17/11/2017 - 06:10

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17/11/2017 - 06:10

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Police pay deal

WA’s 6800 police officers have received a new pay offer from the State Government in a last-ditch bid to try to settle the long-running and bitter dispute before it goes to arbitration. The West

MMA stages $97m ambush

MMA Offshore managing director Jeff Weber has defended the timing of a $97 million capital raising two weeks before shareholders vote on a proposed change of leadership. The West

BHP dividends safe from chairman’s spending review

BHP Billiton’s dividend policy will not be altered by new chairman Ken MacKenzie’s review of the company’s capital allocation systems, and neither will the review pass judgment on individual mining projects. The Fin

Smith warns against Bill meddling

WA Liberal Dean Smith has warned against underestimating Australians as conservative MPs renew their push for legislating religious protections in a post-Yes world. The West

Canada to be hit for trade snub

Australia and other nations have all but shut the door on Canada joining the region’s premier security and strategic forum, the East Asia Summit, after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau torpedoed plans to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. The Fin

Restaurants drop bid to cut Sunday rates

The restaurant and cafe sector will no longer pursue cuts to Sunday penalty rates after a surprise announcement yesterday that it wanted to drop action in the Fair Work Commission. The Aus

Drones to help keep beaches safe

Drones will provide added surveillance at five Perth beaches this summer, helping lifeguards and lifesavers to spot sharks, rips and swimmers in trouble. The West

Raffles wins fight to serve summer beers

A WA mining entrepreneur fighting the Raffles Hotel bar for allegedly playing music too loudly has failed to have it shut over summer until his case can be heard. The Werst

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Australia and other nations have all but shut the door on Canada joining the region’s premier security and strategic forum, the East Asia Summit, after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau torpedoed plans to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Page 3: Australia’s labour market has become the economy’s beacon, with employers racking up the longest continuous run of hiring in 23 years in October, sending the jobless rate to a 4 1/2-year low.

Page 10: Gender pay gaps in female-dominated industries including health care and education are on the rise, raising concerns employers are ignoring the issue on the false assumption that more female staff means less pay inequality.

Page 19: The combination of the Commonwealth Bank’s battered reputation and the government’s Banking Executive Accountability Regime will force the nation’s largest bank to continue to pay big salaries to senior executives because they will now be subjected to more public scrutiny, according to chairman Catherine Livingstone.

BHP Billiton’s dividend policy will not be altered by new chairman Ken MacKenzie’s review of the company’s capital allocation systems, and neither will the review pass judgment on individual mining projects.

Page 22: Harvey Norman narrowly avoided a first strike against its remuneration report after chairman Gerry Harvey mounted a spirited defence of the retailer’s performance and laid out plans to tackle Amazon head on.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: The political fight over religious freedom will be pushed into next year, in a bid to guarantee same sex marriage can be legislated by Christmas, as conservatives agitate over parental rights and scramble to gain enough numbers to secure their changes.

Page 2: The restaurant and cafe sector will no longer pursue cuts to Sunday penalty rates after a surprise announcement yesterday that it wanted to drop action in the Fair Work Commission.

Page 19: Demand for quality news is on the rise as newspapers develop new online products, according to Rupert Murdoch.

David Jones is experiencing the tough trading conditions that have plagued rival Myer.

BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie has blasted state and federal politicians and lobby groups that are advocating strict renewable or coal energy solutions, calling for them to “back off” and let a market-based solution drive cheaper, reliable energy for the nation.

Page 23: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk will find himself in a familiar place today, pitching an unconventional idea to capture the imagination of investors — while his company Tesla is grinding through “production hell” with the Model 3 sedan.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: WA’s 6800 police officers have received a new pay offer from the State Government in a last-ditch bid to try to settle the long-running and bitter dispute before it goes to arbitration.

Page 6: Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne faces the prospect of Parliament forcing an investigation into his social media use after he claimed hackers took control of his Twitter account to “like” a pornographic post late on Wednesday night.

Page 8: WA Liberal Dean Smith has warned against underestimating Australians as conservative MPs renew their push for legislating religious protections in a post-Yes world.

Page 13: A fresh schism has opened in the City of Perth, with councillor James Limnios breaking ranks to criticise the axing of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Drones will provide added surveillance at five Perth beaches this summer, helping lifeguards and lifesavers to spot sharks, rips and swimmers in trouble.

Page 14: Construction on the Church of Scientology’s new $9.3 million home in Rivervale has begun.

Page 22: A WA mining entrepreneur fighting the Raffles Hotel bar for allegedly playing music too loudly has failed to have it shut over summer until his case can be heard.

Page 24: The State Government will back a proposed mining museum at the old East Perth power station site if the mining industry pays for it.

Business: MMA Offshore managing director Jeff Weber has defended the timing of a $97 million capital raising two weeks before shareholders vote on a proposed change of leadership.

Bill Beament has defended Northern Star Resources’ decision to appoint him executive chairman against the conventional wisdom of proxy advisers.

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