The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has moved to increase the state's minimum wage more than 2.8 per cent, slightly above the recent rise granted by the federal Fair Work Commission.
Leighton Holdings and Perseus Mining were among the losers from the latest rebalancing of Australian stock market indices, while Automotive Holdings Group and nickel explorer Sirius Resources were among the winners.
Prominent Perth property identity John Bond has joined the board of transportable housing and caravan manufacturer Fleetwood Corporation.
Mr Bond has been a director of development group Primewest for more than a decade.
The state's largest locally-owned lender, Police & Nurses, has today officially changed its name to P&N Bank.
The lender said 11 branches would be re-branded as of today, with the remaining branches to be re-named by March 20.
Oil and gas firm Apache Corporation has announced a new managing director for its Perth-based Australian operating unit Apache Energy.
Former director of operations Faron Thibodeaux has been promoted to the role of Apache Energy managing director and region vice president.
Perth-based gold miner Northern Star has signed a joint venture agreement with Fortescue Metals Group to acquire non-iron ore mineral rights to what it described as "barely explored" acreage near several Fortescue mines.
The state government has appointed a new chief executive to the Pilbara Development Commission, which overlooks the $1 billion Pilbara Cities initiative.
Regional development minister Brendon Grylls announced today that Ken King will take the helm of the commission.
The WA government has told Sandfire Resources it intends to lift the royalty rate for some of the output from its DeGrussa copper mine to 7.5 per cent, which could mean an extra $7 million the miner would have to pay.