MP seizes chance to focus on developing Australia’s north

Over the past few months, a Federal Government joint select committee received hundreds of submissions and held more than 20 public hearings from witnesses across Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Mr Entsch said the committee’s report would feed into the Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, which promised to be a blueprint for action.

A Queensland politician who worked on a report into the potential development of Northern Australia says the process represents the best chance in his lifetime to throw the spotlight on the region.

The Government wants to develop Northern Australia over the next 50 years, focusing on areas including agriculture, tourism and infrastructure.

I think this is the best chance that I’ve ever seen certainly in my lifetime to see a real focus on Northern Australia.

“I think this is the best chance that I’ve ever seen certainly in my lifetime to see a real focus on Northern Australia,” he said.

Read more here: ABC

    

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