Indigenous corporations in Western Australia have experienced a fall in average income for the first time in five years, though the state's largest Aboriginal corporations, listed in the BNiQ Search Engine, have defied the downturn.
A subsidiary of TFS Corporation and a joint venture between a Melbourne oils producer and a local indigenous business have been shortlisted for wild sandalwood oil processing contracts with the state government.
SPECIAL REPORT: For indigenous entrepreneur Blaze Kwaymullina, the Pilbara is not the remote desert that many other Australians would perceive it, but rather the crucible of Aboriginal business development in this country.
SPECIAL REPORT: Having taken the opportunity provided by the mining construction boom to establish his own contracting firm, Robby Mallard is now in the process of building a diversified and sustainable business.
Western Australia's second largest Aboriginal corporation has defended a joint venture with Perth contractor Gary Johnson following claims the agreement had produced unfair profits for Mr Johnson's business.
A long-running dispute involving the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation and Fortescue Metals Group is set to continue after YAC members re-elected a bloc of directors who had recently been replaced by a court-appointed receiver.
The Supreme Court has appointed a receiver to take charge of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation in the lead-up to a general meeting set for next month to settle a long-running dispute with a breakaway organisation backed by Fortescue Metals Group.