Opinion

  1. My foe's enemy is my friend

    My foe's enemy is my friend

    Once again, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has found herself in an extraordinary moment in time.

  2. Uber highlights need for taxi industry reform

    Uber highlights need for taxi industry reform

    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.

  3. Perth's evolution must be shaped by design

    Perth's evolution must be shaped by design

    Perth is changing - a different city is emerging all around us.

  4. Protesting cabbies play into Uber hands

    Protesting cabbies play into Uber hands

    Perth taxi drivers make the same mistake as cabbies in other global cities.

  5. Borrowings balloon as Barnett binges on baubles

    Borrowings balloon as Barnett binges on baubles

    "He's never said no to the shiny baubles." That was shadow treasurer Ben Wyatt yesterday critiquing Colin Barnett's financial management.

  6. Vital to restore confidence in Fiona Stanley Hospital

    Vital to restore confidence in Fiona Stanley Hospital

    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.

  7. PM ignores the GST question at his peril

    PM ignores the GST question at his peril

    West Australian federal pollies of various hues have been complaining about the State’s GST share for some years.

  8. Super tax rates great for some

    Super tax rates great for some

    One of the minor successes in the Abbott Government’s annus horribilis of 2014 was the tightening of something called the Large Family Supplement.

  9. Watchdog’s piggery reply leaves a bad odour

    Watchdog’s piggery reply leaves a bad odour

    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”.

  10. WA in prime position to build ties with India

    WA in prime position to build ties with India

    On the eve of his departure for India this week, Premier Colin Barnett labelled the emerging Asian giant the “next big frontier” for WA.

  11. Reece Waldock: polite but virtually invisible

    Reece Waldock: polite but virtually invisible

    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.

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