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TFS rejects Ponzi claims

Indian sandalwood producer TFS Corporation has blasted US-based short-seller Glaucus Research Group for a scathing report which accused the Perth company of operating a Ponzi-like business structure.

Uni hits snag in new building plan

The University of Notre Dame has hit a roadblock for its plans to develop a new building in Fremantle, with council officers recommending the proposal be rejected because it is too tall for the port city's historic West End.

Job cuts at Crown Perth

Crown Resorts has reportedly cut more than 200 jobs at its Crown Perth entertainment complex in the wake of a 38 per cent fall in high-roller revenue.

Grylls concedes seat

WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls, who was the target of a $2 million mining industry advertising campaign, today conceded he's lost his seat of Pilbara to Labor's Kevin Michel.

Left turn at red light trial

Drivers will be able to turn left on red lights at 10 intersections across Perth under a trial announced by Liberal Transport Minister Bill Marmion if the party is re-elected next Saturday.

Halting Roe 8 not justified: Jacob

Western Australia's environment minister says there is no justification to stop work on the Roe 8 project, despite a Senate inquiry saying the Commonwealth should suspend approval for it.

WA Treasury confirms Liberal costings

Treasury costings of the Liberal Party's campaign promises have shown the estimates to be reasonable, with the Liberal's plan showing the state getting back to a small surplus in 2019-20.

Wyatt gets energy plus treasury

Premier-elect Mark McGowan has given added responsibilities to incoming treasurer Ben Wyatt, while Rita Saffioti, Paul Papalia, Peter Tinley and Alannah MacTiernan have been given key economic portfolios.

Barnett refuses Roe 9 costings release

Premier Colin Barnett has rejected calls to release the latest costings for the Roe 9 stage of the contentious Perth Freight Link project, saying it would undermine the tender process.

The 'save Christian Porter' option

ANALYSIS: Labor's shadow treasurer, Ben Wyatt, says the Federal Government wouldn't dare deprive WA of the $1.2 billion which will be freed up if his party wins Saturday's election and abandons the Roe 8 highway project.

Seeds of discontent ripen and bloom

OPINION: Voters are deserting the established political order in droves. Many are fatiqued by the constant change, and believe they are bearing the brunt of it.

Customer focus keeps Camera Electronic in the picture

At a time when bricks and mortar retailers are facing an online onslaught, and with just about every person on the street having a camera in their pocket, Camera Electronic is fighting back, opening a new store in the CBD.

Concerns mount over e-conveyancing

The move to an electronic conveyancing platform for house and land transactions in WA is being rushed, according to a peak lobby group.

Brierty well down despite profit

Shares in mining and civil contractor Brierty have tumbled 23 per cent today despite the company announcing a $3.8 million net profit for the six months to December, which the company said was above guidance.

Marketing shift as Perth opens for tourists

SPECIAL REPORT: WA's tourism growth strategy is moving from finding supply to driving demand.

Reviving history at Swan Valley site

Restoration work is set to get under way on one of the Swan Valley's oldest buildings, with plans lodged to create a grower's market, art gallery and artist studios, grape processing facility and w

Connecting the indigenous experience

Accessibility and funding are two issues that have compromised the ability of WA's Aboriginal tourism sector to satisfy unmet visitor demand.

Union pressure on McGowan

ANALYSIS: The union movement hasn't wasted any time reminding Premier-elect Mark McGowan that it wants a share of the spoils, even before he has moved into his new West Perth office.

Labor targets Western Power sale

WA Labor has demanded the Liberals guarantee a privatisation of Western Power won't lead to electricity price rises and release legislation on the deal, while the Liberals say prices will not be impacted because they are independently regulated.

Ecocentric sharpens green edge

Improving accuracy in measuring electricity consumption could provide benefits from the office block to the mine site.

Investors bullish on apartment stock

Western Australian apartment investors are increasingly confident that their properties will provide a capital return, even over the short term.

Cafe serves Cat Haven support

The founders of local social enterprise Cat Cafe Purrth are hoping to open two more cafes later this year, thanks to the appeal of the business's cat, coffee and cake combination.

Labor claims 41 seats in WA election

Labor has won a landslide 41 seats in the Western Australian election, while the Liberals and the Nationals fight it out for the last undecided seat.

Third Gorgon LNG train to begin producing early

The third LNG train at Chevron's Gorgon facility on Barrow Island is ramping up to begin producing ahead of schedule, with the milestone set to be achieved by the end of the month.

Carnegie to build $20m solar power station

Renewable-focused Carnegie Clean Energy has announced it is developing a $20 million, 10-megawatt solar power station in Northam, which it says will generate enough electricity to power 4,000 homes for 25 years.

Podcasting is the new blogging

Despite having been around since the noughties, podcasts are one of those things that you're either really into, or know next to nothing about.

Mark Pownall with Grahame Marshall podcast

Royal Flying Doctor Service WA CEO Grahame Marshall talks to Business News head of content Mark Pownall about his career shift to head a not for profit six years ago and what he has learned on that journey, with an organisation that reaches every corner of our vast state.

Nationals attack Liberal govt partners

Relations between the Western Australian government's alliance partners have hit rock bottom, after the Nationals WA attacked the Liberals over plans to cut $800 million out of its prized Royalties for Regions program, calling it a "final betrayal".

Grylls’ courage not enough

OPINION: There is no denying that Brendon Grylls has left his mark on Western Australian politics.