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World Solar Challenge

World solar challenge

Australia and the rest of the world is experiencing rapid climate change. Since the middle of the 1900s, temperatures in Australia have been on the rise. There has been an increase in the frequency and severity of heat waves, and a decrease in frosts and cold days. Rain has also been affected – the north-western […]

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Kempsey Bypass

Kempsey Bypass

The Kempsey Bypass project involves the construction of a 14.5 kilometre four-lane divided highway with bypasses of Kempsey and Frederickton – two townships on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, east of the existing highway. The bypass is the first stage of an approved 40 kilometre Kempsey to Eungai upgrade. Construction on the project […]

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India – Australia government ties

India - Australia government ties

Overview The Republic of India and the Commonwealth of Australia share political, economic, security, linguistic and sporting ties. Before independence, Australia and India were both part of the British Empire and today both countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. The relationship between the two countries is sometimes tense, but long established – it […]

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Australian Finance Minister Wong Says ‘Positive’ Budget Aims to Boost Jobs

Australia’s Finance Minister Penny Wong said this week’s budget was aimed at boosting jobs growth as the government stays committed to returning the country’s finances to a surplus. “It’s a budget all about jobs, about creating jobs, about training more Australians for jobs,” Wong told reporters in Brisbane today. “We put a forward a budget that […]

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Swan: Next IMF Chief should be appointed based on merits and not nationality

Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan and South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who jointly chair a G20 committee on reform of the IMF, said the convention that the fund’s managing director was a European was already out of date and proposes the basis for the appointment of the next IMF chief. The finance ministers of Australia and South Africa said in […]

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Six billion dollars of mining infrastructure

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Six billion dollars of mining infrastructure projects could potentially be built around the Broken Hill region over the next decade. The creation of the Braemar Iron Alliance was officially announced yesterday at the Australian Resources and Energy Symposium in Broken Hill. Spokesman and Managing Director of Minotaur Exploration, Andrew Woskett, says the region stretching from […]

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Push to ensure locals win resource contracts

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The Opposition Leader Eric Ripper has renewed calls for legislation to ensure local companies play a bigger role in major resource projects. Yesterday, Chevron announced the signing of a $50 million contract that will see the WA fabricator AGC build steel pipe fittings for the Gorgon Gas development on Barrow Island. The company will build […]

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Swan knew of royalties hike: opposition

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AAP The opposition is claiming federal Treasurer Wayne Swan knew of plans by the West Australian government to increase mining royalties before he helped negotiate a tax deal with three of Australia’s biggest miners. The federal government has warned WA that it will be worse off financially following a state budget decision to increase the […]

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COMMODITY PRICE FALLS WEIGH ON MARKET

Australian shares have opened lower, with resources stocks weighing on the market after falls in commodity prices. At 1015 AEST, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 20.9 points, or 0.44 per cent, at 4,735.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 18.1 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 4,810.1 points. On the ASX […]

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Christchurch battling on: English

Finance Minister Bill English says it is unclear where the 56,000 Christchurch people who were using the Government earthquake employment subsidy are working now as the subsidy is running down. English said some might have found other jobs and some might have left the city but not a lot of them had coming knocking at […]

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