ACCC Calls for Greater Transparency

Beef cattle in yard

Changes are needed to improve transparency and competitiveness in Australia’s cattle and beef markets, with an ACCC study highlighting shortcomings in price reporting, a lack of trust in the carcass grading system, and concerns about anti-competitive conduct affecting competition in cattle and beef … [Read more...]

Brainless – Katters take On Gas

gas exports

KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has welcomed the Australian Workers Union joining him in calling for gas companies to meet the domestic market first, or – a “Reserve Resource Policy”. The Australian Workers Union (AWU) has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urging him to ensure a … [Read more...]

Mines Fire Up

coal mine trucks

270 jobs for the Peak Downs and Saraji mines are now up for grabs as the BHP Billiton’s coalmining joint venture gears up. Local Labour Hire contractors say about 70 of the jobs have gone to locals at Moranbah, and the company has turned to labour hire contractors in Townsville to fill 200 … [Read more...]

New Mine for CQ


A New coal mine in Central Queensland which will create more than 500 jobs is a step closer with the announcement today of the the Styx Coal project, about 130 km north-west of Rockhampton. The mine plan is based on construction starting in 2018 with first production in the same year, following a … [Read more...]

Katter – Private Rail Line a Mistake


Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says he’s pleased to see action on Adani after years of advocating but today’s announcement is not all that KAP had hoped for. “Whilst we remain strong supporters of Mr Adani, for both Governments to give the control of the coalfields to one corporation through that … [Read more...]