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Browse LNG piped to the NT a cheaper option

Speculation is mounting that Woodside could cut WA out of the giant Browse development by sending the gas to the Northern Territory. The West

Two million kids in line for jabs

Covid-19 vaccinations for more than two million Australian children will begin in weeks, with regulators giving the green light for the rollout of jabs for those aged between five and 11. The Aus

Rio’s push on respect

Rio Tinto iron ore boss Simon Trott says the mining giant is looking to make respectful behaviours part of everyday conversations within its workforce in the same way a culture of safety has become routine. The West

NT opens up, WA holds border shut for Christmas

Western Australia will be the only state to keep its borders shut over Christmas, prolonging the worst of skills shortages in the state, after the Northern Territory announced fully vaccinated travellers can enter from hotspots from December 20. The Fin

Woodside eyes Scarborough gas for Geelong imports

Gas from Woodside Petroleum’s $16.5 billion Scarborough gas project in Western Australia could end up used in homes and factories in Melbourne after the company inked an accord to potentially use Viva Energy’s proposed Geelong LNG import terminal. The Fin

Fuel threat to truck transport

The federal government has set up a high-level taskforce, which includes former Dow Chemicals global chairman and chief executive Andrew Liveris, to source more supplies of an important exhaust fluid for diesel trucks that is running dangerously short. The Fin

Frydenberg puts port reform on election agenda

The Morrison government has laid the groundwork for a post-election reform of Australia’s ports by charging the Productivity Commission to review all factors behind their inefficiency, including the industrial relations regime for dock workers. The Fin

Lowe warns digital $A may spark bank run

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has warned a key risk of a proposed central bank digital currency (CBDC) would be destabilising the financial system during a crisis, because it could encourage people to withdraw money from commercial banks and park it with the safe haven of the central bank. The Fin

Hybrids step up to bridge power gap

The push to green energy has led to a massive expansion for Perth-based Hybrid Systems Australia, which has just moved into a new operations hub more than five times the size of its previous site. The West

Govt raises fresh doubts about Collie coal industry

The McGowan Government won’t say whether Collie’s coalfired power stations will continue to operate beyond 2030. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: The federal government has set up a high-level taskforce, which includes former Dow Chemicals global chairman and chief executive Andrew Liveris, to source more supplies of an important exhaust fluid for diesel trucks that is running dangerously short.

Page 3: Women are surging back into the workforce much faster than their male counterparts post-lockdown, with jobs held by women up 2.2 per cent over the past month compared with 0.6 per cent for men.

Page 4: The Morrison government has laid the groundwork for a post-election reform of Australia’s ports by charging the Productivity Commission to review all factors behind their inefficiency, including the industrial relations regime for dock workers.

Page 8: Western Australia will be the only state to keep its borders shut over Christmas, prolonging the worst of skills shortages in the state, after the Northern Territory announced fully vaccinated travellers can enter from hotspots from December 20.

Page 14: The Morrison government is seeking to harmonise security clearance requirements with the United States under the AUKUS agreement, so Australian workers and businesses can freely access some of America’s most sensitive military technologies.

Page 17: China temporarily erased Lithuania as an economic partner last week after going nuclear on the tiny Baltic country for allowing Taiwan to open a de facto embassy in its capital.

Page 19: Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has warned a key risk of a proposed central bank digital currency (CBDC) would be destabilising the financial system during a crisis, because it could encourage people to withdraw money from commercial banks and park it with the safe haven of the central bank.

Gas from Woodside Petroleum’s $16.5 billion Scarborough gas project in Western Australia could end up used in homes and factories in Melbourne after the company inked an accord to potentially use Viva Energy’s proposed Geelong LNG import terminal.

Page 26: Seven West Media has been given the green light to acquire regional broadcaster Prime Media by the competition watchdog, with the proposed deal likely to proceed at a shareholder vote on December 23.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: The Morrison government will scrap its entire fleet of 47 Taipan army and navy helicopters and replace them with US Black Hawks and Seahawks at a cost of $7bn.

Page 3: Private health insurers say they are struggling to keep premium rises low for the coming year, blaming a backlog of elective surgery, the cost of medical devices and rising salaries for putting “upward pressure” on premiums.

Page 4: Covid-19 vaccinations for more than two million Australian children will begin in weeks, with regulators giving the green light for the rollout of jabs for those aged between five and 11.

Page 5: Josh Frydenberg has slammed campaigns by high-profile independent candidates targeting Liberal MPs as a front for Labor and the Greens which, if elected, would likely lead to a hung parliament and political chaos.

Page 13: Coal is set to be extinguished from Australia’s electricity system up to a decade earlier than planned, exiting three times faster than expected, under a radical blueprint for the power grid that requires a nine-fold increase in wind and solar capacity by 2050 to meet the nation’s net zero emissions targets.

Page 16: BHP will be free to base a future finance boss overseas if shareholders vote in favour of sweeping changes to its corporate structure in January, but will still be required to maintain its headquarters in Australia and hold the majority of its board meetings locally.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 4: A fast-moving, out-of-control bushfire continued to threaten lives and homes in the world-famous Margaret River region on Thursday night, as authorities maintained a search for a real estate agent missing in the area.

Page 7: Rio Tinto iron ore boss Simon Trott says the mining giant is looking to make respectful behaviours part of everyday conversations within its workforce in the same way a culture of safety has become routine.

Page 8: More than 18,000 families are set to save money when the annual cap on the childcare subsidy is scrapped on Friday.

Page 9: “Cumulative” work-related stress resulting in Town of Cambridge staff “crying at work”, “feeling scared” and suffering from a raft of mental health issues are among damning details uncovered by WorkSafe.

Page 17: WA’s peak medical association has warned that unvaccinated people who need a life-saving organ transplant will not be a priority on the waiting list.

Page 22: A former secondary school principal has been announced as the new chair of the body that decides how all WA school children are taught and assessed.

Business: Speculation is mounting that Woodside could cut WA out of the giant Browse development by sending the gas to the Northern Territory.

The McGowan Government won’t say whether Collie’s coalfired power stations will continue to operate beyond 2030.

The push to green energy has led to a massive expansion for Perth-based Hybrid Systems Australia, which has just moved into a new operations hub more than five times the size of its previous site.

Orthocell has announced positive results from its recent clinical trial, which proves its cell therapy is more effective than current treatments available for rotator cuff tendon injuries.

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