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Saturday November 17, 2018

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WA Public Sector Contracting Must be Cleaned Up
Business
Wednesday April 25 2018

WA Public Sector Contracting Must be Cleaned Up

“here are underlying systematic issues that mean that most of the projects were subject to an environment needing improvement and reform.”

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.

Australian Construction Workers in Massive Demand
Business
Friday November 10 2017

Australian Construction Workers in Massive Demand

Skilled construction professionals are in massive demand throughout Australia as record levels of building activity feed through to record levels of employment within the sector.

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.

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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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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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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Infrastructure
Feb 7 2018
WA to Create New Infrastructure Group

A new board called Infrastructure WA will be set up this year to better develop the state and secure Commonwealth funds for major projects.

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Business
Feb 6 2018
WA Builder Locks Out Workers, Shuts Sites

One of Western Australia's largest builders, Cooper and Oxley, has suspended operations because of financial viability problems, leaving subcontractors out of pocket and the company's future...

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