Tim Treadgold: Briefcase - Delays pay for Solco solar play

It’s not often that a business says thanks to government. Duncan Stone and his crew at solar energy specialist Solco are doing that – in stereo.

Sales Session: The authenticity of the sale is in the salesperson.

Everyone seeks to be and be known as authentic. Very few are.If I ask you how authentic you are, your answer would be “10!” on the one to ten scale.

READER RESPONSE: An exploration of miners’ motives

TIM Treadgold is correct when he states that Xstrata’s primary corporate goal is to improve shareholder returns (WA Business News, December 9 2004).

State Scene: Doing a deal on direct democracy

WITH a State election imminent letterboxes will be increasingly stuffed with more unwelcome advertising bumph from parties to convince voters they and their candidates are working for their electorates.

READER RESPONSE: China syndrome

YOUR correspondent Tim Treadgold has put forward some interesting hypotheses to explain the delay in getting AEC’s prospectus over the line (Briefcase, WA Business News, January 13).However, he missed

EDITORIAL Mark Pownall

JUST as the Federal Labor party rues its attempt to innovate with its leadership during the past year, we mustn’t lose sight of the need to experiment from time to time. Innovation is the key to survival and there must always be room to try new ways of t

BRIEFCASE: Investment advice rules questioned

IT was once said in New York that when the bell hops start giving share tips it’s time to sell. Australia has never had a bell-hop culture, but we certainly have taxi drivers and barbers.

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: Labor may rue missed opportunities

“WELL, here we are again” were the words former prime minister Paul Keating uttered when announcing the 1996 Federal election he would lose to John Howard.

Reading the signs the first time

AN awful lot has happened between editions of our newspaper but one thing has taken the headlines for almost that entire period – Asia’s tsunami.

READER RESPONSE - Union crackdown

WE support the State Opposition’s recent call for the Gallop Government to intervene in the strike by 140 construction workers who are attempting to cajole the employer of other construction workers o

READER RESPONSE - Mine concerns

THANK you for raising my concerns about mine safety in the article, ‘Boom warning on mine safety’, (WA Business News, December 16 2004).I have been an external observer of the mining industry since fi

State Scene: Joe Poprzeczny: Another valuable lesson for Labor

IT has been some time since I’ve read anything on America’s brutal Civil War, a conflict that so horrified Australia’s colonial politicians that they responded by enacting the White Australia policy once the colonies had federated.

EDITORIAL Mark Pownall

WA Business News doesn’t consider itself a small business newspaper by any means, but a couple of things have happened this week to make me think it should be.

Reader Response - ‘LandCorp and ‘affordability’

‘LandCorp and ‘affordability’ IN his letter to the editor (WA Business News, November 25) LandCorp chief executive Ross Holt challenges my claim (WA Business News, November 18) that the Harvest Lakes

BRIEFCASE Tim Treadgold - Internet bubble puffs up again

TIME, it seems, really does heal all wounds, with signs emerging that the investment world is gearing up for a second dose of mania.

Joe Poprzeczny: State Scene - Hal Colebatch’s influence lives on

WESTERN Australians quickly forget former premiers. Thankfully Perth author and poet Hal Colebatch, son of WA’s shortest-serving premier Sir Hal Colebatch, reminds us of his father’s efforts and achievements in a recently released biography.

Sales session - Jeffrey Gitomer

Decisions, decisions, indecisions, indecisions...

Editorial: Mark Pownall

Retail giants share secrets IT’S always hard to get retailers to share their secrets, so sometimes you have to wait until they retire or sell up before they’ll let a few tips slip.

READER RESPONSE: Another look at daylight savings

PREMIER Geoff Gallop recently declined to support a referendum on daylight saving in Western Australia.We believe it is time that WA moved forward and had a re-trial and referendum on daylight saving.

Tim Treadgold: Briefcase - Is Xstrata the future of mining?

XSTRATA’S low-ball takeover bid for WMC is stirring emotions.

Mark Pownall: Slow news blues

I AM thinking of starting a special Monday watch column to analyse the news we have suffered with at the start of the week.