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Structural Monitoring lands Delta deal

Claremont-based Structural Monitoring Systems has inked an agreement with US airline Delta for the supply and use of its technology.

Board Moves August 16, 2017

Roule Jones, current financial controller, has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer and company secretary of Orbital Corporation.

MinRes posts $201m profit

Diversified business Mineral Resources has delivered a turnaround result for the 2017 financial year, along with a higher dividend payout.

Metals X halts work at Nifty for repairs

Metals X has temporarily suspended underground mining at its Nifty copper operation to undertake repairs.

Insolvency appointments July 18 to Aug 15 2017

FirmAppointee/SolicitorRoleCompany NamePublished DateDeloitteDavid MansfieldliquidatorThe Renovators Hub Pty.

Board Moves August 15, 2017

Algae. Tec has appointed Jonathan Lim and RV Venkatesh as non-executive directors.

Woodside director to lead CEDA

Melinda Cilento has been chosen to succeed Stephen Martin as chief executive of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

Board Moves August 14, 2017

Dr Susan Vearncombe has been appointed non-executive director of Auris Minerals. Dr  Vearncombe is a highly experienced explorationist, having worked in research organisations and as a consultant.

Quintis investor holds off plantation sale

An investor has chosen not to sell a parcel of plantations to troubled sandalwood producer Quintis, with the first deadline to exercise the option having expired.

Board Moves August 11, 2017

Luo Qi has resigned as alternate director to YangYu Zhu of JC International Group.

Murdoch, Chevron unite for Harry Butler Institute

The legacy of one of Western Australia’s environmental pioneers has been recognised with the launch of the Harry Butler Institute – an initiative set up through a partnership between Murdoch University and energy giant Chevron.

RCR wins $315m in solar work

RCR Tomlinson has won two contracts worth a combined $315 million for the construction and maintenance of two solar farms in Queensland for Edify Energy.

Orbital CFO to take top job

Orbital Corporation’s long-serving managing director and chief executive, Terry Stinson, has stepped aside with CFO Todd Alder appointed as his successor with immediate effect.

iCollege hit with court action

iCollege is being taken to the Supreme Court by the former director of a company bought by the sports-focused online education provider in 2015.

Board Moves August 10, 2017

Troy Buswell has resigned as chief financial officer of Brierty. He will remain with the company until the end of August before commencing in his new role in the private company sector. 

Belmont facility sold for $11.2m

ASX-listed Centuria Property Funds has purchased a logistics depot in Belmont for $11.2 million.

Board Moves August 9, 2017

Narelle Lynch has joined Advanced Nano Technologies as joint company secretary.

ResApp crashes on study results

Shares in medical tech company ResApp Health plummeted 77 per cent today on disappointing results of a clinical study on its ResAppDx technology.

ZipTel lands IP agreement

Local telecommunications company ZipTel has entered into an agreement with London-based Space Digital Media for the provision of its intellectual property (IP) in exchange for a slice of revenues.

East coast operations drive Empired's earnings

Local IT firm Empired has grown its revenue for the 2017 financial year on the back of a surge in earnings from its operations on the east coast and in New Zealand.

Wilson to lead CBH

CBH Group has announced a surprise selection as its new chief executive, recruiting former BHP iron ore boss Jimmy Wilson to succeed Andrew Crane.

Board Moves August 8, 2017

Esports company eSports Mogul Asia Pacific has appointed Kris Robinson as chief operating officer.

Matsa secures $4m loan

Northbridge-based Matsa Resources has locked in a $4 million loan facility agreement to fund ongoing exploration work at its Lake Carey gold project near Laverton.

Upgrades for Perth freeways

Travel time estimates on Perth’s freeways will be displayed on electronic signs in real-time from today, as the state government puts the wheels in motion for about $140 million of freeway upgrades.

Board Moves August 7, 2017

Wayne Reid has resigned as non-executive deputy chair, and Tim Slate has resigned as non-executive director and company secretary of Premiere Eastern Energy.

SRG wins $26m contract in Kuwait

Perth-based SRG has won a $26.5 million contract for work on an LNG project in Kuwait for Hyundai Engineering and Construction.

Peter Hunt wins Armadale design contract

West Perth firm Peter Hunt Architect has won a $2.2 million contract to design the new Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex.

Coleman to chair biotech company

Perth businessman Craig Coleman has been chosen to lead the board of biotech company Universal Biosensors Inc, as part of a board and management shake-up.

Northern Minerals to set up indigenous work program

Northern Minerals has received backing from the federal government for an $8.1 million Aboriginal training-to-work program at its Browns Range project in the Kimberley.

Board Moves August 4, 2017

Amber Stanton has been appointed general counsel and company secretary of Resolute Mining.

Stokes to resign as Barminco boss

Peter Stokes has tendered his resignation as chief executive of Barminco, with the mining contractor to begin searching for his successor.



COVID-19 daily wrap: WA to ban regional travel

Mark McGowan says regional WA travel restrictions will soon be announced, foreshadows beach closures. Optus Stadium converted to emergency headquarters for WA police. WA's confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by 35 to 175.

COVID-19 daily wrap: WA closer to lockdown

WA's confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by 20 overnight to 140. Premier Mark McGowan warned not enough people were adhering to social distancing rules. WA will go into border lockdown tomorrow while cafes, restaurants and bars were restricted to takeaway services only at 12pm today.

COVID-19 daily wrap: First community transmission in WA

Roger Cook confirms community transmission in WA. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has imposed a travel ban on all non-residents. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia has reached 514.

$120m in new work for Monadelphous

Perth-based Monadelphous Group has received a number of contracts with multiple clients including Fortescue Metals Group, BHP Billiton and Chevron, with the work worth a combined $120 million.

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Austal wins more maintenance work with US Navy

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has won a $US12 million ($A15.6 million) contract to provide maintenance work on a littoral combat ship it is currently building for the US Navy.

Carnarvon surges on gas test results

Shares in local oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum have surged on better than expected results at its Roc-2 well test offshore Port Hedland.

World's second-best hotel in Perth's CBD

Perth’s COMO the Treasury Hotel has been named the second best hotel in the world by travel publisher Conde Nast.

Gold Road project to cost $507m

Gold Road Resources has released its feasibility study on the Gruyere gold project near Laverton, which has detailed a $52 million increase in capital costs and a longer mine life.