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Scott Morrison peddles false hope on petrol when technology could change everything
2 weeks ago

Scott Morrison peddles false hope on petrol when technology could change everything

When the Howard government was implementing the GST, it promised the tax would not cause a net increase in the price of petrol.

To achieve this, it developed a formula …
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Petrol prices nudge up as oil prices jump
2 months ago

Petrol prices nudge up as oil prices jump

Anyone who drives realises that petrol has become more expensive this year — a lot more expensive.

Figures from the Australian Institute of Petroleum, released by CommSec, show that average …
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Company Tax Uncertainty
5 months ago

Company Tax Uncertainty

By  •  Economy

As all of us sit down to finalise our accounts for the past financial year, owners of fuel retail and distribution businesses with less than $25M are discovering the benefits …
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Viva Energy to shake up petrol floats
6 months ago

Viva Energy to shake up petrol floats

Australia’s petrol refiners are just weeks away from pulling the trigger on deals worth billions in a shake-up that will also test investor appetite.

As revealed by my …
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Australian sharemarket hits eight-month low
1 year ago

Australian sharemarket hits eight-month low

The local sharemarket has ended in negative territory for the second straight session, with all sectors in the red.

The benchmark S & P/ASX200 closed down 49.3 points, …
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Coalition Small Business Statement
2 years ago

Coalition Small Business Statement

The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP Minister for Small Business Assistant Treasurer

The Turnbull Coalition Government is backing hardworking small businesses as part of our national economic plan for jobs …
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Z Energy energises local stock exchange
3 years ago

Z Energy energises local stock exchange

29/4/16

New Zealand shares rose after Z Energy gained regulatory approval to acquire rival petrol chains, increasing its market share, while Skellerup Holdings suffered after a profit downgrade.

The S&P/NZX …
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Fuel businesses are allowed to make a profit
3 years ago

Fuel businesses are allowed to make a profit

By  •  ACAPMA, Economy

The 2015 Christmas/New Year Break has seen a repeat of the annual community debate about petrol prices. The most notable aspect of this current debate has been the open public …
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Australia’s Economic outlook relatively good
3 years ago

Australia’s Economic outlook relatively good

By  •  Information, Economy

In addressing delegates at this year’s annual conference, the Commonwealth Bank’s Director (Economics), John Peters, provided delegates with a frank assessment of the near term outlook for the Australian Economy.  …
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Senior economist says future is bright
3 years ago

Senior economist says future is bright

By  •  Information, Economy

The near term outlook for the Australian economy is relatively positive despite all the doom and gloom that is being put about by some commentators. The biggest challenge at present …
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