BHP sheds Billiton to go back to its roots

Almost two decades after merging with British group Billiton to create a global mining titan, Australia’s biggest company is officially axing the Billiton brand. BHP Billiton is seeking to formalise its public makeover and will ask shareholders to vote on dropping Billiton from its name. Shareholders at the mining giant’s …

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Labor in $400m super boost for women

Boosting the retirement savings of women is set to become an election issue with Labor rolling out a new policy to improve women’s superannuation, and the coalition laying claim to helping even the playing field. Women on maternity leave or juggling several low-paid jobs would be paid superannuation under the …

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Dippy ducks into town to quack a big message

Hedland kids have learnt about water safety and supervision from seasoned swimming professional, Dippy the Duck. The fluffy feathered Royal Life Saving WA mascot and Pilbara development officer Jacqui Forbes were in town to dispense advice about safety around water in the spring and summer months, at the Port and …

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