Catie Low

Catie started her journalism career at Business News before broadening her experience with a stint as the commercial property editor for The West Australian. During this period she also covered the retail, technology and healthcare sectors, before shifting into the role of fashion editor for two years.
Catie then took a break from reporting to have a family, and returned as a regular contributor to Business News in early 2016.

Safety is on the air

WA mining radio station Red FM has developed a series of incisive safety messages for the mining and petroleum industry in WA.

Crime does pay for Sheila

AT 190 Whatley Crescent Maylands, in a row of shops behind the noise and dust of the street and train, there’s a small shop door that invites you into a world of crime, murder and intrigue.

Parties splurge to woo voters

THE two major parties will spend an estimated $2.6 million on election advertising campaigns in the lead up to the February 10 State election.

Short film grant for Perth adman

PERTH copywriter Brendon Guthrie and Soul Films have been awarded Screenwest and Australian Film Commission funding to produce a 28-minute short film.

Liam called

ABC Radio personality Liam Bartlett has been called back early from summer holidays to cover the WA State Election for 720 6WF.

D’Orazio returns to the Seven fold

MARIO D’Orazio has returned to Channel Seven’s news and current affairs team after a year at the head of a Sydney-based stockbroking site, Egoli online.

Hot summer a boon for outdoor cinemas

THE early hot start to summer has helped support good ticket sales in Perth’s outdoor cinema venues this summer including the previously unpopular Joondalup Pines.

High-profile logos head east

PERTH design firms are losing high-profile contracts to the east, with key WA Government agencies and big businesses like Woodside heading interstate to spruce up their corporate images.

Nine banking on laughter

LAUGHTER is emerging as Channel Nine’s key weapon in the battle for the prime time market share in 2001.

Retail sales start early

THE troubled retail sector has brought forward its festive season sales to the vital pre-Christmas period in a bid to boost spending in the most important time of the year for retailers.

Watershed rises again for festival

THE Watershed is to be resurrected as the centrepiece of the Perth International Arts Festival in Northbridge despite the large losses it incurred in its first year.

Interactive TV a step closer

PERTH-based Burdekin Pacific, formerly Burdekin Resources NL, is playing a major role in the first interactive television pilot in Australia due to an investment in ICE interactive.

No accounting for moves

THE WA advertising industry will remember 2000 for the tragic death of industry leader John Davis from John Davis Advertising.

PR role a real thriller

AUTHOR and public relations specialist David Michie has taken a senior position with Perth’s Ward Holt in between writing his third novel.

UWA secures $50m software centre deal

INTERNATIONAL communications giant Motorola has unveiled plans for a $50 million advanced software engineering centre in Perth.

Victorian rustlers milk WA account

THE Perth advertising industry has lost another major account to the east coast, with Australian giant National Foods shifting the $1 million Masters Dairy account to Melbourne.

Net station pumps out the music

PUMP100, Perth’s internet dance music radio station, was launched at the Church nightclub in Northbridge on Saturday.

Ball in bid for superagency

SYDNEY advertising heavyweight Michael Ball has joined forces with former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett to float a “Superagency”’ in March 2001.

Pennells gets TV post

CHANNEL 9 Perth has appointed West Australian journalist Steve Pennells chief of staff.

Old ways still pay

A SMALL brightly coloured barber’s pole announces Barber Mario on William St, Northbridge.

Kimberley to clean up

PERTH-based Kimberley Oil is going ahead with the development and commercialisation of new oil spill clean-up technology.

Water goes for gold

WA bottled water producer Refresh Health has signed up four times gold medallist Betty Cuthbert to launch their range of Refresh Pure Water, in a deal the company hopes will boost sales by almost 50 per cent.



Brookfield water move

Brookfield Infrastructure has joined Azure Capital as a major shareholder in emergent Perth water utility Water West.

Wyllie Group cuts ties with Investmet

Major private investment player Wyllie Group has cut direct ties with mining dealmaker Michael Fotios’s investment syndicate, Investmet, a significant backer of junior resources companies and other speculative opportunities.

Buyer closes in on Port Geographe

A buyer is understood to be circling the Port Geographe development near Busselton, potentially ending years of uncertainty for the blighted marina project.

Poli circles Port Geographe

Aquila Resources founder Tony Poli has emerged as a potential buyer for the Port Geographe development, in a move that could breathe new life into the long-stalled coastal project.

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More scandal than I can handle

Obviously I'm missing something, because it's clear my idea of what constitutes 'the news' is far removed from the views of many of my fellow Australians.

Karratha rents ‘normalising’ to $1,700/week

THE state’s buoyant resources sector has proved a mixed blessing for Karratha.

Blunt business threat to Australia’s creative legacy

A Productivity Commission report, and moves by giant international tech companies, could bring significant changes to Australia’s copyright laws, and we all stand to lose.

Managing the shift to automation

Automation is making some real changes in the workplace, but it’s the next generation of robotic technology that will really challenge our ideas about people and employment.