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Green impact facing major projects

SPECIAL REPORT: Business News spoke to green advocates to explore how the petroleum industry might find common cause with the environmental movement, as pressure builds on billions of dollars of projects.

Domgas needs big developments

SPECIAL REPORT: Four prospective domestic gas projects will be key to ensuring adequate supply in WA in the next decade, despite new facilities recently starting up.

Unions ready for offshore fight

SPECIAL REPORT: An alliance between two big unions will put pressure on oil and gas contractors at a time when many enterprise agreements reach their expiry and a big projects are set to get under way.

Seven WA disruptions, then and now

We share seven of the many stories of WA ingenuity and entrepreneurship to have had an impact during the past five decades.

Disruption in motion

Three big changes in the transport industry will revolutionise how Western Australians move around in decades to come.

Blue sky opportunities

In the dunes of the state’s South West, on the mine sites of the red north, or in remote villages around the world, drones are unlocking opportunities.

Perkins, Green lead modern disruptors

Before the business she co-founded attained its $1billion ‘unicorn’ valuation, Melanie Perkins hit a point where she thought she had failed her co-founders.

Building connections to enable disruption

Western Australia in 2029 will be dramatically different from today.

Contracting concerns as workflow expands

SPECIAL REPORT: Unprecedented transport infrastructure spending and an uptick in mining investment have buoyed the spirits of WA’s major contractors.

Economics, environment weigh on Westport

A key component of WA’s future economic growth lies in the hands of the agency tasked with determining the best location for imports and exports.

Aviair flies in with regional routes

A privately owned WA airline has taken the lead on an innovative new service as the state government continues its review of regional aviation.

Regional aviation on the rise

Every major airport in Western Australia achieved growth in passenger numbers last year, with Broome and Kalgoorlie hitting annual records.

Design, innovation top priorities list

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers are leaving market uncertainty in the past and focusing on design and amenity to guide the next wave of Perth apartment projects.

Canning Bridge an apartment hotspot

SPECIAL REPORT: A new high-rise precinct is evolving around Mount Pleasant and Applecross.

Indigenous business thrives on opportunity

Local Aboriginal leaders hope WA can match the success of the federal government’s indigenous procurement policy.

Collard custodian of Noongar heritage

SPECIAL REPORT: Len Collard has embraced his destiny to educate a broad audience about Noongar culture and history.

Milroy maintains fight for Australia’s children

SPECIAL REPORT: Helen Milroy believes courage, effort, and collaboration are needed to help heal intergenerational trauma suffered by indigenous Australians.

Glass Jar more than half full for multi-skilled Kickett

SPECIAL REPORT: Among her many talents, Glenda Kickett is drawing on her sports experience to boost school attendance rates for indigenous girls.

McGuire business in the bloodline

SPECIAL REPORT: Barry McGuire says Redspear Safety’s recent emergence has been built on tailoring its offering to what customers need.

Charities helping Aboriginal boys and girls

SPECIAL REPORT: Clontarf Foundation, The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, The Girls Academy, and Glass Jar Australia.

Wyatt’s old wounds still scarred

SPECIAL REPORT: Ken Wyatt has overcome numerous challenges on the path to becoming the most powerful advocate for Aboriginal Australians.

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