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PM slams union claim as extortion.

PM slams union claim as extortion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed wharfies’ industrial action in pursuit of 6 per cent a year pay rises as ‘‘straight-out extortion’’ as supply chain delays at ports around the country threaten to hold up Christmas stock. The Fin

WA budges on border, active cases decline

Western Australia has recognised the dramatic improvement in COVID-19 infections in the eastern seaboard states, lifting bans on travellers from NSW and Victoria, and maintaining a mandatory 14-day home quarantine rule. The Fin

Workplace agreements key to recovery: Porter

Long-term workplace agreements to make investment in major job-creating projects — such as mines and gas operations — more attractive will be crucial to driving Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19, Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter says. The West

Universities in line to receive an extra $1b

The federal government will inject more than $1 billion into higher education in next week’s budget for new student places and research, but it is unlikely universities will get the multibillion-dollar research bailout they are looking for, because of the soaring budget deficit. The Fin

Big unis face huge hit from fee shake-up

Several of Australia’s biggest universities will lose tens of millions of dollars in revenue if Education Minister Dan Tehan’s student fee reforms pass parliament, according to the most comprehensive study of the winners and losers from the policy. The Aus

Telstra 5G broadband has Canberra blessing

Telstra has released the details of its 5G fixed wireless product, confirming it will use the fifth-generation mobile technology to deliver a high-speed broadband alternative to the national broadband network. The Fin

PM's promise: take your pickers

Backpackers, Pacific Islanders and seasonal workers will be able to extend their visas to stay in Australia longer and welfare recipients will be offered incentives to join the harvest trail and pick fruit, in a budget package designed to stem a critical labour shortage. The Aus

Households look forward to better times

Consumer sentiment in WA has bounced back to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest survey by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA. The West

Third ‘bullying’ complaint against Cleanaway boss revealed

A long-serving senior executive at Cleanaway Waste Management last year warned chairman Mark Chellew of ‘‘untenable corporate bullying’’ led by chief executive Vik Bansal in a series of letters sent to Mr Chellew’s external directorships at Caltex, Virgin Australia and Infigen Energy out of fear an internal message would be ‘‘filtered’’ out by Cleanaway staff. The Fin

Habrok loses bid to halt Gascoyne refloat

The proposed recapitalisation of Gascoyne Resources will go ahead after Habrok Mining lost its legal bid to scupper the refloat of the failed goldminer and have it put into liquidation. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed wharfiesindustrial action in pursuit of 6 per cent a year pay rises as ‘‘straight-out extortion’’ as supply chain delays at ports around the country threaten to hold up Christmas stock.

Page 4: Federal Labor is reserving the right to repurpose some of the billions in spending to be announced in the budget to fund social housing and other initiatives it considers priorities for beating the recession.

The Australian Public Service Commission has directed public servants back to the office where it is safe to do so in a move that could reset workplace standards, boost the economic recovery and underpin office property valuations.

Page 5: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has urged Daniel Andrews to let all children return to school, after the Victorian Premier was sent a letter from doctors warning that the lockdown was causing anguish and despair, and destroying hope.

Page 6: Western Australia has recognised the dramatic improvement in COVID-19 infections in the eastern seaboard states, lifting bans on travellers from NSW and Victoria, and maintaining a mandatory 14-day home quarantine rule.

Page 7: The federal government will inject more than $1 billion into higher education in next week’s budget for new student places and research, but it is unlikely universities will get the multibillion-dollar research bailout they are looking for, because of the soaring budget deficit.

Page 13: A long-serving senior executive at Cleanaway Waste Management last year warned chairman Mark Chellew of ‘‘untenable corporate bullying’’ led by chief executive Vik Bansal in a series of letters sent to Mr Chellew’s external directorships at Caltex, Virgin Australia and Infigen Energy out of fear an internal message would be ‘‘filtered’’ out by Cleanaway staff.

Page 15: Telstra has released the details of its 5G fixed wireless product, confirming it will use the fifth-generation mobile technology to deliver a high-speed broadband alternative to the national broadband network.

Page 18: COVID-19 has busted myths over how fast people can adopt digital technology and will permanently change the way businesses interact with consumers, chief executives say.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Backpackers, Pacific Islanders and seasonal workers will be able to extend their visas to stay in Australia longer and welfare recipients will be offered incentives to join the harvest trail and pick fruit, in a budget package designed to stem a critical labour shortage.

Page 4: Several of Australia’s biggest universities will lose tens of millions of dollars in revenue if Education Minister Dan Tehan’s student fee reforms pass parliament, according to the most comprehensive study of the winners and losers from the policy.

Page 6: Scott Morrison’s manufacturing strategy will underpin the nation’s “future economy” and build a new industrial capacity, driving down long-term unemployment via a multibillion-dollar blueprint boosting investment and skills across key growth sectors.

Page 15: COVID-19 has significantly accelerated the digital transformation of companies in Australia as they cope with the increase in staff working from home and customers shopping online, according to a global survey of chief executives by accounting firm KPMG.

Page 16: Australian Ethical Investment chief John McMurdo says a company’s culture and governance is “intrinsically linked” to financial performance, with controversies at Rio Tinto and AMP underscoring key risks around the destruction of value.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 4: In the middle of an escalating trade war, China’s acting consul-general to Perth has written an extensive opinion piece praising WA for playing a “leading role” in “bilateral co-operation” — saying it will “never forget the friendship”.

Page 5: Australian kids are being pushed to breaking point with the number of lifesaving interventions by Kids Helpline — some involving children as young as six — since March increasing by 39 per cent.

Page 7: Cyberattacks on State Government agencies will now be fought off by a centralised Cyber Security Operations Centre.

Page 11: Radio broadcaster Gareth Parker can be revealed as one of the 23 candidates who have thrown their hat into the ring to join the beleaguered WA Football Commission for the next three years.

Confidence has finally returned to the real estate sector with Perth property prices on the way up for the first time since the pandemic hit — and there are predictions of a further price hike.

Page 12: ABC Radio’s morning programs in Perth have slumped to their lowest ever ratings despite renewed listener interest in news, current affairs and talkback programs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Page 14: The purity of ice on Perth’s streets ranges from as low as just 0.1 per cent to a sky-high 88 per cent, a drug data report released today will show amid concerns that the national drug market in Australia continues to grow.

Business: Consumer sentiment in WA has bounced back to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest survey by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.

WA billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest will open his first restaurant in an effort to attract diners back to the Old Swan Brewery.

Infrastructure projects in WA’s north will be fast-tracked under reforms to be announced by the Federal Government today.

Long-term workplace agreements to make investment in major job-creating projects — such as mines and gas operations — more attractive will be crucial to driving Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19, Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter says.

Next week’s Federal Budget will pump $100 million into new regional recovery partnerships which will support areas like WA’s South West where local tourism has been hit hard by COVID-19.

Rio Tinto’s disastrous destruction of ancient rock shelters in the Pilbara was a prime example of why mining executives had again rated licence to operate as the biggest threat to their businesses, EY’s Global Mining & Metals sector leader Paul Mitchell says.

The proposed recapitalisation of Gascoyne Resources will go ahead after Habrok Mining lost its legal bid to scupper the refloat of the failed goldminer and have it put into liquidation.

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