Monday 19th Mar, 2018
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Renewable transition could cause SA power price spike

South Australian premier Jay Weatherill says ‘transitional issues’ are to blame for a doubling of power prices in the state….
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Asciano CEO John Mullen and Brookfield Infrastructure CEO Sam Pollock shaking hands earlier this year over the proposed acquisition. Photo: Danielle Shaw

Brookfield to reason with competition authority

Aspiring Asciano bidder Brookfield Infrastructure will approach the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with a fresh set of compromises, in…
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A nickel ore ship at Townsville, where (inset) Clive Palmer's Yabulu refinery processes it. Photo: Chris Mackey / Southern Cross Maritime. (Inset: Creative Commons / Benjamin J Macdonald)

Queensland’s response to Palmer’s “late” handout plea

State treasurer Curtis Pitt says the state will need access to the books of Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel business before…
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Photo: Port of Melbourne

Efficiency measures needed for successful Port of Melbourne sale

A committee  investigating the privatisation of the Port of Melbourne says road and rail efficiencies are critical to the success…
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First Roy Hill iron ore ship the MV Anangel Explorer being loaded at Port Hedland. Photo: Roy Hill

First Roy Hill shipment framed by slumping iron ore price

In the same week iron ore slipped below US$43 a tonne, the first shipment of iron ore has been loaded…
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Katter's Australian Party member Shane Knuth is pushing for re-regulation of the Queensland sugar sector. Photo: Shutterstock

Concerns over Queensland sugar re-regulation

A private members bill proposed in Queensland Parliament by Katter’s Australian Party would re-regulate the state’s sugar market. Katter’s Australian…
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Patrick is a subsidiary of ASX-listed Asciano. Photo: Patrick

Union preparing strike measures against Asciano

The Maritime Union of Australia has lodged an application to the Fair Work Commission to ballot Patrick stevedore workers over…
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Nathan Tinkler says Australia is still in a good position in the coal sector, relative to its competition. Photo: WICET

Tinkler puts positive spin on coal market

Mining entrepreneur Nathan Tinkler has remained upbeat on the future of coal at his first annual presentation at ASX junior…
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