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Business expectations fall

The return of severe labour shortages is already starting to affect the confidence of WA employers as the cost of doing business continues to rise, says the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.

Cliffs approved for Mt Jackson deposit

US-based miner Cliffs Natural Resources has received federal and state government approval to begin development at its Mount Jackson iron ore deposit, near its existing Koolyanobbing mine in the Pilbara.

CHOGM causes Forrest Place re-think

Work on the next stage of the Forrest Place redevelopment has been scaled back temporarily due nextyear's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Moly Mines to ship ore by year's end

Moly Mines has confirmed the maiden iron ore shipment from its Spinifex Ridge project will take place before the end of the year.

Business sales fall slightly in November

Despite continued negative spending growth, conditions are looking more positive for Australian businesses, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator (BSI) released today.

More funding for training places

The State Government has approved additional funding to provide nearly 8,000 additional training places in 2011 to meet increased demand.

Advance to sell US projects

West Perth's Advance Energy will sell three US-based projects for a total of $US11.3 million, with the proceeds being used to settle debt.

Rectangular stadium a step closer

The state government has announced that the first stage of developing a rectangular stadium at Perth Oval will deliver about 10,000 seats at a cost of $88 million.

Shell sorry for second fuel shortage

Shell Australia has apologised after Perth customers have been hit by second fuel shortage in as many weeks.

Horton to leave UWA Biz School

The University of Western Australia has announced the Dean of its Business School, Professor Tracey Horton, will leave the position in August next year.

Equinox takes ownership of Citadel

Equinox Resources has announced the acquisition of more than half the shares of base metal explorer Citadel Resources.

Bakery fined over driver fatigue

A Geraldton bakery has been fined more than $65,000 for breaching WA's laws on fatigue management for commercial vehicle drivers, the third time the company has been charged with offences under these laws.

New inspectors for WA mines

Just over 20 new mines inspectors have been appointed to better service the safety needs of WA's growing resources sector.

Broome North land release proves popular

LandCorp's first land release at Broome North, Waranyjarri Estate has proved extremely popular with over 90 per cent of lots being purchased by locals.

Rio exec to reform mining safety culture

Rio Tinto's general manager for health and safety, Bob Hirte has been seconded to the Department of Mines and Petroleum to help improve the way the regulator and industry work together.

U3O8 finalises Dawson Hinkler sale

West Perth-based U3O8 has executed a Definitive Agreement and Royalty Deed to complete the sale of its Dawson Hinkler uranium project in WA to Toro Energy for $6.2 million.

Worksafe investigating Boulder death

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a man at a concrete plant in Boulder this morning.

Rod Hayes resigns from Horizon Power

Inaugural Horizon Power managing director Rod Hayes has resigned from the regional power utility.

Wine production down 7.5% in 2009-10

Australia's wine production fell significantly last financial year, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Public comment sought on mine securities

The State Government has released a discussion paper on the environmental bonds system to make sure mine sites are always adequately rehabilitated they are shutdown.

Hancock iron ore shipment leaves Hedland

Hancock Prospecting expects the first shipment of Manganese from the Nicholas Downs mine to leave Port Hedland today.

GESB records $11b funds under management

State employee superannuation provider GESB has surpassed $11 billion in funds under management.

Gina Rinehart takes seat on Ten board

Just days after emerging with a 10 per cent stake in media company Ten Network Holdings, mining magnate Gina Rinehart has taken a seat on the board.

Today's Business Headlines

Moguls win in TV sport shake-up - The Fin; Fresh hope for Telstra investors - The Aus; Nuclear future powers Paladin prospects - The West; Hunan cuts FMG stakes, gets $194m - The West; Woodside finds new offshore gas source - The Aus

Today's Business Headlines

Airport to get $500 million facelift over 3 years - The West; ASIC 'dainty' on details: Fortescue - The Fin; Oil firm faces loss of licence - The West; Telstra spin clears path for NBN - The Fin; Woodside's Pluto faces $520m blowout - The Aus

$300,000 to UWA for rock art research

The University of Western Australia will receive $300,000 over three years from the state government to research rock art in the Kimberley.

CSBP proposes $500m expansion

Chemical manufacturer and supplier CSBP has commenced community consultation for an expansion of its ammonium nitrate facility in Kwinana, projected to cost up to $500 million.

Today's Business Headlines

Barnett lashes out at Gillard tax move - The Fin; APRA moves to protect super funds - The Fin; PM fights back in equal pay row - The Aus; Packer inspired Rinehart's raid on Ten - The Aus; Forrest hid details: ASIC - The Fin

Convention Bureau: Perth may stagnate

Perth would stagnate as a business events destination and miss out on millions of dollars of foreign exchange earnings if new hotel infrastructure investments isn't developed, according to Perth Convention Bureau Managing Director Christine McLean.

Todays Business Headlines

Mining heiress moves on Ten - The Aus; Forrest accountable, ASIC tells court - The Fin; QR National cheers investors on debut - The Fin; Gillard runs ruler over NBN - The Aus; Door swings open for Buswell - The West

Today's Business Headlines

QR National to be last big sale for Qld - The Fin; Housing still weak link for WA economy - The West; Swan's bid to boost small banks - The Aus; Carbon price 'no peril to economy' - The Fin; New front opens in push by low-paid - The Fin

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Unregistered builder to pay $42,500 for illegal work

Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.

Hall & Prior proceeds with $67m development

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group has today announced plans to proceed with a $67 million aged care facility in High Wycombe, due for completion in the second half of 2019.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

Alan Tough dies at 77

Local businessman Alan Tough has passed away at the age of 77.

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Broadband network waste of money: iiNet

iiNet managing director Michael Malone has warned a Senate Committee that the federal government's national broadband network is doomed to be a huge monumental failure and a waste of $5 billion of taxpayers money.

Moore River project gets approval

The state government has given conditional approval for the Plunkett family's proposed residential development at Moore River, north of Perth, but has substantially scaled down the size of the project.

WA School of Mines under threat

The globally-respected Western Australian School of Mines campus in Kalgoorlie will inevitably be closed unless far reaching changes are made, some of the school's most prominent graduates have warned.

Port Bouvard lodges Gidgegannup plan

Port Bouvard has lodged its master plan for the Gidgegannup townsite with the City of Swan and the Western Australian Planning Commission following 18 months of planning and environmental investigations.