WA’s drilling companies are struggling to fill unskilled roles on a starting salary of $100,000, as the industry hits boom-time demand on the back of strong commodity prices.
WA businesses are turning their backs on long-term office leases, saying they will “never sign one again”, as the shift to flexible co-working spaces continues to gain momentum.
Commsec State of the States report shows WA equal sixth with New South Wales on economic rankings but with momentum on its side to move up the leaderboard in the new year.
In yet another sign of the mounting pressures facing WA’s bricks-and-mortar retailers, Myer has slashed its footprint at Morley.
Astonishingly, the ASX is not far off its all-time high. So was Warren Buffett right in warning ‘be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful’?
Rebecca Le May
Janet Yellen has been put in charge of overseeing an economy that continues to be hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Saleha Mohsin and Christopher Condon
WA may be leading the nation with the number of women working in the building and construction industry, but advocates say more must be done to build greater diversity in the sector.
Streaming behemoth Netflix Australia pays meagre amounts of tax in Australia due to a corporate structure allowing it to escape paying its fair share.
WA’ successful handling of the pandemic has made it the “envy of the nation”, with economists tipping it will outpace growth in almost all other States and Territories.
Australia’s approval of its first coronavirus vaccine will lift confidence and help fuel the country’s economic recovery from recession.
Australia enjoyed its fourth-highest goods trade surplus on record in December, with exports jumping 16 per cent in the month.
Double-dip recessions are now expected in Japan, the euro area and UK as restrictions to curb the virus’s spread are enforced.
An Aboriginal employment specialist has implored WA bosses to give Indigenous businesses the same opportunities they would afford to mainstream companies.
Danielle Le Messurier
Western Australia is poised to take on the east coast for the mantle of Australia’s health and wellness hotspot, as a new facility in Victoria Park officially opens its doors.
The relatively small impact suggests there’s little economic need for the country to bow to Beijing’s pressure.
The State’s peak business body has used the start of the new Biden administration to push for the establishment of a trade and investment office in the US, arguing it will help boost WA’s economy.
There are now just 1200 fewer employed West Australians than last February, prior to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down large swathes of the economy.
Aaron Morey writes that the most successful economies were those ‘that tap into the full potential of their workforces’ — that includes working mums.
West Australian families are missing out on earning an extra $11,000 a year due to the rigid and expensive childcare sector, The West can exclusively reveal.
WA’s business community will be looking to the nation’s Federal leaders to “take the front foot” and improve Australia’s relations with China as the new US administration begins.
With no end to COVID-19 in sight, most Australian industries have been forced to adapt, creating a huge demand for workers to fill scores of roles.
More than 11,000 West Australian families have built new homes with the help of the Federal Government’s $25,000 HomeBuilder grant.
Despite the slump, the Westpac-Melbourne Institute survey found overall consumers were more optimistic about the future of the economy.
Janet Yellen said that the increase in the minimum wage would help millions of frontline American workers who are risking their lives to keep their communities functioning.
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