The head of WA’s peak body for business has warned that despite massive investment in training to combat skills shortages, the efforts of government and corporates are falling short.
Woolworths' Endeavour drinks business, which includes BWS and Dan Murphy's, will soon trade as a separate entity after shareholders voted for a demerger.
Key industry bodies from WA’s construction sector will meet today to discuss how the State can overcome its severe skills shortages.
WA’s unemployment rate is at a near eight-year low and the best of every State after dipping to 4.7 per cent last month.
Josh Zimmerman & Sarah Ison
Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe warns the transition from recovery to expansion will be challenging for regional Australia.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent in May, down from 5.5 per cent in April.
The Productivity Commission says the impact of the COVID-19 recession was unprecedented and may have lasting effects on the economy's structure.
Australia’s stock market could post its best year in over a decade as a commodities boom and a rapid rebound in the domestic economy push shares higher.
The latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute leading index suggests the economy will running comfortably above its long-term but easing from its recent heady pace.
A free trade deal with the United Kingdom will make it easier for Australians to work in Britain, while farmers are also winners under the agreement.
The impact of the recent explosion in house prices has been laid bare in a new report which warns Australia is sitting on a “time bomb”.
China, inflation and wage growth all loom as potential treats in the long-term despite Australia’s short-term successes, warns former RBA board member and economist Bob Gregory.
With the waiting list for public housing continuing to balloon, the McGowan Government is looking to homes that can provide a quick fix — and it may have found the solution.
WA retail sales are expected to record the biggest growth nationally this financial year as Australian figures surge to a 10-year high, but economists forecast the spending will slow.
Hedge funds are bullish on the Australian dollar, and two key events this week may vindicate their convictions.
Scott Pape has warned Aussies to get control of their spending before interest rates ‘inevitably’ rise, while urging governments to add money skills to school curriculums.
When you go to bed tonight spare a thought for little Alice who sleeps in a car with her mother. The rental squeeze means more families like hers are forced into homelessness — leaving kids to suffer.
According to the latest ABS figures, more people are holding down multiple jobs, with one particular sector showing the largest increase.
Surging commodity costs drove China’s factory-gate inflation to its highest level since 2008 in May, further adding to global price pressures.
When Scott Morrison attends the G7 summit in Britain later this week as one of the few specially invited guests, Australia will well and truly have earned an admission ticket.
The chairman of the Productivity Commission says a renewed drive for sovereign capability and a complacency towards debt and deficit are threatening the economic recovery.
Danielle Le Messurier
Business conditions surged again to a fresh record in May — with WA and Queensland leading the way — while ongoing strength in forward orders suggests activity levels will remain solid.
Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has lifted its outlook on Australia to stable from negative, meaning its AAA status is safe.
A landmark report outlines the opportunities and challenges looming for NSW in the next four decades, including climate change and an ageing population.
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