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McGowan defends Waitsia exemption

McGowan defends Waitsia exemption

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has defended his decision to give a big leg-up to the Waitsia onshore gas project being developed by the Kerry Stokes-backed Beach Energy in partnership with Japan’s Mitsui conglomerate. The Fin

Clive could use Singapore FTA to boost claim

Western Australia’s move to shut down Clive Palmer’s damages claim over a stalled iron ore project could expose the Commonwealth to a compensation claim worth billions, according to leading commercial arbitrators. The Fin

AstraZeneca deal for 25m coronavirus vaccine shots

The Morrison government has reached an agreement with British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to secure 25 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine that is under an advanced stage of development. The Fin

Beijing threat to dump on Aussie wine traders

China has launched an antidumping investigation into Australia’s $1.1bn wine export market, deepening bilateral tensions and threatening one of the major successes of the five-year-old free trade agreement. The Aus

Lithium row hits MSP cash

The WA engineering contractor behind Australia’s first lithium processing plant claims a $32.6 million dispute with Chinese company Tianqi Lithium has put it under strain by forcing the firm to pay subcontractors out of its own pocket. The West

Labor stuck in a hole in mine states

Federal Labor has recovered electoral ground in NSW but failed to reverse its decline in the key resource states of Queensland and Western Australia amid division within caucus over energy, mining and emissions targets. The Aus

BHP pivots to copper, nickel from coal, gas

BHP has revealed close to $US10 billion ($13.8 billion) worth of carbon intensive assets in four Australian states are not part of its long-term plans, as new chief Mike Henry continues his mission to reshape the company towards ‘‘future facing’’ commodities such as oil, copper and nickel. The Fin

Plutonic gold mine on market

The Plutonic gold mine in Western Australia is the latest to be placed on the market amid soaring demand for the commodity. The Aus

Students park and pay

Two of Perth’s top public schools have been caught out charging students for parking on school grounds in breach of Education Department policy. The West

It’s a Pirate Life for city with new bar brewing  

Pirate Life Perth, a 1000-capacity, three-level microbrewery in the old Sony building at 440 Murray Street, is about to breathe new life into the city this summer. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Australian wine producers charge higher prices in China than in any other market, an argument the Morrison government will use to refute allegations of dumping by Beijing as it seeks to impose hefty duties on $1.2 billion in annual exports.

The Morrison government has reached an agreement with British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to secure 25 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine that is under an advanced stage of development.

Page 2: Business is quietly confident an agreement can be reached with trade unions on changes to the enterprise bargaining system.

Page 3: Western Australia’s move to shut down Clive Palmer’s damages claim over a stalled iron ore project could expose the Commonwealth to a compensation claim worth billions, according to leading commercial arbitrators.

Page 8: Hundreds of struggling local businesses desperate for offshore capital injections have been waiting up to six months to receive foreign investment approval after the government lowered to zero the dollar value of every foreign bid that must be screened.

Page 9: People working from home to avoid COVID-19 will push productivity levels down across Australia by as much as 3 per cent, dragging economic growth and wages down.

Page 13: BHP has revealed close to $US10 billion ($13.8 billion) worth of carbon intensive assets in four Australian states are not part of its long-term plans, as new chief Mike Henry continues his mission to reshape the company towards ‘‘future facing’’ commodities such as oil, copper and nickel.

Page 15: Coles’ supermarket sales rose 10 per cent and online sales soared 60 per cent in the first few weeks of 2021, but chief executive Steven Cain is wary about the year ahead, saying the costs of keeping staff and customers safe will remain high.

Page 16: NGS Super and Australian Catholic Super have unveiled merger plans, intended to create a beefed-up fund managing the retirement assets of about 200,000 independent and Catholic school and community workers.

Page 18: West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has defended his decision to give a big leg-up to the Waitsia onshore gas project being developed by the Kerry Stokes-backed Beach Energy in partnership with Japan’s Mitsui conglomerate.

Page 19: Amcor, the world’s largest consumer packaging company, expects to deliver earnings per share growth of between 5 per cent and 10 per cent this financial year despite the uncertain global economy because 98 per cent of its packaging customers are in consumer staples such as food, beverages and healthcare.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: China has launched an antidumping investigation into Australia’s $1.1bn wine export market, deepening bilateral tensions and threatening one of the major successes of the five-year-old free trade agreement.

Page 2: Business groups are calling on the Morrison government to consider the “unintended consequences” of its radical overhaul of student fees, warning that pushing students into post-pandemic job-creator subjects may not lead to the employment outcomes it wants.

Page 6: Federal Labor has recovered electoral ground in NSW but failed to reverse its decline in the key resource states of Queensland and Western Australia amid division within caucus over energy, mining and emissions targets.

Page 13: BHP plans to join ExxonMobil in selling its Bass Strait oil and gas assets off the Victorian coast in a potential $US2.5bn ($3.5bn) deal and will consider quitting its North West Shelf liquefied natural gas stake once a tolling deal has been set up by the West Australian joint venture.

Page 14: The Plutonic gold mine in Western Australia is the latest to be placed on the market amid soaring demand for the commodity.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 5: Two of Perth’s top public schools have been caught out charging students for parking on school grounds in breach of Education Department policy.

Page 9: Clive Palmer has suggested journalists at The West Australian should get jobs as “advertising copywriters producing fruit can labels” in a social media outburst amid his $30 billion legal battle with the McGowan Government.

Page 10: Member for Kimberley Josie Farrer will not stand in the State election in March, putting an end to her eight-year career in Parliament.

Pirate Life Perth, a 1000-capacity, three-level microbrewery in the old Sony building at 440 Murray Street, is about to breathe new life into the city this summer.

Page 11: Controlling parents who keep strict tabs on their children could cause lifelong damage, according to world-first Australian research.

Page 15: WA wants to create a mini-Hollywood on the west coast as the State Government puts the call out for private proposals to build a film studio in Perth.

Business: Greater Perth will be “more susceptible” than the broader Australian economy to challenges associated with future work changes involving automation and new technologies.

The WA engineering contractor behind Australia’s first lithium processing plant claims a $32.6 million dispute with Chinese company Tianqi Lithium has put it under strain by forcing the firm to pay subcontractors out of its own pocket.

WA is the only State in Australia that is expected to increase the number of homes it builds over the next financial year, according to the Housing Industry Association.

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