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WA’s low vaccination take-up rate

Western Australia has the ignominy of being the jurisdiction with the lowest vaccine take-up rate, a situation experts say is due to a mix of complacency and geography. The Fin

Perth businessmen behind consortium play for Crown’s Perth casino

West Australian identities are believed to be behind the reported consortium play for Crown Resorts’ $2.5bn-plus Perth casino complex. The Aus

New Chevron boss firm on emissions pledge after first Gorgon target miss

Chevron Australia’s new boss Mark Hatfield has vowed to “make good” on the US energy giant’s commitments to capture and store carbon from the $US54 billion Gorgon LNG project after it missed a target for burying emissions. The West

Closed border makes a bad hire even more expensive and painful

Employing a poor candidate is a more costly and painful mistake to make now than a year ago, according to a survey of 300 hiring managers conducted by recruiter Robert Half. The Fin

Push for end to summer ban over sheep exports

Exporters and Coalition MPs are pushing Agriculture Minister David Little-proud to shorten a moratorium on live sheep exports to the Middle East, amid fears African and European farmers could fill the void. The Fin

Tech demands escape plan to beat lockdown

Australia’s leading venture capitalists and company founders have warned the technology sector risks being left in the slow lane without a clear government plan to end lockdowns and travel bans. The Fin

Reforms are needed to get power system up to speed: AEMO chief

Reforms to Australia’s electricity market rules will be critical to cope with the influx of renewables into the power system and to spur investment in dispatchable generation such as gas plants,

according to the new head of the body that runs the energy market. The Fin

Working from home to sustain flight from the city as bosses see the benefits

The big ‘what if’ that has been hanging over the Covid-sparked regional property boom has always been what happens when employers want workers back in inner-city offices. The Fin

Come back with a better offer, Oil Search tells Santos

Oil Search will require a higher bid from Santos before it opens talks over a $23bn merger, with interim boss Peter Fredricson declaring he wants the top job permanently and is trying to unite staff unsettled by the shock exit of former chief executive Keiran Wulff. The Aus

New way to catch drivers

Cameras that can automatically detect drivers using their mobile phones or spot people not wearing a seatbelt are about to be installed on Perth’s “smart freeway”. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: Australian companies are set to deliver earnings growth of almost 35 per cent but the good news will be overshadowed by the economic paralysis inflicted by Greater Sydney’s lockdown, clouding the 2021 profit season beginning this week.

Page 3: The global move away from fossil fuels will cost two in three workers their jobs across regions such as the Hunter Valley and central Queensland over the next three decades, according to a report that argues the impact will be even worse without investor support for a fair transition.

Employing a poor candidate is a more costly and painful mistake to make now than a year ago, according to a survey of 300 hiring managers conducted by recruiter Robert Half.

Page 5: Western Australia has the ignominy of being the jurisdiction with the lowest vaccine take-up rate, a situation experts say is due to a mix of complacency and geography.

Page 7: Victoria and South Australia are on track to emerge from lockdown tomorrow night, after managing to contain all new cases to people who had been in quarantine for their entire infectious periods.

Page 8: The shadow cabinet is expected to agree to leave unchanged the stage-three income tax cuts for medium to high income earners, should Labor win the next federal election.

Exporters and Coalition MPs are pushing Agriculture Minister David Little-proud to shorten a moratorium on live sheep exports to the Middle East, amid fears African and European farmers could fill the void.

Page 9: The first day of competition in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has delivered the biggest day of live-streaming in Australian television history.

Page 11: Stranded Australians want the Morrison government to help bring them home from Indonesia, where commercial flight options are extremely limited and the pandemic is straining fragile health and hospital systems.

Page 13: Australia’s leading venture capitalists and company founders have warned the technology sector risks being left in the slow lane without a clear government plan to end lockdowns and travel bans.

Page 15: Supply chain finance providers will seek to distance themselves from Greensill Capital at federal parliamentary hearings this week, with one rival claiming the collapsed firm’s business of lending against future invoices was like ‘‘financing vapour’’.

Reforms to Australia’s electricity market rules will be critical to cope with the influx of renewables into the power system and to spur investment in dispatchable generation such as gas plants, according to the new head of the body that runs the energy market.

Page 17: Vitamin sales at Swisse in Australasia slid lower in the three months ended June 30 but trading conditions have become even tougher in the past few weeks because of lockdowns in major cities, prompting the company to offer discounts of between 30 to 50 per cent in its e-commerce channel.

 

 

The Australian

Page 2: Migrant workers employed on Australian farms will be better protected from exploitative employers, as the federal government tries to stamp out shady businesses ahead of the commencement of the newly announced agriculture visa.

Page 3: The big ‘what if’ that has been hanging over the Covid-sparked regional property boom has always been what happens when employers want workers back in inner-city offices.

Page 5: The strain on the nation’s mental health of the latest spate of lockdowns is already showing, with calls to crisis lines spiking even beyond the current high Covid-19 baselines.

Page 15: Oil Search will require a higher bid from Santos before it opens talks over a $23bn merger, with interim boss Peter Fredricson declaring he wants the top job permanently and is trying to unite staff unsettled by the shock exit of former chief executive Keiran Wulff.

BHP’s involvement in the petroleum business has long been controversial, both for investors and its board and management.

Page 16: West Australian identities are believed to be behind the reported consortium play for Crown Resorts’ $2.5bn-plus Perth casino complex.

Page 17: Digital property company REA’s Asia operation has been bolstered by plans to list Singapore-based online real estate firm Property-Guru as a $US1.78bn ($2.4bn) enterprise in the US.

Page 20: The ABC’s spending on advertising has soared to its highest levels in the past decade despite the public broadcaster’s repeated claims that it has been beset by budget cuts over the same period.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: The gold medal all of Australia was counting on — and the nation’s first of the Games — has been delivered at the Tokyo Olympics.

Page 10: Cameras that can automatically detect drivers using their mobile phones or spot people not wearing a seatbelt are about to be installed on Perth’s “smart freeway”.

The teachers’ union has launched a campaign rebelling against the McGowan Government’s cap on wages for public school teachers and lecturers.

Page 15: There are calls for the State Government to use 30 sites listed or earmarked for sale to help solve the housing crisis, with claims the assets could create more than 2000 homes.

Page 16: Police Commissioner Chris Dawson will hold a forum dealing with mental health, to start within the next few weeks, in light of recent suicides that have shocked the force.

Business: A woman caught in an alleged online romance scam has hit back at high-profile financial planner Troy MacMillan and his wife Gemma over a soured deal to buy the couple’s City Beach mansion.

The world’s biggest mining companies are about to start revealing how much cash they’re churning out from this year’s commodity boom.

Chevron Australia’s new boss Mark Hatfield has vowed to “make good” on the US energy giant’s commitments to capture and store carbon from the $US54 billion Gorgon LNG project after it missed a target for burying emissions.

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