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Doubts surface over French sub pledge

Doubts have surfaced over French shipbuilder Naval Group’s commitment to incorporate at least 60 per cent of Australian content on the future submarines, including how it will be enforced and penalties for noncompliance. The Fin

Seven West’s debt-cut diet puts property on the block

Seven West Media is adding to the list of assets it is placing on the market, with the latest soon to go under the hammer being the real estate sites housing its West Australian publications. The Aus

Perth perfect for stepping on the gas

A national liquified natural gas research facility should be built in Perth to develop new technologies that can cut down the production costs of LNG, according to the infrastructure adviser to the Federal Government. The West

BHP digs deep to make most of data analytics

BHP chief Mike Henry is planning a radical reshaping of the way technology is rolled out by the global mining giant, as BHP looks to slash the size of its technology division and accelerate the rollout of machine learning and data analytics to drive its next round of productivity gains. The Aus

Tax victory for Northern

Northern Minerals has enjoyed a rare win against the Australian Taxation Office over more than $20 million in tax offsets for research and development. The West

Woodside succession plan simmers

The next few months will shape Peter Coleman’s legacy and could well determine whether he leaves Woodside Petroleum on his own terms. The West

Telco and energy sectors remain firmly in watchdog’s headlights

The telco sector will remain firmly in the competition regulator’s headlights this year as the ACCC bounces back from a high-profile court loss to TPG and Vodafone last week. The Fin

Oil Search seeks to end the PNG impasse

Oil Search’s new CEO, Keiran Wulff, says breaking the impasse with the Papua New Guinea government over the terms for an expansion of liquefied natural gas is a high priority as the oil and gas producer strives to minimise the delay to the $20 billion project. The Fin

No avoiding short-term virus hit

The Morrison government is bracing for the economy to contract in the first three months of this year but has ruled out any fiscal stimulus, after revealing the impact of the coronavirus will outstrip that of the summer of bushfires. The Fin

Up for the fight

John McKechnie is seeking reappointment as the Corruption and Crime Commission boss, six months after threatening to resign amid a legal battle with State Parliament’s Upper House. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: The Morrison government is bracing for the economy to contract in the first three months of this year but has ruled out any fiscal stimulus, after revealing the impact of the coronavirus will outstrip that of the summer of bushfires.

Page 3: Hundreds of wharfies will strike to pressure Hutchison to introduce a union income insurance fund that costs more than three times the amount of the union’s own industry fund policy.

Page 4: The government’s $540 million small business growth fund is set to be approved after Labor agreed to it on condition it is reviewed within three years.

Page 5: Doubts have surfaced over French shipbuilder Naval Group’s commitment to incorporate at least 60 per cent of Australian content on the future submarines, including how it will be enforced and penalties for noncompliance.

Page 6: The decision by state regulators in Australia to allow casino operators to screen their own clients and affiliated junket operators was a mistake that increased the gaming sector’s susceptibility to criminal activity, a powerful hearing into Crown has heard.

The telco sector will remain firmly in the competition regulator’s headlights this year as the ACCC bounces back from a high-profile court loss to TPG and Vodafone last week.

Page 13: Treasury Wine Estates is the latest scalp of the coronavirus outbreak which sent the ASX to another steep loss yesterday, adding to alarm that the damage to company earnings from stalled activity in China will be worse than feared.

Page 16: Oil Search’s new CEO, Keiran Wulff, says breaking the impasse with the Papua New Guinea government over the terms for an expansion of liquefied natural gas is a high priority as the oil and gas producer strives to minimise the delay to the $20 billion project.

 

 

The Australian

Page 3: Union cooks on offshore platforms will vote on restricting catering to cold vegetarian meals and water, banning steaks, birthday cakes and coffee under novel industrial action designed to get workers so upset their employer will agree to a $25,000 pay rise.

Page 4: Shipping container ports on Australia’s east coast need to be upgraded to accommodate the new breed of bigger, more efficient ships that increasingly dominate seaborne trade, Infrastructure Australia is warning.

Page 5: The Clean Energy Regulator has forecast more than 59 million tonnes of carbon dioxide abatement this year towards the Paris Agreement targets on the back of a record renewable investment surge.

Page 8: Human trials are to be carried out on a rapidly developed vaccine in the hope it will halt the global spread of the coronavirus.

Page 17: BHP chief Mike Henry is planning a radical reshaping of the way technology is rolled out by the global mining giant, as BHP looks to slash the size of its technology division and accelerate the rollout of machine learning and data analytics to drive its next round of productivity gains.

Page 18: Seven West Media is adding to the list of assets it is placing on the market, with the latest soon to go under the hammer being the real estate sites housing its West Australian publications.

Page 21: Australia’s pool of superannuation funds has almost hit $3 trillion, up by 13 per cent over the year to the end of December, boosted by a combination of rising sharemarkets and increasing contribution levels.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 10: Domestic violence victims will be able to seek help inside shopping centres under a plan being considered by property developer Stockland.

Page 11: The Federal Government is eyeing increased funding for more crisis accommodation for domestic violence victims ahead of the Budget as two WA senior politicians told of their “shame” over the continued crisis of deaths of women at the hands of men.

Page 14: John McKechnie is seeking reappointment as the Corruption and Crime Commission boss, six months after threatening to resign amid a legal battle with State Parliament’s Upper House.

Page 16: A national liquified natural gas research facility should be built in Perth to develop new technologies that can cut down the production costs of LNG, according to the infrastructure adviser to the Federal Government.

Business: More than $80 billion has been wiped from the value of the Australian sharemarket over two days amid growing fears the coronavirus outbreak is mushrooming into a pandemic.

Northern Minerals has enjoyed a rare win against the Australian Taxation Office over more than $20 million in tax offsets for research and development.

The next few months will shape Peter Coleman’s legacy and could well determine whether he leaves Woodside Petroleum on his own terms.

Fortescue Metals Group deputy chairwoman Sharon Warburton will quit the board of the Andrew Forrest-controlled miner at the end of next month.

Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region are facing a $42 billion hit to revenues this year because of the coronavirus.

GR Engineering has reported an expected plunge into the red after being burnt by the collapse of the companies behind the Northern Endeavour production ship in the Timor Sea.

The RAC has emerged as a surprisingly serious commercial property owner, with an upcoming expansion of Exmouth caravan park to push its portfolio over the $100 million mark.

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