The share price of West Perth-based Anvil Mining Ltd closed down 11.3 per cent as a review by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo into the nation's 61 mining contracts is due to be handed to the country's mines minister today.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy has appointed Reg Howard-Smith as chief executive, replacing Tim Shanahan, who now serves as director of the University of Western Australia's Energy and Minerals Initiative.
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The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia has released details of a planned overhaul of the State's homicide laws, including an expansion of sentencing options, which Attorney-General Jim McGinty has pledged to consider.
Western Australia will host the 2011 International Sailing Federation Sailing World Championships, in an event the State Government will be the biggest of its kind since Fremantle's 1987 America's Cup defence.
This week the Treasurer and Ministers for Trade, Health and Aged Care faced their opposite numbers in debates. Meanwhile, the final preference deals were made and Mersey Hospital re-opened as the PM and Opposition Leader attended another soldier's funeral
Iron ore miner Midwest Corporation Ltd has been granted a last minute extension by the minister for planning and infrastructure Alannah MacTiernan to continue trucking its ore to the Geraldton port until December 31.
The State Government's Forest Products Commission has signed a $12 million deal with Nedlands-based Plantation Energy Ltd to supply low grade plantation pine logs to the company for use in its timber fuel pellet plant.
Their stores occupy some of the most exclusive real estate in the world, but with retail spending at an all-time high in Western Australia, luxury brands such as Versace, Tiffany & Co, Chanel and La Perla are suddenly taking notice of Perth.
The state government's land agency, LandCorp, is planning a 40 per cent increase in the number of housing lots it releases across regional Western Australia in 2007-08 as it seeks to keep up with burgeoning demand in mining-rich regional towns such as Por