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Gunner’s great gas hope ‘collapses’

Gas analyst for the Institute of Energy, Economics and Financial Analysis, BRUCE ROBERTSON in this OpEd says as export partners pull out, Origin and...

"Our" gas: If you think Inpex is big …

p22100-Inpex-2-SMp22100-David-Tollner-SMThe North West Shelf has deposits of 55 to 60 trillion cubic feet of gas and that sparked the Inpex development (at left) in Darwin worth $34b. The Territory's onshore reserves are four times as big, says Treasurer and Mines Minister Dave Tollner (at right), so big it can make the NT a global player. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Inpex, defence boosted state product, but what next?

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The Japanese Inpex project continues to be our saving grace, but after next year, Territorians are asking, what next? The new gas pipeline will apparently not commence construction until 2018 with no guarantee that there will be any gas to put in it, writes Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen.

 

Territory growth – it is mostly the Top End's Inpex

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Today's CommSec State of the States report showed worrying signs on the horizon for the Territory economy, writes Gerry McCarthy, Shadow Treasurer (pictured).

How to diversify our economy: Labor's view

Mining, transport, framing, art and culture – our future will depend on it. Editor ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Deputy Opposition Leader Gerry McCarthy about Labor's view on diversification of our economy. PHOTO: Tennant Creek Clontarf Academy alumnus checks out Bootu Creek Mine. Will he join the FIFO workforce?

INPEX hype: big is not better for the NT

 

Big projects are destablising in the short term and have minimal impact in the long term, says economist.

 

"It's that Territory mentality: if it's a big thing with lots of cranes, then it's really good for the economy. But it's about as good for the economy as two high schools in the long run."

Economist Rolf Gerritsen, research director at the Alice Springs campus of Charles Darwin University, is talking about the $20 billion INPEX gas project and its impact on the Territory economy. The Alice Springs News Online asked him whether it is the "game changer"  from which "all Territorians" will "ultimately benefit" as Chief Minister Paul Henderson would have us believe. Professor Gerritsen pours cold water on that idea: "It's the way we see economic development. We don't see the university here, for example, employing an extra two people as economic development, but it is. They generate demand in the local community, a more sustainable kind of demand than these big projects." KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Pictured: Ross Engineering workshop in Alice Springs. Recruiting staff, already a nightmare in Alice Springs, will become even more difficult when INPEX starts competing for skilled workers. That's the view of Neil Ross, from Ross Engineering. On the other hand, the giant project – if it gets its final approval – may offer business opportunities for firms in The Centre, the huge distance from Darwin notwithstanding.

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