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Woodside’s energy plea to all parties

Energy giant Woodside says Australia needs to end its energy policy wars as a matter of priority after Saturday’s federal election. The Fin

PM’s late pitch for young voters

Scott Morrison has made a pitch for the young vote less than a week before the election, offering a $500 million deposit guarantee to enable first-home buyers to enter the market more quickly.  The Fin

Wheat warning as exports crumble

International demand for Australian wheat has collapsed with exports likely to hit an almost 50-year low as Indonesia and other major customers look to cheaper sources in the Black Sea. The Fin

Labor sure of picking up Vic, WA seats

Labor believes the Coalition cannot form majority government as the Opposition becomes increasingly bullish about picking up seats in Victoria and Western Australia, thanks to a backlash among voters to the Liberals’ preference deal with Clive Palmer. The Fin

Coles fast-tracks convenience food offerings

Coles is fast-tracking its convenience strategy by adding 75 new products to its existing range – including smashed avocado and toast – and refurbishing 100 supermarkets in six months to stock more ready-to-eat food and semiprepared meals. The Fin

Albemarle flags plans over Wodgina demand

US giant Albemarle will switch off its new lithium asset in Western Australia’s Pilbara region if demand for the battery commodity proves to be weak.

Hi-tech drones plan for borders in slow motion

The Coalition has failed to fund a fleet of drones and maritime surveillance technology worth hundreds of millions of dollars that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said were “critical to maintaining secure borders” and due to be delivered by 2024. The Aus

ALP after lycra vote

Labor will today try to win over WA voters by promising $23 million for a new cycle bridge at the Swan River crossing at the Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Scott Morrison has made a pitch for the young vote less than a week before the election, offering a $500 million deposit guarantee to enable first-home buyers to enter the market more quickly.

Energy giant Woodside says Australia needs to end its energy policy wars as a matter of priority after Saturday’s federal election.

The wars of the 21st century will be tax wars, the country’s leading tax dispute lawyer Niv Tadmore warns as he joins US-based law firm Jones Day with his entire tax team.

Page 3: Australia looks set to retain its grip on Formula One’s season-opening race, based on commentary by the New York-listed company that owns the sport.

Page 4: International demand for Australian wheat has collapsed with exports likely to hit an almost 50-year low as Indonesia and other major customers look to cheaper sources in the Black Sea.

Page 8: Labor believes the Coalition cannot form majority government as the Opposition becomes increasingly bullish about picking up seats in Victoria and Western Australia, thanks to a backlash among voters to the Liberals’ preference deal with Clive Palmer.

Page 9: Bill Shorten has signalled Labor’s review of Newstart will go beyond simply increasing the rate of the dole and examine more broadly the raft of welfare payments and incentives to support unemployed people back into work.

Page 13: Coles is fast-tracking its convenience strategy by adding 75 new products to its existing range – including smashed avocado and toast – and refurbishing 100 supermarkets in six months to stock more ready-to-eat food and semi-prepared meals.

Page 15: Federal budget revenues could be bolstered by a stronger-than-expected iron ore price for the entirety of the next parliamentary term, after Brazilian miner Vale said it could be three years before it resumed exporting at full capacity.

US giant Albemarle will switch off its new lithium asset in Western Australia’s Pilbara region if demand for the battery commodity proves to be weak.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Scott Morrison has hitched his reelection to an economic plan to drive aspiration and turbocharge home ownership, recasting his sweeping income tax cuts as an attempt to deliver on the “promise of Australia”.

Page 4: The Coalition has failed to fund a fleet of drones and maritime surveillance technology worth hundreds of millions of dollars that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said were “critical to maintaining secure borders” and due to be delivered by 2024.

Page 6: The Liberal Party is likely to win back the western Sydney seat of Lindsay, with a three-point rise in its primary vote to 44 per cent in three weeks, with Labor down a point to 39 per cent.

Page 8: Hospitals in Australia’s biggest destination for migrants could be swamped as more than 37,000 aged parents arrive from overseas under Bill Shorten’s family visa program, according to NSW Treasury analysis.

Page 17: The London-based fintech run by Australian billionaire Lex Greensill is in advanced negotiations to secure an investment worth more than $900 million from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, which will more than double the value of the Australian group to more than $5 billion.

New Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association chief executive Andrew McConville spent more than a decade at agriculture giant Sygenta, most recently based in Switzerland as the group’s global head of external affairs and communications.

Page 18: The Australian sharemarket is expected to start the week on a stronger note after the US over the weekend described trade talks with China as “constructive”.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: The great Australian dream of home ownership is set to come within reach for more first-time buyers under a Liberal deposit scheme that was immediately matched by Labor yesterday.

Page 5: A nurse suffered a deep wound to her neck when she was allegedly stabbed by a patient while on duty at Royal Perth Hospital early yesterday.

Page 7: Labor will today try to win over WA voters by promising $23 million for a new cycle bridge at the Swan River crossing at the Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Page 11: A prestigious private college in the southern suburbs is planning to pay students to work for the school.

Page 22: Channel 7 will exclusively broadcast the historic Manchester United games against Perth Glory and English rivals Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 13 and 17.

Page 25: The former bosses of collapsed building group BCL are being personally sued over more than $4.5 million in debts owed to subcontractors it racked up while allegedly trading insolvent.

Business: Rich listers Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s drive to make the world a better place enabled them to crack the massive $1.5 billion giving mark last week.

BHP plans to be all ears today when it meets the mining equipment and technology sector to talk innovation and how best to offset losses of on-mine jobs from automation with a stronger industry of local suppliers.

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