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

Reader Response - Trans-national responsibilities

I WRITE in response to Mark Beyer’s interesting article ‘EY leads audit market (WA Business News, April 22).

Immigration makes good business sense

I DON’T mean to bore regular readers with an endless repetition of my views on a select group of topics but I have to write a brief note to reiterate a point I have made several times about immigration.

Plotting in the war room

WESTERN Australia’s Liberal Party literally has a ‘backroom boy’ on staff to help topple Gallop-led Labor.

Miners in need of a break

RESEARCH and development are the lifeblood of a business’s future.

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: Give us a break on tax

LAST week a statement was released by Australia’s peak welfare lobby agency, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

Legal Elite now on line

AFTER a false start our Legal Elite is up and running and the first few nomination forms came trickling in

Joe Poprzeczny - State Scene: McGinty’s dream nearer?

WA’S forthcoming State election – which would normally be held in February 2005, but may be called before Christmas – will essentially be a two-way contest involving four major voter loyalty blocs (MVLBs).

Magistrates reform doubts

Attorney-General Jim McGinty’s proposed magistrates court reform legislation has prompted concern for those chasing small debts.