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Twitter announced the year’s biggest topics and tweets in news and politics, but matters of identity and safety were also prominent. The inaugural Food Rescue Week begins in Perth tomorrow to promote the Food Rescue initiative, with the State Buildings, The Trustee and Lalla Rookh among the venues promoting the cause. Fake news has become a partisan tool, but people differ widely on their ability to discern what is real and what is fabrication.

A proposal to roughly double the royalties paid by the state’s two biggest iron ore miners was divisive and could set a dangerous precedent for fixing budget issues, Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Nev Power told this morning’s Business News Success & Leadership breakfast.

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Woolworths bosses have sought to reassure shareholders about the future of its struggling discount department chain, Big W, a week after its newly installed chief executive resigned. The court has recognized the rights of officials to prosecute trading cases involving business executives who pass along information to relatives. Take a look behind the scenes of a new three-screen cinema which will be opening in Norfolk at the end of this week. Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we’ll send them straight to your inbox. Enter your postcode so we can keep you up-to-date with the latest local news and exciting deals.business news