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National Energy Guarantee moves step closer as Coalition endorses policy

The Australian government’s flagship policy still faces a battle to secure support in Parliament, as well as from wavering state governments.

Major listed Australian wind farm operator set to go private

Infratil and Mercury launched a joint bid to take 100% ownership of Tilt Renewables, which holds 11% of Australia’s installed wind capacity.

Australian gas pipeline group APA accepts CKI’s $9.5bn takeover offer

The Hong Kong giant’s bid is subject to approvals from the FIRB and the ACCC regarding foreign investment and competition concerns, which could force a divestment of assets.

States delay approval of Australia’s National Energy Guarantee with set of demands

Policy survives crucial meeting, but Victoria and Queensland want the ruling Coalition to first rubber-stamp it, as they call for a clause to stop emissions targets from decreasing over time.

Transurban offers to publish toll data to allay WestConnex competition concerns

The group’s access to detailed traffic information is at the core of the Australian watchdog’s concerns as it vies with IFM Investors to win approval for the project.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

SPARX hits $424m final close on brownfield renewables fund

The new fund has a target IRR of 5% and already owns a portfolio of 12 assets purchased from a previously liquidated SPARX fund.

Morrison & Co launches $745m Growth Infra Fund with sustainability focus

Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes $112m commitment to the new closed-ended fund that will target ‘high-growth’ assets.

New Energy Solar acquisition ramps up Australian exposure

The Walsh & Co-managed entity has secured a 15-year PPA for 69% of Beryl Solar Farm’s output and is considering a battery installation to enhance risk-adjusted returns.

WATCH: ‘Australian corporates always looking at assets to divest’

Frank Kwok, co-head of Asia-Pacific for Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets, argues infra investors are 'ultimately looking for priviledged cashflows', whether it's in land registries or some of the more tradional assets the country has to offer.

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