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Competition watchdog clears Santos' $3 billion takeover of Quadrant

Competition watchdog clears Santos' $3 billion takeover of Quadrant

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose oil and gas giant Santos’ acquisition of the West Australian gas company.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Lendlease to roll back risk appetite after shareholder lashing at AGM

Lendlease to roll back risk appetite after shareholder lashing at AGM

Shareholders have lashed Lendlease at the company's AGM following a $350 million writedown that has forced it to examine divesting underperforming divisions and reassess its appetite for major infrastructure projects.

  • by Cole Latimer, Carolyn Cummins & Matt O'Sullivan
Fears of summer blackouts sees energy operator push business to cut power

Fears of summer blackouts sees energy operator push business to cut power

The Australian Energy Market Operator will rely on big energy consuming businesses cutting back their demand to prevent potential blackouts during summer.

  • by Cole Latimer & Benjamin Preiss
'Talking their own book': Taylor slams Woodside's carbon price call

'Talking their own book': Taylor slams Woodside's carbon price call

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has launched a spray at energy giant Woodside, dismissing its calls for a carbon price as an effort to sell more of its gas.

  • by Cole Latimer
Electricity retailer fined for forcing brain damaged man to sign up

Electricity retailer fined for forcing brain damaged man to sign up

Simply Energy has been fined $20,000 for signing up a customer with a brain injury without his consent in a case described as "disturbing".

  • by Cole Latimer
'Risk is too great': Woodside CEO rails against climate inaction

'Risk is too great': Woodside CEO rails against climate inaction

The head of oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum has stepped up demands for more decisive political action on climate change, warning the "risk of inaction is too great".

  • by Nick Toscano & Cole Latimer
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'Popular employee' dies after explosion at Yallourn Power Station

'Popular employee' dies after explosion at Yallourn Power Station

A man has died in hospital in Melbourne from severe burns sustained from a circuit breaker explosion in the Latrobe Valley on Monday afternoon.

  • by Cole Latimer & Melissa Cunningham
'Damaging spikes': International Energy Agency sends an oil price warning

'Damaging spikes': International Energy Agency sends an oil price warning

The International Energy Agency has forecast a coming global oil price crunch in the early 2020s as growing demand outstrips supply.

  • by Cole Latimer
'You've got to push back against China': CKI rejection the right thing: expert

'You've got to push back against China': CKI rejection the right thing: expert

A China expert says Australia has to "push back against China" as the PM defends CKI's bid rejection.

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'A day of reckoning': US firm suing Cochlear vows to keep fighting
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'A day of reckoning': US firm suing Cochlear vows to keep fighting

The small not-for-profit US biomedical firm taking Australian hearing aid company Cochlear to court for copying its technology says it will 'bleed it out'.

  • by Cole Latimer
Has Chinese investment become toxic?
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Has Chinese investment become toxic?

The government's decision on Wednesday to reject Hong Kong utility firm CKI's $13 billion takeover bid for Australian gas pipeline company APA has forced a revision of just how open Australia remains to Chinese investment.

  • by Cole Latimer