Australia continues to rank highly for mineral exploration
Australia continues to rank as the most attractive region in the world for mineral exploration investment, when both policy and mineral potential are considered, according to the 2016 Annual Survey of Mining Companies report released this week by the Canadian based Fraser Institute.
According to the report, Western Australia's Investment Attractiveness Index score places it as the third most attractive jurisdiction in the world for investment; followed by Queensland which is ranked tenth. Western Australia has been ranked number one in the world with regards to Best Practice Mineral Potential, followed again by Queensland ranked fourth.
Top End Indigenous land offered up for grazing licences as beef booms
Indigenous land south west of Katherine in the Northern Territory is being offered up for a pastoral lease by traditional owners, in a bid to capitalise on a strong northern cattle industry.
The Northern Land Council (NLC), on behalf of traditional owners, has called for expressions of interest to run cattle on 750 square kilometres of the Menngen Aboriginal Land Trust.
Indonesian live export market moves from strength to strength
- Indonesian live export market moves from strength to strength.
- Indonesia has advised of revised regulations increasing the weight and age limit of live feeder cattle eligible for import into Indonesia.
- Import permits from the Trade Ministry and Recommendation letters from the Ministry of Agriculture will now be valid for 12 months.
- Weight limit increased from 350kg average weight to maximum 450kg.
- This will allow better business planning for exporters and increase the range of cattle eligible for export.
ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018
We are delighted to announce that Sydney will be the host city for the upcoming ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.
The event, expected to be held in March 2018, will mark the first time Australia has hosted a summit with ASEAN.
The summit is an historic and unprecedented opportunity to strengthen Australia’s strategic partnership with ASEAN and deliver tangible economic and security benefits to Australia.
Read the full media release on ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018.
2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar
Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles today launched the 2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program.
Minister Vowles said AGES is the Territory’s premier exploration event and a key element of the Territory Government’s efforts to attract and support resources exploration by providing state of the art geoscience information and data.
Read the full media release on 2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar.
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