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Digital drive gives power to the people

Keeping pace with the changing demands of a digital marketplace is a challenge for many in business.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall, Matt Mckenzie, and Katie McDonald discuss Gorgon stage two, corporate tax debate, defence contracts, employment data, fracking ban, tourism, and our building and construction feature.

Political posts and power plays

Opinion: The departure of career public servant Stephen Wood has raised questions about the role of the bureaucracy in providing frank and fearless advice.

Union of convenience may be a step too far

Past overreach on IR and current political realities combined to mute the federal government’s options in terms of the new ‘super union’.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer, Matt Mckenzie, and Tori Wilson discuss Synergy and renewable energy, the Atlas Iron takeover, live sheep exports, Bill Shorten’s Perth visit, a new report on Kwinana, and the debate over training and apprenticeships.

Take charge when the sale stalls

The better prepared for the objection you are before you make the sales call, the more likely you’ll get past the customer’s blocks.

Facebook fail a costly lesson

Social media companies are feeling the heat over the mishandling of users’ data.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss house price recovery, lithium contract win, automation in WA, remuneration report, GST, indigenous contracting, our feature on corporate finance includes big recent takeovers and the trends in other mergers and acquisitions + a capital raising wrap-up.

Who can’t handle the truth?

It’s one thing to call for transparency when in opposition, but another altogether to provide full accountability when in government.

Rubber meets road on health

Opinion: The business community’s embrace of cycling fundraising events provides benefits way beyond just the dollar value raised.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Applecross towers, Scarborough high-rise, Gary Brown-Neaves, infrastructure priorities, cycling fund raisers, Wayne Martin retires, and our special report on agribusiness.

Be prepared

Opinion: As with the boy scouts, in sales it pays to do your homework.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Trump’s trade war WA impact, residential property prices, population and labour statistics, World Trade Centre, Pacific Energy, ride sharing and our special report Most Influential.

Liberals have plans for Honey

Opinion: Local branch members got their man when David Honey won the recent Cottesloe by-election.

Wesfarmers cuts off costly tail

Opinion: Wesfarmers will be a much smaller business after the Coles spin-off is done.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Coles spinoff plan, tourism challenge, waste to energy, remembering Warwick Kent and Mal Bryce, and our ICT feature focuses on where to for GovNext and cybersecurity.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Matt Mckenzie discuss 40under40, international student market, road infrastructure, rich list, US steel and aluminium tariffs, Yagan Square, rugby union, and our special report on oil and gas.

Nahan’s calculated royalties risk

Opinion: The opposition leader has broken publicly with many of his colleagues to question the ongoing sustainability of the Royalties for Regions program.

Tax cuts just part of the package

Big-ticket economic changes can only succeed if supported by broader systemic developments.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Katie McDonald discuss City of Perth, Cosco, Marketforce, Rio Tinto, Mangles Bay Marina and planning reform, and residential agents.

Make mobility work for you

If your business hasn’t already gone mobile, chances are your customers are thinking of making a move.

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