THE Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia has welcomed the strengthening of Western Australia’s occupational health and safety laws aimed at ensuring only licensed workers with the proper skills can remove asbestos.
AFTER two years of legal wrangling, nine Western Australian councils that lost millions of dollars of ratepayers’ money through Lehman Brothers Australia can pursue claims against the failed investment bank.
GOODWIN Mitchell O’Hehir & Associates has a problem. The West Perth-based firm’s accountancy broker, Garry Manners, has 10 buyers looking for metropolitan practices, but has only one firm in the south-western suburbs to offer them.
WHEN both Deb Macksy and Kim Gilbert lost relatives to cancer in 2007, the business owners felt compelled to ensure the survival of struggling SolarisCare Foundation, which had helped their families cope with the disease.
KEWDALE-based Sadleirs Transport has expanded its current contract with transport infrastructure company Asciano Group through a seven-year, $150 million deal to transfer rail wagons between Perth and Melbourne.
European shares closed flat on Monday, with banks paring some earlier losses as worries over Greece eased, while drugmakers largely gained after the United States passed a healthcare bill which provided clarity for the sector.