Accommodation and hospitality alone are expected to pump millions into the state’s economy, with thousands of venues tipped to be at capacity.
Stuart McKinnon and Adrian Lowe
The head of one of WA’s biggest companies, Wesfarmers’ boss Rob Scott, has called on the Federal Government to design a road map for the country to hit a net zero emissions target.
A spike in the number of West Australians employed part-time has pushed the state’s employment figures to a record level, new figures show.
The head of a major bank says steps need to be taken to cool Australia’s red-hot property market so we don’t have to follow in New Zealand’s footsteps.
Retail kingpin Solomon Lew has called for shopping centre visitors to be screened for coronavirus on entry rather than the burden fall to individual stores.
Steven Deare and Kaaren Morrissey
Payroll jobs fell 1.3 per cent in the fortnight to August 28, with the biggest declines occurring in the locked-down areas of NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
The OECD says the global economy is growing faster than expected as it regains the levels it had before the height of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has warned the economic recovery from current virus lockdowns could be slower than previously experienced in the pandemic.
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Soaring prices are forcing people across the world to abandon all hope of ever owning a home — including here in Australia — and the fallout is shaking governments of all political persuasions.
The NSW government has sold its remaining WestConnex stake for $11.1 billion and announced it will allocate $5 billion to a western Sydney infrastructure fund.
The focus will remain on the plight of Australia’s labour market in the coming week after the number of people employed tumbled by a huge 146,300 in August.
Australia’s Defence Minister has defended the government against claims it lied to France over a move to tear up a submarine deal.
Courtney Gould and Evin Priest
Beijing has applied to join an Asia-Pacific trade pact less than a day after Australia announced they would form a more cohesive defence arrangement to offset China’s rising military prowess.
Some property in parts of Australia exposed to climate change could experience valuation declines that leave lenders with less protection in the event of a default, according to RBA research.
Businesses could bear the brunt of escalating trade tensions between Australia and China as the relationship is expected to worsen amid the new nuclear submarine deal, experts have warned.
Unemployment has risen and hours worked have fallen further as much of NSW remains in lockdown, but the government believes the economy will bounce back.
Australians have already forked out billions for a submarine program, but the cost of a new deal remains a mystery.
Western Australia added more than 12,000 jobs in August, bucking a national trend that saw more than 146,000 people join the unemployment queue.
There’s new proof that unemployed people are giving up trying to look for a job in Australia, while lockdowns have slashed hours worked.
Rebecca Le May
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the unemployment rate fell to 4.5 per cent in August as fewer people looked for work due to virus lockdowns.
Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent
The New Zealand economy grew strongly in the June quarter, rising by 2.8 per cent, for an annual 5.1 per cent growth result in the 12 months to June.
A new report has found more Australians will work from home compared to pre-pandemic levels, even when COVID-19 restrictions ease.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the number of people employed fell by 146,300 in August.
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