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The privately funded construction of a $570 million Pilbara power station by Canada's TransAlta will go ahead after the State Government approved the project's commercial arrangements.
An acrimonious spat that forced the closure of Griffin Coal for 10 days has been resolved after the mine's Indian owner agreed to pay the contractor that runs it millions in unpaid debts.
The latest mining tax take would barely cover the annual salary of a single senior public servant.
Two months on from the drama surrounding the drawn-out shareholder vote on shopping centre giant Westfield's radical structure, investors will be hoping for more clarity from Woodside Petroleum ahead of an equally crucial vote on Friday.

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