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Gunner’s Budget: Don’t Mention The War in Alice Springs

By ERWIN CHLANDA The words “Alice Springs” were not spoken by Chief Minister and Treasurer Michael Gunner today when he handed down the 2020-21 Budget,...

Government gets $446m in mineral royalties

By ERWIN CHLANDA The NT Government collected $446m – about 10% – in royalties from $4.6 billion worth of ore sold by the mining companies...

CLP on royalties: Would miners still call the tune?

 

 

What is the CLP's proposed change to the mining royalties system going to do for the Territory? We won't know until after the election. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured is Ron Kelly, CLP party president and NT Mines Department CEO during part of the Adam Giles era.

When 20% royalties shrivel to as little as 1%

 

The 20% mining royalties for the NT Government sound like a bonanza – until you deduct production cost which may leave the public with as little as 1%. Aboriginal royalties are bound to the same calculations. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Image from the acclaimed blog of Michael West (at left): Is the tax performance of Santos, a major NT player an indicator of their royalties performance?

Most money for mining, military

 

Half a billion dollars earmarked for US forces to play war in the Top End, mining pushing ahead and some roads are getting built: But where is private investment in the Territory's economic development? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

New mines in The Centre – a snapshot

Five mines in The Centre are at varying stages of development. None have reached final investment decision, but if even just two make it into production, and that is likely, the economic advantages for Alice Springs would be significant, ranging from a big boost in employment to lower airfares for FiFo operations. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: Drilling at Molyhil.

Tungsten, molybdenum miner closer to production

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Thor raises $742,000 and moves mine north-east of Alice closer to production. And the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority has now issued an Authority Certificate. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Thor's Molyhil site.

Miners are spreading myths, says environmentalist

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"The mining industry are not the economic saviours that they make themselves out to be. They employ a small proportion of the NT workforce and are consistently propped up by government subsidies, while only ever offering boom and bust cycles of economic activity," writes Jimmy Cocking (pictured), CEO of the Arid Lands Environment Centre.

She lived where life is what you make it

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Mining, nursing, delivering babies, shopkeeping and reading bureaucrats the riot's act – it was all in a day's work for Joan Johannsen (pictured). From information provided by husband Lindsay Johannsen.

Mining in the NT has turned the corner

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“Unprecedented levels of new geoscience are being released,” Ian Scrimgeour (pictured), executive director of the NT Geological Survey, told the AGES conference in Alice Springs this morning. “We have only scratched the surface of the Territory’s potential.” ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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