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Outlook uncertain amid foreign fracas

OPINION: WA has no control over the biggest issue facing its short-term economic outlook – the US-China trade war, which could cut demand for the state’s commodities.

Leaders can cure ‘change fatigue'

OPINION: You need to lead a significant change program at your school and are already bracing for the resistant rants of some of your colleagues.

Sales success starts with self-worth

OPINION: For those who make a living selling a product or service, the value of building strong relationships cannot be overestimated.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Matt Mckenzie discuss new Liberal policies, Forrest property investments, Julie Bishop, state wages policy, Committee for Perth, supermarket battle, microgrids, and our special report on indigenous business.

Eyes in the sky

Drone technology is becoming more visible in our skies, with a vast number of professional applications.

Stop feeling like a leadership fake

OPINION: Growing demands on school leaders have led to a lack of confidence among many, fuelling the onset of ‘impostor syndrome’ within school communities.

Straight shooters fire entrepreneurial bent

OPINION: Encouraging entrepreneurial behaviour can only benefit a state such as WA.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Liberal leadership change, State of the Arts, agricultural outlook, Patersons sellout, Curtin's expansion, gold challenges, Western Australians honoured, and our special report on defence.

Restoring confidence key

OPINION: In WA and on the national stage, the men in charge of the purse strings face challenges of control and confidence.

Beware the school leader’s blind spots

OPINION: Those of us who have learned to drive a motor vehicle will no doubt recall the driving instructor alerting us to ‘blind spots’, the parts of the road to the side and slightly behind your vehicle that you can’t see in your side or rear view mirrors.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss house prices, economic growth data, interest rates, WA’s credit rating, gold miners, arts festivals, cryptocurrencies and craft breweries.

Time to get emotional about school leaders

OPINION: When teachers, students and parents reflect on their most admired school leader, what do you think springs to mind?

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss indigenous business and reconciliation week, David Singleton, Simonds Group and residential construction, generational change at listed Perth companies, Black Swan, and our special report on the wine industry plus our Great for the State feature on health and well being.

Property stress test pressure point

OPINION: The economic pressure simmering away below the surface in many households was a key factor in the surprise federal election outcome.

Resurgence of iron ore, nickel set the stage

OPINION: Could this be another boom moment in WA’s mining industry as global demand for the key commodities picks up pace?

WA plays it down the middle

OPINION: Federal Labor failed to capitalise on any remaining goodwill WA voters had for the party after Mark McGowan’s 2017 success.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the post-election market bounce; subcontractors battle; new iron ore, lithium and rare earths developments; Jim Penman; Perron Group; the state's lobster deal; and our newly released report on the commercial property market.

Stability must follow election

OPINION: The musical chairs of PMs over the past decade must stop in the interests of the nation

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the election overview, Bob Hawke's passing, retail challenges, hotels and tourism, housing construction, Andrew Forrest's big pay day, Danny Psaros, and our special feature on mining projects.

Deal makers trawl in tough times

OPINION: Business News data points to a sustained low for WA’s corporate finance markets, but there are signs recovery may be imminent.

Checkout squeeze on centre landlords

OPINION: Damaging supermarket prices wars and more online shoppers have turned the screws on a besieged retail property sector.

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