Shenhua's Watermark gets green light

UPDATED: SHENHUA Australia's $1 billion Watermark Project has been approved, sparking heated reaction from the project's critics.
UPDATED: SHENHUA Australia's $1 billion Watermark Project has been approved, sparking heated reaction from the project's critics.
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Cattle - Beef
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Cattle - Beef
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce says people in the bush are not against foreign investment but want to have a proper understanding of who owns what.
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I suggest that Windsor stays on his farm, I think he misses all the perks that go with the
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John Newton - you rightly draw attention to the lack of consideration of animal welfare in this
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The granting of the Shenhua license is an absolute disgrace. It further illustrates just how far
WITH morale low in south-west Queensland, people have been looking towards the agricultural white paper to deliver a visionary statement for rural and regional Queensland.10:40 AM WITH morale low in south-west Queensland, people have been looking towards the agricultural white paper to deliver a...
NEARLY any debate on development in Australia’s north raises questions over foreign investment.4:00 AM NEARLY any debate on development in Australia’s north raises questions over foreign investment.