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WA woman gets prison sentence for tax breaches

A 65-year-old Geraldton woman has been handed a suspended prison sentence after failing to lodge tax documents dating back to 2008.

Car sales down in June

The state’s automotive industry suffered its first monthly decline of new vehicle sales in the past six months in June, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Perth airfares on the rise

Airfares on key international business routes from Perth continue to rise, according to a new report, while Virgin Australia has today unveiled plans to start direct flights between WA and Tasmania later this year.

AHG logistics sale falls through

Automotive Holdings Group has confirmed the proposed $400 million sale of its refrigerated logistics business has fallen through after Chinese conglomerate HNA Group called off the deal due to liquidity issues and approval delays.

Goyder to steer Qantas as chair

Richard Goyder will become chair of Qantas in October, less than a year after he joined the board of the Sydney-based carrier, replacing Leigh Clifford after more than a decade in the role.

AHG flags doubts over $400m deal

Automotive Holdings Group has revealed that the planned $400 million sale of its refrigerated logistics business to Chinese conglomerate HNA Group will not be completed by the specified June 30 deadline, with the company unsure whether a deal will be reached.

Busselton shortlisted for Qantas academy

Busselton has been shortlisted with nine other regional cities nationwide as the potential home for the new Qantas pilot academy, weeks after the environmental watchdog recommended conditional approval for the operations of a $70 million upgrade at the Busselton-Margaret River Airport.

ATO ruling halts $508m auto deal

Perth investor Andrew Hopkins’ planned $508 million buyout of national panel beating business AMA Group has been cancelled after the group failed to get an expected ruling from the Australian Taxation Office.

Centurion in WA contract and acquisition deal

Transport and logistics business Centurion has secured a fuel haulage contract with Viva Energy and acquired contracts and vehicles from Perth-based Fuel Trans Australia.

Court rulings reveal Roberts' aircraft deals

A second Supreme Court judgement in as many months has shed further light on the multi-billion dollar AVWest Aircraft business run by Perth rich lister Tim Roberts, who is in dispute with law firm Clayton Utz and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier.

WA car sales continue to rise in 2018

New vehicle sales in Western Australia have risen for a fifth straight month, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, with growth driven by SUVs and light commercial vehicles.

Onslow marine base set to expand

The state government has signed off on a $16.8 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan for the stage two expansion of Onslow Marine Support Base, located at Beadon Creek and operated by Kuwait-based Agility Logistics.

CTI in $4.5m freight buy

ASX-listed CTI Logistics has agreed to purchase regional freight company Stirling Freight Express for $4.5 million.

Uber plans regional expansion

A new Perth headquarters and driver support hub have been established to support further growth for Uber as it targets regional centres such as Bunbury and Busselton.

Report calls into question airport monopoly

Perth Airport’s revenue per passenger has increased more than any other major airport in Australia over the past decade despite the average airfare declining more than 50 per cent, according to a new report out today.

Fleetcare wins new govt contract

Perth company Fleetcare will more than double the number of vehicles it provides to the state government after securing a new sole supplier contract, after previously sharing the work with ASX-listed SG Fleet Group.

Pilbara Ports moves on Lumsden Point facility

A long-mooted port development at Lumsden Point adjacent to existing operations at Port Hedland has taken a step forward with the Pilbara Ports Authority opening expressions of interest for potential investors in the project.

$160,000 fine after two deaths

A cartage company has been fined $160,000 after pleading guilty to causing the death of two construction workers in East Perth in 2015 after tilt-up panels fell off a truck.

Black & White Cabs sold for $8m

Melbourne-based P2P Transport has announced plans to acquire Black & White Cabs, which has operations in Western Australia, in a cash and scrip deal worth $8.1 million.

AHG slumps on trading update

Shares in Automotive Holdings Group slumped today after the company flagged challenging market conditions and a drop in retail margins due to regulatory changes.

Government investigates Qantas WA pilot school

The McGowan government says it will set up a taskforce to investigate establishing a pilot training academy in Western Australia, after Qantas today launched a formal request for proposals from state governments across the country.

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