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Spring start for extended trading hours

Premier Colin Barnett has today confirmed his intention to begin extended weeknight trading hours as early as this spring.

Business urged to keep trainees

INDUSTRY groups have welcomed increased federal government support for training, as one of Australia's largest training providers was forced for the first time ever to stand down probationary apprentices.

CCI outlines review hit list

THE Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has named the Small Business Development Corporation, LandCorp and the state's eight port authorities as prime candidates for privatisation or review.

CCI calls for abolition of 33 agencies

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA has identified 33 government agencies which it believes are superfluous and, subject to review, need to be consolidated, abolished, or have their services privatised or contracted out.

WA firms defy the global downturn

THREE Western Australian companies servicing the resource sector have managed to defy the economic downturn to report record sales and profits in the half-year to December 2008.

Varanus hits Wesfarmers in WA

Wesfarmers has confirmed a sharp downturn in earnings in two of its Perth-based business units, with the energy and chemicals & fertilizer divisions both adversely affected by last year's Varanus Island gas explosion.

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Spring start for extended trading hours

Premier Colin Barnett has today confirmed his intention to begin extended weeknight trading hours as early as this spring.