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Oz leads world in rock floats

Australia is leveraging off its strength as a mining powerhouse to become the go-to destination for resources floats. The West

Revamp may speed up shots for over 50s

Australians aged over 50 could be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the middle of the year, under a revamped plan set to be signed off by the states and the federal government. The Fin

PM sets path to zero emissions

Scott Morrison has all but locked in a commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 by starting to detail how it could be achieved and the benefits for those industries which lead the way. The Fin

Labor ‘needs to seize the day’ on energy use

Anthony Albanese will back the future of coal exports and outline Labor’s vision for a clean energy “jobs revolution”, as he attempts to pivot the party and win seats in the mining states of Queensland and Western Australia. The Aus

Uncap aged care fees: operators

The Morrison government should uncap daily payments that aged care providers charge to ensure a better market mechanism that would reduce the funding burden on the sector, industry experts say. The Fin

Star clubs face expulsion over breakaway plan

Europe’s richest football clubs were on Sunday night (Monday AEST) threatened with expulsion from their domestic leagues and warned their players would be barred from the World Cup if they went through with plans for a breakaway super league. The Fin

Barbeques Galore smokin’ as consumers entertain at home

The COVID-19 tailwinds that underpinned record sales growth at hardware and homewares retailers could continue for years, says Angus McDonald, chief executive of Australia’s largest specialty barbecue retailer, Barbeques Galore. The Fin

Early childhood teachers lose equal pay fight

The Independent Education Union of Australia has lost a long-running equal-pay case for early childhood teachers, after the Fair Work Commission rejected an argument that the work was comparable to that of professional engineers. The Fin

Bubble lacks confidence

WA travel agents are divided on whether the trans-Tasman bubble will generate enough revenue to give the struggling sector a much needed boost. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Scott Morrison has all but locked in a commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 by starting to detail how it could be achieved and the benefits for those industries which lead the way.

Page 3: Paul Keating has welcomed speculation the Morrison government will not meddle with the superannuation guarantee, saying such a decision would not only be commendable from a retiree’s perspective, but would help the nation reduce its current account deficit.

Page 4: Australians aged over 50 could be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the middle of the year, under a revamped plan set to be signed off by the states and the federal government.

Page 6: The Morrison government should uncap daily payments that aged care providers charge to ensure a better market mechanism that would reduce the funding burden on the sector, industry experts say.

Page 9: Warwick McKibbin, a long-time adviser to conservative Australian governments on climate change policy, warns Australia is at risk of being bowled over as Beijing and Washington ramp up pressure on laggards to curb emissions.

Page 10: Europe’s richest football clubs were on Sunday night (Monday AEST) threatened with expulsion from their domestic leagues and warned their players would be barred from the World Cup if they went through with plans for a breakaway super league.

Page 12: Howard Marks’ private equity giant Oaktree has sensationally inserted itself in the fight for the future of Crown Resorts, throwing down an offer that could spur Mr Packer to sell down his controlling stake in the company.

Page 13: Australia’s NBN Co will pitch offshore investors for the first time this week, in an attempt to raise more than $1.5 billion in a US bond deal.

Page 14: The COVID-19 tailwinds that underpinned record sales growth at hardware and homewares retailers could continue for years, says Angus McDonald, chief executive of Australia’s largest specialty barbecue retailer, Barbeques Galore.

Page 20: The potential of Australia’s start-up tech sector has captured the attention of some of Japan’s biggest financial institutions, with a new venture capital fund formed with a mandate to invest almost exclusively in emerging early-stage local companies.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: The Morrison government has taken delivery of 4.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines but as of Sunday just under 1.6 million shots had been administered.

Page 2: Anthony Albanese will back the future of coal exports and outline Labor’s vision for a clean energy “jobs revolution”, as he attempts to pivot the party and win seats in the mining states of Queensland and Western Australia.

Page 5: The much anticipated trans-Tasman bubble has jetted off to a smooth start, prompting calls for more quarantine-free travel corridors to be established.

Page 6: The Independent Education Union of Australia has lost a long-running equal-pay case for early childhood teachers, after the Fair Work Commission rejected an argument that the work was comparable to that of professional engineers.

Page 7: The age at which a person is considered an “older worker” is getting younger, new research shows.

A relatively “modest” $12bn, or 10 per cent, increase in the annual federal welfare budget would reverse 25 years of climbing financial stress among those on unemployment benefits and slash poverty rates among JobSeeker recipients from nearly 90 per cent to just 34 per cent.

Page 9: Cambodia is in lockdown, infection rates in Thailand and The Philippines are soaring, and New Delhi and Mumbai are once again under curfew as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps the Asian continent.

Page 15: Latitude Financial chief executive Ahmed Fahour is looking not only to disrupt the major banks but also forge partnerships with them to offer more flexible consumer finance packages as Latitude finally makes its debut on the local stock exchange.

Page 16: Business Council of Australia president Tim Reed has urged the federal government to push ahead with plans to get the country vaccinated, offering business help to achieve the task if needed.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 7: The Nationals and Liberals have committed to hold talks on how they can work together to defeat Labor at the 2025 State election after last month’s wipe-out.

Governments around the world took on eight years’ worth of borrowing last year to tackle the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

Page 8: The Prime Minster was last night set to announce a plan to untangle red tape and help businesses save $430 million a year.

Business: WA travel agents are divided on whether the trans-Tasman bubble will generate enough revenue to give the struggling sector a much needed boost.

Global real estate investment group ESR has agreed to buy a portfolio of warehouse and logistics assets in Australia from Blackstone Group for about $3.8 billion in the country’s biggest real estate transaction in five years.

The administrator of a family-owned building group has tapped outside help to urgently complete contracted work at schools.

Iron ore futures in Singapore have surged on signs of robust demand from China’s steel sector, while market focus shifts to output reports from the top producers this week.

Australia is leveraging off its strength as a mining powerhouse to become the go-to destination for resources floats.

Perth-listed biomaterials company Nanollose is set to raise $2.85 million to fuel the commercialisation of its eco-friendly fabric.

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