Cherie Wheeler

Cherie joined Business News in January 2013 and produces the majority of the video content featured on the Business News website, including the Daily Wrap. She also covers the Community and Arts section of the newspaper and is currently completing the final stages of her Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University.

Murdoch film precinct bid

An ambitious proposal to build a film studio precinct in Perth is expected to be formalised in the next fortnight, with completion planned for 2016.

Caution on NDIS cost: survey

While not-for-profit directors are generally supportive of the federal national disability insurance scheme, there is concern that the policy does not consider the long-term impact of the intended changes.

Funding coup for indigenous art

The state’s first indigenous cultures museum is set to be up and running by 2017 with the help of $50 million from the University of Western Australia’s New Century Campaign.

Patronage push for arts funds

While acknowledging the importance of state funding arts bodies are seeking ways to reduce their dependency on the public purse.

Voices challenge the mainstream

Sharing experiences and a supportive network are helping a special group of Western Australians.

Workpower boosts jobs for disabled

Government departments and disability business enterprises have signed contracts worth $12 million in the two years since Workpower was charged with improving relations between the sectors.

Awesome arts for bright minds

THE Perth Cultural Centre has been transformed this week with tents, decorations and various spectacles as part of the Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things.

It's Open House time again

DESIGN and architecture tour Open House Perth returns for a second season in the first week of November after a successful inaugural event last year.

Top charity ball rolls into 20th year

Numerous charity groups hold annual fund-raising balls, but few if any can match the longevity and success of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ball.

Food for thought on big causes

CHARITY group Dine for Life, which raises money from diners for a range social and humanitarian causes, is taking its Perth fund-raising expertise to the eastern states.

Grant for Gumala project

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation has received a grant of more than $4,800 for its community waste project called From Food Scraps to Fertiliser.

Lifeline gets talking over a cuppa (with video)

Overcoming the stigma of depression and suicide is a challenge faced by all organisations in the mental health sector, and one that Lifeline WA is tackling head on

Dreaming of the perfect fit (with video)

Darren Lomman and Dreamfit have gone from strength to strength during the past decade, and national expansion is on the cards.

NFP funds rollout on track: report

Auditor General Colin Murphy has released a report on the not-for-profit sector, examining the implementation of recent state funding increases for NFP groups.

Social entrepreneurs get the call-up (with video)

Budding Perth youth mental health advocate Ashlee Harrison has been accepted into a national program aimed at supporting, training and nurturing young social entrepreneurs.

Surreal puppetry, earthly dance

Perth-based artists are making an impact at home and abroad by pushing the boundaries in both the content and delivery of contemporary theatre and dance. 

Awesome result all round

Youth arts group Awesome Arts is the big winner in this year’s Creative Partnerships Australia awards, which recognises collaborations between business and the arts.

Leedman steps up to director’s post at WAIMR

The incoming director of WA's premier medical research body says he wants better integrate it with other health organisations.

Myths a hit in art award

THURSDAY Island-based artist Brian Robinson has won the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, receiving $50,000 in prize money.

10 years of help (with video)

The partnership between big accounting firm Ernst & Young and not-for-profit organisation St Vincent de Paul has reached a significant milestone, with the 10-year anniversary of the Homework Centre.

Art to guide remote communities

Mining giant Rio Tinto and not-for-profit group Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia (DADAA) have launched a partnership aimed at helping regional communities overcome the stigma

Worley sizes up RFDS challenge (with video)

The deepening relationship between WorleyParsons and the Royal Flying Doctor Service is a prime example of how partnerships between the corporate and not-for-profit sectors are shifting away from being purely financial.

MinRes boost for Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Australia has announced a new partnership with Perth-based mining services firm Mineral Resources.

King joins arts council

Perth-based arts manager and Bethanie Group chief operating officer Mary-Ellen King is the sole Western Australian among the 12 new appointees to the Australian Council for the Arts board.

Eclectic and electric New Music

The Totally Huge New Music Festival offers an insight into how far performers can push the boundaries of audio art.

Portrait prize faces strong interest

IT has taken just a few years for the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture to establish itself as one of Perth's most prestigious art events.

Mining man leads Murdoch

Perth's Murdoch University has joined the ranks of tertiary institutions appointing leading resources industry players as chancellors.

A record Revelation for film buffs

Established and newer arts festivals in Western Australia are enjoying growth and success this year, attracting an increasing number of artists and patrons.


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Format flexibility a real fillip for Fringe

THIRTY years after its first incarnation started with a budget of just $3,000, the 2013 Perth Fringe World Festival has revenue amounting to millions.

Ballet chief admires Perth’s cultural capital

WEST Australian Ballet’s new artistic director, Aurelien Scannella, says his first Australia Day celebration in Perth was an eye opener, not just for the fireworks or flag-waving, but also because of

Rethink on help for mentally ill

THE Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia has stepped up its push to change attitudes in the state’s mental health system and help drive law reform.

ScreenWest cash for digital push

ScreenWest has launched two digital initiatives to meet the industry’s growing demand to create and develop digital content.