As WA jobless rate hits historic high, peak business group warns worse is to come

The unemployment rate in Western Australia has reached its highest since 2002 and, despite a new promise of 150,000 more jobs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry warns there will be short-term pain before any long-term employment gains.

Payday lenders ‘preying’ on natural disaster victims, financial counsellors say

An alarming number of natural disaster victims turn to high-cost, short-finance — or pay day loans — to avoid going broke, financial counsellors say.

Embattled Indigenous arts centre investigated by Prime Minister’s department

Injalak Arts — which had previously run at a profit selling screen-printed cloth, weavings and paintings — is facing a financial crisis, primarily because of cost over-runs on two major projects that it was trying to develop at the same time.

‘The tampon in the sky’: What’s the story with the tower on Mount Wellington?

At 130 metres tall, the transmission tower perched atop kunanyi/Mount Wellington watches over the Hobart CBD from the mountain's summit. Over the years, the state's tallest structure has been a source of both fascination and anger.