DIVERSIFYING WA’S ECONOMY, Farm Challenge

by 8 February 2020

Article by Jenne Brammer courtesy of the Weekend West.

Dry climate, China’s health, activists, red tape cloud future

WA agriculture pumps almost $9 billion into the economy each year and is the State’s biggest industry after minerals and energy. But challenges ranging from a drying climate to activists and red tape are limiting its potential.

Contributing most are the 3500 WA grain farmers who produce about $5 billion-$6 billion worth of wheat, barley, oats and other grains [...]

Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

by 5 February 2020

“The unemployment rate for women reached the lowest level in almost 70 years. And, last year, women filled 72 percent of all new jobs added.” – President Trump

Keep cutting the red tape

by 2 February 2020

Article courtesy of the Estevan Mercury.

Each year the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has its Red Tape Awareness Week.

It highlights the governments that CFIB says are doing the right thing by making life easier for businesses. These governments are awarded the Golden Scissors Award. CFIB also rags on those that make life tougher for businesses with unnecessary red tape by giving them the Golden Paperweight Awards. They also grade provinces for their [...]

Cutting red tape will drive growth

by 6 December 2019

Article by Daniel Wild courtesy of the West Australian

Momentum is building for bi-partisan reform between the WA State Labor Government and the Federal Coalition Government to cut red tape and boost economic growth. As reported in these pages on November 27, the McGowan Government has reached out to the Federal Government to establish a “one-stop shop” for environment approvals. This means that WA would be able to conduct the environmental assessment on [...]

Rinehart urges WA to follow plans to cut green tape

by 28 November 2019

Article by Salomae Haselgrove courtesy of Australian Mining

Gina Rinehart has praised Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s plan to cut green tape for mining projects.

The Hancock Prospecting chairperson, speaking at the National Mining and Related Industries Day (NMRID), urged the industry to pressure the Western Australian Government to follow the Australian Government’s lead.

Rinehart said she had been “actively waiting a long time” to hear an Australian Prime Minister make an announcement of this sort.

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National Mining Day video 2019

by 23 November 2019

 

 

 

 

Link to National Mining Day video 2019

November 22, 2019 | National Mining & Related Industries Day

by 22 November 2019

November the 22nd signifies National Mining and Related Industries Day 2019, an important annual day that will be celebrated this year at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia.

A time to reflect, consider, appreciate & champion the mining community and the myriad of benefits to all Australians that result.

Co-sponsored by Roy Hill, Rio Tinto and BHP, this year, as prior years events, will be truly remarkable.

Aside from enjoying world-class entertainment throughout, [...]

CEO Magazine – Maserati to Moët: Inside the inspiring 2019 Executive of the Year Awards

by 15 November 2019

Article courtesy of CEO Magazine

Australia’s top executives gathered to celebrate another remarkable business year at The Palladium at Crown, Melbourne for The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards. Dressed in their finest black-tie attire, hundreds of industry leaders trickled into the country’s largest ballroom to recognise the 22 inspiring category winners (plus the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award), as well as the striking success of the many finalists. As soon as guests [...]

CFOs’ vision for the future is less government

by 8 November 2019

The AFR View, courtesy of the Australian Financial Review

By learning how to guide the direction of the business and how to lead by communicating the company story today’s CFOs will develop the skill set that can make them the CEOs of tomorrow.

The message from The Australian Financial Review CFO Live 2019 summit is that the role of the CFO of the future will focus on transforming companies to deal with the complex challenges [...]

Cut red tape to boost economy, say CFOs

by 8 November 2019

Article by Jonathan Shapiro and James Thomson, courtesy of the Australian Financial Review

The nation’s top finance chiefs say cutting red tape would do more to help the economy than further interest rate cuts or budget stimulus, with Wesfarmer’s chief financial officer, Anthony Gianotti, urging the government to retain some fiscal dry powder.

And despite Finance Minister Mathias Cormann again urging business to increase capital expenditure to lift employment and wages, top chief financial officers [...]