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Carrie Burns

Carrie comes from a finance industry background and joined Business News as a journalist in 2014. She currently covers the community & arts, not-for-profit, tourism and education portfolios for Business News. She graduated with a journalism and public relations degree from Curtin University in 2012.

Dowell drives Cultural Connection

Kia Dowell’s company aims to get businesses working together by way of traditional Aboriginal teaching principles.

Dialled in to medical opportunity

An enterprising approach to after-hours health care has brought rewards for Ilya Mayo.

Waste not, want not

LAUNCHED just four months ago, Food Rescue’s cargo carts initiative is gaining momentum, almost tripling the numbers of volunteers and hatching plans to further expand into West Perth.

Aligned outcomes deliver mutual rewards

Not for profits are finding new ways to engage the corporate sector, but the challenge is to get results for all.

Mt Ridley to raise $3.2m

Welshpool-based Mount Ridley Mines has announced a $3.24 million placement for exploration at its Fraser Range nickel-copper project, with the company already receiving commitments in excess of this amount.

Broome wants permanent appeal

The Broome tourism sector is targeting growth beyond its itinerant seasonal appeal, with strategies being developed to attract additional tourists and residents.

WA businesswomen inducted into hall of fame

Two Western Australian business owners have been inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame, joining 16 other inductees in the lead up to International Women’s Day this Sunday.

Arts festivals enrich us culturally, financially

In the midst of Perth’s second major arts event this year, the city and local businesses are set to reap the economic rewards long after box office sales are tallied.

Salvos get corporate board

The Salvation Army’s Western Australian division has recreated a strategic advisory board, about 20 years after the previous one was dismantled, with the new board including several well-known Perth business figures.

Healthway chair resigns, board to follow

Healthway chair Rosanna Capolingua has resigned from her role on the agency’s board, following a Public Sector Commission report that unveiled an extensive misuse of tickets and hospitality by its board and senior staff.

Hearts aflutter as ball targets medical research

A group of local philanthropists has launched a new gala event into Perth’s busy market with the inaugural Purple Hearts Ball to be held next week.

MMA predicts tougher market

Fremantle-based MMA Offshore has announced a lift in interim revenue and profit, but its shares slumped today on a lower dividend and predictions of a weaker second half.

Full house at Jimmy’s Den

A group of young local entrepreneurs is preparing for the official opening of a new Northbridge music venue, having identified an investment opportunity and a gap in the local live music market.

Perth primed as China educator

Western Australia is ideally located to capitalise on the booming export of education to China, but it needs to be at the forefront of government policy in the coming years, according to the principal of the state’s largest independent school.

Pioneer interim profit ahead of expectations

East Perth-based financial services group Pioneer Credit has delivered an interim profit after tax of $1.6 million, but said it was still on track to achieve a FY15 profit of $6.6 million in its first full financial year as a public-listed company.

Matrix announces profit lift, share buyback

Matrix Composites & Engineering has resumed dividend payments after reporting a net profit of $3.9 million on the back of a 21 per cent increase in sales revenue.

PMH Foundation targets emerging leaders

Some of the biggest names in WA business will help nurture the next wave of philanthropists in the state as part of an innovative program to raise money for the children’s hospital.

In the swim for diabetes

A new program aimed at prevention for those at risk of type 2 diabetes, and the management of those already diagnosed with the chronic disease, will seek support from Western Australia’s largest he

Orbital’s Remsafe gets $2m order

Automotive and aerospace equipment developer Orbital Corporation’s majority owned mine site safety product Remsafe has secured a $2 million order from a major Western Australian iron ore mining company.

Tempo negotiates extra $11m on Rio job

Resources sector services company Tempo Australia has been granted approval for variations for its existing contract with Rio Tinto, increasing its potential value by $11 million.

Schlam engineers a smoke-free workplace

A Western Australian engineering company is seeking to make its workplace a smoke-free venue for its 86 staff, going above the legal requirements set for employers.

Business acumen helps school boards

Independent schools across the state are benefiting from the experience some of Perth’s most prominent business leaders have brought to their boards, providing greater diversity and structure to the decision-making process.

Stadium to bring in $291m

Perth Stadium could deliver more than $291 million and 1,300 jobs each year to the Western Australian economy, however it will need to start bidding for major events now and market the stadium’s potential ready for its 2018 opening.

New schools for growth areas

Growth in Perth’s suburbs has unveiled opportunities for the education sector, with new private and public schools set to fill gaps in the market.

Wireless tech provides Fringe 'iinsights'

Visitor movements at 2015 Fringe World events will be analysed to measure event performance based on the audience engagement, with the help of technology developed by a local company.

Navitas half-year profit drops

Shares in Perth-based global education provider Navitas closed almost 10 per cent lower today, following news of a 13.2 per cent fall in half-year profits to $31.3 million, despite a gain in revenue.

Southcare seeks to boost diversity on boards

Southcare’s emerging leaders program is launching potential board careers for 20 young professionals each year.

Rio CEO tackles big issue

Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Andrew Harding hit the streets this morning in a fluoro vest and holding an armful of copies of The Big Issue, joining a regular vendor to sell the magazine on St Georges Terrace as part of a week-long national event.

Tourism Council calls for more marketing money

The state government’s strategy to double the value of the tourism industry to $12 billion by 2020 is on track (at $8.3 billion), however, the peak industry body is calling on a higher investment in marketing.

Indigenous tourism council targets corporates

Australia’s only state-based not-for-profit indigenous tourism association is rolling out its new strategy and calling for support from local WA business.

Venues to grow and diversify appeal - SPECIAL REPORT

With the convention market in Perth showing no signs of slowing, the focus has turned to the city’s largest venues and their capacity to attract major national and international events.

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WA businesswomen inducted into hall of fame

Two Western Australian business owners have been inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame, joining 16 other inductees in the lead up to International Women’s Day this Sunday.

Salvos get corporate board

The Salvation Army’s Western Australian division has recreated a strategic advisory board, about 20 years after the previous one was dismantled, with the new board including several well-known Perth business figures.

Perth primed as China educator

Western Australia is ideally located to capitalise on the booming export of education to China, but it needs to be at the forefront of government policy in the coming years, according to the principal of the state’s largest independent school.

Healthway chair resigns, board to follow

Healthway chair Rosanna Capolingua has resigned from her role on the agency’s board, following a Public Sector Commission report that unveiled an extensive misuse of tickets and hospitality by its board and senior staff.

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Tourists spend more in WA

The number of international visitors to Western Australia each year has surpassed 800,000, with the state again recording the highest average trip expenditure per visitor for the country.

Healthway chair resigns, board to follow

Healthway chair Rosanna Capolingua has resigned from her role on the agency’s board, following a Public Sector Commission report that unveiled an extensive misuse of tickets and hospitality by its board and senior staff.

Viento in JV with Kimberley Pipelines

Civil and mining industry contractor Viento Group has announced a joint venture with 100 per cent indigenous owned Kimberley Pipelines, expanding Viento’s services into the pipeline construction industry.

GCS gets $14 million from Brookfield

Redcliffe-based labour and equipment hire business Global Construction Services has secured $14 million through a placement with a Brookfield Asset Management private equity fund, as part of a strategic partnership.