Cherie Wheeler

Cherie joined Business News in January 2013 and produces the majority of the video content featured on the Business News website, including the Daily Wrap. She also covers the Community and Arts section of the newspaper and is currently completing the final stages of her Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University. cherie.wheeler@businessnews.com.au

Murdoch film precinct bid

An ambitious proposal to build a film studio precinct in Perth is expected to be formalised in the next fortnight, with completion planned for 2016.

Caution on NDIS cost: survey

While not-for-profit directors are generally supportive of the federal national disability insurance scheme, there is concern that the policy does not consider the long-term impact of the intended changes.

Funding coup for indigenous art

The state's first indigenous cultures museum is set to be up and running by 2017 with the help of $50 million from the University of Western Australia's New Century Campaign.

Patronage push for arts funds

While acknowledging the importance of state funding arts bodies are seeking ways to reduce their dependency on the public purse.

Voices challenge the mainstream

Sharing experiences and a supportive network are helping a special group of Western Australians.

Workpower boosts jobs for disabled

Government departments and disability business enterprises have signed contracts worth $12 million in the two years since Workpower was charged with improving relations between the sectors.

Awesome arts for bright minds

THE Perth Cultural Centre has been transformed this week with tents, decorations and various spectacles as part of the Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things.

It's Open House time again

DESIGN and architecture tour Open House Perth returns for a second season in the first week of November after a successful inaugural event last year.

Top charity ball rolls into 20th year

Numerous charity groups hold annual fund-raising balls, but few if any can match the longevity and success of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ball.

Food for thought on big causes

CHARITY group Dine for Life, which raises money from diners for a range social and humanitarian causes, is taking its Perth fund-raising expertise to the eastern states.

Grant for Gumala project

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation has received a grant of more than $4,800 for its community waste project called From Food Scraps to Fertiliser.

Lifeline gets talking over a cuppa (with video)

Overcoming the stigma of depression and suicide is a challenge faced by all organisations in the mental health sector, and one that Lifeline WA is tackling head on

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Exporters

LabelValue
Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
Others$78.57bn
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