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It seemed an unlikely pairing: a meeting between the Japanese Prime Minister who oversaw the response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster and traditional Aboriginal owners of the land at Kakadu that supplied the uranium to Japan's reactors.
The pain of rising gas prices for Australia's east coast consumers has been Santos shareholders' gain in the form of a 33 per cent dividend hike.
Northern Star Resources boss Bill Beament was among this year's regional winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Woodside Petroleum's only major growth project, Browse, remains on track for a final investment decision next year, despite potential delays with its joint venture partners.

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