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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.

Mark my words podcast

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.

Sales bounce back after Cat nap

A couple of good years for Kerry Stokes and his Seven Group could be an indicator of the WA economy’s return to health.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Langoulant review, government CIO, apartment developers, private business including Morrison, Hancock and D’Orsogna.

Labor dials down the reform drama

Little things are important in government; they can be done easily, broadened if successful and quietly shelved if they fail.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss McGowan’s first year, Perth Modern School, Scarborough LNG, cryptocurrency and blockchain, Pilbara Minerals and junior mining.

The ‘stall’ is your golden opportunity

The more prepared you are for a knockback, the better the chances it won’t derail the sale.

Banks, brokers get a taste for WA wine

If WA’s wine industry isn’t exactly booming today, it could be a different story soon.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss market volatility, Cooper & Oxley, Bunnings, infrastructure WA, Ron Sayers, Kelvin Ryan, and musical chairs in Perth’s law firms.

Barnett back to beat GST drum

Although now far from the political spotlight, Colin Barnett has warned of significant upheaval if the GST mess isn’t sorted out.

Award an act of generosity?

This year’s Australia Day honour’s list includes a name familiar to many in WA, but the timing seems odd.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss house prices – up or down? CBD office vacancies, residential building volatility, AWE bidding war, Quintis update, mining robots, Adventure World and ports and transport.

Time wasters need not apply

Ultimately, the choice between spending time or investing time is yours, and whichever you choose will have a bearing on how well you sell.

The computer made me do it

The rise of robo investment advice will prompt those with long memories to recall what happened last time computer algorithms were used to manage investments.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall, Matt Mckenzie, and Katie McDonald discuss the Quintis collapse, Wheatstone’s environmental conditions, Doric’s Chinese joint venture, wage gap battle, Fringe festival and land developers.

Labor banking on stadium success

Mark McGowan will hope to bask in the warm afterglow of ongoing public approval of the new stadium at Burswood.

Tax schemes deliver cold, hard truths

The Quintis story is another example of the failure of tax-driven plantation schemes to deliver for investors.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss the Australian dollar and commodities, blockchain technology, contract wins and deals, Imdex's expansion, and franchising.

Are you thinking what they’re thinking?

How well you know your customers’ needs will go a long way to determining whether they remain your customers.

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