Special Reports

Legal review 2020

Legal review 2020

02 June 2020

- HWL Ebsworth, Bennett + Co expand
- Working from home to continue for many
- Litigation funders under review
- WA's largest law firms

Major shift in law firm rankings
Remote work set to stay
Litigation funders on the spot
Business of Local Government

Business of Local Government

26 May 2020

In our Business of Local Government supplement, Business News will highly how all good businesses rely on relationships with government, and how that plays out on a local level.

Supporting Local Government
2020 and beyond: Advancing the way we help people make good decisions about trees
What is happening to Planning in WA in the recovery period?
Geographe Civil delivering innovative solutions within Local Government
Wineries 2020

Wineries 2020

25 May 2020

Exports, tourist numbers, and cellar door sales have been disrupted in the past few months, putting some WA wineries under pressure.

Market choices mitigate COVID impact
Sustainability gains ground in Margs
Great for the State 2020: City of the Future

Great for the State 2020: City of the Future

19 May 2020

Business News analyses the changes Perth will need to make if it is to maintain the lifestyle that is the envy of many. We canvass the debate over urban infill, and look at options to achieve greater density, amenity and liveability.

Urban infill key for 2050 vision of Perth
Perth’s housing choices
New look for urban density, design
Renewed focus on urban planning will ensure a resilient and liveable city
Education sector 2020

Education sector 2020

18 May 2020

WA’s education sector confronts the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, embracing new practices and a radically altered teaching landscape.

Unis drive broader value message
Lessons from pandemic recess
Mining projects 2020

Mining projects 2020

12 May 2020

- The big iron ore miners are thinking about what’s next in the pipeline after projects such as South Flank and Koodaideri.
- Tougher restrictions for securing foreign investment is the latest hurdle for miners seeking to develop projects.

Big miners position for project next
Challenges risk juniors’ pipeline
Investors keep faith in gold
Medtech 2020

Medtech 2020

28 April 2020

- Despite Western Australia’s lengthy history of innovation in medical research, the state’s medtech sector continues to grapple with outsider perceptions and its own commercial direction.

Research skills not matched by returns
Major pandemic role for medtech
Agribusiness 2020

Agribusiness 2020

20 April 2020

- Institutional investor interest is continuing to grow in WA’s agricultural sector, unaffected by the global uncertainty of the novel coronavirus crisis
- The state’s premium fishing operations are scrambling to adapt in an industry that no longer has a clear path to market

Agriculture emerges as safe haven
Casting a line in the COVID crisis
Food producers’ labour squeeze
Lifelong pursuit of productivity
Pandemic special report

Pandemic special report

30 March 2020

We assess the economic impact of COVID-19 on the state of Western Australia.

Digging in as pandemic pain hits
Corporates act to ease pressure
ICT sector - COVID19

ICT sector - COVID19

23 March 2020

How has Western Australia's ICT industry responded to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Virus creates new ICT opportunities
Cyber security on the front line
Great for the State 2020: A Caring Society

Great for the State 2020: A Caring Society

16 March 2020

Taking action to help Western Australia's most vulnerable should be a priority for everybody.

Homelessness: the view from the street
Strong support for battling addiction
Smarter welfare to engage all
Thinking beyond beds for mental health
Junior miners 2020

Junior miners 2020

10 March 2020

Capital for the junior mining sector is drying up amid growing concern the traditional business model for small explorers is broken.

Investors balk at juniors risk
Oil & Gas 2020

Oil & Gas 2020

03 March 2020

Feature on contractors, the project pipeline, Perth Basin and the BN engineers list

Next boom nears as projects progress
Onshore options attract attention
Women in business

Women in business

25 February 2020

WA companies are making workplaces more equitable but more change needs to come from those at the top. We speak to some of WA's most prominent female executives and profile four women who are leaders in medical research.

Call for combined effort on gender equity
Collaboration key for research
Great for the State 2020: Knowledge Economy

Great for the State 2020: Knowledge Economy

17 February 2020

WA is ready to apply its technology to opportunities beyond resources, but developing and attracting the brightest minds is crucial.

Shooting for the stars in a smart WA
Rethinking the brain drain
Bigger bandwidth for STEM women
Mindset shift at core of STEAM
Ports and transport 2020

Ports and transport 2020

17 February 2020

Updates to the freight network, Metronet, BNiQ trucking and logistics list, and more

Freight network upgrades a complex priority
Cost, delay troubles for Metronet
Freo keen to realise port potential
Most Influential 2020

Most Influential 2020

14 February 2020

WA's 50 most powerful people in business and politics

Power rests with a select few