Tough year ahead for government, business

A recovery in economic growth, a raft of asset sales, and improved GST distribution will help lift the state’s finances out of their current parlous position; or at least that’s the hope outlined in y

$5bn asset sale program launched

The state government is aiming to collect up to $5 billion from a vastly expanded privatisation program that includes Fremantle Ports, the TAB, office buildings, residential land estates, Keystart loans, houses, plantations and power stations.

Abbott provides $500m for WA roads

Prime Minister Tony Abbott flew into Perth today to announce $500 million of extra Commonwealth funding for WA roads, while his finance minister Mathias Cormann kept up pressure on the state government to reciprocate by privatising more state-owned assets.

Private and public sectors pursue change - SPECIAL REPORT

Asset sales, cost cutting and restructuring are under way across WA, creating opportunities for professional services firms. Click through to see details of more than 30 privatisation deals in WA, from 1961 to the present day.

Backed into a corner on GST

Whether state and territory leaders like it or not, federal cuts to education and health put GST reform front and centre.

Asset sales, road projects deliver opportunities

The state and federal budgets have created new opportunities for the private sector, as governments seek to repair their strained finances.

Asset sales could generate billions

Treasurer Mike Nahan says the government could generate proceeds of up to $3 billion through the sale of several assets earmarked in the budget as candidates for privatisation.