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Grants network out on a limb

THE fate of federal government grants conduit, Perth Area Consultative Committee, is in limbo after a planned transition to the Regional Development Australia network on July 1 failed to materialise.

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We need Chinese money – Barnett; Premier signals tough deal; We must vote for ETS – Abbott; Chevron on track to oust Woodside on assets table; Aust Post in bid to raise stamp price

WA entrepreneurs eye national award

Six Western Australian entrepreneurs will compete in the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in November after winning western region awards in Perth last night.

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Cashed-up NAB to cast its net; Poor safety record hits BHP output; Federal support on WA uranium; Union wants 20% pay rise for school workers; Expert to review GESB plan

Warning on redundancy pay

THE Fair Work Ombudsman has warned employers in Western Australia to be diligent in distributing workers' redundancy entitlements after investigations revealed many workers who have recently been laid-off were inadvertently short-changed.

Quick Corporate’s micro focus goes global

WHEN Amu Shah established Quick Corporate Australia in 1998, the small business's primary focus was supplying canteen and janitorial products to the Western Australian business market.

Growth in grassroots healthcare

IN a time when a number of not-for-profit organisations are slashing non-core programs and tightening their purse strings, West Perth-based St John of God Health Care has taken a contrary approach and expanded its initiatives.

Red Cabbage reflections

The best of modern British is finding favour at the Red Cabbage. Adam Orlando reports.

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Emergency waiting time worst in nation; Iron ore spot price poised to jump 12%; Power pressure - business battles soaring energy bills; Harvey says signs are good after sales boost; Last rate cut for some time

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Labor defector gives Nationals more power; Dioro set for tie-up, blocking Avoca bid; Bank results boost shares; Produce prices lowest in 10 years; Coalition torn over climate

State must rely on China - economists

Western Australia appears to have weathered the global economic downturn but the resource-rich state must still rely on China's appetite for bulk commodities to stay in the clear, according to Access Economics.

England defeat Australia in Ashes

England has won an Ashes Test at the home of cricket for the first time since 1934, defeating a resilient Australia by 115 runs in the second Test yesterday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Australia remains 'alive' in Ashes Test

Australia remains alive in the gripping Ashes Test, needing another 209 runs for victory against England.

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Chinese step up pressure on Barnett over Oakajee; Rising ore prices buoy Rio; Rudd resists ACTU's Buy Australian push; Telstra hears demerger call; Capital floods in at record rate

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China growth may lift world out of recession; Union threat to projects; Perth faces cut for business; Panoramic eyes Barrick base metals; Shares surge by $70bn

Call to end energy re-merger speculation

Opposition energy spokesman Mark McGowan today called on the state government to end 10 months of uncertainty surrounding the possible re-merger of Verve Energy and Synergy.

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Surging spot prices put heat on China mills; World came close to collapse: bankers; Stokes buys up more of Packer's empire; China soothes Rudd on trade; Ziggy remains in NBN race as Anderson ruled out

Razor gang ready to take on red tape

THE state government is moving ahead with plans to tackle red tape in the hope of saving business as much as $1.7 billion dollars during the next decade.

State rethinks car confiscation law

THE state government is reviewing legislation to better protect business from new laws that allow vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers to be confiscated.

Ensuring all new recruits make the cut

AS 2009's Australian Hair Fashion hairdresser of the year, Tracey Laing knows a thing or two about cutting and styling hair.

New chapter for animal rescue

WESTERN Australia's Fauna Rehabilitation Foundation has undergone an extensive rebranding campaign to better reflect its role on conserving native fauna.

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Share surge on swelling confidence; States battle to contain wages; BHP takes hard ore price line; Allco debacle costs Sir Rod chair at ANZ; Asciano open to bids as boss sells

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China, Stern Hu spying crisis deepens; CBA 'locks out brokers'; Asciano boss riles investors; Fortescue exceeds forecast; Investors want Bowen to act

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LNG boom big boost to economy; Karoon Gas 'bullish' on Browse Basin project; Investors sweat on Fortescue update to $400m costs drive; Stokes' power play tipped to escalate; China shuts the door on diplomats

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China claims proof on Rio 'spy'; ANZ roasted on almonds; Firepower boss faces criminal charges; Stokes No 2 after fresh Packer raid; Thiess wins second big Gorgon deal

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Chinese concede ore price cut; IMF raises its world forecast; Stokes linked to Packer raid; New pain for ANZ to top $300m; Canadian slap on wrist for Qantas

Keane to develop cocktail gastronomy

IF Adam Keane's dream comes true, 'cocktail gastronomy' will soon enter Perth's social lexicon.

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Profit season looming as worst for 20 years; Wages freeze to protect jobs; Barnett takes the razor off Treasurer; Great Southern declared insolvent; ABB cuts profit forecast

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Political pressure claims on Gorgon gas prices; Mining slump hits states; Funds attack fees with passive aggression; Oil giants accused of skimming; Bosses face new IR laws on bias

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Reserve under pressure to lower interest rates; NAB sees chance to boost institutional banking unit; Rail access needs ironing out; Focus on two sides of the copper coin; Investors sweat on profits

Business win in Northam

A SMALL business in Northam has had a court win over the local council, in the process providing some clarity about the type and scale of business that can operate from a residential property.

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Govt seeks right to sack public servants

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.

Premier digs in on super profits tax

Around a quarter of planned resource projects in Western Australia will be canned if the federal government pushes ahead with its 40 per cent super profit tax, Premier Colin Barnett says.

WA's fortunes to 'fade' - report

Australia will fall into recession this year with Western Australia's strong momentum expected to fade after 2010, a key economic forecast said.

Concerns mount on local infrastructure

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.