MANY of us will remember seeing a baffled Health Minister Bob Kucera recently facing TV cameras and attempting to explain why his department had bankrolled a publication coaching Perth women on how to be sensual and client-oriented prostitutes.
JUST as former Labor premier Brian Burke vacated the media spotlight over lobbying, his long-time party pal Kim Beazley came into its beam.
State Scene certainly never expected to be re-focusing on Mr Beazley so soon
THE bunfight surrounding VRI Biomedical had just gone off the corporate radar over the Easter break when the sudden implosion of national therapeutic drug giant Pan Pharmaceuticals appeared as a large blip on the screen this week.
THE issue of lobbying resurfaced in the media last week.
WA’s current lobbying activities were first highlighted early this year and Premier Geoff Gallop has had a tortuous time explaining his Government’s handling of it.
WHILE new Australian Stock Exchange rules for corporate governance should be viewed as a victory for common sense, I can’t help wondering if it is all too little too late – and not just from the regulator.
THE recent setback for the development of the Burrup – with delays to the Canadian-based company Methanex’s plans to build a methanol plant – shows how fragile investment in major projects can be in a global economy.