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Fed’s nuclear waste dump option: Northern Territory Muckaty station, near Tennant Creek, in the list

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

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According to John Breusch in The Australian Financial Review (28/9/2007, p.20), the federal government was to consider a fourth potential site for a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory after accepting the Northern Land Council’s application to include Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek, in the list.

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Tax-incentive legislation will assist major corporations, take rural land out of agricultural production, says Greens Party MP

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Christine Milne MP (Greens Party Senator) speaking against proposed tax incentive legislation, stated that the legislation would result in water and land being removed from agricultural production.

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Northern Australia – the future food bowl: work on to identify eight to 12 small-scale sustainable precincts to potentially open up to 10,000 to 20,000 hectares across the north outside the Ord

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

With the non-occurrence of La Nina and the related worsening drought situation across most of Australia, it was high time to focus on the possibilities of Northern Australia and the region west of Ord river with relatively abundant water and the added benefits the north presented in reducing greenhouse gases, as the potential food bowl of the nation said Senator Alan Eggleston, Senator for Western Australia, member of the Government’s Backbench Policy Committee on Health and Ageing, Liberal Party of Australia, in the Commonwealth Senate on 18 September 2007, quoting Mark Lewis of the Western Australia Department of Agriculture, who is the manager of NRM and industry development for rangelands.

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