01/04/2019 - 06:34

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01/04/2019 - 06:34

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Miners vow to fight parks plan

The State Government is set for another potentially bruising stoush with the mining sector over its plans to expand WA’s conservation estate by 20 per cent. The West

McGowan selling LNG story

Premier Mark McGowan will today promote Perth as a centre for excellence in gas technology when he arrives in Shanghai for the LNG19 conference. The West

ALP’s emissions trading scheme

Industry’s 250 heaviest polluters will face possible penalties for breaching new emissions caps, and 50 per cent of all new cars sold by the end of next decade should be electric, under long-awaited details of Labor’s ambitious climate change policy. The Fin

‘Devastating’: Robots to take 6.5 million jobs

Microsoft Australia managing director Steven Worrall and Telstra executive Michael Ebeid warn that business, governments and workers are woefully unprepared for robots to displace up to 6.5 million jobs. The Fin

NDIS underspend to be $1.6b

The federal government has dampened criticism its budget surplus will be boosted by money that should have been spent on the disabled by increasing National Disability Insurance Scheme payments by about $3.5 billion in tomorrow’s budget. The Fin

Medical cover rises as rebate shrinks

Health fund members who are eligible for the insurance rebate are receiving less of a subsidy each year, and fewer members are qualifying for the maximum assistance available, as government restrictions continue to exacerbate rising premiums. The Aus

ASIC takes the gloves off in NAB brawl

National Australia Bank collided with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s new, take-no-prisoners enforcement policy late last year, with the conduct regulator taking the unusual step of opposing mediation in the fees-for-no-service case brought against the recalcitrant bank. The Aus

Nostalgic Galati plans huge spud giveaway

Spud king Tony Galati is gearing up to hand out a massive 100 tonnes of spuds when Spudshed opens its newest store on Thursday, marking an occasion particularly close to his heart. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Industry’s 250 heaviest polluters will face possible penalties for breaching new emissions caps, and 50 per cent of all new cars sold by the end of next decade should be electric, under long-awaited details of Labor’s ambitious climate change policy.

Page 4: A Shorten government wants half of all new car purchases to be electric by 2030 and it will also impose new emission standards on light vehicles.

Page 5: The federal government has dampened criticism its budget surplus will be boosted by money that should have been spent on the disabled by increasing National Disability Insurance Scheme payments by about $3.5 billion in tomorrow’s budget.

Page 6: Small business owners are alarmed at Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s vow to increase weekend penalty rates and boost the minimum wage, arguing they are already battling higher power prices, rising rents and drought.

Page 10: Microsoft Australia managing director Steven Worrall and Telstra executive Michael Ebeid warn that business, governments and workers are woefully unprepared for robots to displace up to 6.5 million jobs.

Page 13: Nearly $4 billion could be released for university infrastructure if the government would redirect the Education Investment Fund (EIF) to its original purpose.

Page 14: Market economists have trimmed their rate forecasts and are expecting  a stable cash rate for 2019 but do not expect a cut, The Australian Financial Review’s quarterly economist survey has revealed.

Page 19: The rise of populist movements that derail sensible policy making is investment manager 4D Infrastructure’s biggest concern in 2019, leading it to reduce exposure to countries such as Italy and Mexico and become more cautious about making investments in Britain and the US.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Scott Morrison will inject an additional $1 billion into boosting freight networks across Australia in an election pitch aimed at shoring up the regions, including a $510 million investment in road upgrades in a 1450km corridor between Queensland and Victoria.

Page 3: Health fund members who are eligible for the insurance rebate are receiving less of a subsidy each year, and fewer members are qualifying for the maximum assistance available, as government restrictions continue to exacerbate rising premiums.

Page 4: Most Australians earning less than $125,000 are ahead of where they were four years ago thanks to last year’s tax cuts, but the benefits won’t be realised before the federal election.

Page 5: Billionaire Clive Palmer has failed to deliver on a promise to donate $100 million of his wealth to Aboriginal communities, despite budgeting to spend at least half that amount on an advertising blitz ahead of the federal election next month.

Page 7: Theresa May was to be warned late last night that her government faces total collapse unless she passes her Brexit deal — as the Prime Minister’s aides were at loggerheads over whether to accept a soft Brexit or call a general election this week.

Page 17: National Australia Bank collided with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s new, take-no-prisoners enforcement policy late last year, with the conduct regulator taking the unusual step of opposing mediation in the fees-for-no-service case brought against the recalcitrant bank.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 3: A Perth social media expert has mocked Mark Zuckerberg’s claim that user privacy was the motive behind Facebook’s merge with WhatsApp and Instagram.

Page 8: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has rejected suggestions that tomorrow’s Budget will be a pre-election “cash splash”, as Labor pledges to match any new spending measures aimed at easing cost-of-living concerns.

Page 9: The Defence Department has sent official notices to former military members standing for election, warning them against campaigning in uniform after the Federal Government failed to push through needed changes.

Page 14: The State Government is set for another potentially bruising stoush with the mining sector over its plans to expand WA’s conservation estate by 20 per cent.

Business: Premier Mark McGowan will today promote Perth as a centre for excellence in gas technology when he arrives in Shanghai for the LNG19 conference.

Spud king Tony Galati is gearing up to hand out a massive 100 tonnes of spuds when Spudshed opens its newest store on Thursday, marking an occasion particularly close to his heart.

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