The effects of Western Australia’s mining slowdown has flowed on to the state’s car yards, with utility vehicles typically used on mine sites recording some of the heftiest falls in a declining new cars market.
It’s hard to not admire Frank Lowy, either as founder and major shareholder of the Westfield retail property group or for the $6 billion personal fortune he has amassed after arriving in Australia as an impoverished European migrant in 1952.
The City of Fremantle’s push to revitalise its flagging retail scene is bearing fruit, with the first two recipients of the city’s new business-attraction incentive scheme set to take on long-term leases.
FEATURE: Gath Sports and Creatures of Leisure are among a host of local surf companies to emerge during the 1980s and 1990s, all driven by their owners’ passion for chasing big swells and the lifestyle that entails.
The Franchise Council of Australia has criticised planned federal government reforms, claiming there is inconsistency between Small Business Minister Bruce Billson’s stated intentions and draft changes to the franchising code of conduct.