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Attempts to develop northern Australia by subsidising capital-intensive industries like irrigated agriculture have a long and unimpressive history.
This paper attempts to put a dollar figure on the value of state assistance to the mining industry.
State governments are more usually associated with the provision of health, education and law enforcement than industry assistance. So it might surprise taxpayers...
The Western Australian government together with Woodside proposes to build the Browse LNG precinct on James Price Point in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Australia Institute argues that such a development will negatively effect the region at both the financial and community level...
WA’s moratorium on fracking has been overturned without consideration of economic impacts. Economic logic, and the lived experience of Queensland and the USA, shows the industry has an incentive to expand as much and as fast as possible. This has a negative impact on communities,...
This research finds that the proposed Mulga Rock uranium mine is unlikely to be in the WA community interest. Aside from the environmental risks inherent in uranium mining, the feasibility study for the proposal uses improbable market scenarios and does not illustrate a credible range...