In a joint interview with Lisa Wilkinson, Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott discussed the mining tax ad campaign.
The funding for the campaign received a nod on April 20, ahead of the official proclamation of the tax.
A fluctuating controversial tax fight that involves Christchurch orthopedic surgeons is almost definitely headed for the Supreme Court after today's finding showed that the surgeons were trying to avoid paying tax.
By a two to one majority, Court of Appeal judges upturned a High Court verdict in the long-running Penny and Hooper case.
UBNZ Assets Holdings has challenged the belief in court, which says that the Company needs to have Overseas Investment Office approval to purchase the remaining Crafar farms. UBNZ has a conditional sale agreement ready, to buy 16 Crafar Farms from Korda Mentha. If court determines that UBNZ does not need the approval, the sale could be settled sooner. The decision is expected to be released by next Friday latest.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has reported that the banks in Australia seem to be placed better now, moving out of the global economic meltdown.
APRA Chairman John Laker has said that the banks have been recovering since February with a consequential rise in the gross domestic product estimations.
Aquila Resources Ltd has proclaimed that it is planning to develop a new port for iron ore export in Western Australia, despite the pause in its partner Fortescue Metals Group Ltd’s associated project.
Fortescue, Aquila and the Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd had proposed a joint conceptual plan to the WA Government for a collaborative development of the -billion-dollar port at Anketell point in the state's Pilbara region.
After the unexpected layoff of 200 meat workers at the town's Affco Plant last week, Wairoa Business owners are braced. About 70 sheep chain workers were also laid off last week and 130 workers were asked to leave yesterday. This lay off has come three months earlier than September, when the plants generally close for four to six weeks in Wairoa. The Affco Beef Chain Plant is still operational and has employed 100 workers.