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Newly appointed energy minister Mike Nahan has defended state government plans to re-merge utilities Verve Energy and Synergy, despite being told that market reform has created savings of about $150 million a year for business customers.
The state government has given Chinese group Kimberley Agricultural Investment four years to develop active irrigated agriculture in the Ord River region, before it will agree to signing long-term leases.