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Aviva plunges on Synergy decision

Aspiring energy supplier Aviva Corporation's share price today slumped as much as 46 per cent after it emerged from a trading halt, days after failing to win a share of Synergy's latest procurement package.

Tourist trading extension no go: Grylls

State Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has hardened his resolve on extended retail trading hours, pledging to oppose any moves towards increasing trading hours.

Stalemate hinders carbon plays

UNCERTAINTY over the federal government's carbon pollution reduction scheme has cast a shadow over the growth prospects for the carbon offsets plantation industry.

AFL popular, but cyclists have passion

Sport lovers in Western Australia are some of the biggest AFL fans in the country, while the nation's cycling aficionados have been rated as the most passionate of fanatics, a report has concluded.

New EPA means faster approvals: Govt

The state government has announced plans to split the Environmental Protection Authority from the Department of Environment and Conservation, in a move that has won rare bipartisan support from resources and conservation groups.

Tassie beats WA economy: CommSec

Tasmania and South Australia are Australia's top performing economies relative to their historic track record, contrasting with the resources-rich states of Western Australia and Queensland which are growing below par, a new CommSec study has concluded.

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Tourist trading extension no go: Grylls

State Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has hardened his resolve on extended retail trading hours, pledging to oppose any moves towards increasing trading hours.

Aviva plunges on Synergy decision

Aspiring energy supplier Aviva Corporation's share price today slumped as much as 46 per cent after it emerged from a trading halt, days after failing to win a share of Synergy's latest procurement package.