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.
A long-awaited state government report on the future of remote indigenous communities doesn't overtly refer to closures controversially flagged in late 2014, but promises to direct funding towards 10 of the biggest.
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and Fortescue Metals Group is set to continue after YAC members re-elected a bloc of directors who had recently been replaced by a court-appointed receiver.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.
The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, which has been mired in years of controversy, has been referred to the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations after the Supreme Court found it did not have validly appointed directors.
As five women and one male champion were honoured at this year's Chamber of Minerals and Energy's women in resources awards, Premier Colin Barnett declared the resources industry to have reached a mature level of growth that will likely be eclipsed by advances in the state's other sectors.
A recent participant in Fortescue Metals Group's VTEC program has notched up another notable achievement, having slipped into the role of 'chief executive for a day' as part of the miner's unique approach to creating opportunities for Aboriginal people.