Politics & the Economy

Incentives part of the gen Y culture

Playing an Xbox computer game at work in the middle of the day may sound like some university students’ fantasy job, but for employees at Como-based online flower company, Ready Flowers, it’s all part of the culture.

Eighth Avenue ready to be Milkd

Prominent restaurateur Nic Trimboli has previously told Gusto he is a big believer in retaining talented staff by providing them with opportunities at new venues.

Addressing the gender imbalance

Is one of the answers to our skills shortage right under out noses?

Omodei makes pitch for the future

State opposition leader Paul Omodei has proposed the development of “major sustainable cities” at Karratha and Derby as part of a long-term plan to foster development in the north of Western Australia.

Culture corner

Tom Gutteridge - Black Swan Theatre Company

Councils prove bar stumbling block

While the state government says the changes to WA’s liquor laws are working, others claim local councils are proving to be a big stumbling block.

Minara completes $100m shutdown

Minara Resources Ltd has successfully completed the largest and most comprehensive shutdown in the company's history at the Murrin Murrin nickel and cobalt project.

ERA to review grain marketing

The Economic Regulation Authority will undertake an inquiry into operation and effectiveness of the grain marketing system in Western Australia, as part of a five-yearly review of the Grain Marketing Act.

Helix raises $8.2m for exploration

Nedlands-based Helix Resources Ltd has raised more than $8.2 million before costs through a share placement of 17 million shares at 48.5 cents per share to institutional investor clients of Wilson HTM.

Wolf shares fly on Tungsten deal

Shares in Perth-based minerals explorer Wolf Minerals Ltd made a big return to trading today, soaring more than 90 per cent to $2.55 each after it revealed it had acquired an advanced Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in the United Kingdom.

WA and SA chief executives hardest working: survey

Western Australian chief executives are the second hardest working, behind South Australia, with 60 per cent working more than 50 hours a week, according to the latest survey of Australian chief executives released today by TEC.

Today's Business Headlines

Ukrainians in knockout ConsMin bid; Rudd test as chinese consider Rio Tinto bid; WA miners urged to go Dutch by importing Polish workers; Business reform to be fast-tracked; Palmer drops bid to sack Arc board

ERA report urges private competition in water

Western Australia's Economic Regulation Authority has called for the establishment of a new government agency to faciltate private sector investment in the development of new water sources.

Curtin Uni and WHO collaborate in Mongolia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health in Mongolia have sought the help of Curtin University of Technology's Professor Jeffrey Spickett to manage an environmental disaster in a rural Mongolian village.

Gov't response to lead inquiry report fair: Magellan

Magellan Metals Pty Ltd believes the state government's response to a parliamentary inquiry report into the cause and extent of lead pollution in the Esperance area was "fair and balanced".

Howarth to head Australian CCI

High-profile company director Tony Howarth has been elected president of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia's peak national employer and business organisation.

Iluka unearths new discovery in NSW

Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources Ltd has revealed a fresh heavy mineral discovery in the New South Wales portion of its Murray Basin tenenment holdings.

WA's top teacher wins $100,000

Ballajura Community College teacher Ray Roberts has won the Western Australian Teacher of the Year award at a ceremony this morning, taking home a $100,000 prize.

State to launch industrial land strategy

The State Government is investing $1million to support industrial land needs in the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region by developing the General Industrial Land Planning Strategy.

EPA backs super pit expansion decision

The Environmental Protection Authority has reiterated its recommendation to approve a major expansion of Kalgoorlie's Super Pit, following a request by environment minister David Templeman to re-assess its advice.

WA housing market sentiment positive: Survey

Mortgage Choice's annual consumer sentiment survey has found Western Australians are overwhelming positive about the state's housing market and economic future, despite the threat of further interest rate hikes.