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ABC News: Australia Business. July 21st., 2010

Environmental studies continue for mine expansion plan Mining giant BHP Billiton says it is working through environmental studies as part of its plan to develop a new open-cut mine in Queensland's north-west. Tasmania not fully on the radar There are concerns Launceston airport has been left with inferior air traffic control after a portable radar system was switched off in favour of a cheaper system with less coverage. More Australian Stories >  

ABC NEWS : AUSTRALIA.- GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS.- Claims minimum wage rise doesn't add up Photo . June 5th., 2010

GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS   Fair Work Australia has granted Australia's lowest paid workers a wage increase of $26 a week. Claims minimum wage rise doesn't add up By Lindy Kerin Posted Sat Jun 5, 2010 12:27pm AEST Updated Sat Jun 5, 2010 12:39pm AEST The Federal Opposition says the industrial umpire got its maths wrong when it handed down its minimum wage decision earlier this week. Related Story: Opinion split over minimum wage rise Tags: business-economics-and-finance , industry , industrial-relations , federal-government , australia Rudd 'will not rush' mining tax negotiations Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the Federal Government will not be rushing negotiations with mining companies over the resources super profits tax. Tags: business-economics-and-finance , industry , mining , government-and-politics , federal-government , federal-state-issues , states-and-territories , rural , mining ,

ABC NEWS: Australia Business.- New northern water chief named. June 4th., 2010

BUSINESS New northern water chief named Tasmanian north-western water authority has announced the official appointment of its chief executive. NAB tries to appease ACCC on AXA bid National Australia Bank has confirmed it is looking to sell part of its takeover target AXA Asia Pacific to appease the competition regulator. Brighton bypass re-route plan rejected The Tasmanian Government has ruled out using money saved from the scrapping of the Tarkine road project to re-route the controversial Brighton bypass.