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Anger grows over 'flawed' airport plan sunshinecoastdaily.com.au by Bill Hoffman

12 Feb 2019 8:55 AM

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Centre opens to provide helping hand Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD, General News, Clare Armstrong

12 Feb 2019

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Former MP backs flying vehicles to take off Australian Financial Review, Australia, Technology, Yolanda Redrup

12 Feb 2019

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Bomb hoax suspect held Courier Mail, Brisbane, General News

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Millions to NQ flood relief North West Star, Mount Isa QLD, General News, Melissa North

12 Feb 2019

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Coal giant has a dig while jobs put on hold Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD, General News, Clare Armstrong

12 Feb 2019

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Adani unleashes adverts to give project 'a fair go' Courier Mail, Brisbane, General News, Domanii Cameron

12 Feb 2019

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Adani launches PR campaign on mine Australian Financial Review, Australia, General News, Mark Ludlow

12 Feb 2019

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Tourists are happy when taken off the beaten track, and smaller cities and towns can tap into that dailybulletin.com.au

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Tweed Council reverses 10-storey height limit for Cobaki echo.net.au

11 Feb 2019 12:08 PM

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12 Feb 2019 Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD Author: Clare Armstrong • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 16,484 • Page: 5 • Printed Size: 269.00cm² Region: QLD • Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,632 • Words: 387 • Item ID: 1076942464

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to provide helping hand CLARE ARMSTRONG clare.armstrong@news.com.au

TOWNSVILLE small businesses devastated by the floods will be assisted with insurance, retail leases, taxation and human resources problems through a new specialised recovery centre. The State Government will today open a Small Business Recovery Centre at 143 Walker St in the Townsville CBD for small business owners to drop in and get support. Employment and Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman said the centre offered a “one-stop-shop” where local small business operators who need support can access advice and services from a range of organisations ready and willing to lend a hand. “We put out the call to local, state and national

organisations to come on board to set up the centre and have been overwhelmed by the response,” she said. “Supporting small businesses to reopen as soon as possible will assist the entire community to get back on their feet. “The Townsville City Council has provided a venue and joined with the Townsville Chamber of Commerce, Townsville Enterprise Limited, Townsville Business Development Centre and a number of state and national industry bodies, as well as Queensland Government agencies, to provide advice on what services are needed and to contribute to the centre.” Queensland Small Business champion Maree Adshead will be in Townsville to connect with local small businesses to hear first-hand what support is needed. “Upon arriving at the centre, the team will provide a triage service to assess the specific challenges a small business is facing and connect

them with the advice and services they need to start trading again,” she said. “At this early stage of recovery the centre is ready to provide advice on insurance, retail leases, workplace health and safety, taxation and human resource issues. “The centre will also offer one-on-one Mentoring for Recovery sessions, either at the centre or online, as well as group half-day workshops on a range of business recovery topics. The centre itself will also provide a workspace for those operators who are currently unable to access their normal place of work.” Communities Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the centre would provide business owners with the “vital support and assistance” needed to get back on their feet as soon as possible. “The recent flooding has hit the local community hard and especially when residents are struggling to get their homes and businesses back up and running,” she said.

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12 Feb 2019 Australian Financial Review, Australia Author: Yolanda Redrup • Section: Technology • Article type : News Item Classification : National • Audience : 39,834 • Page: 24 • Printed Size: 252.00cm² Region: National • Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 5,097 • Words: 513 Item ID: 1076847394 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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Former MP backs flying vehicles to take off Exclusive Yolanda Redrup Already a lawyer, a politician and an entrepreneur, former Victorian MP Clem Newton-Brown believes he can also help flying vehicles become a reality for Melburnians. Uber is already considering Melbourne or Sydney for early trials of the flying vehicles being developed by major aviation, automotive and engineering powerhouses in 2023, but Mr Newton-Brown says he can help get the tech giant to commit to Melbourne thanks to a new start-up he is launching this week called Skyportz. The company will work with property developers, the Victorian state government and apartment owners to start establishing a network of ‘‘skyportz’’ throughout the city, which will enable the use of the flying vehicles, also called VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft. Mr Newton-Brown said flying commuter vehicles were well on their way to being a reality, but their rollout would be slowed down unless the necessary infrastructure is put in place. ‘‘This is not science fiction. There are working prototypes of passenger VTOLs already flying,’’ he told The Australian Financial Review ‘‘You’d be crazy to build a new building without thinking about how delivery and passenger drones can access rooftops.’’ AFRGA1 A024

Clem Newton-Brown says flying vehicles are not outlandish. PHOTO: WAYNE TAYLOR

The launch of Skyportz comes only two weeks after local start-up Macchina Volantis revealed its plans to build its own flying car, with the software for its interface and navigation to be created by Melbourne firm Elegant Media. The company has stated that it will have a prototype ready this year, but

There are working prototypes of passenger VTOLs already flying. Clem Newton-Brown, Skyportz founder

would not launch publicly until 2025 at the earliest. The venture is not Mr NewtonBrown’s first rodeo as an entrepreneur. He is also behind property consultancy Whitemark Property and Planning, which specialises in helping people work on projects which may require political support to go ahead. He launched Whitemark after losing his position as the member for the mar-

ginal seat of Prahran in the 2014 Victorian election. He also has a history in transport, having been behind Melbourne’s first water taxi service on the Yarra River in 1992. At one time it had approvals to do some test hovercraft services on the Yarra, which did not proceed to a regular service. Through Whitemark, the entrepreneur has also been consulting to Microflite helicopters. Mr Newton-Brown said he was developing a proposal with Microflite to make the helipad near Batman Park on the Yarra River permanent, which would also include an extension to the site to support future electric VTOLs. He said the next few years of the business would be spent securing sites for the creation of skyportz around Melbourne, as well as working with building owners to install infrastructure to enable drone deliveries. ‘‘The Victorian government has been lobbying to try to get Uber to choose Melbourne as the test city for UberAIR ... and if we have a skyport ready to go on the Yarra within the next few years we’ll be well placed to showcase the technology and be seen as a world leader,’’ he said.


12 Feb 2019 Courier Mail, Brisbane Section: General News • Article type : News Item • Classification : Capital City Daily Audience : 135,007 • Page: 12 • Printed Size: 43.00cm² • Region: QLD Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 755 • Words: 83 • Item ID: 1076825337

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Bomb hoax suspect held A MAN who caused the evacuation of Brisbane Airport after allegedly pulling out a knife and claiming he had a bomb has been remanded in custody. Gamal Elsaied Elboushi, 50, from Surfers Paradise, faces a string of state and Commonwealth charges related to the incident, which occurred during an argument with a woman in the terminal’s food court on February 2. Elboushi did not apply for bail in Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to reappear on March 11.

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12 Feb 2019 North West Star, Mount Isa QLD Author: Melissa North • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 1,082 • Page: 7 • Printed Size: 211.00cm² Region: QLD • Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 453 • Words: 303 • Item ID: 1076697028

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Millions to NQ flood relief BY MELISSA NORTH

THREE mining giants have pledged over $2.2 million in flood relief and recovery for North Queensland. After an announcement from Glencore on Wednesday February 6 donating $1 million, MMG Limited donated $250,000 to flood relief for Cloncurry and Townsville regions and South32 Cannington, announced a $1 million donation to the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland’s flood appeal to help affected communities with accommodation and food. MMG General Manager Dugald River Sam Rodda said the region was still dealing with the consequences of the extreme weather events of the past week and a half.

“Like the rest of Australia, we have watched the impact this has had on the people of North Queensland and we want to show our support,” Mr Rodda said. “Our thoughts are with all the families affected by these events. That is why MMG is committed to working in cooperation with the Townsville and Cloncurry City Councils and Queensland

really highlights the impact on the community and basic services,” Mr Kerr said. “My thoughts are with our employees, their families, and everyone affected by this disaster.” South32’s contribution to the St Vincent de Paul will provide immediate help with short-term accommodation, food, assistance to purchase white goods and longer-term

Government to make sure that these funds go to the most appropriate disaster relief organisations in our local community.” South32 CEO Graham Kerr said the company was committed to making a difference for employees and communities impacted by the floods. “I have lived in Townsville and seeing the flood images

accommodation support. St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland CEO, Peter Maher, said every dollar raised through this disaster appeal will go directly to people affected by this terrible event.” South32 will also match any financial contributions made via the company’s employee matched giving program to support the relief efforts.


12 Feb 2019 Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD Author: Clare Armstrong • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 16,484 • Page: 12 • Printed Size: 196.00cm² Region: QLD • Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,189 • Words: 355 • Item ID: 1076941307

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Coal giant has a dig while jobs put on hold CLARE ARMSTRONG ADANI says it is being inundated with requests from jobseekers demanding to know what is required for construction of its coal mine to start. Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said there was a “growing frustration” throughout regional communities about the slow progress of the proposed Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin. “The desperation for these jobs is real,” he said. “My team receives inquiries on our email, website and social media channels every day. “Furthermore, over a thousand small businesses, predominantly from regional Queensland, have registered on Adani’s supplier portal looking for business opportunities and contracts.” Mr Dow said Adani has ramped up its communication through billboards and advertisements to “explain” the company needs “clarity” from the State Government regarding the finalisation of environmental management plans. “In relation to the approval of these plans and getting started, we have certainty of process, timing and requirements at both the federal and local government levels, however, the Queensland Government has, to date, been unwilling to commit.” Last week a Queensland Department of Environment and Science spokesman confirmed receipt of draft preliminary advice from an independent panel reviewing

Adani’s black-throated finch management plan. “Adani was offered the opportunity to receive a detailed briefing by the panel on their draft findings, but declined,” the spokesman said. “Adani will be provided with a copy of the panel’s report, following consideration by the department to ensure the report meets the terms of reference.” An Adani spokeswoman said the company declined to meet with the review leader, Professor Brendan Wintle, because he had made “anti-coal” and “anti-Adani” statements in the past. Anti-coal mining group Lock the Gate Alliance yesterday dismissed Adani’s campaign, with spokeswoman Carmel Flint calling it an attempt to “bully” the Government. “Adani must abide by the law like every other company does,” she said. “So far, the company has not been able to successfully submit a satisfactory groundwater dependent management plan or a black-throated finch management plan.” Ms Carmel said Adani should be not be able to “cut corners”. “The only people who aren’t getting a fair go here are our farmers at risk from this mine.”

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12 Feb 2019 Courier Mail, Brisbane Author: Domanii Cameron • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Capital City Daily • Audience : 135,007 • Page: 7 • Printed Size: 89.00cm² Region: QLD • Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,563 • Words: 174 • Item ID: 1076839077

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Adani unleashes adverts to give project ‘a fair go’ DOMANII CAMERON ADANI is hoping its expansive new advertising campaign will heap pressure on the State Government to finalise two remaining management plans. Adani Mining chief Lucas Dow yesterday called for the $2 billion Carmichael project to be given a fair go. The company launched an extraordinary statewide campaign this week on radio, social media, in newspapers and at 90 office tower elevators in Brisbane. Digital billboards across the city will also say, “It’s time the Queensland Government gave Adani a fair go”. “We’ve taken the unusual

step ... to get that message out,” Mr Dow said. The black-throated finch management plan (BTFMP) and the groundwater dependent ecosystems management plan (GDEMP) are yet to be ticked off by the State Government. The Courier-Mail revealed last month that a Government review of the BTFMP would reassess plans to conserve 33,000ha of pastoral land purchased around the 1300ha mine site to offset habitat loss for the rare bird. Meanwhile, the Federal Government has engaged the CSIRO and Geoscience Australia to undertake an independent review of the GDEMP.

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12 Feb 2019 Australian Financial Review, Australia Author: Mark Ludlow • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : National • Audience : 39,834 • Page: 10 • Printed Size: 342.00cm² Region: National • Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 6,917 • Words: 765 Item ID: 1076838278 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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Adani launches PR campaign on mine Mark Ludlow Indian energy giant Adani has launched an advertising blitz calling on the Palaszczuk government to give the company a ‘‘fair go’’ and approve its controversial $2 billion Carmichael mine – a campaign it is willing to run until the federal election in May. With the company becoming increasingly frustrated with the pace of final approvals by state and federal governments for the Central Queensland mine, Adani has taken the unprecedented step of undertaking a media campaign to try to win over the public. The move is also aimed at flushing out Labor’s position on the mine ahead of the federal poll, with Bill Shorten following his state colleagues and going decidedly cold on the Carmichael mine and rail project in the Galilee Basin, even though it will generate thousands of jobs in regional Queensland. Mr Shorten and Labor do not want the Adani mine to become a major campaign issue, with all indications the ‘‘go-slow’’ from the Palaszczuk government on approvals will last until after the likely May election. But Adani executives have vowed ‘‘we’re not going away’’ and want to force the issue to be resolved before the national poll. However, the Palaszczuk government said it would not be pressured to make a final decision until all appropriate assessment had been completed. Adani announced on Monday that it is launching digital billboards throughout Brisbane and regional Queensland carrying the message, ‘‘It’s time the Queensland government gave Adani a fair go’’. Radio, television, newspapers and 90 office tower elevators in Brisbane will also be used in the campaign, which accuses the Palaszczuk government of shifting the goalposts in the approvals process for the Adani mine. Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said thousands of jobs for Queenslanders and much-needed investment was being held up by the Palaszczuk government. ‘‘The government said the project needs to stack up. It has all the approvals and now only needs for the government to get out of the way.’’ Mr Dow said regional communities in Queensland were getting frustrated

with the delays. ‘‘The desperation for these jobs is real. My team receives inquiries on our email, website and social media channels every day,’’ he said. The company said 14,500 people had lodged expressions of interest Adani had been keen to start construction on the Carmichael mine before Christmas after it secured funding for its scaled-back mine. It needed the sign-off on only two environmental management plans, for the blackthroated finch and groundwater. But the Palaszczuk government – which turned against the Carmichael mine in the 2017 state election campaign by declaring it would veto any federal funds for the project – caught Adani offside just before Christmas when it said it would undertake an independent review of the company’s management plan for the blackthroated finch. The review, by members of the Threatened Species Hub, is due to be handed to the Palaszczuk government by Friday. The federal government approval for the groundwater plan is also still outstanding. A spokesman for the Palaszczcuk government said due process was being undertaken on the assessment of the Carmichael mine and would not be subject to political interference. ‘‘How Adani spend their money is a matter for them,’’ the spokesman said, in relation to the advertising blitz. ‘‘The Department of Environment and Science is diligently working

through the approvals process free from political interference. We've always said this proposal - like all projects - needs to stack up environmentally and financially before it proceeds.’’ The Australian Financial Review revealed last week, the Indian company had also yet to sign a royalties agreement over the Carmichael mine, and this could further delay the project. The Australian Conservation Foundation said Adani’s advertising blitz reeked of desperation. ‘‘The company is trying to pressure the Queensland government to wave through critical approvals without scientific scrutiny,’’ ACF’s Stop Adani campaigner Christian Slattery. ‘‘What’s really needed is a fair go for our climate, water, threatened species and the Great Barrier Reef. It is time our elected representatives stood up to Adani and put an end to this climatewrecking coal mine.’’ The Palaszczuk government, which used to champion the Adani mine, did an about-turn just before the 2017 election to help secure Green preferences in inner-city seats. It’s a strategy Mr Shorten is hoping to replicate at the federal poll. Last week, shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said a future Shorten government would not cancel mine approvals for the Carmichael mine for fear of creating sovereign risk, but Mr Shorten has consistently doubted whether the Adani mine will ever get off the ground.

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