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Tourism boss dumped

The director general of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Stephen Wood, will be leaving his job next week, after the government said it was not satisfied with his management of the tourism portfolio.

Hopkins in $508m panel beating buyout

Perth-based Andrew Hopkins has led a $508 million buyout of national panel beating business AMA Group, with the deal backed by private equity giant Blackstone.

Miss Maud Hotel sold to Stockholm Hotel Management

Miss Maud’s Swedish Hotel and Restaurant at the corner of Pier and Murray streets has been sold to private company Stockholm Hotel Management, with the price rumoured to be around $10 million.

Cafes close in ATO battle

Perth venues The London Court Cafe and Black Tie Co have closed their doors in recent weeks, as the holding company controlling the two brands enters liquidation following a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office.

Kim Beazley appointed WA governor

Former deputy prime minister and diplomat Kim Beazley has been appointed Western Australia's 33rd governor.

Who can’t handle the truth?

It’s one thing to call for transparency when in opposition, but another altogether to provide full accountability when in government.

Fastbrick prototype on track

Perth-based Fastbrick Robotics says it is on track to have its commercial prototype Hadrian X bricklaying robot fully assembled by the end of the quarter, with the company expanding its workforce to 140 people to meet its development schedule.

FMG increases autonomous fleet

Fortescue Metals Group is expanding its fleet of autonomous haul trucks with the conversion of 100 vehicles at its Chichester mining hub, leaving the company with a fully driverless fleet.

ADRA Group appoints new CEO

Perth-based engineering company ADRA Group has announced former EWS chief executive Robert Osborn Jr as its new leader.

AMP sheds $1 billion amid advice scandal

AMP has had $1 billion wiped off its market value during a royal commission appearance in which the wealth management giant admitted to charging clients for advice they never received and then lying about it to the corporate watchdog.

Mixed news for two Burrup projects

Long-running plans by Vikas Rambal’s Perdaman Industries to build a multi-billion dollar urea manufacturing plant in Western Australia have received a fillip, with his group signing a gas supply agreement with Woodside Petroleum.