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What type of future does WA want?

The view from outside of Australia is particularly upbeat for WA, so maybe it’s time to focus on the positives.

Private sector has role in real ‘big picture’

AS the March 9 election approaches, Western Australians are being enticed by both sides of politics with big-picture visionary projects.

Get local issues on the national stage

A Canadian province shows WA how to win influence in the national capital.

Booming sector penalised for success

The Resource Rent Tax may cost the federal government votes in WA, but that is a risk it seems prepared to take.

Historical parallels in Pilbara City debate

Some tough political decisions will have to be made as resources sector growth continues.

Production shift to meet needs of middle class

As the price of soft commodities - referring to commodities that are grown, rather than mined - has departed from historical trend lines, a great deal of attention has been focused on food riots in developing nations, the debate over the environmental ben

Means of production important for food

AGRICULTURAL powers — those self sufficient in food, fabric, and hydrocarbon production — were once unambiguously regarded as strategic powers.

India a strategic opportunity

Australia is almost singularly focused on a rising China, yet while the resource-led boom offers governments significant revenue through taxes and royalties, little thought or consideration is given to India, a nation which shares strategic space with Aus

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What type of future does WA want?

The view from outside of Australia is particularly upbeat for WA, so maybe it’s time to focus on the positives.