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Chamber opposes ‘sham’ contractors probe

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI) has strongly opposed an inquiry into ‘sham contracting’ in the building and construction industry.

ICC has concrete problems wrapped up

MALAGA-BASED Industrial Composite Contractors is hoping a government grant will help it to market its asset repair processes and technology around Australia and overseas.

Research centre win for Doric

SUBIACO-BASED engineering and construction contractor Doric has won a contract to build a new medical research facility in Nedlands, which will have a completed cost of more than $100 million.

United front faces majors on milk

DAIRY producers, shop owners and farming organisations have joined forces to rally against the major supermarkets’ decision to heavily discount the price of milk.

Miners seek clarity on telescope protocol

Mining companies operating in Western Australia’s Mid-West are in talks with the proponents of a $2 billion astronomy project to try and resolve potential conflicts.

Fringe taster a ‘pearler’

THE first Perth Fringe taster season wrapped up last weekend with the ‘Spiegeltent Spectacular Variety Show’ after three weeks of sell-out success.

TMT keeps offshore work local

TOM Pado and Paul Collie have been friends and business associates for more than 25 years, and they bring diverse experience to a local manufacturer that has recently won a major contract against international competition.

Sun, sea, sand, sculpture

Founding director of Sculpture by the Sea, David Handley, is in Perth for the seventh year of the exhibition at Cottesloe Beach.

Banks battle over business lending

EMBROILED in home loan wars for the past few months, the nation’s major banking institutions have turned their attention to business banking during the past week.

Website nails poor performers

LIKE many other consumers, id Strategic Marketing executive Simone Williams was often frustrated by poor customer service.

CCI joins fight for more local content

THE Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has called on industry and government to work together to help improve the international competitiveness of Western Australian businesses to boost their chances of winning work on major projects.

Gravity lifts Purcell into elite company

Tim Purcell has a long-standing fascination with heavy machinery.

Forrest to appeal Federal Court decision

Fortescue Metals Group boss Andrew Forrest says he hopes to appeal a decision by the Federal Court that found he made misleading claims about infrastructure deals that never came to fruition.

Baseball heats up

Baseball is hoping to catch more corporate dollars on the back of its first league championships, won last weekend by Perth Heat.

Karratha contract win for APP

APP Corporation is looking to expand its business in the state’s north-west after being appointed as project manager for Stage 1 of LandCorp’s Gap Ridge industrial estate in Karratha.

Boom keeps taxes at bay

A NEW study by a high-profile think tank has found Western Australia is one of the best-managed states, but says it can largely thank the resources boom for THE good outcome.

Banks taking the personal approach

THE banks’ efforts to better engage with their customers has taken another step with the opening of Westpac’s new retail branch in Cottesloe.

State logs deal gets industry rolling again

Western Australia’s struggling hardwood timber industry has been given a glimmer of hope after sawmill operator Whittakers Timber Products struck a deal with the state government that will help it increase production and employment.

Ashburton entitlements issue focused on Obi

THE directors of Perth-based exploration company Ashburton Minerals have taken up their entitlement under the company’s recent non-renounceable entitlements issue.

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Growers take fight to CBH over rail system

The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has launched a campaign to introduce competition into Western Australia’s grain haulage system to provide a more open, transparent and low-cost service.

Buswell launches state housing strategy

The state government says that its new affordable housing strategy will increase the availability of affordable housing in WA, making it easier for the average Western Australian to own their own home.

Turning adversity into WA’s Advantage

A FACTORY fire, the global financial crisis and the rise of Chinese imports have not stopped David Devoy and Darren Bee from cementing Advantage Air as the largest manufacturer of air-conditioning components in Western Australia.