Tayler Neale is the online reporter at Business News. He also reports on junior mining and the business of sport. Tayler completed a bachelor of commerce and a bachelor of economics at the University of Western Australia in 2015, majoring in corporate and investment finance, international business economics and money and banking. He previously worked as a journalist at the Albany Advertiser.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today announced $3.2 billion of federal government funding for Western Australian infrastructure projects ahead of next month’s budget, however, there is still uncertainty around the timing of a number of those projects.
Consulting group Energy Quest has cast doubt over the long-held expectation that Australia will overtake Qatar as the world’s largest LNG producer, in part because of the anticipated decline in production at Woodside Petroleum's North West Shelf project.
The state government has appointed Francis Burt Chambers lawyer Tony Power to undertake a year-long inquiry into the City of Perth, after the council was suspended last month following a tumultuous period.
Perth-based GR Engineering Services has been selected as preferred tenderer for a $93.1 million contract to design and build a processing plant for Capricorn Metals’ Karlawinda gold project near Newman.
Auris Minerals chairman Bronwyn Barnes and independent director Susan Vearncombe have been voted off the company’s board, after a group of dissident shareholders gained enough support to pass a number of resolutions at a special meeting today.
The state government has today announced plans for a major upgrade of Hotel Rottnest, while construction of the $20 million Pinky Beach eco village project, being completed by a joint venture between Baileys Group and Discovery Parks, has begun.
Western Australia’s unemployment rate has hit its highest level in more than 16 years, despite the state’s economy adding jobs in March, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Western Australia has retained the highest home loan delinquency rate in the country for the third straight year despite an improvement in 2017, with some of Perth’s northern suburbs among the worst performing in Australia, according to ratings agency Moody’s.
Junior explorers Black Mountain Resources and Australian Vanadium have announced $3 million capital raisings, while gold-focused Crusader Resources is tapping investors for $6.5 million as part of its initial public offering on the London AIM.
St John of God Health Care has announced state governor Kerry Sanderson as its new chair, while former Western Australian politician Jim McGinty has been appointed as chairman of not-for-profit community service provider Communicare.
ASX-listed MGC Pharmaceuticals announced today that is has been awarded a contract to build a medical cannabis production facility in Malta, with a $5 million capital raising set to help fund the project.
The state government has today announced that two private investors will co-invest with Synergy in a joint venture that is planning to build up to 210 megawatts of renewable energy projects in the South West Interconnected System.
Moody’s Analytics is forecasting continued weakness in Perth's residential property market this year but a return to positive growth in 2019, with Perth’s western suburbs and Mandurah tipped to be the best-performing regions.
Perth house prices were up 0.3 per cent in March, and have risen in four of the past six months, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, adding to hopes of a sustained improvement in the residential property market.
Building approvals in Western Australia have dropped to the lowest levels in 16 years, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while a new housing affordability survey has labelled the Perth housing market ‘severely unaffordable’.
The state government has approved design alterations to the Swan River pedestrian bridge in an attempt to cut $4 million in construction costs, while also announcing further delays to the bridge’s opening date.
Western Australia's premier food and wine event, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, will be held in its current form for just one more year, with the state government planning a reconfigured event that includes the Swan Valley in 2019.
Byrnecut executive chairman Steve Coughlan has slammed the state government’s decision to crack down on payroll tax exemptions, saying his company will no longer receive the exemption for courses being undertaken by 1,200 employees.
UPDATED: Australian startups will now be able to raise capital via crowdfunding sources after the corporate watchdog today approved the first batch of licences allowing companies to act as intermediaries in the process.