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Local shed company cops hefty fine

Perth company Shed Systems has been ordered to pay almost $77,000 in fines, compensation and costs after taking deposits from consumers for sheds but failing to supply them.

ASIC bans Perth director

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has banned Perth businessman Max David Goldenberg from providing financial services and engaging in credit activities for a period of eight years.

Perth lawyer to be struck off

Nicholas Oud has been removed from the roll of legal practitioners, after the Supreme Court of Western Australia upheld an earlier decision by the Legal Profession Complaints Committee.

EPA green lights $536m rail extension

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended environmental approval for the state government's Thornlie to Cockburn rail line extension, despite adverse effects on residents and cockatoo habitats.

$90k fine for builder's false claims

Two Perth businesses and their director must pay almost $90,000 in fines and costs after claiming to be authorised to undertake work for which they were not registered.

Supreme Court upholds lawyer’s removal

Ronald Bower, the former sole principal of Perth-based Corser & Corser Lawyers, has been removed from the roll of legal practitioners, after the Supreme Court of Western Australia upheld the Legal Profession Complaints Committee’s decision.

Western Power seeking millions in class action court costs

Western Power is seeking an order in the Supreme Court of Western Australia to recover its costs from a class action following the Parkerville bushfire in 2014.

Malaysia to extend licence for Lynas

Lynas Corporation's licence to operate a rare earths processing plant in Malaysia appears set to be extended, though it could be for a shorter duration than the usual three years, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter say.

Mining approvals set for 12-month review

Mining project approval delays will be the target of a one-year Productivity Commission review looking at how to streamline regulation across Australia's resources sector.

Builder fined $38k over death

The construction company overseeing the 2017 refurbishment of the GPO building in Forrest Place has been fined $38,000 after pleading guilty to charges over the death of a 17-year-old worker on the site.

Perth glazier fined $66k

A Perth window company and its director have been fined a total of $66,000 for not complying with a building commissioner’s order to fix incorrect glass installed at a Mandurah home.

Central Norseman fined over worker death

Central Norseman Gold Corporation (CNGC) has been fined $150,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court today over the death of a worker two years ago at the company’s processing plant at its Norseman gold mine.

Shareholder concern over Elmore probe

The chief executive of iron ore exploration and development company Elmore, formerly IndiOre, has confirmed his brother’s law firm undertook the independent review into the business’s failed project expansion, which was approved and under construction despite no adequate mineralisation being discovered.

Tech giants to face greater scrutiny

Google and Facebook face increased regulation in Australia, after the federal government indicated it would back recommendations of an ACCC report.

Peppy Grove’s fail on heritage

The Shire of Peppermint Grove has been strongly criticised in a Supreme Court ruling that found it mishandled the listing of heritage properties, and specifically a prominent house on the Swan River foreshore.

ACCC gives conditional green light to AHG takeover

The competition watchdog has accepted AP Eagers' proposed takeover of rival car dealer Automotive Holdings Group, on the condition AP Eagers sells its dealerships in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region.

Builder fined for negligence

A Perth building company has been found to be negligent and fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for winning a contract to renovate a chocolate store in Fremantle, but then failing to carry out or supervise the work.

ACCC demands Uber Eats change unfair contracts

Uber Eats has committed to changing its contracts with restaurants following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Questions over halted project investigation

A junior miner’s chief executive says he has voluntarily submitted to ASIC the contents of an internal investigation into a failed project expansion in India.

Michael Hill underpaid staff by millions

Michael Hill International says it will spend $10 million to $25 million to compensate employees who were underpaid over a six-year period.

AP Eagers puts forth $54m deal amid ACCC concerns

AP Eagers has offered to sell dealerships in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region, as it aims to assuage the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s issues with its proposed acquisition of rival Automotive Holdings Group.

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