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14/06/2021 - 06:52

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Big end of town to stay home

Some of the biggest employers in Perth’s CBD have underlined the lasting effects of COVID-19 by formalising work-from-home arrangements that could mean some staff spending most of their time outside the office. The West

M&A on track for a record year

Bidding wars, cheap funding and growth aspirations as Australia’s Covid-19 risks recede are driving frenzied takeover activity amid expectations 2021 will be a record year. The Aus

Huawei pays high price for 5G ban

The federal government’s shunning of Huawei from Australia’s 5G rollout has hit the Chinese telecom behemoth’s profits, with the company saying the ban will hurt its carrier business for years to come. The Aus

Liberal leader butts heads over resources with Rinehart lieutenant

A rift is developing between David Honey and sections of the State’s business community after the WA Liberal leader told a close associate of Gina Rinehart “you don’t know what you’re talking about” during a confrontational State Council. The West

‘Time running out’ on UK deal

Workers’ rights and agricultural products are emerging as stumbling blocks for a post-Brexit trade deal between Australia and Britain, with hopes dimming that Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be able to sign an in-principle agreement this week. The Aus

Allies rally to PM’s call on China

Scott Morrison has won the support of the world’s biggest democracies and Australia’s wartime allies – the US and Britain – in pushing back against growing Chinese power and influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The Aus

CBA in play for Pacific island funds market

The Commonwealth Bank has cut transaction fees charged to bank customers sending money to five countries in the South Pacific – a signal it is taking the fight to remittance services, industry players say. The Aus

New players ‘overcrowd’ market

The Australian media market has become cluttered with too many new entrants and the industry faces an “uncertain future” as consumers become more circumspect with their subscription choices, News Corp boss Michael Miller has warned. The Aus

FIFOs and locals lift passenger numbers

Fly-in, fly-out workers and regional travellers are driving a surge in passenger traffic at Perth Airport, with fresh data showing activity in those areas is within striking distance of pre-COVID levels. The West

Drastic end to plastics

Single-use plastic will be banned in WA by the end of next year under an ambitious new plan from the State Government. The West

 

The Australian Financial Review was unavailable today due to the Queen's Birthday holiday in the Eastern States.

 

The Australian

Page 1: Scott Morrison has won the support of the world’s biggest democracies and Australia’s wartime allies – the US and Britain – in pushing back against growing Chinese power and influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology kept live bats in cages, new footage from inside the facility has revealed, disproving denials from World Health Organisation investigators who claimed the suggestion was a “conspiracy”.

Page 4: China has been accused of manipulating the humanitarian and economic chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic to expand its political clout while continuing to deceive the world about the true source of the pathogen.

Workers’ rights and agricultural products are emerging as stumbling blocks for a post-Brexit trade deal between Australia and Britain, with hopes dimming that Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be able to sign an in-principle agreement this week.

Page 9: Britain and the US have vowed to challenge China’s growing dominance on the world stage as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared: “The West is back.”

Page 13: Bidding wars, cheap funding and growth aspirations as Australia’s Covid-19 risks recede are driving frenzied takeover activity amid expectations 2021 will be a record year.

A landmark International Energy Agency report found no oil or gas fields should be opened up if the world was to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Page 15: The Commonwealth Bank has cut transaction fees charged to bank customers sending money to five countries in the South Pacific – a signal it is taking the fight to remittance services, industry players say.

Page 16: The federal government’s shunning of Huawei from Australia’s 5G rollout has hit the Chinese telecom behemoth’s profits, with the company saying the ban will hurt its carrier business for years to come.

Page 19: The Australian media market has become cluttered with too many new entrants and the industry faces an “uncertain future” as consumers become more circumspect with their subscription choices, News Corp boss Michael Miller has warned.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: A rift is developing between David Honey and sections of the State’s business community after the WA Liberal leader told a close associate of Gina Rinehart “you don’t know what you’re talking about” during a confrontational State Council.

Page 5: WA’s COVID-19 suppression strategy saved an estimated 1700 lives and delivered a benefit to the State worth almost $5 billion, according to scientists at Murdoch University.

Premier Mark McGowan has knocked back the idea of offering the Pfizer vaccine to over-50s who don’t want the AstraZeneca jab.

Page 10: Shadow resources minister Madeleine King says the mining sector must take “real action” in stamping out sexual harassment at fly-in, fly-out camps after the alleged rape of a woman by a colleague at a BHP site.

Page 14: Single-use plastic will be banned in WA by the end of next year under an ambitious new plan from the State Government.

Page 18: The RSPCA WA is calling on the State Government to back it with a huge rise in funding to combat a troubling increase in animal abuse.

Business: Some of the biggest employers in Perth’s CBD have underlined the lasting effects of COVID-19 by formalising work-from-home arrangements that could mean some staff spending most of their time outside the office.

Fly-in, fly-out workers and regional travellers are driving a surge in passenger traffic at Perth Airport, with fresh data showing activity in those areas is within striking distance of pre-COVID levels.

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