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Powerful players pressure premier

Opinion: Two high-profile billionaires have the state government in their sights, and Premier Mark McGowan has some tough decisions ahead.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss property development challenges, weak housing market, Fast Brick Robotics (FBR), subcontractor protections, and our special report on Business Dynasties, including the Buckeridge, Perron, and Blackburne families.

Study sales history and cut your losses

Opinion: Often in sales the simple and most obvious solutions are the most effective. But if that’s true, why are those solutions so often overlooked?

Gearing up for a credit crunch

Opinion: All signs point to a tough year ahead as international trade events meet tightening credit conditions amidst falling house prices and likely changes to negative gearing.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the Rio Tinto expansion, fracking move, Rob Scott, Eastern Goldfields, Stan Perron and our special report on CEO salaries.

Commitment needed to put people in the Pilbara

Opinion: Talk of lowering migration targets is small thinking that misses the opportunity.

Walking a tight line on fracking

Opinion: The state government was never going to please all sides whatever decision it made on fracking.

Time running out for Liberals

The Liberal Party must learn the lessons from its humiliating defeat in Saturday's Victorian election, otherwise the federal poll due in May will be a repeat performance. It would be swept from office, and its ranks in WA decimated.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss lithium deals, apartment projects, housing construction, Perdaman contracts, and our special report on wealth creators.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the Navitas takeover, Karrinyup expansion, Belmont Park apartments, GST changes, Woodside's future, Wesfarmers demerger, and our look back at the past 25 years, including our special report on WA's biggest employers.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the BHP derailment, lithium plant approval, North West Shelf Gas agreements, construction news, hotel developments, PEXA sale, and our special report on WA's innovation awards.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the lithium industry, tourism challenge, state strategies, Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill, Power Ledger and Jemma Green, property market deals, Gascoyne Resources, ResApp and our special report on fund managers.

Bold choices required to secure prosperity

Opinion: A Committee for Perth report says the WA capital has dropped the ball, and lacks a strategy for its economic future.

Align interests with outcomes

Opinion: Why not align private sector tax cuts to cost-effectively improving the performance of education and health?

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss market volatility, young rich, gaming fortunes, property taxes, fraud cases, Cisco and our special report on commercial property.

Tipping point reached for retail

Opinion: Tough times continue for retailers the world over, as a combination of factors led by internet offerings ramp-up the pressure.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss waste-to-energy development, Port Hedland property, Airbnb regulations, unemployment, tech listings, and our special report on WA's biggest exporters.

TAB sale odds on in tough market

Opinion: The long-awaited sale of the government’s betting agency could still come at a big cost to taxpayers.

Foreign investors hit too much, too late

Opinion: The WA government has got the timing and scale wrong with its move to introduce a 7 per cent surcharge on foreign property buyers.

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PODCAST: In this podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss investment market volatility, property prices, BGC, Navitas heads three major deals in the offing, restaurant awards, Beaumonde Catering, Julie Bishop, and our special report on ICT infrastructure

Opportunities for micro-LNG

Opinion: Investment bank Credit Suisse says there could be a new micro-LNG train getting ready to roll in WA, and smaller players such as Beach Energy could be in the driver’s seat.

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