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Adrian Rauso

Adrian Rauso joined Business News in February 2018 as the morning email producer and is the online news reporter as of January 2019. Adrian completed a degree in journalism and politics at the University of Notre Dame, where he was the co-editor of the University’s student magazine for nearly two years. He also has experience in corporate affairs at the United States Consulate in Perth.

Horne, Walker depart Macmahon

Macmahon Holdings non-executive director Kim Horne and non-executive chairman Jim Walker have both resigned from the board, as part of the contractor’s board-change strategy.

Blue Cow into administration

Food distributor Blue Cow Cheese has been placed into administration, with Cor Cordis’s Joseph Nipps and Clifford Rocke appointed as administrators.

Flinders takes HotCopper to court for shareholder info

Flinders Mines is launching legal action in the Supreme Court of Western Australia against the owner of stock forum HotCopper Holdings, seeking details of users alleged to have made defamatory statements in relation to the board and company.

EPA green lights Yangibana

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended conditional environmental approval for Hastings Technology Metals’ $427 million Yangibana rare earths project in the Upper Gascoyne.

Emerald secures up to $US160m in funding

Emerald Resources has secured a total of $US160 million in finance facilities to fund project development and future acquisitions.

Scarborough real estate agent banned for life

A real estate sales representative who stole money from an agency’s trust account has been banned for life from holding a certificate of registration in the industry in WA.

Juniors to raise nearly $5m

Superior Lake Resources has raised $3.78 million via a share placement, while Conico is set to raise $1 million via a rights issue.

Magellan sets out long-term goals

SPECIAL REPORT: Magellan Power has grown from a sole trader business to a widely recognised manufacturer with more than 50 staff since it started out 28 years ago.

Primewest lands Fugro at West Perth

Primewest has struck a deal with international engineering firm Fugro to lease more 3,000 square metres at one of its West Perth buildings.

Sandfire set to acquire MOD for $167m

Sandfire Resources has made a $167 million takeover offer for MOD Resources, just over five months after it made a $94.5 million bid for the junior, with MOD’s board backing the improved offer.

Hylea shares skyrocket nearly 600%

Shares in West Perth-based Hylea Metals were up 592 per cent today after the junior announced it acquired a 65 per cent stake in Paladin Energy’s Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi.

ACCC concerned about AHG takeover

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it has concerns about AP Eagers’ $2.3 billion takeover of Automotive Holdings Group, due to a potential impact on competition in new car retailing in NSW.

Shareholders welcome Flinders changes

Flinders Mines shareholders have backed the company's new board of directors and the prospects of a strategic review into infrastructure options for its flagship asset, the Pilbara Iron Ore Project.

Altura shares leap on production turnaround

Shares in Altura Mining have surged 37 per cent since late Wednesday, after the company announced positive production results and its struggling former biggest investor sold its remaining stake in the company.

Miss Chow’s continues rapid expansion

The self-described dumpling queen of Perth is set for a busy few weeks, with four new venues under the Miss Chow’s Group banner set to open by the end of July.

Lynas to select a WA processing site soon

Lynas Corporation chief executive Amanda Lacaze says the company is around two months away from deciding on a Western Australian site to expand its processing operations.

Kalium taps Toll for Beyondie transport contract

Kalium Lakes has awarded Toll Group a key haulage contract to move product from its Beyondie sulphate of potash project south-east of Newman to port facilities at either Fremantle or Kwinana.

Rio cuts guidance as Pilbara problems mount

Rio Tinto has experienced iron ore mine operational problems, particularly in its Greater Brockman hub in the Pilbara, causing the mining giant to cut its shipments forecast for the second time in around two months.

Liquor licence conflict over arena definition

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has given a Nedlands sports club the green light to appeal its failed attempt at regaining a liquor licence, after its facilities where deemed not to constitute a sports arena.

Govt ICT project to blow out by more than $23.7m

The Office of the Auditor General has found a project to replace PathWest’s ‘laboratory information system’ is now expected to be two years late and cost nearly double the project’s original $26.8 million budget.

Local firms win $12m in contracts

Valmec has secured a $6 million contract with Newmont Mining, while BGC Australia and Devlyn Constructions have won Bunbury school construction works worth a combined $5.9 million.

International visitors decline despite record tourist numbers

The number of international tourists visiting Western Australia has hit record levels, but overall international visitors to the state, including students, have declined.

Macmahon buys GBF for $48m-plus

Mining services firm Macmahon Holdings has acquired underground mining contractor GBF, which currently has around $266 million worth of work in its order book.

Harvey’s policies rebuffed by business

Business peak groups have slammed newly minted opposition leader Liza Harvey’s policy shifts on public sector wages, privatising Western Power, and retail trading hours.

Seven West out of ASX200, Austal to replace it

Seven West Media has been booted from the S&P/ASX 200 Index, while local shipbuilder Austal will join the benchmark, following the quarterly rebalancing of the Australian share market indices.

Saracen makes $38m takeover bid for Bligh

Saracen Mineral Holdings has made an all-scrip takeover offer for Fremantle-based gold explorer Bligh Resources, as it seeks to increase the resource for its Thunderbox operations.

Tempo optimistic of solar cost blowout solution

Tempo Australia has emerged from a one-and-a-half month trading halt to announce it has agreed terms in-principle with Enel Energy that will potentially prevent a cost blowout at a major solar contract.

Symbol crashes into administration

Symbol Mining has gone into administration, less than three months after the Subiaco junior tapped the market for nearly $2.2 million.

WA's unemployment rate rises again

Western Australia was the only state in the country to record both a decrease in employment numbers and an increase in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May.

Five big WA gold mines at risk of closure: analyst

Market research firm IBISWorld has identified five large gold mines in Western Australia set to shut down by 2025 because of low reserves, less than a month after a prominent gold mining consultancy rejected reports that Australian gold production is set to fall substantially.

Tech Scene: VetDB

VetDB is a platform that matches veterinary patients with their correct medical data. The VetDB system digitally records the vaccination event and then locks it to the animal’s unique microchip.

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Work under way on $400m Karratha FIFO camp

Multiplex has commenced construction of the 604-bed Bay Village accommodation facility for Woodside Petroleum's fly-in, fly-out workers in Karratha.

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Crackdown on rorters taking ATO for ride

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ATO warns on ‘systemic abuse’

Strong growth for Perth’s luxury suburbs

Seven out of the 10 Perth suburbs to have achieved the largest median house price increase in 2018 have at least a 37 per cent higher sale price than the overall Perth median of $505,000, according to the latest Reiwa data.

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Flinders disclosure concerns mount

Many minority shareholders of Flinders Mines have voiced discontent at the conduct of their board.

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Elanor in $125m Perth purchase

IGAs feel pinch as Aldi rolls in

Perth's grocery wars, amplified by giant Aldi’s market push and price cuts by Coles and Woolworths, have claimed five struggling smaller supermarkets over the past five months.

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FMG dispute goes to Canberra