Western Australian agribusiness exporters experienced mixed fortunes this season, with drought conditions putting pressure on the grains sector, while other sectors, such as meat, livestock and forestry experience a growth in revenues.
China is Western Australia’s most important export partner, generating $13.8 billion for the state’s economy in 2006-07 and overtaking Japan as WA’s biggest export market, according to figures from the Department of Industry and Resources.
After more than 25 years in the industry, Chris Anderson, founder and director of Osborne Park-based business Well Connected, is one of a small number of business owners operating in a niche of the office equipment market.
One of the key lobby groups in the successful fight against deregulating Western Australia’s retail trading hours, the Australian Hotels Association, will back any new campaign against moves to open the state’s shops on Sundays.
Gold Corporation, the WA Government-owned operator of The Perth Mint and 40 per cent owner of the AGR Matthey gold refining joint venture, has announced an after tax profit of $7 million compared to the previous year's result of $4.8 million, it announced