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 new State secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia is expected to push for a hardline stance on industrial issues.
Socialist Alliance member Chris Cain, who headed the Rank and File ticket, clearly defeated incumbent Wal Pritchard.
WAFARMERS has welcomed a new Western Australian Government scheme designed to promote tree farming.
The Government has described the Infinitree program as the most complete commercial farm forestry package ever offered to farmers in Australia.