Carolyn Simmonds

Massive project to ‘pull the plug’

MINING the Hope Downs iron ore deposit in the Pilbara will require dropping the level of the surrounding water table more than 180 metres below its current level, and raising it back up when the mine is eventually decommissioned.

Improving the bottom line

IS your bottom effecting your bottom line?Sitting on your bum for too many hours every day could be the cause of all your back pains, according to chronic pain and muscular skeletal specialist Keat Wong.

Tidal pressure mounts

FEDERAL Liberal MPs have stepped up the pressure on the State Government to back the controversial $335 million Derby Tidal Power Station proposal.

Foss, CCI seek constitutional amendment

THE Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Western Australian Attorney General, Peter Foss, have renewed their call for a constitutional amendment to cover co-operative schemes between Commonwealth and state governments.

AlintaGas bill discrepancy

ONE of the first orders of business for the soon-to-be privatized AlintaGas will be to sort out its gas transmission bill.

How to win the war with stress

YOU know you’re stressed when doing 10 years in Casuarina for the accidental death of that certain colleague, who never puts paper in the fax or the printer or the photocopier when they run out, starts to seem reasonable.

Industry needs more innovation, says professor

INDUSTRY needs to increase the number of strategically and technically competent company directors if it is to become more innovative.That is according to Rio Tinto’s former managing director now deputy chairman of the Australian Minerals Research C...

GST questions answered

Q. I operate a small business that sells mainly to business customers. I have decided to keep my prices the same because some customers have threatened to go elsewhere if I raise my prices. Am I doing the right thing?A. You deal mainly with business...

Comings & Goings

THE following company personnel changes have been notified to the WA office of the Australian Stock Exchange:Rick Crabb has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Ashburton Minerals NL following the resignation of Charles MacKinnon from the Boa...

Jafferies leads WA charge

LOCAL businesswoman Patria Jafferies led the WA’s domination of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards on Friday in Adelaide.

Students bring export dollars

WA’s four public universities are standout performers in relation to export earnings, according to a Business-Higher Education Round Table report.

Universities big players in economy

AUSTRALIA’S universities contribute $10.6 billion annually to the Australian economy– about 2 per cent of gross domestic product – with a total economic impact of over $22 billion, according to university research.The research report Of Dollars and C

Gas sale satisfies Nevill

MEET WA’S $319.5 million man.Last year, independent MP Mark Nevill, who holds the balance of power in the Legislative Council, cast his deciding vote in favour of the sale of AlintaGas.

Hunting the headhunters needs advance planning

WHAT does an employee need to do to take the next step along their career path? According to Perth’s top headhunters there are several steps that should be taken.Dunhill Management Services Group general manager Bruce Henderson said the worst thing ...

McGrath rallies to challenge

AN EVENT worth up to $20 million to the local economy is very important.When the event also provides enormous international exposure for the area, laying theplatform for future growth, it becomes extremely important.The new executive director...

Tourism refund oversight

A MAJOR gap has come to light in the GST refund scheme for tourists after a Hong Kong resident was refused a refund on a large painting purchased in WA.

Sanford in demand

Shares in Perth online financial services provider Sanford Limited opened at a 40 cent premium on Tuesday before closing at $1.55 – five cents above the issue price with more than one million shares changing hands.

Call to ban shipping group

WA EXPORTERS want a major shipping industry group to be outlawed under the Trade Practices Act because of a recent doubling of container shipping rates on Fremantle to South East Asia routes.

Economy likely to exceed forecasts

The WA economy will grow strongly during the next 18 months, even more so than the State Government predicts.The WA economy will grow strongly during the next 18 months, even more so than the State Government predicts.This is according

Gosh seals export deals

WESTERN Australian upholstery leather manufacturer Gosh Leather is confident new export contracts with three of the world’s largest furniture retailers could result in major expansion.

Opportunity to make a difference key to business

WHILE the reasons why men and women enter small business are |similar, there some significant differences between the genders.

Gas pricing row fires up

A SHOWDOWN is looming over the price of gas to some of WA’s biggest players in the resource sector.