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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Woodside projects, Heath Development, Navitas, rising philanthropy and our special report on WA’s biggest deals and dealmakers.

An upside for every downside

The protracted Brexit negotiations, a tough-talking new leader in Brazil, and a buoyant gold price all bode well for WA in the year ahead.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Perth’s luxury suburbs, crayfishing drama, tourism downturn, bumper grain harvest, Minderoo’s new CEO and our special report on the increasingly important and newsworthy aged care sector.

Activation, targeting key to build tourism

Opinion: Los Angeles and Miami should inspire Western Australians hoping to ignite tourist attention, but our state needs to consider how to generate the most value from the industry.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss Stan Perron, our update on major WA projects — some going ahead, some not — Westport, the space agency, lobster quotas, and our person of the year feature.

Curbing wild election promises

Opinion: With the government seemingly on track to delivery a budget surplus, one key aspect of the Langoulant review is worth another look.

Telling lack of local investment

Opinion: WA punches well above its weight in terms of technical and operational skills, but our manufacturers could do with a bit more hometown support.

Powerful players pressure premier

Opinion: Two high-profile billionaires have the state government in their sights, and Premier Mark McGowan has some tough decisions ahead.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss property development challenges, weak housing market, Fast Brick Robotics (FBR), subcontractor protections, and our special report on Business Dynasties, including the Buckeridge, Perron, and Blackburne families.

Study sales history and cut your losses

Opinion: Often in sales the simple and most obvious solutions are the most effective. But if that’s true, why are those solutions so often overlooked?

Gearing up for a credit crunch

Opinion: All signs point to a tough year ahead as international trade events meet tightening credit conditions amidst falling house prices and likely changes to negative gearing.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the Rio Tinto expansion, fracking move, Rob Scott, Eastern Goldfields, Stan Perron and our special report on CEO salaries.

Commitment needed to put people in the Pilbara

Opinion: Talk of lowering migration targets is small thinking that misses the opportunity.

Walking a tight line on fracking

Opinion: The state government was never going to please all sides whatever decision it made on fracking.

Time running out for Liberals

The Liberal Party must learn the lessons from its humiliating defeat in Saturday's Victorian election, otherwise the federal poll due in May will be a repeat performance. It would be swept from office, and its ranks in WA decimated.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss lithium deals, apartment projects, housing construction, Perdaman contracts, and our special report on wealth creators.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the Navitas takeover, Karrinyup expansion, Belmont Park apartments, GST changes, Woodside's future, Wesfarmers demerger, and our look back at the past 25 years, including our special report on WA's biggest employers.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the BHP derailment, lithium plant approval, North West Shelf Gas agreements, construction news, hotel developments, PEXA sale, and our special report on WA's innovation awards.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the lithium industry, tourism challenge, state strategies, Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill, Power Ledger and Jemma Green, property market deals, Gascoyne Resources, ResApp and our special report on fund managers.

Bold choices required to secure prosperity

Opinion: A Committee for Perth report says the WA capital has dropped the ball, and lacks a strategy for its economic future.

Align interests with outcomes

Opinion: Why not align private sector tax cuts to cost-effectively improving the performance of education and health?

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