Strong overseas demand for minerals and petroleum, particularly from China, and strengthening commodity prices pushed the value of Western Australia’s resources industry up 25 per cent to a record $53.4 billion in 2006-07.
Some of WA's biggest food producers and manufacturers are behind the establishment of a lobby group aimed at providing a united voice for the food and beverage sector, as well as promoting and developing the industry’s growth.
A new package of State Government industrial relations reforms will impose further red tape and regulation on WA businesses and increase employment costs, according to the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Selling commonwealth land to property developers and using the funds to make housing interest payments tax deductible would be a good political decision for an incoming government, according to Satterley Property Group chief executive Nigel Satterley.
The State Government has approved a $225 million upgrade of Port Hedland's port facilities after securing up-front capital contributions from miners, including BHP Billiton, Consolidated Minerals and Atlas Iron, to cover nearly half the cost.
Public Advocate Michelle Scott has been appointed the Commissioner for Children and Young People for a five-year term, after a long appointment process, Child Protection Minister Sue Ellery has announced.
AGL dumps Anthony; Nexus shut down of the auction for Anzon; tax cuts promises to cost $80b in the next five years; Gordon raids Ten options for a 4.3 per cent stake; Labor widens the gap over the coalition after one week.
Midwest Corporation Ltd's long-running battle to transfer its iron ore transport from road to rail has taken a step closer to resolution after the Environmental Protection Authority recommended that the project be approved.
Benjamin Franklin said there were only two certainties in life, death and taxes. Both were on the political agenda in the first week of the six-week federal election campaign, with the leaders of both major political parties in campaign mode.