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Chamber sinks SA sub claim

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA says South Australian politicians are twisting the chamber’s workforce data to undermine WA’s chances of securing the Collins Class submarine full cycle docking maintenance program. The West

PM fast-tracks vaccine rollout for frontline workers

Under increasing pressure to roll out the coronavirus vaccine in Australia, the Morrison government will now fast-track protection for quarantine, border and frontline healthcare workers who will begin receiving their first jab from mid- to late February. The Fin

Qantas winter fares to Tokyo cheaper than Sydney to Perth

Come the winter school holidays, it will be cheaper for some Sydneysiders to fly to Tokyo than Perth on a Qantas Airways flight – if the borders are open. The Fin

Oil and gas explorers sharpen drill bit after WA letdown

Oil and gas explorers are gearing up for a much more active year with the drillbit around Australia, even after the recent failure of a highly prospective well by BP off Western Australia and the cancellation of one that was due to be sunk off south-east New Zealand. The Fin

Congress defies mob

Joe Biden has been certified as US president in an early morning sitting of congress forced by a violent assault on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters that left four people dead and Washington DC in a state of emergency. The Aus

Perth rideshare’s push for better driver pay

A new Perth-based rideshare platform hopes to shake up the market by paying drivers a bigger cut and keeping profits in Australia. The West

Shares soar on hopes of Democrat spending

Expectations a big-spending Democratic Congress will be able to deliver the stimulus required to accelerate the US economic recovery have lit a rocket under equity markets, driving investors from technology into more cyclical stocks. The Fin

Domain to roll out buy now, pay later to property sellers

Real estate agents will be able to collect property marketing costs upfront from vendors who pay later with a new product called MarketNow from leading property portal Domain in partnership with instalments fintech Limepay. The Fin

COVID workplace changes agree with lawyers

The ability to work remotely and flexibly in the legal sector is one significant change forced by the coronavirus pandemic that has stuck in a major win for time-poor workers. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Under increasing pressure to roll out the coronavirus vaccine in Australia, the Morrison government will now fast-track protection for quarantine, border and frontline healthcare workers who will begin receiving their first jab from mid- to late February.

Page 3: Come the winter school holidays, it will be cheaper for some Sydneysiders to fly to Tokyo than Perth on a Qantas Airways flight – if the borders are open.

Page 6: COVID-19 survivors could remain immune from the disease for eight months or more, according to new research just published in the leading journal Science.

Page 7: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will check the pay of a further 1950 staff just months after it paid a $600,000 ‘‘contrition payment’’ for underpaying a different set of casual workers.

Page 13: Expectations a big-spending Democratic Congress will be able to deliver the stimulus required to accelerate the US economic recovery have lit a rocket under equity markets, driving investors from technology into more cyclical stocks.

The battle for Amaysim has taken another extraordinary turn, as obscure Sydney-based hedge fund RAMCap has vowed to go directly to shareholders with its bid after the board of the $220 million telco refused to engage with an earlier offer.

Oil and gas explorers are gearing up for a much more active year with the drillbit around Australia, even after the recent failure of a highly prospective well by BP off Western Australia and the cancellation of one that was due to be sunk off south-east New Zealand.

Page 15: Real estate agents will be able to collect property marketing costs upfront from vendors who pay later with a new product called MarketNow from leading property portal Domain in partnership with instalments fintech Limepay.

Page 29: Australia’s home building industry faces a bumper year after HomeBuilder and other stimulus measures pushed approvals of detached homes in November to the highest level in more than two decades, ABS figures showed yesterday.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Joe Biden has been certified as US president in an early morning sitting of congress forced by a violent assault on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters that left four people dead and Washington DC in a state of emergency.

Page 4: All flight crews entering Australia will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 tests and quarantine from next week, after Scott Morrison forced the hand of the NSW government by convening a special session of the national cabinet to bolster defences against the highly infectious UK virus strain.

Page 5: Farmers have lost at least $39m in crops because of labour shortages caused by COVID-19 and closed international and domestic borders, new figures reveal, sparking fresh calls to urgently bring in thousands of Pacific and East Timorese workers.

Page 6: Two-way goods trade between Australia and China has forged higher to hit $208.8bn over the 11 months to November — which is higher than the same period in 2019, despite the increasingly fractious relationship.

Page 13: Australia’s biggest listed iron ore miners all hit records on the market yesterday as the iron ore price rose slightly and investors positioned themselves ahead of what is expected to be a bumper dividend season.

Tourism leaders have stepped up their attacks on state premiers, urging them to show courageous leadership, stop “deliberately hijacking the livelihoods” of many Australians and reopen borders given the lack of locally acquired COVID-19 cases.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 12: Premier Mark McGowan has responded to violent protests in the US Capitol by expressing how grateful he is to live in WA.

Page 18: Mark McGowan says WA authorities are on alert after a hotel quarantine cleaner in Brisbane tested positive for the fast-spreading UK variant of COVID-19.

Page 54: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA says South Australian politicians are twisting the chamber’s workforce data to undermine WA’s chances of securing the Collins Class submarine full cycle docking maintenance program.

Page 56: The Morrison Government has finally announced the new service providers for the Girls Academy program after former Wildcat Ricky Grace’s charity was unsuccessful in securing the multimillion-dollar grant.

A WA Liberal government would fund employer subsidies of up to $10,000 for the recruitment of up to 20,000 new apprentices and trainees, if elected in March.

Business: The ability to work remotely and flexibly in the legal sector is one significant change forced by the coronavirus pandemic that has stuck in a major win for time-poor workers.

A new Perth-based rideshare platform hopes to shake up the market by paying drivers a bigger cut and keeping profits in Australia.

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