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Barnett releases stadium plans

Premier Colin Barnett today announced further details of his plans for a new major sporting stadium at Burswood, and insisted that its budget and construction schedule could be met.

Bannerman raises $8m for Namibian project

Uranium explorer Bannerman Resources has announced that it has received subscription commitments for an $8.2 million share placement, with funds going to complete its feasibility study on its Entango

Coal of Africa in $106m raising

Perth-headquartered emerging developer Coal of Africa has announced its intention to proceed with the issue and allotment of 50.32 million conditional placing shares, the second tranche in a US$106 mi

Hot Chili in $22m capital raising

WA-based Hot Chili has completed a private placement, raising $22.3 million for its Productora copper-gold project in Chile, which has extensive drilling and scoping studies already in place.

Science innovators recognised at state’s 10th annual awards

WESTERN Australia’s top scientists, educators, and outreach initiatives have been by awarded by Science and Innovation Minister John Day for their contributions to science at the 10th annual WA Scienc

Kagara raises $25m for Qld acquisition

Base metals producer Kagara has completed a $25 million share placement at 31 cents per share, to complete the acquisition of its Einasleigh copper project in Queensland and fund exploration activity.

Mix 94.5 best station 12 years running

Perth radio station 92.9 was the biggest winner in the latest Nielsen survey results out today, while its Austereo stablemate Mix 94.5 retained its position as Perth's number one radio station despite

Reports call for deregulated trading hours

A University of Western Australia report has found trading hours in WA should be fully deregulated, adding to a recent Productivity Commission report that also advocated deregulation.

Decmil wins $30m Fortescue contract

Civil infrastructure and building company Decmil Group has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Decmil Australia has been awarded a contract for the construction of an airstrip and associated fa

Savcor secures $12.8m Dampier Salt project

Sydney-based industrial technology company Savcor Group has announced that its subsidiary Savcor Finn has won a contract to refurbish the Dampier ship loading jetty for Rio Tinto subsidiary Dampier Sa

Avalon to raise $3.9m with Mawson West

Australian-based minerals company Avalon Minerals is set to raise $3.88 million through a share placement with copper producer, developer, and explorer Mawson West.

ZYL to fast-track development at Mbila

Perth-based coal producer ZYL has announced intentions to prioritise the fast-tracking of development at its newly-acquired Mbila anthracite project ahead of its Kangwane anthracite project.

Jacka in $15m Nigerian acquisition

WA-based oil and gas company Jacka Resources has entered into an agreement with Providence Resources to acquire a direct interest in the OML 113 petroleum licence in Nigeria, which includes the Aje oi

Streeter vindicated by High Court win

The High Court has this morning rejected an application for special leave to appeal in the long-running claim by Western Areas Exploration (WAE) against its former directors Terry Streeter and David C

$3.4m for uranium projects: Aura

WA-based uranium explorer Aura Energy is set to raise $3.4 million in the form of a non-renounceable entitlements issue, fully underwritten by Cygnet Capital.

Triangle raises $9.75m for gas field

Perth-based gas production and exploration company Triangle Energy has won backing from investment group Standard Chartered Private Equity (Singapore), which has agreed to subscribe for $9.75 million

Iluka wins 90% rutile price increase

Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources announced today further increases in the selling prices of its products, with rutile and synthethic rutile expected to see a marked increase for the first half of 2

Ramelius acquires Barlee project

Ramelius Resources has announced that it has agreed to purchase from Beacon Minerals an 80 per cent interest in a mining lease containing the Barlee Gold Project.

53 miners receive $6m in state funding

Western Australia’s mining sector, including some of the state's largest mining companies, has received $6 million through a state government program designed to encourage exploration in underexplored

Police & Nurses beats banks to rate cut

WA’s largest locally owned banking institution Police & Nurses Credit Society has announced that it will follow the Reserve Bank, cutting the full interest rate on its variable home loan products

Atlantic raises $25m for Windimurra

Perth-based mining company Atlantic has completed a $25 million capital raising to finance process improvements and alterations at its Windimurra vanadium project, which has been adversely affected by

Lend Lease acquires $47m shopping centre

Lend Lease, which has emerged as a major player in the Perth property scene in the past couple of years, has acquired a 100 per cent interest in the Northgate Shopping Centre in Geraldton through the

Australian apprenticeship system: reform

Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, today announced the government’s intentions to modernise and simplify the Australian apprenticeship system i

Carapetis to head Telethon

  Professor Jonathan Carapetis is stepping into Professor Fiona Stanley’s shoes as director of Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

Sandgropers won't give up big homes: Bankwest

While most states in Australia are seeing an increase towards purchasing units, townhouses, and semi-detached homes, recent Bankwest research shows Western Australians prefer their quarter-acre homes.

Zeta to list on ASX early next year

Zeta Petroleum has announced its intention to list on the ASX by the end of first quarter next year, after it closed its pre-IPO placement oversubscribed.

WA gets $22m in ARC funds

WESTERN Australia’s four public universities have been awarded $22 million in the annual round of federal government research grants, 7.1 per cent of the national total.

Wheat exports to be deregulated

The Australian Government and the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) both agree with recommendations put forth by the Productivity Commissions’ report to deregulate the wheat export market.

Paladin in $70m raising

Perth-headquartered uranium producer Paladin Energy has revealed plans to raise $70 million through a private placement.

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Sandgropers won't give up big homes: Bankwest

While most states in Australia are seeing an increase towards purchasing units, townhouses, and semi-detached homes, recent Bankwest research shows Western Australians prefer their quarter-acre homes.

Reports call for deregulated trading hours

A University of Western Australia report has found trading hours in WA should be fully deregulated, adding to a recent Productivity Commission report that also advocated deregulation.

Barnett releases stadium plans

Premier Colin Barnett today announced further details of his plans for a new major sporting stadium at Burswood, and insisted that its budget and construction schedule could be met.

Australian apprenticeship system: reform

Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, today announced the government’s intentions to modernise and simplify the Australian apprenticeship system i