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BHP, Rio face fresh tax threat

Iron ore giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are facing a fresh tax grab in Western Australia just months after seeing off the WA Nationals’ concerted push to slap the miners with a tax hike that would have cost them about $3 billion a year. The Fin

 

Rinehart urges cuts to red tape to make Australia great again

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart has warned that governments and business leaders around the world “can’t understand us” or see Australia as “a joke” and she says the “debacle” over the Adani coalmine is not encouraging. The Aus

 

State asks AFL, Canberra to put hand in pocket

Premier Mark McGowan has gone cap in hand to the AFL and the Federal Government for contributions to the $1.45 billion capital cost of the new Perth Stadium, arguing WA deserves the same support given to interstate facilities. The West

 

NBN clients burnt as telcos struggle to deliver on speed

Thousands of National Broadband Network users are being overcharged by some of the nation’s biggest providers who are refusing to notify consumers they are being charged for high-speed services that cannot be delivered to their homes. The Aus

 

First look at airport rail hub

Designs for an $85 million train station in the heart of Perth’s airport precinct have been unveiled as the State Government moves to realise the first stage of its flagship Metronet policy. The West

 

Rinehart plans big cattle yard for China

Gina Rinehart is negotiating with the Chinese government to build a sprawling live cattle receivable area south of Shanghai which would be capable of holding 12,000 head at one time. The West

 

Uber hikes fares and adds fees but drivers want more

Uber has raised fares in major cities and introduced booking fees across Australia and New Zealand to meet ‘‘operational costs’’. The Fin

 

Govt won’t let smaller banks fail either: Bligh

International ratings agencies have failed to reflect the political reality that no Australian government on either side of politics would ever allow a bank to collapse regardless of its size, Australian Bankers’ Association chief executive Anna Bligh says. The Fin

 

Fears of NDIS cost blowout

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is in danger of missing its rollout target by 90,000 people in 2020 amid growing concern about delays, while a survey reveals almost two-thirds of Australians are worried about cost blowouts. The Aus

 

The Australian Financial Review

 Page 1: Iron ore giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are facing a fresh tax grab in Western Australia just months after seeing off the WA Nationals’ concerted push to slap the miners with a tax hike that would have cost them about $3 billion a year.

Page 3: Beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett has slammed the militant construction union for using a suicide at Lendlease’s Barangaroo site to ‘‘stir up’’ workers into taking unlawful industrial action, saying it was ‘‘totally inappropriate’’ and ‘‘disrespectful’’ to the family of the victim.

Page 5: Australia’s political leaders will be asked to consider backing a referendum to establish a body to advise federal Parliament on Indigenous issues, but what form that body might take remains unclear.

Uber has raised fares in major cities and introduced booking fees across Australia and New Zealand to meet ‘‘operational costs’’.

Page 15: International ratings agencies have failed to reflect the political reality that no Australian government on either side of politics would ever allow a bank to collapse regardless of its size, Australian Bankers’ Association chief executive Anna Bligh says.

Page 18: Dacian Gold executive chairman Rohan Williams says there is one key lesson for Australian gold miners in the company’s failed 2016 equity raising – keep a close watch on exchange-traded funds.

 

The Australian 

Page 1: The National Disability Insurance Scheme is in danger of missing its rollout target by 90,000 people in 2020 amid growing concern about delays, while a survey reveals almost two-thirds of Australians are worried about cost blowouts.

The nation’s media industry leaders will launch a fresh offensive to persuade crossbench senators to back the government’s media reform bill, with a lastditch plea to pass the package in full at a specially convened summit this week.

Page 3: Premature and potentially preventable deaths in Australian nursing homes have jumped by more than 400 per cent over the past 13 years, according to a comprehensive, world-first study that has sparked calls for a national strategy to reduce incidents of unnecessary harm.

Page 4: Thousands of National Broadband Network users are being overcharged by some of the nation’s biggest providers who are refusing to notify consumers they are being charged for high-speed services that cannot be delivered to their homes.

Page 17: Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart has warned that governments and business leaders around the world “can’t understand us” or see Australia as “a joke” and she says the “debacle” over the Adani coalmine is not encouraging.

Australia’s biggest banks and wealth managers are slugging superannuation fund members with significantly higher fees than their not-for-profit super fund rivals, despite delivering worse investment returns, according to research from industry consultants Rainmaker Information.

Page 18: Billions of dollars worth of new iron ore developments are shaping as the key bargaining chips for BHP and Rio Tinto as the mining giants attempt to repel a surprise tax grab from the new West Australian government.

Page 19: Kerry Stokes’s Seven Group Holdings says it has Bass Strait gas that could supply interested domestic users including Anthony Pratt’s Visy Group, but that it is yet to strike agreements to access spare pipeline and processing infrastructure capacity.

 

The West Australian

Page 1: Premier Mark McGowan has gone cap in hand to the AFL and the Federal Government for contributions to the $1.45 billion capital cost of the new Perth Stadium, arguing WA deserves the same support given to interstate facilities.

Page 6: Designs for an $85 million train station in the heart of Perth’s airport precinct have been unveiled as the State Government moves to realise the first stage of its flagship Metronet policy.

Premier Mark McGowan has opened the door to broadening a proposed iron ore cash grab to Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group and junior miners in a bid to help repair the State’s tattered finances.

Page 12: WA will get another female Supreme Court judge today, when barrister Gail Archer is sworn in.

Page 55: Gina Rinehart is negotiating with the Chinese government to build a sprawling live cattle receivable area south of Shanghai which would be capable of holding 12,000 head at one time.

Honor Borg says too many landlords have been getting ripped off by property managers for too long.

Australian gold production fell in the March quarter because of heavy rainfall across many of the nation’s mining areas, but producers were benefiting from a solid Australian-dollar gold price for the precious metal.

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