Special Reports

Virus creates new ICT opportunities

SPECIAL REPORT: WA ICT service providers have an important role to play as businesses rush to adapt amid the COVID-19 fallout, but there are challenges.

Cyber security on the front line

SPECIAL REPORT: As more businesses begin to embrace remote working, cyber security companies are warning workers to be aware of the risks they face online.

Optimism back but risk remains

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s residential land developers are cautiously positive the market is rebounding, but likely economic disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic could press pause on the recovery.

Resources driving industrial rebound

SPECIAL REPORT: Resources-related investment is helping Perth’s industrial land sector bounce back from a five-year downturn in investment.

Density debate reaches the ’burbs

SPECIAL REPORT: Flashpoints over increased density are reaching the urban fringe, with local community groups in outer suburbs resisting change as much as their inner-city counterparts.

Investors balk at juniors risk

SPECIAL REPORT: Capital for the junior mining sector is drying up amid growing concern the traditional business model for small explorers is broken.

Next boom nears as projects progress

SPECIAL REPORT: Decisions are expected on three major oil and gas projects worth $24 billion combined in 2020, with more to follow.

Onshore options attract attention

SPECIAL REPORT: The Perth Basin could be in for a transformational year.

Collaboration key for research

SPECIAL REPORT: The female leaders of four major medical research foundations are using experience from their diverse backgrounds to improve medical research in the state.

Call for combined effort on gender equity

SPECIAL REPORT: WA companies are making workplaces more equitable but more change needs to come from those at the top.

Freight network upgrades a complex priority

A more efficient freight network is a key priority for the state government, but upgrading the status quo requires a big spend and some complex solutions.

Cost, delay troubles for Metronet

The Metronet rail rollout could cost about $2 billion more than first estimated, as the state government gets shovels moving on projects amid delays.

Freo keen to realise port potential

A long-term vision to create a world-class destination at Victoria Quay is close to being unveiled.

Power rests with a select few

This year’s Most Influential feature has been narrowed down to the 50 people in WA making the biggest impact in business and politics.

Private companies deliver strong growth

Private companies and not-for-profit businesses play a prominent role in the West Australian economy, with annual revenue at the top 20 exceeding $32 billion, according to data compiled by Business News.

Setting a path for 2020 and beyond

SPECIAL REPORT: A hiatus in the US-China trade war and an improved economic outlook gives WA leaders an opportunity to look at longer-term challenges such as climate change and technological disruption.

Crunch time on climate

SPECIAL REPORT: Bushfires on Australia’s east coast will put pressure on emissions policy at a time when decisions are being made on major projects needed to boost the economy in the west.

Advisers compete on 733 deals

Azure Capital, Canaccord Genuity and DLA Piper were among the most active advisers on corporate finance deals in 2019.

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.