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Australia unveils carbon capture plant

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Australia's first carbon capture plant has entered the demonstration phase.

Australia's resources spending increases

SYDNEY, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Australia has reported record spending in major resources and energy projects.

U.S., Australia eye energy security

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Australian governments agreed that energy security in the Asia-Pacific region is a matter of bilateral interest, the U.S. State Department said.

Chevron's Gorgon project to cost more?

PERTH, Australia, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Chevron's massive Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Australia faces a cost blowout.

Queensland to restart uranium mining

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Australian state of Queensland has lifted a decades-old ban on uranium mining.

Pricing pressures for Australian LNG

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Australia's liquefied natural gas sector is facing pressure amid a Japanese call for a change to the oil-linked pricing system for natural gas.

Australia scraps 'dirty' plant closures

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Australia has scrapped its contract for closure program aimed at retiring 2,000 megawatts of highly emissions-intensive power generation by 2020.

Australia's resource boom on last leg?

MELBOURNE, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Australia's mining boom is far from over, says a government official.
Australia to become energy superpower?

Australia to become energy superpower?

ADELAIDE, Australia, May 14 (UPI) -- As worldwide energy demand grows, Australia is posed to be a leader in the energy revolution, said Australian Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.

Pipeline group offers assessment to Italy

ROME, March 22 (UPI) -- An environmental and social impact assessment for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline was submitted to Italian authorities, the project company announced.

Australia's mining boom to continue?

PERTH, Australia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Mining investment could shift from Australia to other regions, industry leaders warned.

Pipeline safe for Greece, consortium says

BAAR, Switzerland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- After submitting a preliminary environmental study to Greek authorities, Trans-Adriatic Pipeline consortium officials said the chosen route is the safest.

Report addresses Australia's mining tax

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Miners welcomed a government advisory group's report on Australia's controversial mining tax.

Australia oil spill inquiry released

CANBERRA, Australia, June 21 (UPI) -- A much-anticipated report on Australia's worst oil spill will not be publicly released yet because it could have legal implications, said Australian Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.

Australia announces new exploration leases

BRISBANE, Australia, May 18 (UPI) -- Australia has announced 31 new oil and gas exploration leases.
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Martin John Ferguson AM (born 12 December 1953), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Batman, Victoria. He was born in Sydney, the son of Jack Ferguson, who was Deputy Premier of New South Wales from 1976 to 1984. He is the brother of Laurie Ferguson, also a federal MP.

Ferguson was educated at St Patrick's College, Strathfield and then the University of Sydney. He was successively research officer, Assistant General Secretary and General Secretary of the Miscellaneous Workers' Union, a member of the executive of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) 1984–90. He was Vice-President of the ACTU 1985–90 and President of the ACTU 1990–96. He was a member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation 1990–96. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996.

Ferguson won preselection unopposed for the seat of Batman in 1995 after a deal negotiated between the right-wing Labor Unity faction in Victoria and the ALP National Executive. At the local level the majority Greek membership, largely resulting from heavy branch stacking, was likely to support a candidate other than Ferguson, but no local candidate was likely to receive support from the fifty per cent vote in the preselection panel elected by the Victorian ALP State Conference. Both opposing candidates, Jenny Mikakos and Theo Theophanous, then members of competing Left factions, were forced to withdraw from a local preselection plebiscite in favour of Ferguson as a result of these negotiations.

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