Government politicising daily business of government

Comment by Peter Roberts Since the recent federal election there has been a subtle and disturbing shift in rhetoric coming from Canberra. Press releases from industry minister, Karen Andrews always begin with the phrase ‘the Morrison Government’ is backing industry, or announcing grants or similar. On Friday ‘the Morrison government’ announced $30 million in Cooperative…

JATENERGY secures supply chain, buys infant formula manufacturer

China export specialist JATENERGY (ASX: JAT) has secured its Australian supply chain by buying 70 per cent of its supplier of infant formula. The exporter of Australian consumer products had paid $14 million in cash and shares to buy control of Melbourne-based Australian Natural Milk Association. The purchase comes with infant formula slots allowing imports…

Calix lines up distributor for novel agricultural chemical

Chemical technology company Calix (ASX: CXL) has signed up one of Europe’s largest suppliers of sulphur-based fertilisers as exclusive distributor for its magnesium hydroxiide. The company’s BOOSTER-Mag bioactiive magnesium hydroxide for agriculture will be distributed in Europe, Africa and the Middle East by Spanish fertiliser manufacturer, Afepasa. The 10-year agreement is subject to performance hurdles…