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Woodside wants NW Shelf stake.

Woodside wants NW Shelf stake

Woodside Energy is understood to have partnered with Canadian private equity firm Brookfield to bid for Chevron’s $5.8bn stake in the North West Shelf project in Western Australia. The Aus

Saturday night fever for the AFL

AFL Commission chairman Richard Goyder says he will back future night grand finals as season deciders after Saturday’s spectacular match at Queensland’s Gabba that ended with a third premiership in four years for Richmond. The West

Growth plateau fears for WA

WA is closing the gap in a key measure of Australia’s best-performing economies but could find the success it has built on containing COVID-19 stymied if its hard border remains beyond the end of the year, according to a leading economist. The West

Feds lash Andrews on virus tracing

The federal government has demanded Daniel Andrews back his state’s ability to contact trace new infections, as the Victorian Premier delayed reopening the economy even though case numbers have fallen below the state government’s own guidelines.  The Fin

IMF: reform GST, company tax

The International Monetary Fund has urged Australia’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan to embrace ‘‘longstanding’’ recommendations to reduce business taxes and increase the goods and services tax to boost investment and create jobs. The Fin

CC Amatil and Coke Europe in merger talks

Australia’s largest non-alcoholic beverage bottler could end up in foreign hands if Coca-Cola Amatil and European bottler Coca-Cola European Partners reach agreement on a proposed $10 billion deal. The Fin

Support grows for Shandong’s bid for Cardinal Resources

The protracted battle to win over Cardinal Resources shareholders has again reached fever pitch, with the Perth-based gold play revealing it has now secured support from almost 20 per cent of investors to accept an offer from Chinese suitor Shandong Gold. The West

ASIC overhaul as chair faces exit

ASIC chairman James Shipton is seen as unlikely to survive last week’s expenses debacle due to a toxic political and electoral environment, with the regulator’s acting chair Karen Chester regarded as best-placed to succeed him. The Aus

Strike Energy digs deep

Strike Energy is in the process of drilling the deepest well on the Australian mainland 350km north of Perth as part of an appraisal program for its West Erregulla conventional onshore gas discovery. The Fin

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: The federal government has demanded Daniel Andrews back his state’s ability to contact trace new infections, as the Victorian Premier delayed reopening the economy even though case numbers have fallen below the state government’s own guidelines.

The International Monetary Fund has urged Australia’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan to embrace ‘‘longstanding’’ recommendations to reduce business taxes and increase the goods and services tax to boost investment and create jobs.

Page 5: Terms of reference for an investigation into the governance and board culture of Australia Post are set to include corporate hospitality and bonuses, with some key players already contacted to provide information to the four-week review.

Page 8: Improving the ethical behaviour of Australians would add billions of dollars to national output and play a key role in the country’s post COVID-19 economic recovery, a study has found.

Page 13: The regulator for the training sector is speeding up accreditation of courses and aiming for flexibility as pressure builds from overseas tech companies offering quick and inexpensive, but unaccredited, qualifications.

Page 14: Australia’s largest non-alcoholic beverage bottler could end up in foreign hands if Coca-Cola Amatil and European bottler Coca-Cola European Partners reach agreement on a proposed $10 billion deal.

Page 20: Billionaire families, including the Libermans, Smorgons and Waislitzs, are backing an early stage producer of medical cannabis for clinical trials, plant science and eventually the pharmaceutical industry.

 

 

The Australian

Page 2: A strike force armed with sweeping powers to cut off organised crime supply chains and block the importation of drugs and firearms into Australia has been expanded ahead of the gradual reopening of international borders.

Page 5: Melbourne restaurateurs are frustrated about being stuck in a “massive limbo” over the constant changes to Victoria’s COVID-19 road map, saying clarity on dates is crucial to avoid staff confusion and wastage of produce.

Page 8: Italian demonstrators staged Europe’s latest public rally against new anti-coronavirus restrictions early on Sunday, as more countries tightened social distancing rules over the weekend to fight surges in infections.

Page 13: ASIC chairman James Shipton is seen as unlikely to survive last week’s expenses debacle due to a toxic political and electoral environment, with the regulator’s acting chair Karen Chester regarded as best-placed to succeed him.

Page 14: Woodside Energy is understood to have partnered with Canadian private equity firm Brookfield to bid for Chevron’s $5.8bn stake in the North West Shelf project in Western Australia.

Page 15: Influential proxy adviser ISS has added its voice to the chorus of investor criticism about virtual-only annual general meetings, saying they restrict access to senior company officers and limit a fair and transparent exchange of views.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 3: One-stop community hubs within pram-pushing distance of homes could help give WA children the best start in life, according to a policy paper.

Page 6: West Australians have achieved a remarkable record-breaking result for Telethon this year, raising more than $46 million.

Page 9: The campaigning is over, the votes have been counted, the successful candidates have been sworn in — and now the newly elected members of the City of Perth will turn their attention to footpaths, carparks and cycling lanes.

Page 17: AFL Commission chairman Richard Goyder says he will back future night grand finals as season deciders after Saturday’s spectacular match at Queensland’s Gabba that ended with a third premiership in four years for Richmond.

Business: WA is closing the gap in a key measure of Australia’s best-performing economies but could find the success it has built on containing COVID-19 stymied if its hard border remains beyond the end of the year, according to a leading economist.

Australian Taxation Office statistics have revealed details of applicants who accessed their retirement savings in the first tranche of the early access scheme.

Strike Energy is in the process of drilling the deepest well on the Australian mainland 350km north of Perth as part of an appraisal program for its West Erregulla conventional onshore gas discovery.

The protracted battle to win over Cardinal Resources shareholders has again reached fever pitch, with the Perth-based gold play revealing it has now secured support from almost 20 per cent of investors to accept an offer from Chinese suitor Shandong Gold.

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