Wastewater charges dubbed the “toilet tax” have been temporarily dumped after Minister for Water Dave Kelly bowed to pressure to offer regional businesses some relief.
Peter de Kruijff
WA craft breweries have shaken up their menus to cope with the loss in sales during COVID-19.
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As Bankwest analysis shows South West businesses are springing back to life in wake of regional borders being dropped.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the career paths of many West Australians, with a new report revealing one in three WA residents will seek a new job direction.
Fresh data from online jobs listing giant Seek has revealed all states showed an increase in job ad activity in the past two weeks, compared to the average in April.
One in four small-to-medium-sized Australian businesses are living on borrowed time and could be forced to shut their doors in the next two months.
Danielle Le Messurier
New data has revealed the true cost of the COVID-19 pandemic to businesses, with millions of dollars in refunds given to West Australians.
WA business owners say despite being desperate to re-open, the phased reduction of COVID-19 restrictions makes it uneconomical to resume trading.
Research revealed 90 per cent of WA small businesses had employees working from home at least one to two days per week.
WA small business owners say the support of the local community will be vital when they re-emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
The ‘COVID-19 recession’ in WA will be a case of mining versus tourism, accommodation and retail, with small businesses tipped to be the biggest loser.
Primewest Group and RSM have teamed up to give the property company’s 1600 tenants free professional advice to help them navigate the current economic climate.
The owners of hipster cocktail bar Choo Choo’s have waved the white flag after failing to sell their Brookfield Place venture.
An increased appetite for home cooking is one of three major changes in consumer behaviour in a post-virus world that could wipe $5 billion from the restaurant industry.
Business conditions have taken a beating in WA, with the latest NAB survey revealing the State has suffered the second-worst plunge in the country.
WA pub and restaurant owners warn it is not viable for some to reopen for only 20 patrons.
Construction group CIMIC is reviewing its controversial supply chain financing arrangements after criticism it was squeezing suppliers by pushing payment terms beyond 30 days.
WA businesses impacted by COVID-19 could miss out on vital funds under the Federal Government’s cash-flow boost scheme because of concerns of technically breaching integrity laws.
No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in WA overnight. It comes as Health Minister Roger Cook defends the level of restriction relaxation coming into force.
Scentre Group says that 57 per cent of retailers at its 37 Westfield malls across Australia are open and trading.
Billions of dollars have started flowing into Australians’ bank accounts as part of the Federal Government’s JobKeeper scheme, but confusion still reigns among many workers and bosses.
The latest Bankwest spend trends data reveals which severely hit business sectors are starting to turn their decline around.
Meilin Chew & Neale Prior
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