Agriculture

Jessica McLean on the Northern Australia plan

Jessica McLean says the federal government should consult Indigenous land owners about its Northern Australia plan.

She says the Ord River Indigenous land use agreement is a good example.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Halls Creek: Shire to present Tanami track upgrade business case

Halls Creek shire is about to present its case to the body that advises governments on infrastructure developments.

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The shire has been lobbying for many years to have the Tanami Road upgraded to bitumen.

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Halls Creek, Local Government Comments Off

Ord agriculture ‘should expand’ says Governor-General

Australia’s Governor-General says expanding the Ord River Irrigation Scheme should be a national priority.

Sir Peter Cosgrove made the comments during his tour of Katherine, Kununurra and Wyndham.

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

$1billion sandalwood exports predicted

One of Australia’s two big sandalwood companies predicts $1billion worth of export earnings this coming decade.

Tropical Forestry Services has lots of irrigated Ord River land planted with the valuable cash crop.

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Government plan to open up more irrigated land

The state government plans to allow businesses to invest in irrigation projects on pastoral leases under certain circumstances.

This is expected to open up more unallocated crown land for cattle production.

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Wilderness Society on the Northern Dams Study

The Commonwealth has instructed CSIRO to  instructs CSIRO to find dam sites in northern Australia.

The Wilderness SocietyWilderness Society spokesman Gavan McFadzean calls this “a futile waste of time and taxpayer’s money”.

“The Coalition has refused to accept the expert Northern Land and Water Taskforce’s 2009 report,” Mr McFadzean said.

“Which found little scope to expand irrigated agriculture, from the current 20,000 hectares to just 60,000 hectares – less than the size of some Australian farms.”

You can read his statement here: more »

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Aboriginal stations plan new co-op

Several Aboriginal cattle stations are planning to form a co-op with Chinese finance.

They plan to use their combined market power to obtain better prices, and to practice improved breeding and feed cropping techniques.

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Monday, May 26th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off

Regular Singapore-Broome-Wyndham shipping service

An Australian company has started a regular shipping service between Singapore, Wyndham  and Broome.

The Kimberline is carrying agricultural machinery and mining consumables, but the owners hope to attract cargoes of agricultural exports, such as boxed beef.

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Monday, May 12th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Wyndham Comments Off
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