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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.

Balance wins solar EPC contract

Welshpool-based Balance Utility Solutions has been selected as the engineering and construction contractor for Terregra Renewables’ five-megawatt Mobilong solar farm, located north of Murray Bridge in South Australia.

International tourist spending in WA falls

The tourism industry has called for the establishment of a growth fund following the release of data showing a 7 per cent fall in spending by international tourists in Western Australia during the past year.

Red Emperor raises $5m

Red Emperor Resources has tapped investors for £2.8 million (approximately $5 million) from a share placing to increase working capital as it prepares for the drilling of the Winx-1 exploration well in Alaska.

Gumala wins $16m West Angelas contract

Indigenous contractor Gumala Enterprises has secured a $16 million contract at Rio Tinto’s West Angelas mine, in what is the company’s single biggest contract win in the past five years.

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Industry super roars to the lead

State launches EOI for partial Landgate sale

The state government has hit a key milestone in the partial privatisation of Landgate, seeking a private sector operator to undertake automated land titling transactions.

Miners to lead WA employment boost

Employers are expected to add more staff in the first three months of 2019 than at any time in the past four years in Western Australia, according to new research by recruitment firm Manpower Group.

Lewis to lead Southern Ports

Steven Lewis has been appointed chief executive at Southern Ports, effective January 14.

APN secures $32.5m PTA contract

APN Outdoor has renewed its licensing rights to use specific Public Transport Authority assets for advertising purposes, in a revenue sharing arrangement for up to 10 years.

Shareholder seeks to oust Sage from Cauldron

Technology minerals explorer Cauldron Energy is facing a new challenge after one of its major shareholders moved to oust director Nicholas Sage.

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Labor plans overhaul of job welfare

Creso expands into Sri Lanka

Medicinal cannabis company Creso Pharma has announced it will expand into Sri Lanka, after it signed a binding letter of intent with Ceyoka Health, one of Sri Lanka’s largest pharmaceutical distribution companies.

Black Rock signs third deal with Chinese buyer

Black Rock Mining has secured a third Chinese buyer for graphite from its Mahenge mine in Tanzania.

Cervantes stock up 28.5% on drilling results

Shares in Cervantes Corporation jumped on the ASX today after the company announced it had concluded drill testing at its Albury Heath project located 20 kilometres north-west of Meekatharra.

EGL to buy RCR energy assets

Victoria-based gas turbine engineering services company The Environmental Group will acquire the energy division of RCR Tomlinson, less than two months after the latter entered into voluntary administration.

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Western Gas hatches new WA LNG project

Volt launches legal action over Wescone acquisition

Henderson-based Volt Power Group has filed a writ in the Supreme Court of Western Australia against the vendor of Wescone Distribution, a mining equipment manufacturer it acquired in January 2018.

Middle-of-the-tarmac result for Perth Airport

Perth Airport is the fourth most punctual out of the seven largest in Australia, according to an annual survey compiled by global travel data provider OAG.

Shine acquires Carr & Co

ASX-listed law firm Shine Corporate has expanded its presence in Western Australia with the acquisition of local firm Carr & Co Divorce and Family Lawyers.

OGA wins approval to expand Flinders Bay abalone ranch

Fremantle-based Ocean Grown Abalone has been granted a licence to develop 5,000 artificial reefs to harvest greenlip abalone at the company’s Flinders Bay lease, located in Augusta.

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Miners’ shares soar as $A gold price hits record high

Kleenheat in hot water with the ACCC

Wesfarmers-owned Kleenheat Gas has paid $25,200 in penalties, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued two infringement notices for alleged false and misleading discount gas campaign.

Doray Minerals in $15m sale

Gold and copper producer Doray Minerals has announced the sale of its Andy Well and Gnaweeda gold projects to Westgold Resources, in a cash and scrip deal worth $15 million.

Puma pulls out of Dunsborough

Opponents of a Puma Energy development on Dunsborough’s main street have emerged victorious from the three-year stoush, after the developer behind plans to build the 24-hour service station announced it would no longer proceed with its bid.

Fortescue taps NRW for $57m Eliwana contract

Fortescue Metals Group has selected Belmont-based NRW Holdings as the preferred contractor to deliver the first stage of earthworks, roadworks and drainage works at the company's Eliwana rail project, located 90 kilometres west of the town of Tom Price in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Lithium momentum continues in Pilbara, South West

Western Australia continues to evolve into a globally significant energy metals province, with Pilbara Minerals securing funding to support a second stage of its Pilgangoora lithium mine in the north of the state, while US chemicals giant Albemarle Corporation has begun work on its $1 billion lithium hydroxide facility near Bunbury.

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Perth house price slide to ease in 2019

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Warning of deaths over solar panels

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Oil plunge hammers shares

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PM’s $9.2bn tax cut plan for election

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Coalition $30bn in the black

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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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ATO clamps down on company car use

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Elanor in $125m Perth purchase

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FMG dispute goes to Canberra

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WA goes it alone on energy

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$1b GST windfall to boost Budget