Canberra is proposing a gas-led recovery at a time when US oil and gas company bankruptcies are stacking up daily and the industry continues its downwards trajectory, desperate for handouts, writes Bruce Robertson, author of a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis entitled Gas Cannot Stimulate the Economy, Reduce Emissions, or Provide Cheap Power.
The new Economic Reconstruction Commission will come up with major and valuable recommendations. But does the Government have the ability, commitment and resources to implement them? And what role will the resource industries play? ANALYSIS by DON FULLER (pictured).
"We have consistently had the worst performing economy in the nation and Territorians are sick of it. We don’t deserve to be last, we deserve to be first, but we have a Government with no drive, no vision and no capability to deliver," writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro.
Population, construction spending plummet, unemployment up, according to the Commsec State of the States Report. "We don’t deserve to be last, we deserve to be first," says Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro.
Nearly five years on, only $88.5 million has been released for projects in Northern Australia, less than 2% in total funding, write Senator Murray Watt, Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Warren Snowdon MP and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy (both pictured).
We believe the Commonwealth Government, in working with financial institutions, should provide a business rental rebate of 75% which can be paid to landlords who accept 75% of rents as full payment, writes Terry Mills (pictured), Territory Alliance.