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Dutton’s push gathers pace

Brown to lead industry department

The state government has selected Department of Health executive Rebecca Brown as the new director general of its industry and tourism mega department – making her the third woman picked this year to head a major government agency.

Turnbull survives votes on leadership, no-confidence

Two frontbenchers have reportedly offered their resignations to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this afternoon, adding to that of former Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton, after Mr Turnbull held off a leadership challenge this morning.

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Tax cuts for big business doomed

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PM’s leadership on knife edge

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Blitz on $1b gold GST claims

Govt seeks to revive international student market

The state government has foreshadowed a new graduate visa scheme to attract international students to WA but has no plans to reverse earlier policy decisions that have contributed to a plunge in the state's share of foreign students coming to Australia.

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Wage growth at zero puts lid on rate hikes

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Turnbull’s leadership test as 10 Coalition MPs reserve right to cross floor

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.

Big companies seen as big winners: Ceda poll

Western Australians overwhelmingly believe the big end of town has been the major beneficiary of the country’s unprecedented run of growth over the past 26 years, a poll released today has found.

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.

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Coalition shies from taking tax cut to voters

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Turkish lira fall set to rattle ASX

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.

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.

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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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