corporation.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, People Comments Off

Cattlemen sue Commonwealth over live exports ban

Northern cattle industry members have launched a class action against the government for suspending live exports to Indonesia.

They filed the case in the Federal Court on Monday.

In 2011 the Gillard government’s agriculture minister Joe Ludwig abruptly banned live cattle exports due to animal cruelty concerns.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Buru to start fracking next year

Buru Energy intends to start its exploratory hydraulic fracturing program in March next year.

In the meantime it will be concentrating on construction works, well preparation and what it describes as diagnostic fracture injection tests.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Koolan Island: Main pit closed for repairs

Mount Gibson has closed Koolan Island iron ore mine’s main pit to repair a section of sea wall.

Management told The Australian repairs are expected to take about four weeks, and all workers had been redeployed to another pit.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Cattle prices up as sales fall off

West Kimberley pastoralists say cattle prices remain strong as the wet season approaches.

Farm Weekly [read this story]

 

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

PGA lawyer to brief stations on new leases

The PGA urges its  members to attend a briefing in Broome next month.

The organisation’s solicitor will answer questions and note concerns about the forthcoming new pastoral lease.

Division president Peter Camp said the solicitor will go through the document, line by line, to explain it to the meeting.

Farm Weekly [read this story]

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Halls Creek: Ngoonjwah workers owed $190,000

ORIC says Halls Creek’s former resource agency still owes CDEP workers almost $190,000 in unpaid wages.

A total of 227 former Ngoonjuwah workers are owed amounts of between $11 and $3682.

Administrators have transferred the money from the former Aboriginal corporation to the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations (ORIC) which is still trying to find the former workers.

The Stringer [read this story]

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Halls Creek Comments Off

Halls Creek: More gold found

Drillers have found more high-grade gold ore at Nicholson gold project, south of Halls Creek.

Photo: Proactive Investors

Photo: Proactive Investors

Nicholson’s gold project is at Lamboo station.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Business and finance, Halls Creek Comments Off
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