30/10/2017 - 06:26

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30/10/2017 - 06:26

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Experts run ruler over pipeline to Eastern States

A gas pipeline linking WA to the east coast that could help address spiralling energy costs in the rest of the country has received a major boost, with the Federal Government awarding a contract to examine the project in more detail. The West

Chevron learns from Gorgon

Chevron’s departing head has told Wall Street the $US17 billion cost blowout at Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project taught the US oil major it needed to do more homework before starting mega-projects. The West

Labor to target Nats’ decisions

More than 100 ministerial decisions made by the former Nationals leadership team of Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash when they were ineligible to be in Parliament are now vulnerable to legal challenges by various vested interests and political opponents. The Fin

Heat on Westpac in rigging row

The pressure on Westpac to admit to rate-rigging allegations brought against it by the corporate regulator is expected to intensify dramatically this morning when rival banks ANZ and NAB deliver signed settlements to the Federal Court. The Aus

Mike Cannon-Brookes slams PM’s power plan

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has hit out at the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee for creating more problems than it solves and jeopardising billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy. The Fin

Toll Group nabs former Barminco CEO Stokes

Former Barminco chief executive Peter Stokes is moving from Perth to Melbourne to join old Linfox colleague Michael Byrne at trucking group Toll. The Fin

FOI gap for health operators

The law should be changed to compel private operators of public health services to be as transparent as the government, WA’s recently departed information commissioner says. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: More than 100 ministerial decisions made by the former Nationals leadership team of Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash when they were ineligible to be in Parliament are now vulnerable to legal challenges by various vested interests and political opponents.

Page 3: Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has hit out at the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee for creating more problems than it solves and jeopardising billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy.

Page 5: All new free trade agreements will have to be independently analysed to highlight both economic benefits and downsides before they are signed, federal Labor will pledge today.

Page 15: The Productivity Commission has hit a stumbling block in its inquiry into the competitiveness of Australia’s $2.3 trillion superannuation sector, prompting a prominent Labor senator to question the body’s understanding of the industry.

Page 17: Prices for rare earths may have jumped higher over the past few months but Lynas chief executive Amanda Lacaze says an ‘‘ongoing nervousness’’ about the new energy material remains among potential buyers after the sector’s 2011 crash.

Former Barminco chief executive Peter Stokes is moving from Perth to Melbourne to join old Linfox colleague Michael Byrne at trucking group Toll.

Page 20: Qantas has partnered with Uber in a deal that will let passengers earn frequent flyer points for money they spend on trips to and from the airport with the ride-hailing giant.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Annastacia Palaszczuk declared her strong support for ramping up renewable energy yesterday when ambushed by anti-Adani protesters, moments after calling an early Queensland election amid a tide of popular support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation in regional battleground seats.

Page 2: Malcolm Turnbull’s claim that a proposed indigenous “voice” to parliament lacked popular support has been blown out of the water by new polling showing more than 60 per cent are in favour, prompting a stinging rebuke from one of the country’s most senior indigenous academics.

Page 19: The pressure on Westpac to admit to rate-rigging allegations brought against it by the corporate regulator is expected to intensify dramatically this morning when rival banks ANZ and NAB deliver signed settlements to the Federal Court.

Changes to NBN Co’s pricing model could pose a risk to customers choosing a basic service on the National Broadband Network, with the cheapest plans likely to disappear.

The Reserve Bank has joined a chorus of regulators warning against the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, telling a parliamentary committee they help criminals do business.

Page 20: Surf wear company Billabong is believed to be in exclusive due diligence to buy rival Rip Curl, which has been up for sale through boutique advisory firm Gresham.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: A gas pipeline linking WA to the east coast that could help address spiralling energy costs in the rest of the country has received a major boost, with the Federal Government awarding a contract to examine the project in more detail.

Page 3: Some of WA’s most vulnerable groups were hit with power price rises of up to 30 per cent under flat increases brought in by the McGowan Government to help fix the State’s battered finances.

Page 4: The volatile relationship between former road safety chief Kim Papalia and the McGowan Government has ended with a “compensation” payout believed to be worth more than $200,000.

Page 6: Scientific innovators will receive the first slice of a $200 million CSIRO innovation fund today, with next generation wi-fi chips and cutting edge cancer diagnosis among beneficiaries.

Page 11: Concerns about cyber bullying and poor mental health resulting from sleep deprivation have prompted the principal of a private girls’ school to urge parents to ban all digital devices from bedrooms after lights out.

Page 14: A new solar farm on Rottnest has dramatically reduced the island’s dependency on diesel fuel, saving about $600 a day.

Page 17: The law should be changed to compel private operators of public health services to be as transparent as the government, WA’s recently departed information commissioner says.

Business: Chevron’s departing head has told Wall Street the $US17 billion cost blowout at Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project taught the US oil major it needed to do more homework before starting mega-projects.

Farmers can now set a price they want for their wheat and sell directly to global traders, following the launch today of MarketPlace by CBH-owned grain price comparison provider DailyGrain.

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