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Panel makes adverse ruling on Tribune

The Takeovers Panel has made a finding of unacceptable circumstances against ASX-listed Tribune Resources, which is led by managing director Anthony Billis.

Asic challenges Forrest's Poseidon deal

The corporate regulator has objected to an underwriting deal under which Andrew Forrest’s Squadron Resources could end up with as much as 61 per cent of Poseidon Nickel.

Transport, agriculture lead death count

With higher fines, longer prison sentences and possibly industrial manslaughter laws coming to WA, Business News has analysed trends in workplace fatalities.

Pair charged after Horizon Power probe

Two people have been charged following an investigation by the Corruption and Crime Commission into state-owned utility Horizon Power.

WA may get industrial manslaughter laws

Industrial manslaughter laws may be introduced in Western Australia, Premier Mark McGowan says.

Corrupt WA shire CEO ensured partner's job

The chief executive of a West Australian shire acted corruptly when he ensured his partner became the strategic planning manager and increased her salary by $24,000 over four years, a report has revealed.

CCC flags corruption by former Horizon Power manager

The Corruption and Crime Commission has released its second damning report in less than a week, calling for criminal charges against a former Horizon Power IT manager, his business partner and his accountant.

CCC calls for criminal charges

The Corruption and Crime Commission has recommended criminal charges be laid against three former public servants and at least 10 private sector contractors after highlighting corrupt practices at the North Metropolitan Health Service.

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.

Perth accountant pleads guilty to fraud

Perth accountant Neil Alessandrino has pleaded guilty to a rolled-up fraud charge in the District Court this week.

Supreme Court rules on broken soap dish

It may seem a trivial matter, but a recent Court of Appeal ruling on who was responsible for maintaining the shower recess in a $1,700 per week rental property should be of keen interest to many landlords and insurers.

EPA backs Paroo Station lead mine

The environmental watchdog has recommended approval to TSX-listed LeadFX to restart the Paroo Station lead mine near Wiluna, which was placed on care and maintenance in 2015.

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.

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