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.
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
The Executive Director of the State Government's Drug and Alcohol Office, Terry Murphy, has been appointed Director General of the Department for Child Protection, Child Protection Minister Sue Ellery has announced.
The State Government has called for expressions of interest to build a service and repair facility for the local super-yacht industry and a blast and paint facility at the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson.
The growing economies of South-East Asia provide significant opportunities for Australian businesses, and bilateral trade agreements in the region are a necessary step in moving towards a global free trade environment.
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