Tayler Neale is the online reporter at Business News. He also reports on junior mining and the business of sport. Tayler completed a bachelor of commerce and a bachelor of economics at the University of Western Australia in 2015, majoring in corporate and investment finance, international business economics and money and banking. He previously worked as a journalist at the Albany Advertiser.
Rod Jones, who quit as chief executive of Navitas in 2017 only to return as part of a private equity-led takeover offer, says more staff and an improved experience for students is needed to get the most out of the university partnerships business.
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has kicked off his election campaign with a searing attack on big business and the wealthy, in a populist tirade that named and shamed one of Australia’s most iconic companies, miner BHP.
Britain’s political crisis has deepened, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s humiliating Brexit defeat heightening the prospect of no deal with the EU as rival political factions threaten to tear the Conservative government apart.
A ‘smart’ irrigation system using weather forecasts and soil moisture readings to adjust watering is one of four City of Perth projects set to get underway after a $1.3 million federal government grant was secured.
Former Synergy executive Stephanie Unwin is set to lead regional energy retailer Horizon Power next year, while Screenwest, SNC-Lavalin, Worksafe WA and Destination Perth have also announced significant appointments.
Subiaco-based Birimian has announced plans to raise $8.2 million for its Goulamina project in Mali, while the lithium aspirant also flagged a business review and two separate agreements with Chinese companies.
P&N Bank is considering a merger with regional east coast credit union bcu, which is about half the size of the Perth-based lender, to form a combined group with a $6 billion asset base and 150,000 customers across the country.
Federal government-backed agency Indigenous Business Australia has purchased two adjacent petrol stations on Forrest Highway south of Perth for $34 million from Perth-based investment group Security Capital Australia.
The $6 billion Balla Balla infrastructure project has experienced two setbacks, with the deadline for meeting its obligations under a State Agreement extended by 18 months and recent exploration work failing to live up to promise.
Three telco groups, including TPG and UK-based Dense Air, have spent $19 million securing 5G spectrum lots in Western Australia as part of an auction run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Shares in robotics company FBR fell nearly 15 per cent today to their lowest point since June 2017, adding to a string of losses since it announced the termination of its strategic alliance with Caterpillar and a shift in strategy.
The state government has been forced to allocate an extra $8 million to a dredging program at Broome Port, while an independent report has ruled out the use of a below deck gangway for cruise ships at the port.
Moody’s Analytics is forecasting continued weakness in Perth's residential property market this year but a return to positive growth in 2019, with Perth’s western suburbs and Mandurah tipped to be the best-performing regions.
Perth house prices were up 0.3 per cent in March, and have risen in four of the past six months, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, adding to hopes of a sustained improvement in the residential property market.
The state government has approved design alterations to the Swan River pedestrian bridge in an attempt to cut $4 million in construction costs, while also announcing further delays to the bridge’s opening date.
Western Australia's premier food and wine event, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, will be held in its current form for just one more year, with the state government planning a reconfigured event that includes the Swan Valley in 2019.
Byrnecut executive chairman Steve Coughlan has slammed the state government’s decision to crack down on payroll tax exemptions, saying his company will no longer receive the exemption for courses being undertaken by 1,200 employees.
UPDATED: Australian startups will now be able to raise capital via crowdfunding sources after the corporate watchdog today approved the first batch of licences allowing companies to act as intermediaries in the process.