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EPA rejects MinRes, Sinosteel iron ore mines

The environmental watchdog has recommended rejection of two proposals to mine iron ore in Western Australia because they would cause irreversible damage to the land.

Perth tech pioneer passes away

Conrad Crisafulli, who was one of the pioneers of venture capital investing and technology commercialisation in Western Australia, has died after a long illness.

Prelude to an LNG drag race

OPINION: The resources world is watching to see how the technology on Shell’s Prelude platform performs against Inpex’s more traditional Ichthys operation.

CEO lunch with Wayne Belcher

New Business News CEO Mark Pownall sat down at Julio’s with Braemar Presbyterian Care’s Wayne Belcher to discuss his career and experiences in the aged care sector.

Greens senator quits federal parliament

Greens senator Scott Ludlam is leaving federal parliament after finding out he was improperly elected more than a decade ago.

Nuheara shines among Rising Stars

Wearable technologies company Nuheara has topped an impressive year of growth, being named the Business News Rising Stars overall winner for 2017.

Libs need to mend some fences

OPINION: The ball is in Malcolm Turnbull’s court if the Liberals want to shore up seats in WA.

Lithium supply to fall short: Tianqi

Global demand for lithium is expected to increase by three to four times by 2025 and projected supplies will not keep up, Tianqi Lithium Australia general manager Phil Thick told a Mining Club lunch today.

Energy shift sparks lithium opportunity

WA’s world-leading lithium sector could ride a wave of demand led by the charge in battery storage technology.

Tourism WA board shake-up

The McGowan government’s shake-up of public sector agencies has triggered unexpected departures from key agencies, with road safety commissioner Kim Papalia resigning and three Tourism WA board members following chairman Peter Prendiville out the door.

City of Perth aligns rates rises with CPI for FY18

The City of Perth will increase its rates by 1.5 per cent and has allocated $60.4 million for capital works projects, according to its FY18 budget.

App/tech business of the week ~ Builders Ecommerce

Billed as a world first e-commerce platform for builders, users can enter their address on the website, zoom in to the property and drop a scaled new structure (such as an extension or pool or granny flat) onto the site.

Honeymoon’s over for Labor

OPINION: The government is finding out the argument that ‘it’s the Liberals’ fault’ will only hold for so long.

Angove in vogue amid North Perth demand

High street retail is on its way back, with the success of Angove Street providing a model for other town centres.

Caterpillar to help globalise Perth's robot brickies

Robot bricklaying machines could be built and distributed worldwide by Caterpillar in the near future, after Fastbrick Robotics signed a collaboration agreement with the global machinery manufacturer.

Bunnings bets each way in Australia and the UK

OPINION: Bunnings is running two contrary strategies in Australia and the UK as it takes an offensive defensive posture against Amazon.

Vocus opens books to KKR

US private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has moved a step closer to a takeover of Vocus Communications following the telco board’s decision to open its books to a non-exclusive due diligence.

Patent trolls trawl for business

OPINION: The fact it is cheaper to settle a legal claim than fight it in the courts has opened up a new world of litigation online.

Tesla trumps Carnegie in SA

The South Australian government has awarded Elon Musk’s Tesla the contract to build the world's largest lithium ion battery to supply the state with renewable energy, outbidding local company Carnegie Clean Energy.

Apartments, food and beverage to make Murdoch more than medical

Perth's next apartments and employment hub will be created at Murdoch, with Fini Group selected to deliver the $200 million first stage of LandCorp’s Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct.