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Find your mojo on jabs, miners tell PM

Resource sector employers are urging the Morrison government to “stop the paralysis” and legislate to allow companies to mandate Covid vaccinations in the mining industry when vaccine supplies increase in coming months. The Aus

Green project feels heat

A renewable energy land grab in the Gascoyne between the Andrew Forrest-chaired Fortescue Metals Group and mineral exploration company Province Resources is turning into a battle of the billionaire backers. The West

McGowan’s ‘brutal’ lockdown rule bad for pubs

High-profile publican Andy Freeman has labelled Premier Mark McGowan’s pursuit of a COVID-zero policy even when vaccination rates hit 80 per cent as “brutal” news for the hospitality industry. The West

Quarantine centre under way

Construction will start on WA’s purpose-built quarantine facility in October and it is likely to be operational as early as next March when the first 500 of its 1000 beds are ready to be occupied. The West

Regional WA and central Queensland lag in jab race

Regional Western Australia and parts of central Queensland are lagging the nation in vaccination rates, as the latest federal government data shows an increasingly uneven race to reopen from COVID-19. The Fin

Sportsbet at odds with the law 

Online bookmaker Sportsbet has been charged by authorities after using popular memes to allegedly illegally induce punters to its website by offering free betting money. The Aus

CBA takes on Afterpay with StepPay

About 100,000 Commonwealth Bank customers who pre-registered for its new buy now, pay later product StepPay will be able to load the new card into their digital wallets from today, as CBA battles with Afterpay, PayPal and Zip. The Fin

Clean hydrogen a priority for green bank

Clean Energy Finance Corporation chief executive Ian Learmonth says green hydrogen is a priority area of focus over the next 12 months after marking a number of ‘‘firsts’’ among its investments in 2020-21, including in grid transmission and plastics recycling. The Fin

Five tapped for Woodside-BHP petroleum deal

After announcing a mega merger with BHP’s petroleum unit, it has emerged that Woodside has tapped Morgan Stanley, Gresham and law firm King & Wood Mallesons and Vinson & Elkins to work on the deal. The Aus

Gnangara to go from semirural to high density in new vision

Sleepy Gnangara — home to a few hundred homes and market gardens — will get high-density apartment blocks and cosmopolitan touches such as an art gallery under a new long-term plan. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: BHP says it will be better placed to invest in a lower carbon world after announcing its dual-listing structure will be unified in Australia and its capital-heavy oil and gas division hived off to Woodside Petroleum.

Newly appointed Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill will hit the ground running after a transformative merger with BHP’s petroleum business, creating a top 10 oil and gas producer with the financial clout to withstand the tough market involved with the transition to clean energy.

Coles came close to buying a major stake in arch rival Woolworths under a plan hatched by billionaire retailer Solomon Lew almost 30 years ago.

Page 4: The delta variant could be a game-changer for the Reserve Bank’s monetary stimulus plans, with the central bank prepared to provide more support if there is a significant setback to the recovery.

Page 7: Days after SPC became the first employer to mandate vaccinations of staff against COVID-19, it was hit with a barrage of abuse from keyboard warriors across the country.

Page 8: Regional Western Australia and parts of central Queensland are lagging the nation in vaccination rates, as the latest federal government data shows an increasingly uneven race to reopen from COVID-19.

Page 12: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put the nation into a three-day lockdown after the discovery of the first community case of COVID-19 since February in Auckland.

Page 13: BHP will exit petroleum, enter potash and spend $US500 million unifying its 20-year-old dual-listed company structure after a year that also delivered record dividends to shareholders.

Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher has claimed strong shareholder support for the proposed $21 billion merger with Oil Search, saying the company understands the need for scale and financial firepower to weather the energy transition, despite the slide in the share price since it was announced.

Page 15: A Myanmar-focused Australian mining group backed by Financial Review Rich Lister Mark Creasy has struck a deal to exit the coup-stricken country through the sale of its historic Bawdwin mine.

Page 16: Domain is confident the property market can continue to navigate COVID-19 lockdowns as it declares its first final dividend since 2019 after a rebound in profit.

Page 17: About 100,000 Commonwealth Bank customers who pre-registered for its new buy now, pay later product StepPay will be able to load the new card into their digital wallets from today, as CBA battles with Afterpay, PayPal and Zip.

Page 19: Clean Energy Finance Corporation chief executive Ian Learmonth says green hydrogen is a priority area of focus over the next 12 months after marking a number of ‘‘firsts’’ among its investments in 2020-21, including in grid transmission and plastics recycling.

 

 

The Australian

Page 2: An Albanese government would not impose carbon border tariffs on trading partners that fall short on their climate policies, with Australia set to reject the initiative regardless of who wins the next federal election.

Page 3: Online bookmaker Sportsbet has been charged by authorities after using popular memes to allegedly illegally induce punters to its website by offering free betting money.

Page 4: Almost three-quarters of NSW’s available staffed intensive care beds are full, with Covid-19 patients making up 10 per cent of total ICU admissions.

Page 5: Resource sector employers are urging the Morrison government to “stop the paralysis” and legislate to allow companies to mandate Covid vaccinations in the mining industry when vaccine supplies increase in coming months.

Page 13: Andrew Forrest’s upstart green energy arm has long-term plans to produce 50 million tonnes a year of renewable clean hydrogen, making it equivalent to the output of some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies.

Page 14: After announcing a mega merger with BHP’s petroleum unit, it has emerged that Woodside has tapped Morgan Stanley, Gresham and law firm King & Wood Mallesons and Vinson & Elkins to work on the deal.

Page 15: Rugged car gear is proving a huge hit for ARB, which has been buoyed by thrillseekers trading travel for four-wheel driving.

Page 21: Last year’s Covid-19-induced collapse in numbers of overseas students learning English in Australia will cost the economy $2.7bn in direct and indirect contributions, research commissioned by industry body English Australia shows.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 4: Construction will start on WA’s purpose-built quarantine facility in October and it is likely to be operational as early as next March when the first 500 of its 1000 beds are ready to be occupied.

Page 8: Throwing money at Afghanistan for 20 years became a measure of success for America rather than the reality of two decades of waste, and the death of 2443 US troops, 1144 allied soldiers and more than 110,000 Afghans.

Page 10: Mark McGowan has labelled Clive Palmer a “narcissist” who has “all the characteristics of a sociopath” in a blistering attack launched from the floor of Parliament.

Page 11: WA’s peak mining union has flagged panic button apps and donga emergency alarms to combat a spate of sexual assaults against women in the resources sector.

Page 12: The Opposition has demanded that the Labor Government hold a Statewide referendum before making any changes to regional representation in the Upper House.

Page 15: WA’s peak real estate body claims it is now cheaper to take on a mortgage in more than 100 suburbs in Perth than it is to rent in those areas.

Business: Environmental groups have cheered billionaire Andrew Forrest’s decision to withdraw from his interests in Kimberley onshore gas exploration.

A renewable energy land grab in the Gascoyne between the Andrew Forrest-chaired Fortescue Metals Group and mineral exploration company Province Resources is turning into a battle of the billionaire backers.

High-profile publican Andy Freeman has labelled Premier Mark McGowan’s pursuit of a COVID-zero policy even when vaccination rates hit 80 per cent as “brutal” news for the hospitality industry.

The takeover battle for Perth-based Cirrus Networks has escalated, with suitor Webcentral pushing to oust the majority of the target’s board.

The Wheatbelt is aglow with fields of golden canola, which is set to pump more than $2 billion into the WA economy as prices hit a new high.

Smart hearing technology company Nuheara will launch a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of its new range of hearing aid products, as it pushes into the regulated medical devices market.

Sleepy Gnangara — home to a few hundred homes and market gardens — will get high-density apartment blocks and cosmopolitan touches such as an art gallery under a new long-term plan.

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