Friday 6th May, 2016
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Budget helps farmers, but concern raised over backpacker tax

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed key measures in the federal budget it says will benefit agriculture, but says higher…
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$594m for Inland Rail in budget

Scott Morrison has committed almost $600 million to the Inland Rail project in Tuesday night’s federal budget. “We know that…
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Small win for struggling Arrium as OZ joins talks

Administrators for embattled South Australian steelmaker Arrium have scored a small victory, with the Federal Court granting an extension for…
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Victoria to fund $8.5m grain sidings upgrade

GrainCorp says an $8.5 million investment to upgrade state-owned rail sidings at rail sidings at major grain silos around Victoria…
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Growers support CBH float rejection

Grain exporter CBH Group says a survey of nearly 1,000 growers has shown “overwhelming support” for the company’s recent decision…
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Rio, FMG reduce debt

Major miners Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group have both moved to reduce their debts as they face a prolonged…
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SA construction gets a win as French firm awarded $50bn subs contract

The South Australian construction sector is set to benefit from a $50 billion contract awarded this week to French firm…
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Steel dumping move could help Arrium, but China disagrees

China’s Ministry of Commerce says Australia’s new import duties on Chinese rebar will not solve the global crisis facing the…
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The Aurizon locomotive derailed in north west Queensland. Photo: Queensland Rail

Floodwaters triggered acid train derailment

Drainage systems are under the microscope after the ATSB found the December 2015 derailment of a sulphuric acid train in…
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