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EPA green lights Yangibana

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended conditional environmental approval for Hastings Technology Metals’ $427 million Yangibana rare earths project in the Upper Gascoyne.

Four charges laid over worker's death

WorkSafe is prosecuting four parties over the death of 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine, who fell through a void in the roof during a construction project at the old General Post Office building in Forrest Place in 2017.

Scarborough real estate agent banned for life

A real estate sales representative who stole money from an agency’s trust account has been banned for life from holding a certificate of registration in the industry in WA.

ACCC concerned about AHG takeover

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it has concerns about AP Eagers’ $2.3 billion takeover of Automotive Holdings Group, due to a potential impact on competition in new car retailing in NSW.

ASIC reviews itself over Sterling collapse

An internal investigation is under way at the corporate watchdog over the collapse of investment company Sterling First, which Business News first revealed had entered administration last month.

Liquor licence conflict over arena definition

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has given a Nedlands sports club the green light to appeal its failed attempt at regaining a liquor licence, after its facilities where deemed not to constitute a sports arena.

ASIC cancels Macro broker’s licence

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has cancelled the credit licence of mortgage broker Rochelle Anne Weinert, who was involved with the ill-fated Macro Group.

ACCC flags Landmark-Ruralco merger concern

The ACCC is examining whether a proposed takeover of Ruralco Holdings by a Canadian fertiliser giant could reduce wholesale competition and lead to discrimination against some independent retail stores.

New unit to help subbies

The state government has taken a first step to protect subcontractors by introducing a bill to establish a specialist investigations unit within the Small Business Development Commission.

ASIC bans Perth adviser for life

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has permanently banned a Perth man from providing financial advice, following his conduct as a representative of Westpac and The Financiallink Group.

Pascoe's linked to disclosure fine

A Willetton-based nominee company associated with contractor Pascoe's Gas, Water & Electrical has been hit with an increased fine after refusing to provide documents to the state government, which is trying to clarify the precise links between the two entities.

Flinders disclosure concerns mount

Many minority shareholders of Flinders Mines have voiced discontent at the conduct of their board.

Aus Mines hit with two ASX queries in a week

Australian Mines says it cannot explain sharp rises in its share price, after the ASX issued it with two queries in the space of seven days.

ACCC hits airlines with $21m of fines

The federal court has ordered Garuda and Jetstar to pay $19 million and $1.95 million in penalties, respectively, after action taken by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.

EPA to start consulting on greenhouse policy

The Environmental Protection Authority will commence formal consultation next month on its greenhouse gas guidelines, refuting media reports it has already decided to revive the guidelines that caused industry outrage earlier this year.

Buru confirms Forrest stake

Buru Energy has confirmed Andrew Forrest has taken a small stake in the company, after the oil producer responded to a price query today.

Proposed estate worth $75m in doubt after liquidation

An entity related to a developer with plans for a 146 block-estate in the suburb of Southern River has been placed into liquidation.

Drinks giants to run recycling scheme

The state government has selected a newly formed company owned by drink manufacturers Coca-Cola Amatil and Lion to run the state’s container deposit scheme.

Minister questioned over WA mine approval

Federal Labor is calling on Environment Minister Melissa Price to explain why she approved a controversial uranium mine in Western Australia the day before the national election was called.

Legal action against union’s Perth airport strike

The Australian Building & Construction Commission has commenced legal proceedings against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union and three of its officers, including WA state secretary Michael Buchan.

Ausdrill sacks employee and alerts police over $10m fraud

Ausdrill has sacked an employee and reported them to police after discovering approximately $10 million of allegedly fraudulent payments over eight years.

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