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BHP sets date for $25bn project decision

BHP says it will make a final investment decision on its long-delayed Jansen potash project by early 2021, and announced its South Flank iron ore project is now half complete.

Prominent Perth restaurateur accused of extortion

The Perth restaurateur behind The Meatball Bar chain, Gourmet Republik, and Thuggs Fried Chicken and Waffles, is accused of threatening to destroy a man's cafe and put him "in a coffin" over some fruit and vegetables.

WA results pull Brickworks' profit down

Brickworks' full-year profit slipped 11.9 per cent to $154.6 million, with the company highlighting its WA operations as a specific weak point.

Qantas chief Joyce Australia's top-paid CEO

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce was Australia's highest-paid chief executive last year, according to a survey based on 'realised' pay, which also ranked Saracen Mineral Holdings managing director Raleigh Finlayson in the top 10.

Woodside to reduce stake in Scarborough

Woodside Petroleum expects to reduce its stakes in Australia's Scarborough gas field and Canada's Kitimat liquefied natural gas project, which would help it reduce its capital expenditure, its chief executive told Reuters.

Poseidon Nickel targets restart of $56m WA project

Andrew Forrest-backed Poseidon Nickel has edged closer to restarting operations at its Black Swan project in Western Australia following a recent surge in nickel prices.

Wellard FY loss widens on poor second half

Wellard's full-year loss has widened by 33 per cent to $48.4 million after the cattle exporter was hit by Turkey's halt on live feeder imports and large impairments.

Wesfarmers profit hits record, but mixed retail results

Wesfarmers has more than quadrupled its full-year profit to a record $5.51 billion, on the back of post-tax gains of $3.17 billion on the demerger of Coles and other divestments during the year.

South32 profit falls by a quarter

South32 has announced it is in talks to sell its struggling South African energy-coal business to Seriti Resources, but its Worsley alumina operations performed strongly.

Big drop in WA’s unemployment

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Western Australia has bucked the national trend and fallen 0.5 percentage points to 5.8 per cent on the back of a 13,800 increase in the total number of people holding a job.

Leaders make WA pledges ahead of debate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised 1000 shipbuilding jobs at Henderson, and opposition leader Bill Shorten has pledged $75 million towards mining exploration, ahead of their debate tonight in Perth.

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Prominent Perth restaurateur accused of extortion

The Perth restaurateur behind The Meatball Bar chain, Gourmet Republik, and Thuggs Fried Chicken and Waffles, is accused of threatening to destroy a man's cafe and put him "in a coffin" over some fruit and vegetables.

Big drop in WA’s unemployment

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Western Australia has bucked the national trend and fallen 0.5 percentage points to 5.8 per cent on the back of a 13,800 increase in the total number of people holding a job.

Wesfarmers profit hits record, but mixed retail results

Wesfarmers has more than quadrupled its full-year profit to a record $5.51 billion, on the back of post-tax gains of $3.17 billion on the demerger of Coles and other divestments during the year.

Poseidon Nickel targets restart of $56m WA project

Andrew Forrest-backed Poseidon Nickel has edged closer to restarting operations at its Black Swan project in Western Australia following a recent surge in nickel prices.