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Ben Pattison

Ben has a background in media, advertising, property and economic research and has written for various music and current affairs publishers. He studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. 

Westgold raises $45m to increase output

Renowned geologist and company director Terry Grammer has passed away after a short-term illness, with former colleagues and industry figures highlighting his role in some of Western Australia's biggest mineral discoveries.

AFG announces $60m equity raising

Australian Finance Group has announced a capital raising to strengthen its financial position ahead of an expected softening of the housing loan market and to support the growth of its subsidiary AFG Securities.

Mining exploration grinds to a halt

An Association of Mining & Exploration Companies survey has found that 74 per cent of Australian mineral exploration companies have ceased, or dramatically decreased, their exploration operations

Terry O'Connor passes away

Prominent Perth barrister, company director and football administrator Terry O’Connor passed away last weekend at the age of 82.

Auteco raises $5m for exploration

Auteco Minerals is set to proceed with further exploration of its recently acquired Pickle Crow gold deposit in Canada’s Ontario province after the company gained financial backing from international and Australian institutional investors.

West African Resources secures new gold deposit

West African Resources has acquired a gold deposit located near its existing Sanbrado project in Burkina Faso, with the Subiaco-base company to pay up to $US45 million ($A69 million) in staged payments.

Dampier secures new gold tenement

Dampier Gold today announced its decision to enter a joint venture with Torian Resources in relation to its promising Zuleika Project gold tenement. 

Lifelong pursuit of productivity

SPECIAL REPORT: Improving the potential of WA’s nutrient-depleted soils has been a career-defining passion for John Howieson.

WA homebuilding costs rise 79 per cent in 15 years.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released its ‘Characteristics of New Residential Dwellings’ report, detailing building costs and floorspace movement over the past 15 years nationally.

Panoramic Resources closes struggling mine

Panoramic Resources has announced the temporary closure of its Savannah nickel mine in the East Kimberley.

Mader scales back global operations, expects revenue hit

Mining services company Mader Group has taken the decision to withdraw all personnel from its overseas operations, with the US the only exception.

Perth house values up 0.5% in March

The value of Perth’s houses increased 0.5 per cent in the month of March, strengthening the recovery underway for the past six months, but the onset of COVID-19 means the recent gains are unlikely to continue.

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Terry O'Connor passes away

Prominent Perth barrister, company director and football administrator Terry O’Connor passed away last weekend at the age of 82.

Panoramic Resources closes struggling mine

Panoramic Resources has announced the temporary closure of its Savannah nickel mine in the East Kimberley.

Mining exploration grinds to a halt

An Association of Mining & Exploration Companies survey has found that 74 per cent of Australian mineral exploration companies have ceased, or dramatically decreased, their exploration operations

Perth house values up 0.5% in March

The value of Perth’s houses increased 0.5 per cent in the month of March, strengthening the recovery underway for the past six months, but the onset of COVID-19 means the recent gains are unlikely to continue.

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Perth house values up 0.5% in March

The value of Perth’s houses increased 0.5 per cent in the month of March, strengthening the recovery underway for the past six months, but the onset of COVID-19 means the recent gains are unlikely to continue.

Mader scales back global operations, expects revenue hit

Mining services company Mader Group has taken the decision to withdraw all personnel from its overseas operations, with the US the only exception.

Panoramic Resources closes struggling mine

Panoramic Resources has announced the temporary closure of its Savannah nickel mine in the East Kimberley.

WA homebuilding costs rise 79 per cent in 15 years.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released its ‘Characteristics of New Residential Dwellings’ report, detailing building costs and floorspace movement over the past 15 years nationally.