The state government has formally commenced seeking a UNESCO World Heritage listing of the Burrup Peninsula, which is home to some of WA’s largest industrial facilities and signalled any new projects will need to meet the highest environmental standards.
The Victorian government has sealed a $2.86 billion deal to lease that state’s land registry for 40 years, giving an idea of how much Western Australia’s government may expect from a similar, but smaller, privatisation under way locally.
A former UWA Student Guild staff member who stole around $560,000 has been sentenced to a four year jail term, after Business News reported in 2014 he had left his role and that accounting firm BDO had been hired for a forensic audit.
Mining contractor MACA has reported a decline in net profit for the 2018 financial year, impacted by poor weather conditions across its Western Australian operations, but has announced a $1.28 billion order book.
The benchmark S&P 500 stock index has clinched its longest bull-market run, closing above its previous January high, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell affirmed the US central bank's current pace of rate hikes.
The $110 million redevelopment of Forrest Chase is set to proceed unhindered after the Supreme Court granted an injunction against the owners of a neighbouring cafe, who had blocked work by head contractor Lendlease by staying open all night.
Prime minister designate Scott Morrison has admitted his party was battered and bruised this week, but committed to focus on unifying the country, with a review of the government's drought response his number one priority.
University of Western Australia vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater has warned that the state is wasting an enormous economic opportunity by failing to promote itself as an education capital for foreign students.