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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

Beware the billions for businesses

Opinion: While politicians are showering favoured industries in cash this federal election, voters should remember the recent train wreck of Carnegie Clean Energy as a reminder that subsidies for businesses can flop badly.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the state budget, lithium expansion, medical research, Chevron's new headquarters, Sterling First and Rosendorff collapses, a rare IPO, Azure Capital, and our special report on universities.

WA’s jobless rate could go higher

OPINION: The stubbornly high level of unemployment – despite a stronger economy – has many worried, particularly as new mining technologies increasingly cut into workforces.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Matt Mckenzie discuss Wesfarmers' lithium bid, Perth house prices, Aldi's impact, AHG takeover, Tempo, contract awards, the election debate, and our latest Great for the State feature — Future of Energy.

Election winner faces tough calls on economy

OPINION: Muffled by the drumbeat of election campaigning as Australia heads towards its May 18 poll is a more sinister noise, demands for a big cut in interest rates, or the dumping of “helicopter” cash on the community – or both.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss two major private WA companies – Andrew Forrest’s Harvest Road Group and mining contractor Byrnecut – plus the outlook for the Perth Basin and LNG projects, female directors, China’s Huawei, and our special report on construction companies.

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PODCAST: Dan Wilkie and Delia Price discuss Iconic Scarborough, a developer collapses, Hossean Pourzand, Ausdrill fraud, Nedlands' density, the Pavilion Markets, and philanthropy and charitable donations.

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