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First homebuyer mortgage take-up drops in May

THE surging demand from first homebuyers to enter the property market may have hit a peak, judging by a new survey of housing mortgages released this week.

Barnett concerned over BHP-Rio merger

Premier Colin Barnett is not convinced the merger between BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto's WA iron ore assets is in the best interests of the state, saying the miners could be seeking to avoid paying land taxes.

WA posts fastest 2008 population growth

Western Australia recorded the fastest population growth rate of any state in 2008, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.

Sinosteel rocked by EPA ruling on iron ore

THE Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has put further pressure on the development of new mines in the Mid West by opposing a key part of Sinosteel Midwest Corporation's proposed iron ore project.

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Barnett concerned over BHP-Rio merger

Premier Colin Barnett is not convinced the merger between BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto's WA iron ore assets is in the best interests of the state, saying the miners could be seeking to avoid paying land taxes.