Perth commentator Tim Treadgold is one of the state's highest-profile business journalists. He brings decades of experience to Business News, offering readers sharp and insightful analysis of current events and breaking news.
IT is a brave man who dares criticise the concept of community banks. The name seems to say it all, especially when the emphasis is put on that meaningless word, community, which conjures up visions of “one for all, and all for one” ... etc etc.
WHEN a man loses $328 it is hardly an event to cause much excitement. So why, on May 14, did the Ministry of Fair Trading issue a press release lamenting the loss incurred by Douglas Bradshaw, a 60-year old from Nollamara?
The second-hand car business was revolutionised 20 years ago with the arrival of the internet, but there is a second revolution under way that promises to be even more disruptive and could have a significant effect on some of Western Australia’s best-known car yards.