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Moving target for jab rollout

Scott Morrison has refused to put a deadline on inoculating the Australian population after one of his senior ministers said the aim was for every adult to receive their first vaccination by Christmas. The Fin

Gold Road leads race for Tropicana mine stake

Gold Road Resources is facing an anxious wait in the days ahead before learning if it has won the auction to buy a $1bn stake in the Tropicana gold mine from IGO. The Aus

Property prices to rise by 15 per cent

WA’s peak real estate body has revised up its forecasts for property price rises this year — potentially nearly trebling predictions it made only three months ago. The West

Mining off OECD global tax agenda

Mining and energy companies will be exempt from an international tax crackdown being led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, reducing the risk of potential disincentives for investment and shoring up Australia’s tax base. The Fin

Pressure on new gas chief

Woodside Petroleum is closing in on its most important management appointment in 40 years as it looks for a new chief to shepherd the group through an increasingly tricky environment for oil and gas producers. The West

Delorean’s $14m IPO built on waste

Bioenergy infrastructure company and energy retailer Delorean has raised $14 million through an oversubscribed initial public offering ahead of today’s sharemarket debut. The Fin

WA set to miss deadline on defamation reform

Western Australia looks like being the only state that will not pass national defamation reforms in time for a July 1 start date, which could leave it out of sync with other jurisdictions as they adopt the new regime. The Fin

PM warned: don’t ignore aged-care reform

Aged-care providers and consumer groups have issued a blunt warning to the Morrison government to use the May budget to finally fix the crisis-riddled sector, saying older Australians will no longer cop “fiddling at the edges” of reform. The Aus

Census system rebuilt and ready to go

Digital infrastructure and security protections underpinning the nation’s census have been rebuilt ahead of the August 10 population snapshot, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics works to avoid a repeat of major failures in 2016. The Fin

Pfizer made mandatory for quarantine workers

Anyone wanting to work in hotel quarantine will need to be jabbed with the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, under tough new rules set to be introduced by the State Government. The Fin

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Scott Morrison has refused to put a deadline on inoculating the Australian population after one of his senior ministers said the aim was for every adult to receive their first vaccination by Christmas.

Mining and energy companies will be exempt from an international tax crackdown being led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, reducing the risk of potential disincentives for investment and shoring up Australia’s tax base.

Page 3: Australia does not need coal-fired power stations to keep electricity bills down, but rushing to 100 per cent renewable energy will be ‘‘expensive’’ without major technology breakthroughs to provide back-up power during long winter wind droughts.

Page 5: Employers are still struggling to find staff despite an expected jump in applications following the end of JobKeeper.

Western Australia looks like being the only state that will not pass national defamation reforms in time for a July 1 start date, which could leave it out of sync with other jurisdictions as they adopt the new regime.

Page 9: Digital infrastructure and security protections underpinning the nation’s census have been rebuilt ahead of the August 10 population snapshot, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics works to avoid a repeat of major failures in 2016.

Page 13: The supply of registered advisers is on track to be 50 per cent lower than before the Hayne royal commission in 2018, while the costs of quality advice for regular consumers have skyrocketed, new data shows.

Page 15: The world should prepare for COVID-22 and COVID-24, and a stop-start economy, because coronavirus variants are popping up fast and vaccines cannot keep up, says the chief executive of Ansell.

Page 16: Bioenergy infrastructure company and energy retailer Delorean has raised $14 million through an oversubscribed initial public offering ahead of today’s sharemarket debut.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Low-paid workers in COVID-stressed industries could be hit by a second year of delayed minimum wage increases as the Fair Work Commission examines whether to again stagger pay rises for 2.2 million workers across the next financial year.

Page 3: Aged-care providers and consumer groups have issued a blunt warning to the Morrison government to use the May budget to finally fix the crisis-riddled sector, saying older Australians will no longer cop “fiddling at the edges” of reform.

Page 5: Qantas has been accused of acting out of spite and vindictiveness when it outsourced the jobs of its most highly unionised workforce to save $100m a year.

Page 13: The big four bank bosses will face scrutiny over their future acquisition ambitions, with Suncorp’s banking arm widely seen as being in the sights of a major lender but any move likely to seriously erode competition.

Page 14: Gold Road Resources is facing an anxious wait in the days ahead before learning if it has won the auction to buy a $1bn stake in the Tropicana gold mine from IGO.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 10: The towns of Geraldton and Kalbarri are today counting the cost of deadly tropical cyclone Seroja which tore across the Coral Coast last night, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Page 14: Anyone wanting to work in hotel quarantine will need to be jabbed with the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, under tough new rules set to be introduced by the State Government.

Travel agents struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for additional funding to help their businesses survive.

Page 15: WA’s peak real estate body has revised up its forecasts for property price rises this year — potentially nearly trebling predictions it made only three months ago.

Page 17: WA Liberal MPs will be prevented from springing election commitments created without party input in a major shake-up designed to avoid a repeat of former leader Zak Kirkup’s controversial green energy plan.

Business: Woodside Petroleum is closing in on its most important management appointment in 40 years as it looks for a new chief to shepherd the group through an increasingly tricky environment for oil and gas producers.

Billionaire Andrew Forrest’s vision for green business has taken a leap forward, after his WA aquaculture products became Australia’s first to receive carbon neutral certification.

Earth is rushing towards a renewable energy future and Australian consumers are making a personal effort by piling into home solar systems.

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