More than a third of business women believe they’re underpaid, according to a report published today by Business Women Australia and CoreData Group, yet nearly one in five of those surveyed has never asked for a pay rise.
Mines Minister Bill Johnston has been criticised for holding a scientific inquiry to decide the future of fracking in the state, with the industry saying it's unnecessary and creates damaging uncertainty.
Western Australia’s economy shrunk by 0.3 per cent in the June quarter, excluding international trade, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while GDP grew 0.8 per cent nationally.
The University of Western Australia has fallen just short of its ambition to be a top 100-ranked institution in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but gained ground alongside Curtin University, which also landed a higher position.
Crude oil prices rose and gasoline fell by about three per cent on Tuesday as the gradual restart of refineries in the US Gulf that were shut by Hurricane Harvey raised demand for crude and eased fears of a fuel supply crunch.
The state government has strengthened its ban on fracking in Perth and the South West, while moving to appoint Environmental Protection Authority chairman Tom Hatton to run a scientific inquiry into the drilling technique.
The state government is considering amendments to the Mining Act in the wake of the High Court’s recent ruling that kept sand mining off Andrew Forrest's family pastoral station in the Pilbara but cast into question the legitimacy of other granted mining leases since 2006.