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Hamish Hastie is a Fairfax Media business reporter writing from the WAtoday offices in Perth. He was raised in Armadale in Perth's south east and covered the area for four years at the Examiner Newspaper before a stretch writing for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA's business magazines.

National regulator issues safety warning in wake of BHP train crash

National regulator issues safety warning in wake of BHP train crash

Australia's rail regulator has issued an alert to rail operators after its investigation into BHP's spectacular derailment earlier this month.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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'Like taking a refreshing dip in a pool of glue': Forrest blasts Rugby Australia

'Like taking a refreshing dip in a pool of glue': Forrest blasts Rugby Australia

WA billionaire Andrew Forrest let fly about the old Rugby Australia management on Perth radio on Tuesday afternoon.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Australia paying 'lip service' to Asian century, WA businesses told

Australia paying 'lip service' to Asian century, WA businesses told

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen declared the level of engagement Australia had with Asia was no where near what it should be.

  • by Hamish Hastie & Heather McNeill
Massive electricity cost blow-out hits WA small businesses
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Massive electricity cost blow-out hits WA small businesses

20,000 small businesses are feeling the pinch of a 236 per cent increase in the electricity supply charge.

  • by Hamish Hastie & Nathan Hondros
Andrew Forrest to be inducted into the mining hall of fame

Andrew Forrest to be inducted into the mining hall of fame

The Fortescue Metals Group founder will be inducted into the mining hall of fame at a ceremony in Perth next month.

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Water keeps flowing for WA's struggling households as debt dries up

Water keeps flowing for WA's struggling households as debt dries up

The Water Corporation's financial hardship programs have been hailed a success, prompting calls for them to be extended to other utilities.

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National economy at risk unless oversize truck permit delays fixed

National economy at risk unless oversize truck permit delays fixed

The federal government released the review into Australia’s oversize over mass access arrangements this week.

  • by Hamish Hastie
BHP reveals details of train derailment but questions remain

BHP reveals details of train derailment but questions remain

Initial findings show that the emergency air brake for the entire train was not engaged as required by the relevant operating procedure.

  • by Hamish Hastie
After 10 years WAPC to review mum-and-dad landowners' rezoning proposal
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After 10 years WAPC to review mum-and-dad landowners' rezoning proposal

Landowner Paul Gullan complained that lobbying power had seen their proposal languish while big developers surged ahead.

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WA's newest lithium mine officially opens, with plans to expand already in motion

WA's newest lithium mine officially opens, with plans to expand already in motion

The lithium train shows no sign of slowing in WA as the state's newest mine officially opens, with plans already in motion to expand the Pilbara operation.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Wesfarmers, Coles bosses throw support behind immigration

Wesfarmers, Coles bosses throw support behind immigration

In 2017-18 162,417 migrants were welcomed under the Australian government's immigration program, well below the government ceiling of 190,000.

  • by Hamish Hastie