Attracting seniors and women back into the workforce and poaching skilled migrants from other States will be among the ideas discussed to address critical skills shortages in WA.
Data has confirmed that the COVID-19 recession in the US was the worst ever.
WA’s small and medium-sized enterprises are leading a national rebound as business conditions across the country surge to record highs.
Priceline Pharmacy owner Australian Pharmaceutical Industries has rejected Wesfarmers' $687 million takeover bid.
The enormous cost of Sydney’s strict stay-at-home extension has been revealed as the city is set to be locked down for another month.
Persistent skills shortages will ultimately be solved by the WA Government committing to a long-term labour plan and big business investment, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union says.
Danielle Le Messurier
The Morrison Government is pouring billions into artificial intelligence as digital uptake in Australia skyrockets off the back of the COVID-19 pandemic. A minister has revealed why it’s worth it.
Israel's government is looking to push more Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men into work, but the measure could pit powerful religious leaders against politicians.
Best & Less has found plenty of fans on the Australian share market as investors tipped the group to trump virus lockdowns.
WA’s economic activity in the year to March was 23.3 per cent above its decade average, the Comsec State of the States report has found.
The powerhouse mining industry has been poaching staff from other sectors with unbeatable pay packets during the pandemic but it has also been busy cannibalising its own workforce.
The European Central Bank says it will maintain its stimulus in the form of ultra-low interest rates until inflation "durably" reaches its 2 per cent target.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg concedes the economy faces a downturn in the September quarter, but is confident it won't extend into the December quarter.
Western Australia's hot construction market could cause projects to be delayed, while conservationists are concerned about a government plan to slash red tape.
Australian workers are de-prioritising their careers in favour of their mental health and wellbeing and employers must adapt, data shows.
Retail trade dropped 1.8 per cent in June following a series of lockdowns across the country with only food retailing rising in the month.
The economic outlook has taken a turn for the worse in just a matter of weeks with the nation's two biggest cities now in lockdown with no reprieve in sight.
Economists believe there is an increased risk of the economy contracting in the September quarter as Greater Sydney construction sites are locked down.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is set to release its preliminary retail spending for June, which will take into account Victoria's previous lockdown.
Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent
Economists say new research showing early COVID-19 suppression has the lowest costs to both the economy and public health validates the aggressive lockdown approach of Premier Mark McGowan.
The federal government is taking further action on a number of recommendations of the financial sector royal commission.
Scott Morrison will join the leaders of New Zealand, US, Russia and China at an extraordinary meeting of regional leaders to discuss the pandemic.
Australia’s economy is set to stagnate in the second half of the year as shutdowns in Sydney and Melbourne combines with a general deceleration, according to HSBC.
Retail alone could lose $7 billion from lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne, as economists tip a contraction this quarter despite a revamped support package.
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