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Maritime unions are protesting in Perth against federal government measures that make it easier for employers to hire overseas workers for offshore oil and gas projects.
Shares in uranium miner Paladin Energy were pushed down today after the company revealed its production levels for the quarter would be almost 25 per cent lower than expected.
Thai oil refiner Bangchak Petroleum is set to gobble up Nido Petroleum after this morning securing a majority stake in its Perth $113 million takeover target.
Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Nev Power was paid an overall salary package of $6.36 million last financial year - a 60 per cent increase from his package for the 2012-13 financial year.

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