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Landgate sale a boon for advisers

PwC has joined KPMG, BIS Oxford Economics and Investec in winning advisory work on the partial privatisation of Landgate – with each adviser securing increasingly large contracts.

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Time to pay up, Morrison tells big business

City of Perth inquiry reveals serious issues

The inquiry into the operations of the City of Perth commenced public hearings today after highlighting a number of serious matters worthy of ongoing scrutiny and concerns over endemic, flawed cultural practices.

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New tussle over State’s GST share

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Woodside stakes out pipe plan

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Rio find could spark a copper rush

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RBA in housing market warning

WA unemployment rate dips to 5.7%

Western Australia’s jobless rate has fallen to 5.7 per cent in October, while the national figure remains at a six-year low.

Major shifts at top of biggest employers list

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The annual Business News Biggest Employers survey has tracked changing employment patterns in WA over 13 years. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

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Super stoush looms over default cover

WA wages growth slow

Wages growth in Western Australia is lagging the country, with ABS data showing the state's wages increased just 1.6 per cent year on year, compared with a national increase of 2.3 per cent.

WA to pay down debt with GST windfall

The state government has confirmed it will use an estimated $1.7 billion GST windfall to pay down its debts, after the legislation cleared federal parliament today.

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Morrison’s $2b boost to SME loans

New CEO for City of Perth

The commissioners running the City of Perth have appointed an acting chief executive, with local government consultant Murray Jorgensen set to take the reins.

Investment sets economic growth agenda

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The growth in household disposable income provides a graphic illustration of the effect of 25 years of technological change and investment in WA. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

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Frydenberg doubles limit on staff shares

Successive premiers grapple with state’s volatile economy

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: A boom-bust economic cycle and wrangles over GST funding are two of the challenges to have faced WA’s political leaders over the past 25 years. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

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Coalition continues to slide down a slippery poll

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$1b lithium jobs boost

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Ichthys facing claims ‘well in excess of $US1b’

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Cooper & Oxley debts rise to $45m

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