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Government blind in $70m lobster move

Opponents continue to blast government changes to lobster licensing arrangements as it emerges that, despite the state potentially pocketing nearly $70 million annually from the moves, a cost benefit analysis of the major policy shift unveiled in December was not undertaken.

Balance wins solar EPC contract

Welshpool-based Balance Utility Solutions has been selected as the engineering and construction contractor for Terregra Renewables’ five-megawatt Mobilong solar farm, located north of Murray Bridge in South Australia.

Former NAB exec to lead Minderoo

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have recruited a former banking executive as the inaugural chief executive of their private company Minderoo, while also disclosing its total assets more than doubled last ye

Rottnest attracts more visitors

The number of visitors to Rottnest Island grew by 15 per cent to 769,000 in 2018 as construction of the Discovery ‘glamping’ village approaches completion.

Kelly softens tone on lobster takeover

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly has signalled he may well walk back plans to take control of about 17 per cent of an enlarged local lobster catch, saying his priorities would be an International Lobster Festival in Perth and a domestic quota.

Father-and-son builders fined $20,000

Jason Burns Homes has been fined $20,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal after the father-and-son building partnership failed to rectify defects at three new homes.