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Rio workers exposed to 'toxic gas'

Workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to a “toxic gas” at Rio Tinto’s oldest Pilbara mine, with the mining giant hit with government safety bans in the latest blow to its flagship iron ore operations. The Aus

It’s a rare chance for WA jobs

Two West Australian projects will top the agenda during talks between Australia and the US at a high-level roundtable event in Washington next week. The West

WA’s new pledge for happy horses

A farm for retired racehorses and a “passport” to keep track of retired racers are the headline reforms in a major overhaul of equine welfare in WA’s racing industry. The West

Canberra splashes cash for rare earths

The Morrison government is pulling out all stops to make cheap money available for rare earths and other critical minerals projects as it works with the United States on ways to reduce China’s near stranglehold on supply. The Fin

Tax breaks to fast-track big projects

Tax incentives to drive billions of dollars in foreign capital for nation-building infrastructure will be granted for projects worth more than $500m in a move by the Morrison government to inject further stimulus into the economy. The Aus

Unis to expose China ties

Universities will have to fully disclose who they’re working with on research projects and all financial dealing with other countries and donors under sweeping new rules, as the federal government demands action against ‘‘corrupting’’ foreign interference. The Fin

Booming Afterpay eyes new overseas markets

Afterpay will capitalise on its impressive growth in the United States and Britain in recent months by pushing into new overseas markets – potentially in Europe and Canada – after securing $200 million from one of the world’s hottest tech funds. The Fin

Tech giants ‘vacuum up’ ad money: Stokes

Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes says consumer hip pockets are under pressure from perverse regulatory settings, such as light taxation of foreign digital companies, spreading through the economy and hurting the advertising market. The Fin

Eco meat in demand

A WA start-up that supplies regeneratively-grown meat is set for major growth with an expansion on to local supermarket shelves and plans for vegan products next year. The West

Alcoa ends long-running EBA dispute

Alcoa’s union workers have accepted a new enterprise bargaining agreement after almost two years of negotiation with the multinational mining giant. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Universities will have to fully disclose who they’re working with on research projects and all financial dealing with other countries and donors under sweeping new rules, as the federal government demands action against ‘‘corrupting’’ foreign interference.

Page 6: The Morrison government is pulling out all stops to make cheap money available for rare earths and other critical minerals projects as it works with the United States on ways to reduce China’s near stranglehold on supply.

Page 8: Businessman and company director Richard Goyder has told the $2.9 billion superannuation sector to ‘‘stiffen up’’ against activists and instead get behind businesses investing for jobs and growth.

Page 13: Donald Trump has again urged the US Federal Reserve to engage in competitive currency devaluation, while signalling he will use America’s economic health as leverage to drive a hard bargain with China.

Page 17: Afterpay will capitalise on its impressive growth in the United States and Britain in recent months by pushing into new overseas markets – potentially in Europe and Canada – after securing $200 million from one of the world’s hottest tech funds.

Coles has come under fire at its first annual meeting since the $20 billion demerger from Wesfarmers for the way the retailer and its suppliers treat staff.

Page 24: Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes says consumer hip pockets are under pressure from perverse regulatory settings, such as light taxation of foreign digital companies, spreading through the economy and hurting the advertising market.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Tax incentives to drive billions of dollars in foreign capital for nation-building infrastructure will be granted for projects worth more than $500m in a move by the Morrison government to inject further stimulus into the economy.

Page 3: Aged-care provider Bupa continued to reduce nursing staff at its South Hobart home as part of a cost-cutting drive even after a whistleblower doctor warned superiors the cuts were leading to “premature deaths and hugely increased morbidity”, the aged-care royal commission has heard.

Page 6: New National Disability Insurance Agency chief executive Martin Hoffman has been gifted a pay rise of more than $160,000 after his chairwoman and responsible minister Stuart Robert made requests to the Remuneration Tribunal.

Page 9: Hillary Clinton says she is being heavily pressured to enter the US presidential race and has refused to rule it out.

Page 17: Workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to a “toxic gas” at Rio Tinto’s oldest Pilbara mine, with the mining giant hit with government safety bans in the latest blow to its flagship iron ore operations.

Page 18: Liberty Financial may be shaking off suggestions that TPG Capital has been circling for a potential acquisition, but the company is said to still be moving forward on plans for an initial public offering.

Page 19: Jetstar pilots are considering 24-hour stoppages and other work bans at the busiest time of the year, out of frustration over long-running negotiations for a new enterprise agreement.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 3: A farm for retired racehorses and a “passport” to keep track of retired racers are the headline reforms in a major overhaul of equine welfare in WA’s racing industry.

Page 7: Wage increases for WA workers remain the lowest in Australia, extending a trend that has now run into its sixth quarter as the economic hangover sparked by the mining investment downturn continues.

Page 8: Two West Australian projects will top the agenda during talks between Australia and the US at a high-level roundtable event in Washington next week.

Page 9: WA should pursue its own economic reforms more aggressively and not rely solely on the Federal Government handing out “buckets of money”, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will say today.

Page 20: Mark McGowan is refusing to become embroiled in a political slanging match about the role climate change has played in the bushfire emergencies gripping the nation.

Business: A WA start-up that supplies regeneratively-grown meat is set for major growth with an expansion on to local supermarket shelves and plans for vegan products next year.

Alcoa’s union workers have accepted a new enterprise bargaining agreement after almost two years of negotiation with the multinational mining giant.

Co-operative Bulk Handling’s efforts to reopen Tier 3 rail lines will remain on the backburner because it needs to focus on more immediate needs with the harvest.

Wage rises for WA workers remain the lowest in Australia, extending a trend that has now run into its sixth quarter as the economic hangover sparked by the mining investment downturn continues.

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