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Hard-nosed realities of the hardware business

OPINION: Wesfarmers has received some positive news on its move into UK hardware, but things are less rosy for investors in the local property trust in which it holds a major stake.

Wait(ing) Awhile helps locals save on energy

OPINION: The rest of the nation has ignored the lessons learned in WA's energy market.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast, Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss TFS- Quintis, Kerry Stokes and mining investment, Western Force's prospectus and who are the state's Most Influential people?

Langoulant blasts GST strategy

OPINION: The former WA under treasurer urges Mark McGowan to tackle state spending and secure federal funding for key infrastructure projects.

This week's property round-up

OPINION: Sales activity experienced a contraction over the week, with Reiwa members reporting a decrease in weekly sales to 650.

Stokes rides renewed yellow goods surge

OPINION: Western Australia has a new billionaire, or to be completely accurate, it has an old billionaire who has made another billion dollars over the past 12 months without anyone really noticing.

Grylls’ courage not enough

OPINION: There is no denying that Brendon Grylls has left his mark on Western Australian politics.

Mark Pownall with Grahame Marshall podcast

Royal Flying Doctor Service WA CEO Grahame Marshall talks to Business News head of content Mark Pownall about his career shift to head a not for profit six years ago and what he has learned on that journey, with an organisation that reaches every corner of our vast state.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast, Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the new state government, Alinta Energy, domgas and ICT.

Pay structure a matter of trust

OPINION: The argument about penalty rates has an echo at the other end of the pay scale.

Getting past the gatekeeper

OPINION: Sometimes you need a creative approach to get your message through.

Supermarket giants squeezed from both sides

OPINION: Supersized big-box retail is throwing down the gauntlet to the established order in Australia.

Rise of the social entrepreneurs

OPINION: The history of the 40under40 charts the changing dynamic in business in WA.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast, Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss 40under40, hotel room rates, Brett McKeon and the state election.

Summit would signal a fresh start

OPINION: Reducing state debt will be a top priority for the new government and perhaps, as a former PM has suggested, a more cooperative approach is needed.

Talking loud, saying nothing

OPINION: The internet and social media have changed the way many of us interact, but it also has led to the triumph of emotion over intellect.

Pressure to build on iron ore

OPINION: Whoever wins Saturday's election must know that state debt is too high.

Retail labours under costs burden

OPINION: High fixed and labour costs are big barriers to a sustainable retail sector, as recent failures attest.

Mark my words podcast

In thisBusiness Newspodcast, Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss WA growth, Crown jobs, penalty rates and tourism.

Local diamonds not cutting it

The small diamonds produced in WA are falling out of favour with buyers, leading to questions about the industry's future.

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