Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia says Western Australia has been dudded in the federal government's $89 billion naval shipbuilding plan, of which WA will receive just over $3 billion of work, while the prime minister has lauded it as "unashamedly nationalistic".
More than 13,000 Western Australians found jobs in April in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as unemployment in the state dropped 0.6 percentage points to 5.9 per cent.
An Auckland-based industrial services provider has won a contract with Woodside Petroleum to build a treatment plant in Karratha to process waste from the energy giant's oil and gas operations, for an undisclosed sum.
Professional services organisation KPMG hopes to better assist companies affected by changes to foreign worker laws after acquiring the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA's migration services division for an undisclosed sum.
A new survey has shed some light on the impact that the mining downturn has had on households in Perth and Peel, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they don't expect their quality of life to improve anytime soon.
The estate of the late Perth mining billionaire Michael Wright is fighting a court decision that awarded $25 million to his youngest daughter, Olivia Mead, arguing the $3 million he left her was enough.
A slight improvement in economic conditions helped regional Western Australia's regional median house price improve in the previous quarter, Real Estate Institute of Western Australia president Hayden Groves says.
The state government has introduced priority legislation that would give the auditor general new powers to audit local government councils, in order to raise the standard of accountability in the sector.
Western Australian farmers are among the most optimistic in the nation, according to the annual Commonwealth Bank of Australia Agi Insights report to be released today, with 39 per cent likely to be investing in their businesses in the year ahead.