Once again, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has found herself in an extraordinary moment in time.
Complaints about the standard of service and the cost of fares have dogged the WA taxi industry for years but it may take an interloper in the form of ride-sharing company Uber to finally push the industry into the 21st century.
Perth is changing - a different city is emerging all around us.
Perth taxi drivers make the same mistake as cabbies in other global cities.
"He's never said no to the shiny baubles." That was shadow treasurer Ben Wyatt yesterday critiquing Colin Barnett's financial management.
It was unrealistic to expect that the opening of a new health facility on the huge scale of Fiona Stanley Hospital would be trouble-free. There were always going to be teething problems.
West Australian federal pollies of various hues have been complaining about the State’s GST share for some years.
One of the minor successes in the Abbott Government’s annus horribilis of 2014 was the tightening of something called the Large Family Supplement.
The Department of Environment Regulation tells the public it “works with business owners, community, consultants, industry and other representatives to prevent, control and abate pollution”.
On the eve of his departure for India this week, Premier Colin Barnett labelled the emerging Asian giant the “next big frontier” for WA.
Transport tsar Reece Waldock wields a lot of power. As the head of WA’s three transport departments — Main Roads, the Public Transport Authority and the Department of Transport — he is responsible for our roads, our trains and buses, our taxis … and for spending billions of dollars in taxpayers’ money every year.