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Fortescue close on $2bn iron ore project

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ATO clamps down on company car use

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Petrol prices to drive inflation higher

Revival time or dead cat bounce?

One of the nation’s most respected economists reckons the tide may have turned for the WA economy, but falling metals prices and a global trade war could render that view obsolete.

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Morrison backs WTO overhaul

O'Neill to lead Public Sector Commission

The state government’s education boss, Sharyn O'Neill, has been appointed as the first ever female Public Sector Commissioner in Western Australia.

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WA economy ‘out of the woods’, says economic forecaster

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Women lead WA jobs charge

Forethought needed for lithium boom dreams

Lithium advocates have been cautioned to separate facts from hype as it is not yet clear if battery manufacturing in Western Australia will be practical, although refining plans should proceed immediately, according to Mckinsey & Co partner Prabhav Sharma.

Tax changes key to investment flow

Lower company tax rates and changes to power pricing are among possible moves that would support the state’s economic development, according to local academic Peter Hartley.

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Advara sale kicks off WA land titles process

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Lithium past its peak as price slides

Westport planning continues long port saga

With public consultation on the state government’s Westport project starting this month, we look back at more than 20 years of planning for an outer harbour at Kwinana.

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Westpac to quit SMSF lending

Cole, Atkins join Ausdrill board

Mining services contractor Ausdrill has continued its board renewal, including the appointment of its first female director, just weeks after company founder Ron Sayers retired.

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Iron ore miners tipped to have record quarter

GST spending pressure

Opinion: The McGowan government would be advised to avoid the irresponsible spending blowout of their predecessors, however tough the political sell.

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Rio in for the long haul to rehabilitate Argyle

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Tax over-claimers gouge $8.7bn

State govt defends Huawei contract

The state government says there was no conflict of interest with the recent awarding of a $205 million contract to Huawei, after it was revealed the Chinese group paid for flights and phones for two cabinet members during a trip to China in 2015.

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Fragrance hangs on heritage

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