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Suspended WA exporter seeks to ship sheep

The live export company behind the disastrous Awassi Express shipment is trying to use an associated company to send another load of sheep to the Middle East while its own export licence is suspended.

Former Perth broker handed prison sentence

A former Perth finance broker has been handed a 21-month prison sentence on loan fraud charges following an investigation by the corporate watchdog.

Former Kimberley Diamonds chair acquitted

A NSW District Court has acquitted former Kimberley Diamonds executive chairman Alex Alexander of charges related to the issuing of false or misleading information to the market.

Versatile hemp plant offers growth potential

Businesses and farmers see a bright future for the hemp industry in WA following recent legislative changes, but the fledging sector needs support.

Asic launches legal action against Frank Wilson

The corporate watchdog has launched legal action in the Federal Court against former Quintis managing director Frank Wilson, alleging he failed to disclose the loss of a major contract in 2017.

HealthEngine reviews customer feedback

Successful Perth tech business HealthEngine has removed all customer feedback from its website while it conducts a review.

Former Perth financial adviser cops five-year ban

The corporate watchdog has banned a former Perth-based AMP financial adviser from providing services for the next five years after he was found to have given clients poor advice.

Christmas Island mining program rejected

The federal government has rejected a mining exploration program by Perth-based CI Resources on Christmas Island that would have extended the company’s existing phosphate operations by up to 10 years.

Cashies pays $650k over debt collection issues

Perth-based Cash Converters International has made a $650,000 settlement payment in relation to concerns over its debt collection practices, as the company transitions the process to a specialist third party.

$160,000 fine after two deaths

A cartage company has been fined $160,000 after pleading guilty to causing the death of two construction workers in East Perth in 2015 after tilt-up panels fell off a truck.

Archiapps into voluntary administration

Local building contractor Archiapps has entered into voluntary administration, less than two weeks after the Building Commission issued a warning to consumers about the company.

Asic hands down lifetime ban to Perth broker

A former Perth-based insurance broker has been permanently banned from the financial services industry by the corporate watchdog for misleading, deceptive and dishonest conduct.

Former Horizon Power manager faces CCC misconduct allegations

A former Horizon Power IT manager and his business partner are being investigated by the Corruption and Crime Commission over allegations the pair billed the state-owned company more than $1 million for services provided by a firm they jointly owned.

Native title over WA gas hub area recognised

Aboriginal communities in Western Australia's Kimberley region have had their native title rights recognised over 12,050 square kilometre of land on the Dampier Peninsula, including James Price Point.

WA car dealer owes $1m

Consumer Protection has revealed that 15 car owners are out of pocket nearly $1 million following the closure of West Perth car dealership Luxuride.

Changes coming, you can take that to the bank

The banking royal commission’s exposure of shady practices will no doubt lead to calls for change, but perfect solutions are hard to find.

Panel blocks major shareholder

The Takeovers Panel has blocked a major shareholder of Finders Resources from accepting the recent takeover offer after the corporate watchdog submitted an application to the panel.

Former Perth broker facing fraud charge

Former Perth finance broker Peter Lachlan McDonald has pleaded guilty to giving false information and fraud charges following an investigation by the corporate watchdog.

Businesses wary of tax training plan

SPECIAL REPORT: The state government’s plan to remove the payroll tax exemption for employees undertaking training has secured the support of the Greens and The Nationals WA, despite strong opposition from the Liberals and the state's leading business lobby group.

Thermomix hit with $4.6m court fine

Perth-based kitchen appliances firm Thermomix has been ordered to pay $4.6 million in penalties after the Federal Court of Australia found that the company misled customers when its products were found to be dangerously faulty.

Fair Work recovers $400,000 for WA workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has helped local workers recover nearly $400,000 in unpaid wages, including more than $300,000 from court actions started by the regulator.

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