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Gumala takes ex-CEO to court

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation is taking legal action against its former chief executive, Steve Mav, for allegedly breaching his duties while he was at the helm of the indigenous group.

Asic bans Perth financial adviser

The corporate watchdog has banned a Perth financial adviser from the industry for failing to act in the best interests of his clients while he was employed by a subsidiary of Westpac.

Asic clamps down on sophisticated investor loophole

The corporate watchdog has made an example out of Kwickie Investments – which is run by the founder of failed music streaming service Guvera – over the misuse of the ‘sophisticated investor’ status.

300-plus truckies lose their licence

More than 300 truck drivers in Western Australia have had their licences suspended after the state government alleged they failed to pass their driving test.

Asic bans insurance broker

The corporate watchdog has removed a Perth insurance broker from the industry for failing to comply with regulations.

Govt IT security falls short of Murphy's benchmark

The auditor general has reiterated his disappointment with state government agencies consistently not taking appropriate steps to protect and manage their IT systems despite the recent global malware attacks.

EPA rejects MinRes, Sinosteel iron ore mines

The environmental watchdog has recommended rejection of two proposals to mine iron ore in Western Australia because they would cause irreversible damage to the land.

CCI pitches GST reform to Productivity Commission

About 18,000 local businesses and key leaders have backed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA’s GST reform submissions, which were put forward to the Productivity Commission today.

Uranium projects avoid state ban

The state government has been condemned by conservation groups for allowing four uranium projects with existing approvals to be developed.

WorkSafe assessor banned, for second time

A high-risk work licence assessor has been fined $14,000 and had his registration cancelled in WorkSafe’s latest efforts to address chronic problems in the sector.

ACCC takes Thermomix to court

The Perth-based distributor of the Thermomix kitchen appliances in Australia is being taken to court by the consumer watchdog for allegedly misleading customers when the products were found to be dangerously faulty.

Watchdog bans another Perth adviser

The corporate watchdog has removed another Perth-based financial adviser from the industry, for mishandling payments and deceiving clients.

Palmer in court for $US150m Citic royalty fight

Clive Palmer has dismissed the gathering of CITIC Pacific Mining employees outside the Supreme Court of Western Australia this morning, ahead of the start of the trial between his private company Mineralogy and Citic over royalties, as a ‘Chinese tactic’.

Perth financial planner banned

The corporate watchdog has banned a former Westpac employee from providing financial services after finding he mishandled more than $1 million worth of advice service obligations.

Asic targets more Macro companies

A week after the Federal Court ordered a wind-up of Macro Group, the corporate watchdog has sought the same action for a number of special purpose companies connected with the failed Pilbara-based property developer.

ACCC to clean up car wash franchisor

The competition watchdog has taken aim at WA-focused car wash franchisor Geowash for allegedly awarding unlawful commission payments and making misleading claims about profitability.

Court orders Macro wind-up

The Federal Court has granted the corporate watchdog’s request to wind-up Pilbara-based property developer Macro Group, appointing representatives of KPMG as liquidators today.

Big businesses sign shorter payment terms

The lobby group representing Australia’s big businesses has called on the sector to sign up to its new voluntary payment term code in a bid to stave off regulatory changes.

EPA gives tick for Water Corp plant upgrades

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended approval of the second stage of Water Corporation’s groundwater replenishment scheme, which will boost Perth’s drinking water supplies.

Rennie to lead public service review

A former New Zealand bureaucrat has been appointed to lead a three-person panel that will conduct a review into the state’s public service, where Premier Mark McGowan is targeting $750 million in savings.

Noske sentenced to 18 months

Former company director Steve Noske has been sentenced today to 18 months' imprisonment and fined $20,000 after being found guilty early this month of insider trading in takeover target Westside Corpo

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