A business consultant who worked extensively in Perth has been jailed for nearly two years after she faked her credentials to secure a job as chief information officer for the South Australian government.
The company behind Masters dairy products is moving from Japanese to Chinese ownership, after the dairy heavyweight behind the $1.5 billion bid for organic infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia agreed to acquire Lion Dairy & Drinks.
Shares in Perth-based education services provider Navitas closed 21.8 per cent higher today after the company received an indicative takeover proposal from consortium that includes founder and director Rod Jones.
The planned overhaul of the GST distribution system may not be perfect, but it's a pragmatic and creative response all states and territories should be able to accept, Western Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt said today.
Investors have welcomed today's news that Wesfarmers plans to spin-off supermarket giant Coles and create a separately listed business that would rank among the 30 biggest on the Australian stock market.
Seventeen months after Perth investor Anthony Grist left the board of Vocus Communications after failing to secure backing for a leadership shake-up, the three former M2 Group directors who retained control at that time have all resigned from the underperforming telco business.
BHP Billiton has increased the expected cost of its South Flank iron ore project to $US3.6 billion ($A4.6 billion), substantially above the estimated range it provided in June 2017 when initial funding was approved.
The Australian share market is at its highest level in almost 10 years, with the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closing 1 per cent higher today and the Western Australia-focused BN30 index jumping 1.8 per cent to a new high.
Opposition leader Mike Nahan has joined Premier Mark McGowan in calling for Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi to resign, after the State Administrative Tribunal today found she had committed 45 serious breaches of the Local Government Act by not disclosing travel and accommodation gifts.
Loss-making livestock exporter Wellard is undertaking a share placement and entitlement offer as part of a $52 million capital raising it hopes will allow it to exploit a predicted improvement in trading conditions.