Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA chief executive Deidre Willmott will not be a contender for Liberal Party endorsement for the Legislative Assembly seat of Cottesloe when the incumbent, former premier Colin Barnett, quits politics.
Perth's public transport users are slugged more per year than commuters in any other Australian capital except for Sydney, but Perth is the cheapest city to insure two family cars, according to new data.
A new survey has shed some light on the impact that the mining downturn has had on households in Perth and Peel, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they don't expect their quality of life to improve anytime soon.
More than 13,000 Western Australians found jobs in April in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as unemployment in the state dropped 0.6 percentage points to 5.9 per cent.
Premier Mark McGowan says he would like the resources companies that make large profits out of the state's resources to do more when it comes to paying tax and fulfilling other corporate responsibilities, such as providing local jobs and content.
The state government has introduced priority legislation that would give the auditor general new powers to audit local government councils, in order to raise the standard of accountability in the sector.
Professional services organisation KPMG hopes to better assist companies affected by changes to foreign worker laws after acquiring the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA's migration services division for an undisclosed sum.
Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia says Western Australia has been dudded in the federal government's $89 billion naval shipbuilding plan, of which WA will receive just over $3 billion of work, while the prime minister has lauded it as "unashamedly nationalistic".
The Australian share market has closed around 0.7 per cent lower as the stoush between the Turnbull government and the big banks over a proposed $6.2 billion levy on big financial institutions weighed on investors' minds.
Belgium and Luxembourg have been among the biggest contributors to growing overseas investment in Australia, as the level of foreign-owned assets in Australia doubled in the past 10 years to hit nearly $3.2 trillion at the end of calendar 2016.
Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan says he has put private prison operator Sodexo on notice over repeated contract breaches, and claims the Melaleuca women's jail is so poorly run that lawyers visiting inmates feel unsafe there.