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Forrest’s weir plan hits rough water

Billionaire Andrew Forrest’s plan to build a series of agricultural weirs on Western Australia’s Ashburton River faces growing opposition from Indigenous groups, including those of importance to Mr Forrest’s iron ore mining company, Fortescue Metals Group. The Fin

Demand for skills surging

Demand for training courses is at an all-time high in WA as jobseekers apply to upskill following the end of the $90 billion JobKeeper scheme. The West

Tabcorp aims to ‘clear the air’ with a strategic review

Tabcorp chairman Steven Gregg has officially put its troubled wagering and media business in play, launching a broad strategic review after rejecting a $3 billion bid from British company Entain. The Fin

Strike threat looms over Rio Tinto pay

Rio Tinto is likely to suffer a first strike against its remuneration report after major proxy advisors urged shareholders to vote against its passage at annual meetings in the next six weeks. The Fin

More permits for MinRes

Mineral Resources has secured another two gas exploration permits in the Perth and Carnarvon basins as it chases energy to feed its expanding mining and services operations. The West

MPs warned on careless tech use as hackers hit Canberra

Australian members of parliament, including government ministers, are wide open to cyber attacks, due to insufficient technology nous among politicians and a lack of firm guidelines about devices and apps, the shadow cybersecurity minister has warned. The Fin

Winemakers push China WTO appeal

Australian winemakers may take their case over China’s punishing 200 per cent-plus tariffs to the World Trade Organisation and are looking to the Morrison government to back their claim. The Aus

We kept the region going: Chevron

Australia’s efforts to keep its oil and gas industry operating through the COVID-19 pandemic helped protect not just Australia’s economy but that of the broader Asian region, outgoing Chevron Australia boss Al Williams says. The Aus

ASIC lays down punt law

The Federal financial services watchdog has imposed new restrictions on punts that people can make using high-risk, high-reward contracts for difference. The West

US drone deal boosts Orbital

Orbital Corporation shares leapt nearly 7 per cent after the company landed a deal that could see it providing drone engines to a big US group. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Australia’s Easter holiday plans have been thrown into chaos with Brisbane’s snap three-day COVID-19 lockdown causing a rush of booking cancellations by interstate holiday-makers as other state governments impose tough restrictions on those who have been in the Queensland capital.

Page 2: Nine Entertainment appears set for a long battle to recover from a damaging cyber attack that hit over the weekend, with no source formally identified yet and some employees advised that they are likely to be required to work from home until at least next week.

Page 3: Billionaire Andrew Forrest’s plan to build a series of agricultural weirs on Western Australia’s Ashburton River faces growing opposition from Indigenous groups, including those of importance to Mr Forrest’s iron ore mining company, Fortescue Metals Group.

Page 10: Tabcorp chairman Steven Gregg has officially put its troubled wagering and media business in play, launching a broad strategic review after rejecting a $3 billion bid from British company Entain.

Penfolds owner Treasury Wine Estates has reiterated it will take between two and three years for plans to divert a large chunk of wine exports from China to gain full traction.

Page 14: Rio Tinto is likely to suffer a first strike against its remuneration report after major proxy advisors urged shareholders to vote against its passage at annual meetings in the next six weeks.

Page 15: Australian members of parliament, including government ministers, are wide open to cyber attacks, due to insufficient technology nous among politicians and a lack of firm guidelines about devices and apps, the shadow cybersecurity minister has warned.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Scott Morrison has declared Marise Payne the “prime minister for women” under a wider-than-expected ministerial reshuffle that increased female cabinet representation, set up a gender equality taskforce and shifted embattled ministers Linda Reynolds and Christian Porter.

Page 4: More than 27,000 Brisbane businesses moving off JobKeeper this week are bracing for a three-day lockdown without the cushion of the emergency wage subsidy, as Queensland’s peak small business group warns the restrictions could be the “tipping point” for many.

Page 6: National security strategists say Peter Dutton’s top priority as Defence Minister will be to urgently deliver new capabilities and get mega-programs like the $90bn Attack-class submarines on track.

Page 7: Anthony Albanese will move to revive car manufacturing in Australia under a $15bn plan to “drive regional economic development” and grow the industrial workforce, as he faces a showdown with the unions this week over Labor’s support for free trade.

Page 13: Australian winemakers may take their case over China’s punishing 200 per cent-plus tariffs to the World Trade Organisation and are looking to the Morrison government to back their claim.

Australia’s efforts to keep its oil and gas industry operating through the COVID-19 pandemic helped protect not just Australia’s economy but that of the broader Asian region, outgoing Chevron Australia boss Al Williams says.

Page 15: Online real estate advertising company REA Group is looking to expand its presence in financial services with a bid to buy home loan broker Mortgage Choice that could create a powerhouse in the sector.

Page 16: Woodside Petroleum has held interviews with top energy executives to replace long-serving boss Peter Coleman as it enters the final stretch of a succession process.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 8: The State Government has slammed shut WA’s border with Queensland as the Sunshine State scrambles to control a growing COVID-19 cluster.

Business: Plantagenet Wines has a new owner after one of WA’s oldest family businesses handed over the reins of the Great Southern region’s first commercial winery to its managing director.

The Federal financial services watchdog has imposed new restrictions on punts that people can make using high-risk, high-reward contracts for difference.

Demand for training courses is at an all-time high in WA as jobseekers apply to upskill following the end of the $90 billion JobKeeper scheme.

Mineral Resources has secured another two gas exploration permits in the Perth and Carnarvon basins as it chases energy to feed its expanding mining and services operations.

Orbital Corporation shares leapt nearly 7 per cent after the company landed a deal that could see it providing drone engines to a big US group.

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