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Ducks line up for outer harbour

OPINION: Value to the community is not always about maximising price

Labor faces upper house highwire act

OPINION: Labor will need to compromise if its budget plans are to pass the parliament, and a push for upper house reform may not be out of the question.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Perth house prices, CBD developments, charity funding and Lotterywest, Perth Stadium and the gold sector.

This week's property round-up

OPINION: Sales activity experienced an expansion over the week, with Reiwa members reporting an increase in weekly sales to 583.

Targeted tech funding vital

OPINION: While the dollar amounts are small, the recent state budget contained some positive news for startups and the tech sector.

Solid steps ensure customer loyalty

OPINION: Before you receive loyalty from your customers, you’ll need to show some within your own workplace.

Playing catch-up not a winning strategy

OPINION: As technology increasingly cuts out the middleman, the WA government’s investment in facilities at Perth Airport may have short-lived benefits.

Housing failures compounded by fractured oversight regime

OPINION: The lack of national oversight of home construction activity puts small investors in a vulnerable position.

GST stoush drives WA-first push

OPINION: The idea of forming a new political party to run Senate candidates on a Western Australia-first platform appears to have come to a number of people at the same time.

WA poll fears could drive feds’ largesse

OPINION: The federal government may be forced to play nice with WA’s Labor government, as fallout from within the Liberals over the GST gets ugly.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the state budget, contractor collapses, Lisa Scaffidi, advertising industry, ageing population and corporate wellness.

This week's property round-up

Sales activity contracted over the week, with Reiwa members reporting a decrease in weekly sales to 512.

Cryptocurrency capital comes with a caveat

OPINION: Startups are thinking creatively about funding, with a new cryptocurrency strategy the latest development.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss WA entrepreneurs, manufacturing merger, recycling deal, retail property, the sports stadium and the fashion industry.

This week's property round-up

OPINION: Sales activity grew over the week, with Reiwa members reporting an increase in weekly sales to 558.

Self-belief key to a positive you

OPINION: This edition’s column is an extract from The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude, first published in 2009.

Energy crisis a master class in mismanagement

OPINION: The failure of Australia’s energy policy has led to the ludicrous situation where Victoria is considering importing gas from the nation’s overseas competitors.

Forced out with its own money

OPINION: Held hostage by an inequitable GST allocation system, WA risks losing its national place in the sport of rugby where the financial field is far from level.

Wyatt faces test on budget

OPINION: Ben Wyatt has dealt with a range of challenges during his relatively short political career, but next month’s budget will be his most significant.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss mining recovery, Ikea, Margaret River planning, Historic Heart project and retail property developments.

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