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BEEF REPORT Current Issue

BEEF REPORT

INDONESIA SLAUGHTER STEERS $5.19KG LIVE WEIGHT (RP10,600 = $1AUD)  The cattle markets in Indonesia are understandably in turmoil as a result of the rapidly spreading foot and mouth disease epidemic. I expect that by the time this report is published the price at the feedlot will be in rapid decline. Prices in the FMD infected areas of the...
Current Issue

DON’T EXPECT CHINA TO SAVE THE WEST

In 2008, China pulled itself, and the world, out of the hole created by the collapse of US markets.  China embarked on a massive infrastructure build, saving Australia in particular from the worst of the global financial crisis. Territory iron ore producers built mine development plans around the 2008 infrastructure demand, but this may...
MASTER BUILDERS Current Issue

HOUSING CZAR ANYONE?

Policies to support home ownership sit at the very centre of Australia’s cultural identity. The Federal election reinforced that with major and minor parties alike selling ideas that they believed might make it easier to own your own home. But I don’t think any of them really got there. And there are some good reasons for why. The...
TQ PIONEER EMMA BROWN Current Issue

TQ PIONEER: EMMA BROWN

Emma Brown learned many excellent life lessons from her mother and late father’s entrepreneurship and passion for progressive agriculture.  One of the most important was: don’t be afraid to think outside the box.  Her father, John Dunnicliff, who was renowned as a trailblazer in the cattle industry and was awarded the OAM for...
MATES OF THE MURRANJI Current Issue

BRUCE SIMPSON: STOCKMAN AND STORYTELLER

Bruce Simpson is best known as an enthralling storyteller, sometimes using the pen name Lancewood. But from the age of 20, he was a stockman droving across the NT Outback for nearly 20 years. When he was about 27 years old Bruce became the boss drover. It was around this time that he was given the nickname 21 due to his boyish looks –...
JOURNEY BEYOND RAIL Current Issue

CLICKETY-CLACK ACROSS A SUNBURNT COUNTRY

An American novelist with the interesting name of Sam Starbuck spoke for countless people from the past 200 years when he wrote: “Trains are beautiful – they have personalities, they have their own mysteries.” Travel by train, especially over a vast distance, is one of the most indulgent pleasures, one of the greatest soft adventures –...
HOSPITALITY NT Current Issue

EXCELLENCE REWARDED

EXCELLENCE REWARDED  Nearly 500 people involved in the NT’s hospitality industry gathered at Darwin’s Mindil Beach Casino Resort lawns for the prestigious Hospitality NT Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence.  There were six individuals recognised for outstanding achievements in the industry, many going above and...
McARTHUR RIVER MINE Current Issue

CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FOR McARTHUR RIVER

The good health of the McArthur River and the safety of the fish for eating are among the findings of the latest Independent Monitor’s Annual Environmental Performance Audit Report for Glencore’s McArthur River Mine.  MRM, which is 65 kilometres from the town of Borroloola, is developing one of the largest zinc and lead deposits in...
NEC Current Issue

NEC DRIVES PROSPERITY

NEC’s forward-thinking policy of awarding subcontracts to Northern Territory businesses is having a lucrative knock-on effect.  The work improves the capability and capacity of the Territory’s information technology industry.  And it acts as the business bedrock – enabling subcontractors to win other contracts, take on more...
NEC Business

NEC SHARES ITS GOOD FORTUNE

The company that has again been awarded the Northern Territory Government’s major IT services contract has an unmatched reputation for world-class work.  But there is much more to NEC than that – it is also constantly proving itself to be an excellent corporate citizen by using a suite of NT-based subcontractors and training...
URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE NT Current Issue

NEED FOR FOCUS

The number of residential building approvals in the Territory decreased in April by 81.6 percent to just 19, the second lowest result across the states and territories. It was a timely reminder of the challenges facing new housing supply and the skilled workforce.  Building approval figures provide an insight into how the development...
RAPIDCLEAN NT Business

RAPIDCLEAN GROWS WITH THE TERRITORY

An Aboriginal-owned company is so confident of its future and the Territory’s economic prospects that it has built a fit-for-purpose warehouse, office and showroom in Darwin’s leading business hub.  RapidClean NT, which is wholly owned by Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation, will soon move from rented premises in Winnellie to the new 1200...