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Jetstar angered by 'worst airline' survey

Jetstar has lashed out at a passenger survey that ranked the Qantas-owned budget carrier one of the worst airlines in the world.

India’s growth an education opportunity

OPINION: Much has been made in recent times about the need to grow and diversify the Western Australian economy, now that the construction phase of the mining boom is over.

WA businesses more confident on year ahead

Confidence in the economy over the coming 12 months by local small and medium businesses has jumped to its highest level since December 2010, with Western Australian SMEs more bullish than most others in Australia, a new report says.

No promises for small states in GST review

The federal government won't guarantee Tasmania and South Australia will be no worse off under potential changes to the way GST revenue is carved up among the states.

Banks can expect another whacking

OPINION: Bank bashing is one of Australia's favourite sports, and while it is generally played when banks are behaving badly, there is a time when the banks become political footballs for playing well, which is what will probably happen next week - for 16 billion reasons.

Lifeline for Scarborough dunes, businesses

Scarborough's sand dunes have gotten an 11th hour reprieve after the state government honoured an election commitment to rework planned road extensions, while businesses disrupted by a $75 million redevelopment program along the beachfront have been given a lifeline.

Nuheara completes capital raising

Perth-founded wearable technology company Nuheara has raised a total of $4.65 million, substantially less than its $7 million target. 

Universities head hunt for international students

SPECIAL REPORT: The number of international students coming to Perth has grown strongly over the past four years, but WA is still underperforming, particularly in the university sector.

Tribunal makes misconduct finding against Scaffidi

Opposition leader Mike Nahan has joined Premier Mark McGowan in calling for Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi to resign, after the State Administrative Tribunal today found she had committed 45 serious breaches of the Local Government Act by not disclosing travel and accommodation gifts.

Lumsden welcomes ‘50-year’ transport package

Western Australian Planning Commission chairman Eric Lumsden says the newly endorsed $2.3 billion road and rail package for the metropolitan area will address Perth's public transport needs for the next 25 to 50 years.

Quintis smashed by contract loss

Shares in sandalwood supplier Quintis were down 44 per cent today after the company admitted it had lost a contract supplying Nestle five months ago, the second issue relating to a contract this year.

Zombie ideas will hold you back

OPINION: Held at Spacecubed earlier this month, Perth's 10th Startup Weekend brought together some of the brightest minds in startup tech.