Special Reports

Cultural Landmarks

WA’s cultural infrastructure offers a window into the evolution of the state’s artistic offering over the past century

Woolies tops biggest employers

Business News’s updated ranking of WA’s largest employers highlights the increased use of casual and contract staff.

Western defence delivers for feds

The Liberal Party WA’s marginal seat contingent played a big role in the shock May federal election victory, while local ministers, most notably Christian Porter, are key to the government’s agenda.

Unfinished business in 2019 to energise leaders

An emerging battle for the future of WA’s energy industry and efforts to revive Perth’s street precincts have been among the defining themes of 2019.

Yukich family tops taste test

A series of recent acquisitions has the Yukich family poised to become one of the state’s biggest players in hospitality, fine food and wine.

WA companies use mix of pay strategies

Our comprehensive annual survey of chief executive remuneration shows wide variation across companies.

Equity deals deliver big rewards

Mining executives Bill Beament and Raleigh Finlayson have highlighted the way in which equity incentives can deliver big returns.

Getting to work on abilities

With Australia’s rate of disability employment stagnating, Business News spoke to businesses and people with disabilities to find out how to improve participation and be more inclusive.

Tool helps firms open up job opportunities

Workplaces can take an online survey to discover how they can make simple adjustments to hire more people with autism.

Fund managers offer strategy options

With uncertainty surrounding global share markets, Business News has taken a close look at the strategies of six Perth-based fund managers.

Simple leaching solution wins for MPS

Mining & Process Solutions has won the top prize at this year’s Innovator of the Year awards, with an environmentally friendly, cost-efficient new process for the mining industry.

Weedchipper a non-chemical, sustainable cropping solution

The widespread use of herbicides such as glyphosate to control weeds in cropping systems has proved to be comparatively cheap and effective over many years, and the only practical solution for WA farmers.

Steadman rides to success as Steadyrack goes global

There are numerous words Steadyrack marketing manager Jeff Russell could use to describe the success of his company, so it’s curious that he opts to call it an ‘accident’.

Safety, efficiency seal Roborigger sweep

A focus on safety and efficiency has helped Tensa Equipment spin-off Roborigger win an unprecedented three of four sponsored platinum awards at this year’s Innovator of the Year ceremony, including the Business News ‘Great for the State’ award.

Office players lining up for next wave

SPECIAL REPORT: Commercial developers are continuing to prepare for more favourable conditions in Perth’s office market.

Primewest winning in tough IPO market

Investors across Australia have backed Primewest’s ambitions to expand its offering via an ASX listing, with the company confirming it has raised its targeted $100 million.

Data helps drive optimal outcomes

From the use of big data to recycling plastics, WA businesses are developing a sustainability niche, but the path to commercialisation can be tough.

Consultants nurture growth opportunities

The environmental consulting sector is an effective leading indicator of WA’s economic performance, and industry leaders are noticing a big improvement.

Data deployment shift as 5G nears

SPECIAL REPORT: Most data centre providers are upgrading their facilities in Perth, but one major player has cancelled a planned investment.

Criticisms continue for NBN as rollout nears completion

SPECIAL REPORT: Debate over broadband services is heating up as construction of the NBN approaches completion.

State’s universities bring in $466m

International students’ tuition is one of the state’s biggest services exports, though we are losing market share to other states.