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Is asset recycling making a comeback Down Under?

With growing scrutiny of rising debt levels in Australia’s state governments, the stage is set for another round of privatisations.

Are Australia’s infrastructure corporates ready for battle?

The country’s companies ‘are in reasonably good financial shape’, despite slowing economic conditions across the Asia-Pacific region, according to S&P Global Ratings’ Parvathy Iyer.

MTAA Super and Tasplan in talks to create A$22bn fund

The two industry superfunds, which both have significant infrastructure commitments, hope to increase returns and lower fees for members.

Australia’s CEFC launches fund manager alongside Ironstone Capital

The state-backed entity will commit up to A$100m for investments through Warada Capital, which will also be ‘actively seeking’ funds from other institutional investors.
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Queensland solar regulations struck down in court

Solar panels in the state can continue to be installed by trained labourers instead of licensed electricians as state regulations introduced in May would have required.
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Policy inaction is ‘undermining’ energy investment in Australia – report

Industry Super Australia said that its members ‘stand ready to help’ with the transition to renewable energy but called on the government to do more to help create the right conditions for investment.

What’s keeping interest in airports sky high?

Airports remain prized assets despite soaring values. We examine why that’s unlikely to change

Australia’s renewables sector will ‘continue to flourish’

Just 12% of respondents to a MinterEllison investor survey said regulatory and political uncertainty was the main barrier to investing in the sector, notwithstanding the lack of a federal energy policy.

Investment alone will not solve our climate crisis

The outlook for renewables is bright, despite the shift towards more market-based systems. But although governments might no longer need to provide subsidies, they still need to offer leadership.

Australian musicians band together to launch solar investment fund

Future Energy Artists teams up with superannuation fund to make ‘hardcore solar infrastructure investments’.
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