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17/02/2021 - 06:50

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I’m not one of Packer’s acolytes, says Poynton

Veteran company director and Future Fund board member John Poynton says he can help restore Crown Resorts to its former glory, insisting he always acted in the interests of all shareholders and is not a puppet for fallen casino mogul James Packer. The Fin

Disclosure laws eased for good

Sharemarket disclosure laws will be permanently relaxed for listed companies and their directors, as the federal government extends its push to make it harder for disgruntled shareholders and class action lawyers to sue businesses. The Fin

Over a quarter of population still unsure about getting COVID jab

More than one in four Australians remain uncertain about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Google close to deals with Nine, others

Google has edged closer to a deal with Nine and Guardian Australia as the Morrison government unveils technical amendments to the proposed news media bargaining code. The Fin

Make kids part of economic reform: Nicola Forrest

Nicola Forrest says it is time to bust the myth that affordable, high-quality and accessible early childhood learning is the domain of Scandinavian and left-leaning governments. The Fin

Penfolds hits america

With its multimillion-dollar China wine market decimated by the tariffs imposed last year, Penfolds has launched a radical new range of wines that it hopes will underpin its new push into the potentially lucrative US market. The West

Chemist Warehouse owners in no rush for IPO

The $5bn-plus Chemist Warehouse is believed to have further pushed back plans for its initial public offering, with some now saying that a deal may not happen until next year. The Aus

Domain to keep $8.3m jobs cash

Property listings company Domain insisted it has no plans to return any of the Federal Government’s $8.3m in JobKeeper cash it received over the past year, even as it unveiled a surge in first-half profit. The Aus

Construction the hardest-hit sector as Covid insolvencies mount

Construction remains the hardest-hit industry across Australia for business insolvencies, with dozens collapsing in January. The Aus

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Sharemarket disclosure laws will be permanently relaxed for listed companies and their directors, as the federal government extends its push to make it harder for disgruntled shareholders and class action lawyers to sue businesses. The Fin

Page 2: Cyber experts and authorities are warning of an inundation of vaccine scams, as Australia prepares to distribute COVID-19 vaccines from February 22.

Page 4: Veteran company director and Future Fund board member John Poynton says he can help restore Crown Resorts to its former glory, insisting he always acted in the interests of all shareholders and is not a puppet for fallen casino mogul James Packer.

Page 6: Google has edged closer to a deal with Nine and Guardian Australia as the Morrison government unveils technical amendments to the proposed news media bargaining code.

Page 8: Coal miners have called for Australian ports to be regulated after the federal government knocked back their attempts to have the competition watchdog oversee fees charged by the Port of Newcastle to stop excessive price increases.

Labor’s proposal to establish minimum conditions for the gig economy will create a new class of worker that risks increasing uncertainty and complexity, a leading workplace expert warns.

Page 11: Nicola Forrest says it is time to bust the myth that affordable, high-quality and accessible early childhood learning is the domain of Scandinavian and left-leaning governments.

Page 20: The first of the Californian versions of Penfolds are about to hit the market, with parent company Treasury Wine Estates hoping they give further impetus to the push to boost US sales as the company prepares for a profit hit from China.

Page 21: Medical glove and protective suit maker Ansell says demand will remain high for its products even when the pandemic is under control because of the steady need for better hygiene practices and the potential demand for annual COVID-19 vaccinations to combat a mutating virus.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Top scientists at Australian universities have been denied lucrative taxpayer-funded research grants on national security grounds, as the federal government cracks down on projects that could hand military or economic advantage to foreign adversaries.

Page 7: Australia’s medical regulator insists the AstraZeneca vaccine will prove to be highly effective in the elderly as it declined to follow the example of a host of European countries that have refused to approve the vaccine’s use in those aged over 65.

Aged-care providers are urging the nation’s chief health officers to recommend making vaccinations mandatory for nursing home workers, just days before the rollout begins.

Page 9: Nationals senators fear a parliamentary report has proposed a legislative “loophole” exempting activist groups from a government crackdown on litigation funders, making it easier for them to pursue class action cases against major regional projects.

Page 16: The $5bn-plus Chemist Warehouse is believed to have further pushed back plans for its initial public offering, with some now saying that a deal may not happen until next year.

Page 17: Property listings company Domain insisted it has no plans to return any of the Federal Government’s $8.3m in JobKeeper cash it received over the past year, even as it unveiled a surge in first-half profit.

Page 19: Construction remains the hardest-hit industry across Australia for business insolvencies, with dozens collapsing in January.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 7: The woman tasked with investigating the toxic culture facing women at Parliament House has vowed to “open a can of worms” during the probe.

Page 9: A young family feared they were one day from “disaster” after their three-week-old baby was prescribed nearly 10 times the recommended dosage of antibiotics to treat an eye infection at a public hospital in the State’s North West.

Page 10: More than one in four Australians remain uncertain about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Page 11: A common asthma medication could drastically reduce the symptoms of coronavirus, according to a Perth academic.

Page 19: The world’s best surfers are set to compete at Rottnest Island in May after WA won the rights to a special one-off World Surf League event.

Business: With its multimillion-dollar China wine market decimated by the tariffs imposed last year, Penfolds has launched a radical new range of wines that it hopes will underpin its new push into the potentially lucrative US market.

National Australia Bank enjoyed a 47 per cent increase in cash earnings during its first quarter trading, helped by improving economic and health outcomes in Australia and New Zealand.

Fresh analysis of business turnover in WA’s lockdown regions has revealed the resilience of traders, with those hardest hit bouncing back to close in on, or beat, usual trading levels.

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