19/10/2007 - 07:24

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19/10/2007 - 07:24

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Coles can do better than Woollies; Woodside forced to shut Otway; housing affordability record low; Carpenter makes critical reports of DoIR; Howards halves the gap with Labor.


The British retail executive hired to turn Coles around claims there is nothing that Woolworths does that Coles could not do better. The West

Woodside petroleum has been forced to shut its $1 billion Otway field off Victoria, les than two weeks after s the much delayed project produced its first gas. The West

A key measure of housing affordability has plunged to its lowest level on record and pushed the plight of home buyers to the centre of the political debate. The Fin Review

Senior WA government ministers including Premier Alan Carpenter have made critical reports of the Department of Industry and Resources, fuelling claims that the state government is not fully capitalising on the commodities boom. The West

John Howard is close to holding the vital marginal seat of Braddon in Tasmania and has halved the gap with Labor across the nation. The Australian

 

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Page 3: A marine park should be created off the Kimberley coast to protect humpback whale breeding and feeding grounds before industry gets a foothold, a Broome conservationist has warned.

Perth's most expensive mansion faces the same fate as Rose Porteuous' Prix d'Amour, the wrecking ball, as prominent developer Adrian Fini looks to carve up his new $23 million Claremont property.

Page 4: Senior WA government ministers including Premier Alan Carpenter have made critical reports of the Department of Industry and Resources, fuelling claims that the state government is not fully capitalising on the commodities boom.

Business: The British retail executive hired to turn Coles around claims there is nothing that Woolworths does that Coles could not do better.

Woodside petroleum has been forced to shut its $1 billion Otway field off Victoria, les than two weeks after s the much delayed project produced its first gas.

Iluka Resources boss David Robb has slashed the mineral sands group's capital expenditure budget in an attempt to strengthen the underperforming miner's financial disciplines.

Publishing and Broadcasting chief executive John Alexander, will be the highest profile "redundancy" when the company splits into separate media and gaming companies this year, even as he remains James Packer's number two.

A $200 million bid by Fairstar Resources for its stablemate Golden West Resources yesterday turned hostile, with the target company claiming the five-for-one scrip bid undervalues and it attacking claims of synergies between the two Osborne Park-based groups.


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