Abbott’s push into Northern Australia gathers local support

A drive by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to foster greater economic development in the top of the continent through a White Paper on Northern Australia has been welcomed by Queensland councils, who hope it will produce better infrastructure and minimise regulatory overheads.

Queensland reconstruction effort extended

By Paul Hemsley Communities devastated by flooding in 2010 to 2011 expressed relief that the term of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) has been extended to 2014. Councils were at risk of losing state government support for rebuilding as the state government weighed the option of disbanding the QRA by looking at the possible consequences […]


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