Western Power paid a dividend of $101 million, without receiving a subsidy. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Utilities face financial flux

The state’s four major utilities paid about $635 million in dividends to the government in the past financial year, but received nearly $900 million in subsidies from taxpayers amid continuing pressure for government trading enterprises to tighten their belts.


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Total revenue

1st-Gold Corporation$8.10bn
3rd↑Water Corporation$2.55bn
5th-Western Power$1.78bn
29 state government businesses ranked by total revenue - this year

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