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Australian Company Sues US Contractor on Iraq Deal

Morris Corporation, owned by Brisbane-based Robert McVicker, is suing one of the biggest US military contractors, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), for millions of dollars following the abrupt termination of an Iraq deal in mid-2003. According to the report from the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian company that provides mass catering for US troops and […]

Australia Plans Consulate in Basra

Australia is planning to open a consulate in the oil-rich province of Basra in order to boost Australian-Iraqi business relations in the area, according to a report from AKnews. Australia's Ambassador to Iraq, Lyndall Sachs (pictured), is currently visiting Basra to examine the possibilities for a consulate, as well as for an airline connection. "This […]

Australia’s Ambassador Discusses Economic Ties with Kurdistan’s Leaders

Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq Ms Lyndall Sachs visited Erbil this week to exchange views with President Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Barham Salih on political and economic developments and to discuss increasing economic relations. President Barzani met Ambassador Sachs, who reaffirmed Australia’s full support for a democratic and pluralistic Iraq and commended him on the […]

Australian Govt Supports Leighton Holdings Iraq Project

A $733 million [880 billion Iraqi dinar] contract for Leighton Holdings to construct enhanced crude oil facilities in southern Iraq has been met with support from Australia's Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC). The EFIC has provided two performance bonds worth $US36.7 million to Leighton Holdings subsidiary Leighton Offshore under a bonding line provided to […]

WorleyParsons Wins Rumaila Oilfield Contract

Australian engineering contractor WorleyParsons (WOR.AU) has won a contract to carry out engineering and design work at BP's giant Rumaila oilfield in southern Iraq. Sources familiar with the deal said the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract was awarded to WorleyParsons by the consortium which includes Iraq's state-run South Oil Company, BP and China National […]

Vice-President Calls for Stronger Ties with Australia

Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi called for stronger economic and trade relations with Australia, according to a statement of his office on Wednesday. “Al-Hashemi received on Wednesday (July 7) the Australian Ambassador to Baghdad, Robert James Tyson,” said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He went on to urge Australian investors to invest in […]