Northern Australia to become the food bowl of Australasia?
If he wins in the federal poll this coming September, his coalition government will map out plans to fast-track the development of Australia's northern regions- from Cairns in Queensland to Broom in Western Australia.
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#1 Jun 22, 2013
Can't see it happening.
They might try, but as usual it'll be just another government f*ckup.
It's been tried before on a smaller scale & failed.
Apart from the problems associated with soil not fertile enough, there's also floods, cyclones, droughts & fires to contend with.
Then there's the environmental problems that would be associated with something as large scaled as this.
Anywhere humans encroach the environment loses.
Quite a bit of Australia's good fertile food growing land has already been developed for human habitation & that's a problem that will only get worse.
#4 Jun 22, 2013
Recommendation is Northern Territory long-term lease to Indonesia 200 years for AUD $1.00!
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