WA has reported 14 new infections, including two more healthcare workers in the Kimberley. Premier Mark McGowan has urged Western Australians to stay at home over Easter. Police will patrol Perth beaches over the long weekend.
Mineral sands company Iluka Resources has withdrawn its full year earnings guidance, citing market uncertainty as a result of COVID-19, but says it will proceed with its proposed iron ore royalty demerger.
Fremantle institution The Chart & Map Shop has been given 30 days’ notice to vacate the Collie Street property it has called home for 25 years, despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison last month calling for a moratorium on evictions.
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Stockbroking and funds management group Euroz expects to report a loss of $16 million for the nine months to the end of March but said its trading activity is still profitable and it intends to pay a final dividend.
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti is offering developers a reprieve from uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis, with a blanket two-year extension of development approvals expected to be announced later today.
Spanish engineering group ACCIONA has been named as preferred proponent for the construction works for the $253 million Bayswater train station upgrade, beating out a rival bid from a consortium comprising Georgiou Group and Lendlease.
Fini Group has lodged a development application to build a new $200 million medical and commercial precinct at Murdoch, highlighted by the state's first medihotel, but the project is at least a year behind its original schedule.
The University of Western Australia has partnered with Microsoft to rapidly implement a remote learning solution that covers nearly all its courses, building on a package originally conceived to support international students unable to come to Australia early this year.
Gold prices held steady as investors awaited the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting, which is expected to provide further clues on stimulus measures amid rapid surge in coronavirus cases.
Improving monitoring of potential COVID-19 cases in the community will reduce pressure on the healthcare system and stop transmission, according to proponents of a Western Australian telehealth consortium.
The Australian share market has dipped in the final minutes of trade to close lower, with the banking sector suffering the most after an APRA suggestion to suspend their dividends and a downgrade to their credit ratings.
The federal government’s $130 billion wage subsidy package clears its first hurdle, Western Australia records an additional 11 cases of COVID-19, and Premier Mark McGowan pledges millions to expand the state’s police force.
CBH Group district four member director Trevor Badger has refused to resign after allegations he materially breached board confidentiality, forcing CBH Group to hold a special general meeting for growers to vote on whether to remove him.
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls has taken remote learning to the next level with the launch of its own online video channel, which aims to maintain students’ social engagement during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Seven Group Holdings has withdrawn its market guidance on the back of falling advertising revenue and declining oil prices, on the same day that Seven West Media criticised a report it was entertaining a prospective sale of West Australian Newspapers Holdings.