As Senior Editor at Business News, Mark Beyer has a wide-ranging brief to research, analyse and report on the issues, trends and personalities affecting the business community in Western Australia. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He joined Business News in 2002 and previously worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra.
The state government said today it was planning a safety inspection of Chevron’s giant Gorgon LNG project as soon as possible after reports hundreds of cracks had been found in propane heat exchangers.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss unemployment, JobTrainer, budget preview, Woodside, Strike Energy, mining strength, Clive Palmer, shopping centre strains, and a look at property developments in Fremantle.
The state government and local farmers are pressing ahead with planning for a $30 million cotton gin in WA’s north despite a recent PwC study finding Katherine in the Northern Territory was a better location.
The new Perth partner-in-charge at law firm King & Wood Mallesons has become a strong believer in the benefits of technology, saying COVID-19 has accelerated changes already underway and there is no going back.
Property developers Adrian Fini and Ben Lisle have merged their operations under the name Hesperia, with the new entity having nearly $1 billion of projects under development and a busy pipeline of future opportunities.