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Burges set to depart WALGA

WA Local Government Association chief executive Ricky Burges is set to step down next year, after nearly two decades at the helm.

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Labor retreats on trade

Govt unveils marina, dust plans for Port Hedland

The state government is planning to restrict new residential developments in the west end of Port Hedland while also implementing a new regulatory framework for air quality in the town, which is located adjacent to large iron ore stockpiles.

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Investors brace for another volatile week

Julie Bishop on leadership, women and her future

Former foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop says it’s too early to speculate if she’d run for the Liberal leadership after the next election, but she believes the party needs to do more to recruit women and keep a broad base of talent, speaking at today’s Success & Leadership breakfast.

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Trump blames ‘crazy Fed’ for rout

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Morrison fast-tracks breaks for small business

Ellis to lead battery charge

Stedman Ellis has been picked as interim chief executive for the proposed Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre to be headquartered in Western Australia, and will leave oil and gas lobbyists APPEA on Friday.

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GIC in $320m Exchange race

Property buyers levy coming in 2019

The McGowan government will introduce its levy on foreign buyers of residential property after the WA Greens and One Nation parties supported the plan.

WA judge to lead royal commission

West Australian Supreme Court judge Joseph McGrath and former Australian Public Service commissioner Lynelle Briggs have been appointed to lead the federal government's aged care royal commission, which is expected to take 18 months.

Govt to sell TAB, tax WA betting

The state government has announced it will proceed with the sale of gaming agency TAB and introduce a new 15 per cent consumption tax on all betting in Western Australia.

From Ken Court to Li Ping, Oakajee saga ongoing

Plans announced last month by a private Chinese group to revive the multi-billion dollar Oakajee port project add a new twist to a 45-year saga.

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ATO targets legal privilege

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Boost for Pilbara power plan

AAA retention a challenge for Labor

Opinion: Having made solid progress in reducing its budget deficit, the pressure is on the state government to introduce structural economic reform.

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Stoked US pushes rates up, $A down

Survey pinpoints wages pressure

The cost of employing critical tradespeople and professionals in the mining sector could jump by as much as 12 per cent over the next two years.

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Buckeridge empire breaking up

Mint chair warns of debt growth bubble

Gold Corporation chairman Don Mackay-Coghill has launched a broadside against the loose monetary policy of central banks in the past decade, warning it has inflated a big bubble.

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Morrison stares down states on GST compo

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