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Premier hits back with his own defamation action. Mark McGowan is attempting to turn the tables on Clive Palmer in the courts by suing the Queensland billionaire for defamation.

Premier hits back with his own defamation action

Mark McGowan is attempting to turn the tables on Clive Palmer in the courts by suing the Queensland billionaire for defamation. The West

NBN push for fibre to the home

The NBN Co will spend $4.5 billion over the next two years to provide almost 10 million households and businesses with the option of high-speed fibre connections, in a change of political direction by the Coalition government. The Fin

Prescription e-cigarettes get green light

Australians will be able to buy nicotine-based e-cigarettes at chemists with a script from their doctor, under an interim decision made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The Aus

‘Walk the talk’: Property leaders urge CEOs to lead an office return

The country’s biggest office and retail landlords have implored both the business sector and governments to get their staff back working in offices to help reignite the economy in its CBD heartlands. The Fin

Urgent plan to save uni researchers

An emergency plan to bring forward hundreds of millions of dollars of research spending to save university jobs and keep vital programs going is being considered by the federal government. The Aus

RBA weighs up arsenal to fix ‘slow grind’

Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle says the jobs recovery will be a ‘‘slow grind’’ even if the unemployment rate does not hit a forecast 10 per cent, while flagging monetary policy stimulus measures including buying more government debt to recover from the recession. The Fin

Bank bosses put on notice over deferrals

The prudential regulator has put the senior management of the nation’s banks on notice that they must be alert and ready to step in if problems are encountered by staff managing the $240 billion of deferred loans. The Fin

Float Mex sense for Guzman y Gomez as sales reach $1b

Mexican-inspired food chain Guzman y Gomez is moving closer to an initial public offering after network sales soared during the coronavirus pandemic to reach $1 billion for the first time. The Fin

Telstra's big cybersecurity bet

Telstra is quietly betting $US100m ($139m) on more than a dozen cybersecurity start-ups to bolster defences for big business as attacks from criminals and foreign powers increase in volume and scale. The Aus

Hotel red alert: Call for troops to help us

The State Government last night sent an urgent plea for another 40 Australian Defence Force personnel to be deployed to Perth’s quarantine hotels, as the Federal Government pulls troops from WA’s border checkpoints after just two weeks. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: The NBN Co will spend $4.5 billion over the next two years to provide almost 10 million households and businesses with the option of high-speed fibre connections, in a change of political direction by the Coalition government.

The country’s biggest office and retail landlords have implored both the business sector and governments to get their staff back working in offices to help reignite the economy in its CBD heartlands.

Page 3: Australia urgently needs to prepare for a ‘‘silent wave’’ of COVID-19, which appears to be taking the form of long-term neurological side effects following infection with the virus.

Page 4: Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle says the jobs recovery will be a ‘‘slow grind’’ even if the unemployment rate does not hit a forecast 10 per cent, while flagging monetary policy stimulus measures including buying more government debt to recover from the recession.

Page 6: The government’s decision to prioritise five low-emissions technologies for developmental assistance was akin to placing bets, Energy Minister Angus Taylor said.

Page 13: Arthur Sinodinos, Australia’s top diplomat to the US, has challenged both sides of America’s bitter political divide to revisit the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that the economic burden of taking on China is best shared.

Page 14: Business clients seeking help with the government’s JobKeeper payments and the initial cash flow issues the scheme created have kept the number-crunchers at Rhodes Docherty & Co busy during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Page 15: The prudential regulator has put the senior management of the nation’s banks on notice that they must be alert and ready to step in if problems are encountered by staff managing the $240 billion of deferred loans.

Mexican-inspired food chain Guzman y Gomez is moving closer to an initial public offering after network sales soared during the coronavirus pandemic to reach $1 billion for the first time.

Page 17: The corporate regulator has taken aim at fixed income funds that use the term ‘‘cash’’ in their labelling, saying almost two-thirds of the funds using the term had done so in a confusing or inappropriate way.

Page 19: Embattled wealth manager AMP has been named Australia’s worst-performing superannuation provider on fees and returns, taking the unwelcome mantle off the OnePath funds formerly owned by ANZ.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: An emergency plan to bring forward hundreds of millions of dollars of research spending to save university jobs and keep vital programs going is being considered by the federal government.

Page 3: Australians will be able to buy nicotine-based e-cigarettes at chemists with a script from their doctor, under an interim decision made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Doctors have been warned by the Family Court to stop giving teenagers irreversible transgender hormones that potentially sterilise them without first checking if both parents agree.

Page 5: The mental health bill for the nation due to COVID-19 lockdowns and unemployment could be as high as $114bn in lost productivity over the next five years, warns a report by Australia’s leading mental health modellers.

COVID-19 related deaths across aged-care facilities dramatically eclipse the fatalities recorded among those receiving in-home care, prompting Labor to call for an urgent increase in the number of packages available.

Page 6: The oil and gas lobby fears cash-strapped governments will use the industry as a “cash cow” by increasing royalties to pay for ballooning state debt created by the pandemic.

Page 13: AGL Energy has dumped a plan to share the burden of a new discounted power contract for Victoria’s Portland aluminium smelter, raising fresh concern over the future of the facility amid fears owner Alcoa could be forced to shut its doors as early as next year.

Telstra is quietly betting $US100m ($139m) on more than a dozen cybersecurity start-ups to bolster defences for big business as attacks from criminals and foreign powers increase in volume and scale.

Page 15: Pay-television and streaming operator Foxtel has a record of almost two million sports subscribers, driven by its extensive coverage of the NRL, AFL and motorsports.

Page 17: Large companies operating in the mining, energy and utilities sectors are vulnerable to cyber attacks on their hardware and software used to control industrial processes because of their failure to actively test or upgrade their operational technology (OT) systems, according to a new survey.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: Mark McGowan is attempting to turn the tables on Clive Palmer in the courts by suing the Queensland billionaire for defamation.

Page 3: Broome is Australia’s number one domestic holiday destination, according to research by online travel aggregator Skyscanner that shows the beach town topping flight bookings for January through to December next year.

Page 7: The State Government last night sent an urgent plea for another 40 Australian Defence Force personnel to be deployed to Perth’s quarantine hotels, as the Federal Government pulls troops from WA’s border checkpoints after just two weeks.

Business: Veteran resources investor John Jones is set to miss out in the carve-up of the $200 million business empire he created with brothers BartonBossJones and Burchell Jones.

Australian winemakers fear they could be hit with a 200 per cent tariff hike if China’s anti-dumping probe goes against them.

WA’s leading innovation and tech hubs have been working to uncover the State’s next success story, with several aspiring entrepreneurs already making waves in the start-up sector.

The State Government’s decision to name a UK-based contractor as preferred proponent to build the Morley to Ellenbrook Metronet line has angered WA Liberals.

Builders with a history of “phoenixing” face being barred from the industry under new laws designed to protect subcontractors that will be introduced to State Parliament today.

A COVID-19 driven wool price collapse is expected to cost the State $200 million in lost export income this year because of reduced demand from China for the luxury fibre.

Regional Express’ plans to launch jet operations have taken a major step forward with the engagement of Asian-based investment firm PAG Asia Capital for possible investment of $150 million.

Rio Tinto has signed a pact to jointly develop its first bonded area operations to blend iron ore in China’s port of Dalian as it moves to widen offerings for customers across Asia.

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