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Commerce Matters

Government fails to deliver report into subcontractors' mess

Labor Announcement Dec 21

The Barnett Government has failed to meet its deadline for the report into the mismanagement of building projects administered by Building Management and Works (BMW), WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Kimberley Browse - Who Where What

The Browse LNG Development in the Kimberley has three gas and condensate fields called Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa, 425 km north of Broome off the Kimberley coast.

Torosa most north and to the east, Calliance most south to the west and Brecknock in between.

The development concept was accepted by the Joint Venture partners in 2010.

EPA approves first derived proposal for Browse LNG development

Media Release 18 December

The Department of State Development’s strategic proposal, recently approved by Environment Minister Bill Marmion, allowed for multiple LNG users to be co-located on a single site, avoiding a number of LNG processing sites to spread along the coast and in more sensitive parts of the Kimberley.

Antiquated Post War Potato Board Still Going

The Western Australian Potato Marketing organisation has all the signs of well passed it used by date. A Board that operates more on the fundamentals of a communist regime, it is staggering the WA Liberals have allowed it to survive this long.

Mining Boom Jobs Can Have Harsh Ending

The Mining Boom has jobs often located in a harsh environment, however the job can also have a harsh ending.

MUA Statement : Fremantle Port Authority reveals truth about Government’s privatisation plans

MUA Statement Dec 17

The Fremantle Port Authority today told Fair Work Australia that it needs the flexibility to be able to sack dock workers within three months of a full or partial privatisation of the port, confirming deep concerns the MUA has had for the employment security of the workers.

MUA Statement on Fremantle Port Job Security Outcome

MUA Statement Dec 18

Job security achieved for Port of Fremantle workers
Dock workers at the Port oF Fremantle have achieved a successful outcome through negotiations with the Port Authority, providing a level of job security that did not previously exist.

Government Needs to Validate Woolworths Claims

When the debate over extended retail trading hours was on prior to its introduction in 2012 Woolworths chief executive Michael Luscombe, in 2008, made claims that the deregulation of  trading hours would be the only way WA shoppers would get lower prices with a rising global food prices situation.

The West Australian government  now need to validate this claims to test the accuracy, determine the correctness and whether can be substantied.


Are WA Governments Using Keystart to Milk Home Battlers

Keystart the government that provides funding to struggling people to enter the housing market is making millions from it business activities.

Profits are ending up in Housing and Treasury hidden amongst the fine print

New MRA Board to continue transforming Perth

Ministerial Statement

Former Tourism WA chief executive officer Richard Muirhead has been appointed the new chairperson of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Board.

WA Liquor Review announced

Ministerial Statement

Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron today announced that John Atkins would head the review of the Liquor Control Act.

 Mr Waldron announced in March this year, his intention to commission a full public review of the Act and today’s announcement review committee members and terms of reference constitute the beginning of this process.

New Year, new tenancy rules for retailers

Ministerial Statement

Changes to retail shop laws to create a fairer and more equitable commercial tenancy market for Western Australian retailers engaged in lease negotiations come into force on January 1, 2013.

Packers Crown Casino In Perth Gets Nod for 100% Increase in Gaming Machines

Gaming and Wagering Press Release - December 3
The Gaming and Wagering Commission has approved an increase in the number of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) and gaming tables at Crown Perth.
The approval is subject to Crown Perth proceeding with the construction of the six-star hotel at the complex.

State's plan to double value of tourism

Ministerial Statement

Tourism will contribute $12billion to the State’s economy by 2020 using a plan released today by the State Government.

Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the State Government Strategy for Tourism in Western Australia 2020 identified seven key areas of focus to help WA’s tourism industry grow in the next decade.

Greens Seek Evidence of Success of Sunday Trading

MLC Lynn McLaren has sought evidence from Minister for Commerce Simon O'Brien that small business is having success from Sunday trading.

Minister O'Brien had stated in parliament that 'the first three months of the Sunday trading regime that was introduced has been overwhelmingly successful; indeed, more so than we had anticipated'.

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