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.
WESTERN Australian farmers have regained control of one of the state’s big three dairy processing companies after Challenge Dairy Cooperative moved to majority ownership of Challenge Australian Dairy Pty Ltd.
The private owner of Jandakot Airport has welcomed federal government approval of its Master Plan for the airport but is waiting for the all-important clearance of its proposed commercial developments in the area.