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Fracking bans leave Forrest eyeing court

Fracking bans leave Forrest eyeing court

Andrew Forrest has been barred from gas fracking in Western Australia’s Kimberley region in a move that could prompt the mining magnate to consider legal action against the McGowan government. The Aus

Perth drives State’s recovery

Perth has pulled WA’s economy up by the bootstraps according to figures which show the capital is driving growth at its fastest rate in five years on the back of professionals and health. The West

Palmer ads attack McGowan

Clive Palmer has ratcheted up a dispute with Mark McGowan over the Sino Iron project, accusing the Premier of siding with Chinese “mega companies” and breaching Federal law. The West

US holds fire on China

China has been given 90 days to agree to changes to its trade relationship with the US or be hit with another wave of tariffs, under a ceasefire negotiated between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The Fin

Nature’s bounty provides a western bonanza

The latest national government forecasts downgraded earlier predictions of a below average 33.2 million tonne crop this season by a further 15 per cent to just 28 million tonnes, leaving the bulk of Australia’s grain production this year resting firmly on the shoulders of WA’s 4000 growers. The Aus

‘Big stick’ energy divestment powers to High Court

A High Court challenge is being prepared over the federal government’s threat to break up energy companies if they don’t drop power prices, with leading competition lawyers saying any move to bypass the courts would be unconstitutional. The Fin

Collapse puts solar project in shade

Collapsed contractor RCR Tomlinson has been dumped from the West Australian government and Cbus-owned Greenough River solar farm with work on the project frozen until the developer finds a replacement to complete construction. The Aus

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: China has been given 90 days to agree to changes to its trade relationship with the US or be hit with another wave of tariffs, under a ceasefire negotiated between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

A High Court challenge is being prepared over the federal government’s threat to break up energy companies if they don’t drop power prices, with leading competition lawyers saying any move to bypass the courts would be unconstitutional.

Page 5: Working holidaymakers from eight countries including the US and Britain will challenge the federal government’s backpackers’ tax in a case set to get under way in Brisbane on Monday.

Page 6: The national milk pool is at risk of falling to a two-decade low on the back of high feed and water costs that have dented confidence among dairy producers.

Page 15: Former Credit Suisse executive Francesco De Ferrari has his first day at AMP on Monday, taking on one of the most difficult CEO jobs in the country.

Page 17: Clive Palmer has accused China’s biggest conglomerate of trying to control access to port facilities on the West Australian coast and avoiding Foreign Investment Review Board scrutiny in an escalation of a row over the future of a $16 billion magnetite project.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia expects the level of buying and selling among the nation’s 7600 childcare centre operators to speed up over the next 12 months as multi-centre operators look to expand, with the low point in the cycle having passed.

Page 18: The collapse of RCR Tomlinson looks set to spur the emergence of specialist solar and wind farm managers as project investors in the fast-growing industry seek to reduce the risks around handling contracts and equipment guarantees when a construction contractor has gone bust, according to a London-based firm that has set up shop in Sydney.

 

 

The Australian                                                                                                                          

Page 1: Malcolm Turnbull yesterday urged senior Liberal Party figures to defy Scott Morrison by voting against a plan to prevent conservative MP Craig Kelly losing preselection, saying the Prime Minister just wanted to “keep his arse” in his prime ministerial car as long as possible.

Retirement savers and taxpayers are losing billions of dollars a year because of inconsistencies and loopholes built into almost every superannuation law reform over three decades, a landmark study to be released this week reveals.

Page 5: The latest national government forecasts downgraded earlier predictions of a below average 33.2 million tonne crop this season by a further 15 per cent to just 28 million tonnes, leaving the bulk of Australia’s grain production this year resting firmly on the shoulders of WA’s 4000 growers.

Andrew Forrest has been barred from gas fracking in Western Australia’s Kimberley region in a move that could prompt the mining magnate to consider legal action against the McGowan government.

Page 19: Collapsed contractor RCR Tomlinson has been dumped from the West Australian government and Cbus-owned Greenough River solar farm with work on the project frozen until the developer finds a replacement to complete construction.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: WA's elder abuse helpline has reported a spike in calls, amid concerns that more middle-aged people are developing "inheritance entitlement" and ripping off their parents' savings.

Page 3: Perth has pulled WA’s economy up by the bootstraps according to figures which show the capital is driving growth at its fastest rate in five years on the back of professionals and health.

Page 6: WA’s TAB will make two dozen workers redundant but has denied the move is in preparation for the State-owned betting agency’s privatisation by the McGowan Government.

Page 7: Protesters have accused Premier Mark McGowan of prioritising industry over human health and the environment after his decision to allow limited gas fracking in WA’s north.

Business: Clive Palmer has ratcheted up a dispute with Mark McGowan over the Sino Iron project, accusing the Premier of siding with Chinese “mega companies” and breaching Federal law.

 Tough new recommendations proposed in the new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock could have a negative impact on the northern cattle industry’s viability, while animal welfare benefits were questionable, the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association warns.

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