Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Liberal party won control of all but one of Australia’s states after a Tasmania election victory, helping his bid to cut red tape and sell infrastructure assets.
South Australia is discouraging wind farms in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine-growing regions under revised rules introduced by the state government.
Federal Reserve policy makers meet for the first time under Chair Janet Yellen, who has pledged to continue gradual reductions in monthly bond buying as long as the U.S. economy improves.
Damage from heavy rainfall this week on crops in South Australia, the country’s second-largest wheat producing state, is being assessed, said Viterra Inc. ’s South East Asia President Rob Gordon.
The Adelaide reverse-osmosis desalination plant has been declared fully operational following commissioning, capable of providing drinking water for as much as half of the city’s needs.