Ben Jones

Defining worldwide freedom

A STUDY that spans 123 countries worldwide has released its latest findings for 2002.

No catch to fundings boost

WA fisheries research and development has netted funding for almost one third of the 51 projects approved nationally in the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation’s funding grants for 2003.

Growth continues but departure rate rises

Australian residents are leaving the lucky country in droves according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Still slave to the wage

Say what you will about gender equality, the truth of the matter remains; males still bring home most of the bacon.

National recognition for Fremantle Port

Fremantle Port has maintained national recognition as a leader in container handling rates.Since December 2000, the port has outperformed national rivals Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

WA not just popular with boat people

Ever since Australia’s inhabitants cleared the land and endured the lash, not even droughts and flooding rains have stymied population growth.

WA business the winner

WITH the average age of the winners in the inaugural WA Business News 40under40 Awards just 33.8 years

Local service disrupted indefinitely

NATIONAL electronics repair chain Telefix Group has been put into the hands of administrators just days after selling its operations to NSW-based Australian Repair & Service Solutions (ARSS) for $1 million.

Focus on worksite safety

NEW OS&H regulations have been introduced in an attempt to curb the number of workplace deaths resulting from falls.While most of the changes apply to the demolition industry, some also affect the building and construction industries.

Pecking order for insurance steady

DESPITE its boardroom wrangles, New South Wales-based insurance company NRMA still reigns supreme in Australia’s general insur-ance industry, according to a survey by accountants Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.