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New Norcia for sale

Benedictine monks are selling a significant parcel of farm land at New Norcia, with the sale price expected to reach as high as $40 million. The West

Crown’s vax bet

Crown Perth is looking to introduce a no-jab, noentry policy as the casino company looks to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for not just its staff but for anyone visiting its complex. The West

Stadium stoush has taxpayers on hook

More than $22 million in WA taxpayers’ money has been set aside in the State Budget to settle a long-running contract dispute with the Optus Stadium builder. The West

Jabs on the job go-ahead

More than 1 million people could be vaccinated at work after Australia’s businesses were given the green light to join in the rollout and turn offices, warehouses, construction sites, factory floors and mines into vaccination centres. The Fin

Pandemic-led electronic signatures could save $400m a year

The use of electronic signatures and digital witnessing of documents – which has flourished under emergency pandemic rules – should be made permanent across the nation, according to a federal deregulation taskforce. The Fin

IPO pitch for Soul Patts’ copper play

Washington H. Soul Pattinson’s battery metals play Round Oak Metals is bringing back all the memories of the 29Metals IPO earlier this year. The Fin

Boral sells roof tiles to private equity as building-product exit proceeds

The country’s largest building materials company Boral has sold its Australian roof tiles business to private equity firm Lutum and three members of its former management. The Aus

Nicoletti sells showrooms

WA farming and machinery stalwart John Nicoletti is selling the six Wheatbelt showrooms that house his recently sold string of John Deere dealerships for $12 million as he looks to further expand his farm portfolio. The West

E-bike startup draws $1m

Perth-based startup Tiller Rides has raised more than $1 million in its equity crowdfunding campaign, giving the e-bike manufacturer the green light to start production. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: More than 1 million people could be vaccinated at work after Australia’s businesses were given the green light to join in the rollout and turn offices, warehouses, construction sites, factory floors and mines into vaccination centres.

Page 2: The use of electronic signatures and digital witnessing of documents – which has flourished under emergency pandemic rules – should be made permanent across the nation, according to a federal deregulation taskforce.

Page 8: Legal professional privilege should not apply to the client work of multidisciplinary professional services outfits such as PwC the same way it does for traditional law firms because the ‘‘inherent nature’’ of their work and staff is not the same, the Federal Court heard yesterday.

Page 9: Outgoing Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon says his party needs to encourage economic aspiration, focus on national security and ‘‘back our major export industries’’, including coal, if it is to win the next election.

Page 10: The former head of Britain’s top government cyber security agency warns that China is seeking to rewrite the rules of the internet by creating its own technology ecosystem based on censorship and surveillance in direct competition with Western democracy.

Page 11: Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix in a stunning McLaren one-two at Monza on Sunday (Monday AEST) while Formula One title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton took each other out of the race.

Page 14: Washington H. Soul Pattinson’s battery metals play Round Oak Metals is bringing back all the memories of the 29Metals IPO earlier this year.

Page 16: The future of a US copper mine owned by Rio Tinto and BHP has been thrown into fresh doubt after American legislators passed a bill that seeks to stop its development.

Page 19: The competition watchdog says Qantas’ upbeat projections for the return of international travel were partially behind its rejection of the airline’s bid to co-ordinate pricing and scheduling with Japanese carrier JAL.

Page 20: Federal digital minister Stuart Robert has claimed the apps needed to make vaccine passports work will be ready by the end of the month, but tech experts warn ancient immunisation registry technology infrastructure and a mish-mash of state-based apps risk leaving Australia short of international standards.

Page 21: Microsoft will build a couple of satellite ground stations in Australia as part of its move into a space industry expected to be worth more than $1.3 trillion in coming decades.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Almost 30,000 overseas workers approved to fill labour shortages ahead of a bumper harvest season face being locked out of Australia due to hotel quarantine caps and state-imposed Covid-19 restrictions.

Page 5: Paramedics and patient transport workers are calling on the federal government to urgently outline a plan for Covid-19 booster shots, due to rising concerns the first two doses will wear off in a number of months.

Page 8: England has ditched plans for a Covid-19 vaccine passport after a fierce public backlash against “showing papers to do basic things’’.

Page 13: Sydney Airport’s largest shareholder has praised the board of Australia’s biggest gateway for securing a takeover bid of $23.6bn during the most challenging period in aviation history.

Page 14: The country’s largest building materials company Boral has sold its Australian roof tiles business to private equity firm Lutum and three members of its former management.

Page 15: Toilet paper brand Who Gives A Crap is flushed with cash after tapping investors including Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes for $41.5m.

Endeavour Group, the recently demerged drinks and hotels arm of supermarket retailer Woolworths, is ramping up its staff numbers at its bottle shops in preparation for what it believes will be a deluge of demand heading in to summer.

A last-minute change to the rules of the government’s new superannuation performance test may have saved funds from having to tell members they underperformed, according to the peak body for the industry super sector.

Page 16: Property funds manager Home-Co is advancing on its target of $10bn of funds under management, spinning off more assets into its listed shopping centre fund as part of a deal in which it picked up $222m in properties.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: Benedictine monks are selling a significant parcel of farm land at New Norcia, with the sale price expected to reach as high as $40 million.

Crown Perth is looking to introduce a no-jab, no-entry policy as the casino company looks to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for not just its staff but for anyone visiting its complex.

Page 3: Bullying complaints have been levelled against Wanneroo mayor Tracey Roberts, Labor’s candidate to take on Industry Minister Christian Porter in the must-win seat of Pearce at the Federal election.

Page 4: Two Mosman Park homes once owned by corrupt bureaucrat Paul Whyte will go under the hammer next month.

Page 6: COVID-19 vaccine passports will be a requirement for interstate and overseas travel or to attend large public gatherings, such as the AFL and music concerts, within months, Mark McGowan has confirmed.

Page 7: A local government in the South West is paying its staff up to $500 for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Business: More than $22 million in WA taxpayers’ money has been set aside in the State Budget to settle a long-running contract dispute with the Optus Stadium builder.

WA farming and machinery stalwart John Nicoletti is selling the six Wheatbelt showrooms that house his recently sold string of John Deere dealerships for $12 million as he looks to further expand his farm portfolio.

BGC has hired more than 100 workers to staff a ramp-up of its expanded Midland Brick business and is looking for another 120 across its building materials arm to meet the recovery in WA’s homebuilding sector.

Perth IT company Ever Nimble has been named the fastest-growing managed services provider in a major global competition after revenue surged 130 per cent in the past financial year.

Perth-based startup Tiller Rides has raised more than $1 million in its equity crowdfunding campaign, giving the e-bike manufacturer the green light to start production.

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