Sophie Knowles

Mpower grows network

PERTH-BASED Mpower Franchising Group, which owns the Housework Heroes and Car Care franchises, has bought Melbourne-based United Home Services, which has more than 100 franchisees on the east coast.

Changing environmental views timely for Outback Ecology

ENVIRONMENTAL consultancy Outback Ecology is one of the 2010 Rising Stars award winners.

Mpower acquires United Home Services

Perth-based Mpower Franchising Group, which owns the Housework Heroes and Car Care franchises, announced today the purchase of Melbourne-based United Home Services, which has more than 100 franchisees on the east coast.

SJOG expands home nursing to VIC

St John of God Health Care has expanded its home nursing service, Health Choices, to the Melbourne area with the acquisition of home nursing provider M&M Healthpower Pty Ltd.

UWA joins new network

THE University of Western Australia has become a foundation member of a new international network of seven high-quality universities, known as the Matiriki Network of Universities.

Pressure on Cockburn

COCKBURN Cement has defended its environmental management record at its Munster lime and cement manufacturing facility after coming under fire from the City of Cockburn and local residents.

Takeover strategy lifts Allied profile

ALLIED Forklifts' acquisition of rival business FTA Forklift Hire last month has provided a boost to the privately owned operator's profile, as well as growing its truck fleet.

Swan tours west amid resources wrangle

FEDERAL Treasurer Wayne Swan made a lightning visit to Perth this week, in an attempt to placate resources sector fears the government's proposed super profits tax would cost up to half a million jobs and cripple the industry.

Cockburn Cement given ultimatum

The City of Cockburn says it wants Cockburn Cement (CCL) to make a substantial investment in emissions control technology or vacate its Munster operations within 5 years.

Eventscorp fronts up with fashion funding

THE Perth Fashion Festival was the big winner when the state government announced funding for 10 arts and culture events last week.

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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