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WA:How WA Blew the Mining Boom
Mining
Wednesday February 28 2018

WA:How WA Blew the Mining Boom

For much of the 2000s Perth was awash with money and in party mode thanks to the mining boom.

WA Must Gain from Pipeline
Civil
Tuesday October 31 2017

WA Must Gain from Pipeline

Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop says a gas pipeline from Western Australia may ease some of the challenges facing the east coast.

WA to Ban Plastic Bags Next Year
Environment
Wednesday September 13 2017

WA to Ban Plastic Bags Next Year

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned in Western Australia from July, bringing the state into line with other jurisdictions.

WA Bans Fracking in South West
Mining
Wednesday September 6 2017

WA Bans Fracking in South West

The West Australian government has banned fracking in the popular south west tourist region and put in place a statewide moratorium, pending an independent scientific inquiry.

Nationals WA want Woodside Camp Rejected
Zoning
Friday August 18 2017

Nationals WA want Woodside Camp Rejected

The Nationals WA have demanded the Labor state government reject Woodside's bid for a 700-bed fly-in fly-out camp in the north.

Collapsed Perth Wall Crumbles Again
Safety
Thursday August 17 2017

Collapsed Perth Wall Crumbles Again

The wall of a historic Perth building that collapsed on top of a car, trapping a woman inside, has crumbled again.

WA Economy Continues to Struggle
Business
Tuesday July 25 2017

WA Economy Continues to Struggle

Western Australia has achieved the unwanted title of Australia's worst performed economy for a fourth consecutive quarter.

WA Won’t Block Uranium Mining Projects
Mining
Thursday June 22 2017

WA Won’t Block Uranium Mining Projects

Four West Australian uranium projects granted environmental approval will be allowed to proceed, but the state government is blocking future mining bids.

WA Facing 15% Electricity Price Hike
Energy
Monday May 22 2017

WA Facing 15% Electricity Price Hike

West Australians are being told they might face an increase in electricity prices of 15 per cent over the next two years, but will be better...

Business
Sep 12 2018
Charging Foreign Owners Extra For Property Will Cost West Australian Jobs

They say, “money makes the world go ‘round” and although it may seem crass and crude, it’s quite true. Take a drive through any of WA’s...

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Business
Aug 22 2018
WA:Corrupt WA Bureaucrats Chased for Payback

Three corrupt former senior West Australian public servants will be "pursued to the end" to repay bribes they received and more than $600,000 in redundancy payouts,...

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Mining
Aug 21 2018
WA Primed for $2 Trillion Lithium Bonanza

Western Australia has a chance to get a huge slice of the fast-growing global lithium battery market if it sets up a processing sector, a lobby...

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Mining
Aug 10 2018
Gold Prospecting Fever Hits WA Outback

Prospecting in the West Australian outback is proving as alluring as it was when the gold price hit record highs - and it's retirees driving the...

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Structural
Jul 5 2018
Testing Begins on Perth Stadium Footbridge

Testing will soon begin on a footbridge linking Perth's CBD with the new Optus Stadium ahead of its public opening in two weeks.

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Commercial
Apr 10 2018
Perth Children's Hospital to Open in May

Firm dates have finally been set for the staged opening of the problem-plagued Perth Children's Hospital, almost three years later than originally planned.

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Safety
Mar 20 2018
Killed RAH Site Worker 'Didn't Feel Safe'

The partner of a man killed during the construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has revealed she told him to "be careful on the scissor...

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Business
Feb 23 2018
Another WA Builder Calls Trading Halt

Another West Australian building company has suspended trading and operations due to financial viability problems a fortnight after one of the state's biggest builders, Cooper &...

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Business
Feb 23 2018
WA Economy Back from the Brink: Report

A rebounding West Australian economy is forecast to bring jobs and long-awaited wages growth, but the weight of government debt remains a threat to the...

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