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Newmont $400m mine plan is as good as gold

Australia’s biggest gold mine is set to be expanded after the board of US company Newmont Mining approved extra works on the Boddington mine in Western Australia. The Fin

Turnbull jumps to big lead

The Coalition has surged to a commanding lead over Labor under the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull whose own personal ratings have soared to heights not seen since Kevin Rudd was at his zenith. The Fin

Central Agri beefs up    

A new WA-based beef supplier is set to be launched to focus on the world’s premium markets. Carpenter Beef has sold the iconic Joanna Plains property to newly incorporated Central Agri Group. The West

RAC profit dips on home fires, strategy

An outbreak of house fires, increased investment in technology and strategic expansion have all played a part in a sharp drop in profit at the RAC. The West

Yes to Uber, no to Airbnb: employers

Corporate travel managers are more open to the idea of employees using innovative ground transportation options like Uber than they are to workers staying in Airbnb-type accommodation. The Fin

Total, Petronas on lookout for local bargains

French oil major Total and Malaysian national oil company Petronas have both signalled they are keeping a close eye on acquisition opportunities in the Australian oil and gas sector as the extended weakness in commodity prices throws up a wider and higher quality range of potential targets. The Fin

Branch stacking row in Lib seat

Hostilities have flared in the Liberal Party’s Moore division, with the Padbury branch president — the son of maverick Hillarys MLA Rob Johnson — accusing an evangelical Christian church of muscling in on the party. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: The Coalition has surged to a commanding lead over Labor under the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull whose own personal ratings have soared to heights not seen since Kevin Rudd was at his zenith.

Page 3: The Reserve Bank of Australia says many small miners are on the brink of bankruptcy as the share of companies at serious risk rises to levels last seen during the financial crisis.

Leading campaigners for medicinal cannabis have welcomed a federal decision to legalise growing pot but questioned the proposed system for regulating how it can be used.

Page 5: Two of the federal opposition’s up-and-coming MPs say Labor should move to seize the political initiative on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, arguing that Labor is better suited than the Coalition to help business take advantage of the deal.

Page 8: Corporate travel managers are more open to the idea of employees using innovative ground transportation options like Uber than they are to workers staying in Airbnb-type accommodation.

Page 12: Asciano chairman Malcolm Broomhead is under pressure from investors to provide a stand-alone strategy for the ports and rail group’s future if Brookfield Infrastructure’s $8.9 billion takeover proposal is blocked by the competition watchdog.

Page 15: French oil major Total and Malaysian national oil company Petronas have both signalled they are keeping a close eye on acquisition opportunities in the Australian oil and gas sector as the extended weakness in commodity prices throws up a wider and higher quality range of potential targets.

Page 18: Australia’s biggest gold mine is set to be expanded after the board of US company Newmont Mining approved extra works on the Boddington mine in Western Australia.

Page 29: Leading media buyers are looking for strong local television programming, and a focus on viewing over television, mobile and online, heading into the free-to-air broadcasters’ annual ‘‘upfronts’’, where the networks will showcase their plans to agencies and advertisers for the coming year.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: The federal government will restart talks to legislate tougher sanctions against aggressive industrial tactics as it responds to a surprise deal to merge the nation’s most militant unions and to reshape a political fight over the economic damage from workplace disruption.

Page 2: Food and grocery manufacturers have asked the federal government for increased investment tax breaks to reverse a slump in new capital entering the industry despite surging exports, employment and productivity.

Page 17: Transfield Services is facing growing demands from investors for more thorough disclosures around its operations at Manus Island and Nauru.

Page 18: The Australian uranium industry could enjoy a job and export growth boom given the right policy settings, a new study has found.

Page 19: Senior tax office officials offered controversial ride-sharing network company Uber a compromise deal that would have exempted casual drivers for its low-cost UberX service from having to charge GST, ATO documents show.

Page 21: A slice of Brookfield Property Partners’ $2 billion sell-off is expected to come to a head this week in the next test for the soaring values of quality commercial buildings in Australia’s capital city markets.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 1: Hostilities have flared in the Liberal Party’s Moore division, with the Padbury branch president — the son of maverick Hillarys MLA Rob Johnson — accusing an evangelical Christian church of muscling in on the party.

Page 3: A price error sparked a fuel-buying frenzy at a Perth service station after the retailer mistakenly sold its premium fuel at just 14.9c a litre.

Page 12: Malcolm Turnbull has won Labor’s backing for legislation to crack down on multinational companies avoiding tax, just days after the Opposition tried to smear him over his own use of offshore investment funds in tax havens.

Business: An outbreak of house fires, increased investment in technology and strategic expansion have all played a part in a sharp drop in profit at the RAC.

A new WA-based beef supplier is set to be launched to focus on the world’s premium markets. Carpenter Beef has sold the iconic Joanna Plains property to newly incorporated Central Agri Group.

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