WA Excerpt from the 2017 June Market report

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Government renews bid to axe carbon tax welfare payment

Social Services Minister Christian Porter will reignite a debate over stalled savings measures today by re-introducing plans to cut a carbon tax compensation payment for new welfare recipients. [Read entire story]

Trump’s communications director quits

Mike Dubke is leaving his post as Donald Trump's communications director after just three months, as the US President reportedly considers creating a "war room" to combat mounting questions and multiple probes. [Read entire story]

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General Electric says engine issue grounds Boeing 737 max flights

SEATTLE (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday that Boeing had temporarily halted flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to an issue with the engine, which is jointly made by GE and Safran SA of France. [Read entire story]

U.S. government posts $182 billion surplus in April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government had a $182 billion budget surplus in April, confounding market expectations for a deficit, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

R&D Tax Incentive registration deadline is looming

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Asia stocks, dollar under pressure after soft U.S. data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares dipped on Monday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields fell after soft U.S. economic data hurt investor sentiment already frayed by worries over North Korea and upcoming French elections. [Read entire story]

China’s Ant Financial raises offer for MoneyGram to $1.2 billion

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's Ant Financial has raised its offer for electronic payment firm MoneyGram International Inc and the deal was unanimously approved by the U.S. firm's board, outbidding rival Euronet Worldwide [Read entire story]

Future Frigates timeframe could be too tight, Defence officials say

There are growing doubts over the ambitious goal to start "cutting steel" on Australia's Future Frigates Fleet within three years, but Minister Pyne says he is confident the contract will be awarded in enough time to let [Read entire story]

‘I still can’t believe she’s gone’: Calls to address visiting student drownings

There are calls for a national approach to training overseas students about water safety after a disproportionately high number of drownings in New South Wales this summer, as one young woman shares the heartbreak of [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 April Market report

Canberra’s inner-city property market continues to deliver [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 April Market report

Economic and developmental issues prevent the capital’s recovery [Read entire story]

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Power supply under threat from looming gas shortage

Without a swift response, Australia could face a difficult choice — keeping the power on or cutting gas supplies to residential and business customers, the energy market operator warns. [Read entire story]

Michelle Guthrie says all ABC programs up for review

Expect more changes, possibly to flagship programs like 7.30, Lateline and the 7pm news, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie warns. [Read entire story]

New tool to help young Aussie entrepreneurs

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China cuts growth target amid push for debt reduction

China cuts its growth target for this year as the world's second-largest economy pushes through painful reforms to address a rapid build-up in debt, and constructs a "firewall" against financial risks. [Read entire story]

Perth Freight Link opponents stage final pre-election stand

Hundreds of East and North Fremantle residents stage what they say is their last stand against the Liberal Government's controversial Perth Freight Link project, before next Saturday's West Australian election. [Read entire story]

Who’s to blame for Queensland’s train fiasco?

A blame game erupts over who is at fault over the $4.4 billion project to deliver and maintain Queensland Rail's new trains, which have been found to have a plethora of design faults. [Read entire story]

Can coal cuts and renewables make China a climate change ‘leader’?

A third consecutive year of falling coal consumption and a renewable energy spending spree has made China the new global leader on climate change, some environmental groups claim. [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 March Market report

Improved conditions see more capital gains in the housing market [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 March Market report

First home buyers capitalise on affordable properties [Read entire story]

Wall Street slips as tech stocks weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, with the Dow on track to snap an 11-day winning streak, as technology stocks declined and investors paused ahead of President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of [Read entire story]

GE’s Immelt says U.S. ‘diverging’ from the world

(Reuters) - The United States is "diverging" from the rest of the world and will be "less of a leader in trade", General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt said in a letter to shareholders. [Read entire story]

TasWater boss fires back at Gutwein’s plan to wrest control

A slanging match breaks out over a proposal for Tasmania's water and sewerage system to be taken out of the hands of local councils. [Read entire story]

Westpac promises to compensate customers for losses caused by outage

Westpac says it will compensate customers "who have experienced a financial loss as a direct result of the branch system issue" due to a major outage that disrupted transactions at a majority of its branches today. [Read entire story]

business.gov.au is now on LinkedIn!

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Could the Indian Ocean be the next South China Sea?

Three points in the Indian Ocean account for 80 per cent of the world's seaborne oil trade and there are increasing concerns about potential militarisation in the area. [Read entire story]

Cancer drug manufacturer to leave Adelaide, backflip on expansion plans

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer will close its Adelaide manufacturing plant, which makes and exports a chemotherapy drug, in less than five years, despite plans as little as a year ago to expand the site into a [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 February Market report

Economic stability strengthens the property market across Canberra [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 February Market report

Prices fell over the September 2016 quarter, plunging Perth to its lowest point since 2013 [Read entire story]