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Curtin gets millions to spark up battery centre

Perth will host a $135 million scientific push to grow Australia’s battery industry after the Federal Government kicks in $25 million today. Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will today announce the Government’s support for a Curtin University-led consortium of almost 60 industry, government and research organisations behind the Future Battery Industries Co-operative Research Centre. The West

Rio faces new iron ore output hit after fire

Rio Tinto faces another iron ore production hit as the latest fire at its Pilbara operations threatens to add to shortages in the global market that have already caused a spike in prices. The Fin

Labor plans $63 million anti-tobacco campaign

Fund managers will come under pressure to dump tobacco investments if Labor wins the federal election, part of a $63.4 million investment in driving down lung cancer. The Fin

AFL looks to stream footy

US tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon could become the future home of the AFL, with the league’s boss due to meet the global streaming services this week. The West

Freight data to save millions

Australia’s $106 billion freight industry could be boosted by hundreds of millions of dollars if logistics companies starting sharing information on what is in the boxes and containers they move around and how they get them to and from ports and airports. The Fin

Labor promises big review of NBN

Labor would conduct an immediate review of the economics of the national broadband network if elected, but has stopped short of promising any fundamental changes to the roll-out. Labor would conduct an immediate review of the economics of the national broadband network if elected, but has stopped short of promising any fundamental changes to the roll-out. The Fin

Wesfarmers defends Lynas takeover tactics

Wesfarmers managing director Rob Scott, who met Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad face to face last week to discuss the future of Lynas Corporation, has hit back at criticism of the company’s handling of a takeover tilt at the rare earths miner and processor. The Fin

Shorten cornered on Huang lunch

Liberal MPs have turned up the heat on Bill Shorten for having had a lunch with the Chinese Communist Party-linked Huang Xiangmo in 2015 after he gave the Labor Party a $55,000 donation. The Aus

Hospital row escalates

The bitter stoush over the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital contract has escalated with Treasurer Ben Wyatt taking control of a $25 million bond put up by construction company John Holland. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 2: Australia has prevailed in a trade battle with Canada after the Trudeau government backed down on restrictions on the sale of Australian wine.

Fund managers will come under pressure to dump tobacco investments if Labor wins the federal election, part of a $63.4 million investment in driving down lung cancer.

Page 5: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected Malcolm Turnbull’s call to examine Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s contact with controversial Chinese-Australian businessman Huang Xiangmo, after the former prime minister called it a matter of national security that cannot be ignored.

The Coalition government dumped plans to examine a road-user charge because of fears of a political backlash, it has emerged.

Page 8: Labor would conduct an immediate review of the economics of the national broadband network if elected, but has stopped short of promising any fundamental changes to the roll-out. Labor would conduct an immediate review of the economics of the national broadband network if elected, but has stopped short of promising any fundamental changes to the roll-out.

Page 11: The Morrison government has yet to reappoint union representatives to the national safety regulator with just days left to do so and ahead of a crucial meeting to consider sweeping changes to safety laws.

Australia’s $106 billion freight industry could be boosted by hundreds of millions of dollars if logistics companies starting sharing information on what is in the boxes and containers they move around and how they get them to and from ports and airports.

Page 15: Wesfarmers managing director Rob Scott, who met Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad face to face last week to discuss the future of Lynas Corporation, has hit back at criticism of the company’s handling of a takeover tilt at the rare earths miner and processor.

Page 17: Rio Tinto faces another iron ore production hit as the latest fire at its Pilbara operations threatens to add to shortages in the global market that have already caused a spike in prices.

Page 19: Food and liquor retailer Woolworths is issuing about $400 million in ‘‘green’’ bonds to fund initiatives such as installing solar panels and LED lighting in supermarkets.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Las Vegas gambling giant Wynn Resorts last night walked away from its $10 billion takeover talks with the James Packer-backed Crown Resorts blaming the “premature disclosure” of the deal.

Page 4: Liberal MPs have turned up the heat on Bill Shorten for having had a lunch with the Chinese Communist Party-linked Huang Xiangmo in 2015 after he gave the Labor Party a $55,000 donation.

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has launched court action against the construction union in three states and intends to keep filing legal proceedings after Scott Morrison calls the federal election.

Page 8: The Australian Law Reform Commission has urged the government to consider “the most efficient way” to abolish the federal family law courts in favour of a state-based system.

Page 21: Rio Tinto’s copper boss has issued a stark warning to Mongolia’s government over the future of its $US12 billion ($16.8bn) Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, while talking up the prospects for a major new discovery in the north of Australia.

Page 25: Farmers are standing by Bayer’s Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world’s most widely used weedkiller caused cancer in plaintiffs.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 5: US tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon could become the future home of the AFL, with the league’s boss due to meet the global streaming services this week.

Page 7: West Australians are being urged to hold off on getting their flu shots early despite a push from pharmacies telling people to get vaccinated now.

Page 9: WA’s biggest independent car dealer has dismissed as unachievable plans by Labor leader Bill Shorten for 50 per cent of new cars sold in Australia to be electric within barely a decade.

Page 11: The bitter stoush over the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital contract has escalated with Treasurer Ben Wyatt taking control of a $25 million bond put up by construction company John Holland.

Page 14: Councils across WA are signing up to a waste-tagging scheme where households can be left with a stinky bin if they don’t throw their rubbish out under the right lid.

Page 21: Primary school principals claim parents’ decisions on where to buy or rent homes are being influenced by the reporting of results from national literacy and numeracy tests on the Federal Government’s My School website.

Business: Perth will host a $135 million scientific push to grow Australia’s battery industry after the Federal Government kicks in $25 million today. Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will today announce the Government’s support for a Curtin University-led consortium of almost 60 industry, government and research organisations behind the Future Battery Industries Co-operative Research Centre.

Mineral Resources has tapped the US bond market for the first time ahead of a long capital intensive period during which it aims to position itself as global lithium player.

Perth’s struggling strawberry growers look set to receive higher prices for their fruit this year because of a looming national shortage driven by lower plantings and drought conditions on the east coast.

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