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Mixed fortunes for charity events

The Channel 7 Telethon Trust achieved another fundraising record over the weekend, raising $38 million for medical research, but its success has not been shared across the charity sector, with Variety WA’s Carols by Candlelight the latest of several events to be cancelled due to a lack of financial support.

Infratil weighs-up Perth Energy sale

New Zealand-based investment group Infratil is considering selling its majority stake in local electricity provider Perth Energy, which recently returned to profit after running at a loss for the past three years.

Talison nears deal on legal dispute

Talison Lithium and Global Advanced Metals have reached an in-principle settlement deal in their legal dispute over expansion plans for the Greenbushes mine.

Uni VCs skip education strategy launch

Premier Mark McGowan and StudyPerth chair Rod Jones this morning launched a new strategy to attract international students to Western Australia, with Mr Jones throwing out a challenge to the sector to turn the strategy into action.

Labor property tax policies to damage WA housing: MBA

Federal Labor’s proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax would hit Western Australia’s residential building sector at a time it is already reeling, according to economic modelling commissioned by Master Builders Association.

Perth woman jailed for $1.2 million theft

A woman who stole a total of more than $1.2 million from two separate small businesses because she "liked having nice things" has been sentenced to six years and two months in a Western Australian prison.

Bis launches radical new truck

Mining logistics company Bis has launched its new mine haulage vehicle, Rexx, which has been designed and built in-house in Perth.

Holmes a Court, Perron at odds over art

Art Gallery of WA chair Janet Holmes a Court has gone head to head with Perron Group over the planned relocation of an artwork in the foyer of the Central Park office tower.

NWS strikes LNG deal with Browse JV, Chevron

The Woodside-operated North West Shelf Venture has struck a preliminary deal to process LNG for the Browse project and Chevron’s Clio-Acme gas fields.

WA wages growth slow

Wages growth in Western Australia is lagging the country, with ABS data showing the state's wages increased just 1.6 per cent year on year, compared with a national increase of 2.3 per cent.

Global Rapid Rugby gets green light

Andrew Forrest’s planned Asia Pacific-focused rugby competition has been given the green light by the World Rugby council, with further details of the new series unveiled.