WESTERN Australia is ranked ahead of all states in terms of the number of laws imposing liability on directors, and it's a regime the Australian Institute of Company Directors fears could deter business investment in the state.
SMALL to medium-sized enterprises are poised to become significant winners in the proposed changes to research and experimental development tax concessions, according to KPMG partner, indirect taxes, Phil Renshaw.
Western Australia has been rated worst in the country in terms of the number of laws imposing liability on directors, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors 'Boardroom Burden Report Card'.
THE past 12 months has been tough for most businesses but especially for the state's major sporting clubs, which have been forced to deal with inadequate venues, declining ticket sales and poor on-field performances, as well as the economic slowdown.
With poor health practices costing business more than $7 billion, Western Australian employers are being urged to consider the health of employees, with the launch of the Healthy Active Workplace policy today.
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The state government will introduce involuntary severance as part of sweeping reforms recommended by the Economic Audit Committee to improve operational and financial performance within the public sector.
One of the councils hardest hit by sub-prime related investment losses, the City of Melville, has blamed cost blowouts for its decision to stop work on an $8.1 million upgrade of the Leeming Recreation Centre.