A prominent judge and corruption fighter will meet Canberra officials on Monday to explain in detail a model for a federal anti-corruption agency. The Turnbull government’s National Energy Guarantee could help deliver increased investment in a fleet of mid-life coal-fired power stations. Jeff Kennett, who slammed Malcolm Turnbull when he challenged investment consultant interview questions the party leadership in 2015, has blasted Tony Abbott for self-indulgence. Donald Trump and Xi Jinping: On Twitter at the weekend, Mr Trump continued to lash out at China’s alleged unfair practices.
A freeze in negotiations between the Trump administration and China over an escalating trade conflict has skittish investors around the world bracing for months of potential volatility after another sell-off on Wall Street. The Minerals Council of Australia may hire the head of a carbon capture and storage group as its next chief executive. Investors like the education sector because its demographics offer growth. Australia’s resources production boom is seen coming to an end by 2020 after recording expected record export earnings this financial year. China has the ‘financial arsenic’ to ruin the US – but will it use it?