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01/04/2021 - 06:42

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Employers need to ‘earn the commute’ of workers

The push by people to work fewer days at the office is getting stronger, with TWT or Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday workers emerging as a new phenomenon out of the pandemic. The Fin

Gina renews gag bid

Iron ore billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has launched a fresh bid to stop serious allegations by her two eldest children, John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart, being aired in a multi-billion-dollar feud over her Hope Downs riches. The West

‘Accelerated’ rollout could miss May target

Australia’s sluggish COVID-19 vaccine rollout could miss another key federal government milestone, with the promise of 6 million doses distributed to the states by mid-May at risk. The Fin

CITIC ruling a bonanza for Palmer

A Supreme Court judgment has paved the way for Chinese conglomerate CITIC Limited to mine an additional 1 billion tonnes of iron ore in Western Australia through a deal with Clive Palmer. The Fin

Discount flights are still go, despite clusters

As the nation begins a bittersweet Easter break headlined by fresh COVID-19 clusters, outbreaks and snap lockdowns, the federal government is pressing ahead with its 800,000 half-priced airline tickets to 15 regional destinations. The Fin

Perth miner sweats on Greenland snap election

A Perth-based resources company aiming to build a bold but politically controversial uranium and rare earth metals mine beside a pristine Greenland fiord faces a nervous wait ahead of a snap election in the Danish territory next week. The Fin

Health funds up 5 per cent

Health fund premiums are set to rise for the second time in six months today, as customers abandon for-profit health insurers. The West

Airports feel the pain of fixed costs

Perth Airport chief executive Kevin Brown says it is disappointing the Federal Government has directed the bulk of its COVID-19 aviation assistance towards airlines while largely neglecting airports. The West

Moora project will harness methane from 62,000 pigs

WA’s biggest pork producer has dusted off plans for a $28 million piggery development in the State’s Wheatbelt, which will produce 62,000 pigs a year and generate enough renewable energy to power itself and hundreds of households. The West

 

 

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The Australian Financial Review

Page 2: Australia’s sluggish COVID-19 vaccine rollout could miss another key federal government milestone, with the promise of 6 million doses distributed to the states by mid-May at risk.

Page 3: Labor believes it can win the next election by portraying the Morrison government as a tired outfit that lacks an agenda, fails to deliver on its promises and does not deserve a fourth term.

A Supreme Court judgment has paved the way for Chinese conglomerate CITIC Limited to mine an additional 1 billion tonnes of iron ore in Western Australia through a deal with Clive Palmer.

Page 6: As the nation begins a bittersweet Easter break headlined by fresh COVID-19 clusters, outbreaks and snap lockdowns, the federal government is pressing ahead with its 800,000 half-priced airline tickets to 15 regional destinations.

Page 14: The push by people to work fewer days at the office is getting stronger, with TWT or Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday workers emerging as a new phenomenon out of the pandemic.

Page 18: A Perth-based resources company aiming to build a bold but politically controversial uranium and rare earth metals mine beside a pristine Greenland fiord faces a nervous wait ahead of a snap election in the Danish territory next week.

Page 27: The global sharemarket is bracing for a sweeping reset that will knock the growth stocks that have fuelled a bubble graver than the dotcom bust two decades ago, according to Andrew Clifford, chief executive of Platinum Asset Management.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 9: Health Minister Roger Cook has joined calls for greater certainty on COVID-19 vaccine supply as a rift yesterday opened between the Commonwealth and States over the slower than forecast rollout of the jab.

Page 10: Mark McGowan has told Federal Labor’s special platform conference the party must become “mainstream”.

Page 86: Health fund premiums are set to rise for the second time in six months today, as customers abandon for-profit health insurers.

Business: Iron ore billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has launched a fresh bid to stop serious allegations by her two eldest children, John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart, being aired in a multi-billion-dollar feud over her Hope Downs riches.

Luxury yogawear brand Lululemon says investor enthusiasm is being tempered by a hesitancy from shoppers to return to stores, despite projections of brisk revenue growth this year.

Perth Airport chief executive Kevin Brown says it is disappointing the Federal Government has directed the bulk of its COVID-19 aviation assistance towards airlines while largely neglecting airports.

A fledgling online luxury goods retailer has grabbed the early honours as this year’s hottest Australian stock as a handful of WA companies including Resolute Mining, NRW Holdings and Perenti Global ended March nursing big capital losses.

A senior WA union official has called for a voluntary code of practice on fly-in, fly-out worker rosters to be made mandatory.

WA’s biggest pork producer has dusted off plans for a $28 million piggery development in the State’s Wheatbelt, which will produce 62,000 pigs a year and generate enough renewable energy to power itself and hundreds of households.

Spending in Perth’s CBD over the past six months has led the nation, as workers returned and COVID restrictions eased.

DDH1 has further expanded its drill rig fleet, reflecting a minerals exploration boom driven by cashed-up juniors.

An Australian beer giant plans to help power its operations with extra energy from household rooftop solar systems — and will pay homeowners with liquid gold.

Resolute Mining has moved to ease investor fears over the proposed $US105 million ($137.9m) sale of its shuttered Bibiani gold mine in Ghana, noting the transaction is not essential for it to meet debt repayment obligations.

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