Adam Orlando

Globetrotter adapts to changing market

JOHN Battley has spent 30 years growing Globetrotter Corporate Travel from a small suburban agency to one of the largest privately owned travel management companies in the country.

Energy efficient online pledges

WHILE debate continues over the federal government's proposed emissions trading scheme, a new group has emerged to steer Western Australians toward a greener future.

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Foreign buyers eye BHP's Ravensthorpe mine; Opposition bid to derail Telstra split; Japanese nod for $200m Kemerton silicon boost; Falling food and petrol prices put squeeze on Woolworths; Gillard's 'secret deal' for union

NWS drives economic transformation

The Woodside-operated North West Shelf venture has contributed $70 billion to Australia's gross domestic product in the past 20 years, a new report by economic consultants ACIL Tasman has found.

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Moly joins rush for China cash; Business hit as dismissal claims soar; FMG leaves funding door open; Search for $1bn as PNG sale fails; Privacy fears on post office push

WA outlook on 'right side of history'

The $50 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas project will be a boon for the state, but Western Australia has not escaped unscathed from the global financial crisis, according to Access Economics.

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Big banks put credit squeeze on small business; Woolworths in ACCC's sights over Danks; Leading stocks to give vital updates; FMG keeps pressure on for Pilbara consolidation; Jobs watchdog takes union to court for strike

Walsh appointed CEO of Rio's Aussie arm

Sam Walsh has been appointed as chief executive of Rio Tinto's Australia operations and will maintain his position in the iron ore division, as the global mining company reshuffles its organisational structure.

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BHP, Rio cave in to China; WA government aims to ease investment approval; Verve bosses get big pay rises despite loss; Aussie dollar heads for parity; Union wants to cross the collar bar

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Grylls to block Barnett on shopping hours bid; CBA rejects finding but pays fine; How BHP scuppered China Inc; Rio says recovery's on track; Crisis over as Treasury revises its doomsday forecasts

Fresh fix hard to find

French couple in Freo struggle to get their heads around WA’s archaic trading hours, and the shortage of ‘fresh’ produce. Adam Orlando reports.

Merger backdrop for council elections

Local government in WA is poised to undergo a major transformation, adding greater significance to this year’s elections.

Kids’ dance school takes the next step

KINDY dance time started in Western Australia in mid-2001, and Lara Gandini was one of those involved in the business from the start.

Working on job connections

THE market is still digesting the latest jobs figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which showed an unexpected drop in the unemployment rate for September with the creation of 40,600 new jobs, 35,400 of those full-time positions.

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'Luddites' keep Perth in dark on retail trading; Super review targets fund manager fees; Big Telstra holders blasted; Manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers sentiment flags; Rio unit soars on coal rebound

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FMG decides not to tap China for cash; Mirvac bid to get whole of MREIT; Report reveal hoarding plans to avert gas crisis; Skills shortage risk to recovery; Banks' $8bn handout as outlook lifts

Ambulance delays a growing problem

It's been revealed that seriously sick patients are queuing for hours to be unloaded from ambulances at busy hospitals across Australia, with "ramping" a growing problem in a number of states, particularly in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Western Australi

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Boards slam executive pay reform; BHP clears hurdle in race for new uranium mine; Casposo 'at risk' in Troy board stoush; Help for rivals of big four banks; IMF doubts Asian growth

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Shell puts money on LNG ships; Rate rise justified by dip in unemployment; Uranium hits for Mindax; More go bust, especially in WA and Qld; Banks say funding costs likely to stay high for while

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RBA's interest rate increase inspires world markets; Iron ore exports on the rise; NZ taxman chases Westpac for $825m; Alcoa to keep up competition pressure; Labor backflip on GST relief

Bringing clarity to clients’ digital vision

SUMO is a Leederville-based digital agency established by Martin and Erin Grant in January 2000.

NFPs to benefit from united voice

A NEW association representing not-for-profit employers in the non-government sector has been given approval by the state's Industrial Relations Commission to become a registered employer organisation.

Still on a mission

Bill Hassell is passionate about issues that matter to him, particularly when governance is concerned.

WA to buck trend and dodge a recession

Western Australia is likely to be one of the few developed economies in the world to avoid a recession during the global economic slowdown, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA said today in its quarterly economic snapshot.

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Budget cuts cost 471 jobs at RPH; Perth high on list of powerful; Rates move sends wrong sign; Extra malt elevates GrainCorp; ConsMin misled exchange on Mindy Mindy, tribunal told

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High stakes in iiNet piracy court battle; Broker demand puts Myer float on track; Telstra plan under fire; Job ads jump shortens chance of rate increase; Vmoto corners rest of China factory stake

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Woodside backs move to longer trading hours; Contractor VDM eyes options to tackle debt; Boom states accused of waste; Telstra plots vote to test network deal; ASX to probe capital raisings

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China manufacturing on road to recovery; ATO ramps up audits of wealthy; PearlStreet board rejects competing higher offer; IMF says Australia on way to recovery; Macquarie on buying spree

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IMF warns on borrowing risk; Timbercorp's assets sold; Watchdog may nip NAB; Labor plans big projects overhaul; WA sees big influx of foreign businesses

Industry concerns over IR decision

THE federal government's modernisation of the award system was designed to encompass those sectors already covered by an award under the one system. However, an Australian Industrial Relations Commission decision last week means a greater number of profes

Fines up for DIY plumbers

MISTER fix-its undertaking DIY repair work could be in for a shock, with the level of fines imposed on unlicensed plumbers doubling during the past two years.


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Mine workers to stay in touch 24-7

Workers at Newcrest Mining’s Telfer gold and copper mine now have 24-hour access to the internet as part of the company’s worker retention strategy.

Tastes of WA in South-East Asia

Azzura Gelati is one of 10 growing Western Australian businesses set to showcase its products at the Food and Hotel Asia 2008 trade event, to be held in Singapore from April 22-25.

Advanced Share Registry to list on ASX

Nedlands company Advanced Share Registry Services Ltd has launched a $5 million initial public offering to expand the share registry business that operates under the same name.

Facing a new carbon reality

The Western Australian business world was given a stark warning on April 17 about the uncertainties regarding climate change and what a carbon-restrained world means to Australia.