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Reader Response - Court legacy

In your editorial of June 24, rightly paying tribute to Michael Chaney’s great achievement, you remind us that in 1994 Western Australia was an international joke and viewed as corporately corrupt.

Chaney proves his value

Imagine how many people would have laughed 10 years ago at the suggestion that, not only was a CEO from Western Australia lauded as the nation’s best, heading a company that was a market darling,

Joe Poprzeczny -State Scene: State poll’s power balance

Geoff Gallop-led Labor goes into the coming State election fully aware that it gained power in February 2001 largely because of one Liberal minister’s mismanagement, as well as misfortune in the case of the Nationals.

Swell prediction for surfers’ site

Swell prediction for surfers’ site Local surfer Todd Halliday has combined his favourite past time with his marketing degree to create a low cost business venture that has generated a significant amou

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: A glass house of parliament

If ever you walk past a group of politicians and, by chance, overhear them uttering the phrase ‘collateral damage’ you can be fairly confident they’re not discussing military affairs.

Readers Response: Pipe alternative

I am writing with regard to Tim Treadgold’s column ‘Shieldliner piping for ASX listing’ (WA Business News, May 13).

Homing in

Down here at WA Business News we thrive on the fact that national media generally forget Western Australia exists, leaving a convenient vacuum for us to fill – but even so I sometimes get amazed at what is missed by our peers in Sydney and Melbourne.

In the name of competition

LAST week’s introduction of full contestability in the retail gas market arrived with more of a muted whimper than any sort of big bang.

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: To handball or run with it

STATE Scene first raised the prospect of an upper house Liberal MP resigning from his party, and paving the way for the re-introduction and successful passage of Attorney-General Jim McGinty’s one-vote-one-value draft legislation through that chamber, on

READER RESPONSE - Wiranto good for business

INDONESIA possesses the potential to formulate a strengthened trading alliance with Australia in the near future, a factor that could be

He’s a spouse John, honest

JOHN Howard has wined and dined on his occasionally used nickname, ‘Honest John’.

The regulator

IT is fascinating to see our new economic regulator Lyndon Rowe stick up for former independent gas pipelines access regulator Ken Michael’s determination regarding pricing arrangements for the Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline.

READER RESPONSE - Window closing on e-science

THERE are times when a window of opportunity appears only once in a generation. In the case of Western Australia’s electronic science

Flow-through chance missed

THE mining community may well have lost a good friend during the pre-selection process for the Liberal seat of Tangney.

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: Cadby dumping could cost

THE 56-to-54-vote at last Saturday’s Liberal Party State Council, confirming the dumping of single term upper house MP Alan Cadby, clears the way for a February State election.

Easy pickings in real estate

THE Federal Budget contained some interesting news for those readers, and there are a lot of you, who own investment properties – and my call is to watch out.

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: Libs may reignite OVOV

THIS Saturday’s Liberal Party State Council meeting promises to be the most crucial and bitter in decades.

Budget blues

IT’S budget time again, and this year it’s the rare double – two electioneering budgets for the long-suffering citizens of Western Australia to analyse.

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: Libs’ faction fights costly

SO far this year four Liberal MPs have seen their hopes of remaining in parliament dashed, either by a loss of party endorsement or having been placed too far down an upper house ticket to be returned.

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: Doubling up a losing bet

IT’S easy to forget that, tucked-away between both Burke Governments (1983-88) and the 36-month Lawrence Government (1990-93), an even shorter-lived Labor administration existed.

Horgan fights to get WET

IN the political world it’s called being ‘on message’, and few people have managed to be as singularly focused on such an objective as Denis Horgan, arguably WA’s leading wine entrepreneur, who has unfailingly hammered

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