The Western Roads Federation has called for truckies to be included in the federal goverment's business assistance package, as it emerged today the two-week closure of the Eyre Highway would continue after bushfires were upgraded to emergency level.
Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has unveiled a raft of strategies to crack down on wage theft, while at the same time a national Fair Work sting at capital city hospitality hotspots revealed 75 per cent of businesses were breaking the law.
The federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding to invest $6 million in Western Australia's space industry so the state can play a significant role in the broader national expansion plan.
Govermment funds earmarked for a biomass energy plant and solar farm at Collie have been transferred to a new $60 million job creation fund that aims to create a long-term future for the town as coal mining winds down in coming years.
Australia's No.2 independent gas producer Santos Ltd has posted record quarterly production, boosted by its acquisition of Quadrant Energy assets, a day after it announced an '"exciting" gas discovery in the North West Shelf.