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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.

ARA rounds out infra team with former Macquarie exec

Frederic Devos is the latest addition to the new unit, which includes former Hastings CEO Andrew Day.

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.

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.

CDPQ and AMP Capital back US telecoms towers group with $500m

The debt investment, which could reach $1bn, will support Tillman Infrastructure’s rollout of about 1,500 cell towers across the US.

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.

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