A WA man submitted a number of claims to the tax office in a bid to pocket more than $1 million but there was just one problem... he didn’t have the job to justify his massive taxable income.
A judge has delivered a serve to the top-shelf law firm while knocking back an application for it to be paid a sizeable sum from a liquidator’s account set up for failed export group Vicstock Grain.
Perth’s exclusive western suburbs are abuzz as the release of tens of millions of sterile Queensland fruit flies begins in the final leg of an effort to eradicate the pest.
Australia’s richest woman has warned the nation’s vital resources and agriculture industries are being held back by red and green tape, threatening the future viability of both.
Market pressures including the Australian dollar and growing conditions have caused a spike in the price of lemons on supermarket shelves.
West Australians have been urged to get in quick this year to secure their Christmas hams amid fears they will quickly trotter off shelves this holiday season.
Australia is at the epicentre of the ‘most consequential strategic realignment since World War II’ with the Defence Minister warning of growing foreign interference in a thinly-veiled swipe at China.
Andrew Forrest is considering value-adding to by-product hides from its Harvey Beef abattoir to create its own leather for RM Williams boots.
The McGowan Government has transferred ownership of Ord land to native title holders
A Pilbara Aboriginal corporation is selling its Gascoyne cattle stations to help repay a multi-million dollar debt.
A State Government scheme to encourage more West Australians to take up farm work during the harvest season has been slammed after it was revealed fewer than 100 people have been approved.
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A financially catastrophic beach price for lobsters is making it unattractive for WA’s cray fishermen to return to work this week, following the loss of the lucrative China market.
WA mining magnate and Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has confirmed plans to sell down her rural landholding portfolio.
WA’s $50 million honey bee industry could get a serious boost from Curtin University research that could allow beekeepers to predict good and bad seasons.
HERD ON THE TERRACE: The head of the WA Fishing Industry Council has dropped the cone of silence on members after some were contacted by the media over China’s crayfish ban rumours.
The WA Grain Industry’s monthly crop report has scaled up its estimates, after harvest shows yields are up to 20 per cent better than first forecast.
Crayfishing in WA will start again next week with much lower beach prices expected, reflecting the drop in demand from China.
WA pastoralist and mining entrepreneur Brent Smoothy says a $50m turnover of his farming portfolio over 18 months was triggered by the State agriculture minister’s negative stance on live export.
Nationals MP Peter Rundle has been forced to ‘sincerely apologise’ to Parliament after it emerged he was among applicants for a drought relief grant he has repeatedly pushed the WA Government to fund.
Quintis described the damages claim as ‘bizarre’ and says it will be defended.
A WA company has pressed pause on its plan to ship pine logs to China after rumours swirled that the economic powerhouse added timber to its growing list of blocked Australian products.
Rural Bank has crunched the numbers on the potential impact of Chinese bans on Australia lobster, wine and wheat, noting some sectors would struggle to find new markets.
The State Government’s 2017 Fitzroy Valle election commitments include creating a national park, delivering a water allocation plan and not allowing the river or its tributaries to be dammed.
Australia’s rock lobster industry has urged the Australian Government to restore meaningful dialogue and communication with China to save the industry.
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