The volume of freight through Fremantle Ports has remained static for the third year running, raising further questions about when the proposed outer harbour development at Cockburn Sound will be needed.
Outgoing Synergy chairman Lyndon Rowe said today he was disappointed he could not continue at the energy utility after the state government announced oil and gas executive Rob Cole would take the role.
Treasurer Ben Wyatt has lashed the opposition for not backing the proposed gold royalty hike, which is now set to fail in parliament, claiming the Liberal Party has opposed more than $1 billion in budget repair measures.
The way GST revenue is carved up among the states needs a proper fix, rather than more "band-aids and bolt-ons", federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says, but politicians from states winning from the existing distribution are set to oppose change.
Federal minister Christian Porter has traded barbs with Transport Minister Rita Saffioti after the pair attended a press conference to promote the start of a joint Commonwealth and state funded road project.
Western Australia’s exports are continuing to grow, with $122.5 billion shipped overseas in the past 12 months, up 22 per cent from the same period to August 2016, but retail sales data shows that it is too early to call a recovery.
Ten gold sector leaders spoke in unison today about the damage they believe will flow from the state government’s hike in royalties, and also made clear they are targeting the Liberal Party to block the change.