Politics & the Economy

Perth slips in liveability rankings

Perth has dropped out of the top 10 in a world liveability index compiled by The Economist, after falling seven places in 2018.

Liquor licensing reforms take effect

State government reforms that liberalise the rules governing permanent licensed premises but tighten up on pop-up venues come into effect this weekend, as new data shows 114 licensed premises have opened in Western Australia this year.

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Coalition shies from taking tax cut to voters

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Turkish lira fall set to rattle ASX

NEG approved by states, questions remain for WA

States and territories have signed up to the federal government's proposed National Energy Guarantee today, and it will have a big impact on Western Australian industry despite the state not being part of the National Electricity Market.

By-election strategy riles Libs

The Liberals’ decision not to contest two recent by-elections was a defensive move that puts the party on the back foot in those seats ahead of the next federal poll.

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Wyatt warns WA could lose $2b green funds

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NAB placed on criminal charge alert

Trade war looms as tipping point

The trade war between the world’s two biggest economies is the latest sign of potential economic trouble just over the horizon.

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Low appetite for office builds

CPB wins Wanneroo Rd upgrade

CPB Contractors has added to its portfolio of Main Roads projects after being selected as preferred contractor for a $50 million upgrade of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive intersection.

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ASIC power upgrade puts financial giants on notice

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WA stocks top $190bn

Deloitte wins Ellenbrook contract

Deloitte has won a state government contract to prepare a business case for the Morley to Ellenbrook rail line, to be undertaken in parallel with another study looking at route options.

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Morrison to hit banks for fleecing customers

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Rio flags asset sales as returns soar

Cant appointed new Finance boss

Landgate chief executive Jodi Cant has been appointed as the new director general of the Department of Finance, but the state government is still looking for a permanent boss for the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

Green light for local govt reforms

The state government has today announced a host of local government reforms, including provisions related to councillors and chief executives receiving gifts.

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Palmer fight with Sino Iron a threat to WA’s mining future, CITIC warns

Nahan in US tax dispute

Updated: State opposition leader Mike Nahan has revealed that his attempts to renounce his US citizenship in 2008 failed due to an ongoing tax dispute with the US government.

Forrest pledges $100m for oceans research

Minderoo Foundation has today announced a $100 million research initiative designed to study and protect global marine life and its chairman Andrew Forrest has used the occasion to attack the federal government’s new marine parks plan.