27/05/2019 - 07:06

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27/05/2019 - 07:06

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Premier in LNG pitch to industry leaders

Mark McGowan is to intensify WA’s case for a bigger share of gas jobs and investment billions with a direct pitch to industry leaders at a major petroleum pow-wow this week. The West

PM tackles China in Pacific

Scott Morrison will move rapidly to mark the Pacific as his top strategic priority, making an early trip to the Solomon Islands next week to counter growing Chinese influence over Australia’s regional neighbours. The Aus

MP vows to block bid to erase Roe 8

The Roe 8 highway extension has been thrown a lifeline by an Upper House crossbencher who plans to block a State Government bid to erase the polarising project from future planning schemes. The West

BHP puts foot down on robotic truck drive

BHP is quietly working on plans that could see a massive acceleration of the rollout of automated trucks across its Australian iron ore and coal mines over the next five years. The Aus

NAPLAN chiefs stand by roll out

The organisation responsible for NAPLAN has pushed back against critics of this year’s test, saying only 30,000 students will re-sit the exam this week, which is much less than 5 per cent of the total number who did the exams online. The Fin

Climate and energy back together

Scott Morrison has stamped his authority on the government with a ministerial reshuffle that remarries climate change and energy, rewards his backers, and places a premium on stability by leaving key positions unchanged. The Fin

Vocus on the block as buyers circle

Vocus, Australia’s fourth-largest telecommunications company, is back on the block as suitors once again circle. The Aus

Shine’s back on gold

Rising gold production has helped lift Australia’s March quarter gold output to its highest level this millennium. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Scott Morrison has stamped his authority on the government with a ministerial reshuffle that remarries climate change and energy, rewards his backers, and places a premium on stability by leaving key positions unchanged.

Page 4: The massive West Australian resources industry is facing a new crisis with the state’s environmental watchdog about to reissue guidelines requiring big companies to totally offset their carbon emissions from new projects.

Page 5: High-profile Australian technology company Canva has faced criticism for its handling of a cyber-attack that saw the data of approximately 139 million users stolen by a hacker.

Page 11: The Conservative Party will take the best part of two months to crown a new leader, in a drawn-out process that will completely absorb the protagonists and test their endurance to the limit.

Page 12: The organisation responsible for NAPLAN has pushed back against critics of this year’s test, saying only 30,000 students will re-sit the exam this week, which is much less than 5 per cent of the total number who did the exams online.

Page 13: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has offered an unexpected olive branch to the major banks, with deputy governor Geoff Bascand saying it is “open minded” to modifying the detail of its proposals to force the big four to substantially lift their capital levels.

Page 15: EnergyAustralia expects to give the green light to about $1 billion of gas and pumped hydro generation projects later this year despite the absence of overarching policy on energy and climate from the federal government as it seeks to keep prices affordable and fend off competition.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Scott Morrison will move rapidly to mark the Pacific as his top strategic priority, making an early trip to the Solomon Islands next week to counter growing Chinese influence over Australia’s regional neighbours.

Page 2: Australia’s new schooling boss has promised to inject some common sense and pragmatism into the polarising debate about the direction of education.

Page 4: Liberal National MP Stuart Robert — a key number cruncher who secured Scott Morrison’s leadership — has been elevated into cabinet and will oversee the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and be tasked with making the public service more efficient.

Page 6: The battle between the rock lobster fishery and the West Australian government over how to put the delicacy back on local diners’ plates has flared up again.

Page 17: Vocus, Australia’s fourth-largest telecommunications company, is back on the block as suitors once again circle.

Page 18: Eight ships with Australian thermal coal worth almost $120 million are waiting off the coast of China to unload with no sign of Beijing easing its processing delays, according to S&P Platts’ Asian thermal coal analyst, Michael Cooper.

Page 19: BHP is quietly working on plans that could see a massive acceleration of the rollout of automated trucks across its Australian iron ore and coal mines over the next five years.

Page 22: Huawei Technologies is pinning its hopes on a self-designed operating system to replace Google’s Android following a US black-listing. The question is: can it succeed where others have failed?

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: The quokka should be the new West Australian State emblem. Marketing and tourism experts say we should move quickly to promote the friendly animal.

Page 3: The Roe 8 highway extension has been thrown a lifeline by an Upper House crossbencher who plans to block a State Government bid to erase the polarising project from future planning schemes.

Page 11: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has resigned, citing a need for change, after weeks of unrest in the government.

Page 18: More than 5000 Australian criminals were arrested and charged last year as a direct result of public tip-offs to Crime Stoppers, a report has revealed.

Business: Mark McGowan is to intensify WA’s case for a bigger share of gas jobs and investment billions with a direct pitch to industry leaders at a major petroleum pow-wow this week.

The Australian sharemarket post-election euphoria will be tested this week as markets globally watch out for the effects of the emerging trade war.

Rising gold production has helped lift Australia’s March quarter gold output to its highest level this millennium.

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