THE housing industry will gain through the $199 million expansion of the Keystart Housing Scheme to a total allocation of $499 million to give 5,000 low to moderate income homebuyers access to their own homes.
RURAL WA will get a boost from some of the projects outlined in this State Budget. Nearly $40 million has been set aside for the development of the $200 million maritime support facility and the marine industry technology park at Jervoise Bay.
WA’S western rock lobster fishery could become the first in the world to receive international certification as a sustainable, well managed fishery under the recently established Marine Stewardship Council.
THE Federal Government should hold the line, press ahead with a reform agenda of the financial sector and avoid any tendency towards populist backsliding, which could undo all the good that has been done says ASX chairman, Maurice Newman.
THE Clough group has won contracts worth $116.7 million in just one week. The group’s Indonesian subsidiary PT Petrosea TBK has won a three year extension to a major coal mining contract in the province of Kalimantan on Borneo worth $91 million.
The Federal Government’s move to censor the Internet is a cynical exercise which is doomed to fail. The Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Bill has been developed by television regulators blundering into a field they know little about.
I AM fascinated by companies, particularly successful companies. Some companies seem to operate as such an impregnable force and market presence that they never falter – Coca Cola, Mercedes or, on a local scale, Brownes.