Katter Fires Up on Gas

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17% of gas output in Queensland is owned by Chinese companies and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says the time has come for Federal Parliament to act. “We will be moving yet again in the Parliament for a Reserve Resource Policy. The producers can give 0.5 percent of their production to Australia, … [Read more...]

ACCC Calls for Greater Transparency

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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

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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

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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

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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...]