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Delia Price

Delia Price primarily covers the Arts, Community and Science sectors at Business News. Delia joined the team after working with startup community Spacecubed, as well as a number of arts organisations in Perth. She completed her bachelor of arts degree at the University of Western Australia in 2017, studying music performance and research.

New owner for Beach Bar

Scarborough Beach Bar has been thrown a lifeline, with insolvency specialist WA Insolvency Solutions selling the company to hospitality operator the ARK Group, which currently operates venues including The Generous Squire and Market Grounds.

Waste approved as road base

The state government has approved the use of recycled construction and demolition (C&D) waste as road base for the Kwinana Freeway widening project, seven years after the Barnett government’s attempt to do the same thing foundered.

Picabar gets ministerial reprieve

Northbridge venue Picabar may have been granted a reprieve, after intervention by Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman that will grant Picabar first preference in lease negotiations.

Youth Focus announces new CEO

Charity chief executive Arthur Papakotsias has been appointed the new chief executive of Youth Focus, replacing the outgoing Fiona Kalaf.

Tech dominates encouragement awards

Tech platforms have dominated the Innovator of the Year encouragement awards, presented last night, with winners including a video conferencing device for remote communities, groundwater management software, business scheduling software, and a new transmission system for bikes and vehicles.

Gut health and cancer care win big

The Noisy Guts Project and Chemo@home have taken home the respective Emerging Innovation and Growth categories at last nights Innovator of the Year awards, marking a big win for Perth-based healthcare and research.

Building platform tops award winners

Tom Young says interest in his udrew interactive building approvals system - the overall winner of the Mitsubishi Western Australia Innovator of the Year award - is growing ahead of its market launch early next year.

BDO announces new chair

Accounting firm BDO has announced the appointment of Pippa Hobson as chair of the Perth office.

New MD for Chevron Australia

Petroleum giant Chevron today announced that Australian boss Nigel Hearne will move to the US, to be replaced by company veteran Al Williams.

UK charity invests in Perth drug trials

Duchenne UK and Australia-based Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation have invested $620,000 in a UWA project seeking to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Wearable amputee tech wins pitch night

Medical device startup JR-TeCH has won first prize at last night's 2018 Perth Biodesign Pitch Night, producing a wearable technology for above-knee amputees.

Theatre Trust leads big changes

Duncan Ord is overseeing major changes to the way in which the Perth Theatre Trust manages arts venues and the Perth Cultural Centre.

Osborn receives AICD excellence award

Two major organisations have recently honoured successful Western Australians, with the Australian Institute of Company Directors presenting exellence awards to Wayne Osborn and Erica Smyth, while Curtin University has recognised the achievements of two former 40under40 winners.

Telling tales at Linton & Kay

Perth artist Leon Pericles will tomorrow launch a major art exhibition of more than 400 works at Linton & Kay Galleries in West Perth, which will run until November 23.

Malone to chair satellite company

iiNet founder and 40under40 winner Michael Malone has been appointed chair of ASX-listed satellite company Sky and Space Global (SAS).

Magadza’s vision for arts direction

More than a decade spent working with international arts festivals in Perth and New Zealand has given Shelagh Magadza a unique insight into how culture and the arts reflect the societies in which they exist.

Popular Northbridge bar in limbo

The future of the Perth Cultural Centre’s Picabar has been placed in doubt, after its operators disclosed their lease had been terminated by the state government, which has transferred management of the precinct to the Perth Theatre Trust.

Gascoyne shares plummet after double resignation

Gascoyne Resources' share price plunged 55 per cent lower today after the gold miner disclosed managing director Mike Dunbar and chair Ian Murray both resigned last week, and it also downgraded its production forecast.

Holmes a Court, Perron at odds over art

Art Gallery of WA chair Janet Holmes a Court has gone head to head with Perron Group over the planned relocation of an artwork in the foyer of the Central Park office tower.

Thick named as orchestra chair

Perth Symphony Orchestra has welcomed Tianqi Lithium general manager Phil Thick as its new chair.

Kidogo creates art buyers through experience

Kidogo Arthouse has held prime position on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach for the past 20 years, and is serving as a base for artists and businesses to collaborate in the port city.

Coding course a hit with women

A series of coding workshops run by Perth{web}Girls has attracted a high level of interest from women in Perth, with nearly 700 registrations for upcoming events.

Social media lifts startup to $1m sales

A milestone birthday and an overseas holiday sparked two Perth siblings to think outside the box, setting up a gift notes business that’s nudging $1 million in revenue in only its third year of operation.

Mixed fortunes for charity events

The Channel 7 Telethon Trust achieved another fundraising record over the weekend, raising $38 million for medical research, but its success has not been shared across the charity sector, with Variety WA’s Carols by Candlelight the latest of several events to be cancelled due to a lack of financial support.

Sanderson to replace Cowan as ECU chancellor

Edith Cowan University’s longest-serving chancellor, Hendy Cowan, will retire from his position after 14 years in the role.

Cold lightning keeps food fresh

A new technology being tested across a range of fruit and vegetable industries is keeping food mould-free, and has the potential to reduce waste and increase yield.

$4m partnership for National Gallery, Wesfarmers

The National Gallery of Australia and longstanding indigenous arts partner, Wesfarmers Arts, have today announced a $4 million partnership over six years.

Our man in London’s Perth calling

John Atkins is back in town to help Anglicare WA usher in a new strategic plan. He joins outgoing chief executive Ian Carter to reflect on the history and future direction of the not-for-profit group.

Small fish expanding the gin pool

WA gin distillers Grumpy Fish and The West Winds Gin are taking small steps in a crowded market, using local flavours and sustainable techniques to attract lovers of the spirit.

Chief scientist to chair Lotterywest, Healthway

The state government has today announced the appointment of chief scientist Peter Klinken as chair of both Lotterywest and Healthway, continuing the gradual integration of the two organisations.

MACA ride for cancer tops $4 million

The seventh annual MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised $4.1 million, bringing the total amount raised by the event to over $31.8 million.

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Raffles Hotel noise complaint dismissed

The Supreme Court has thrown out a claim by former mining executive Derek Ammon, who had complained about the impact of noise at the Raffles hotel on his neighbouring apartment.

RAC announces new CEO

The Royal Automobile Club of WA today announced that current group chief executive Terry Agnew will step down in March 2019 after 20 years in the role.

Regional restaurants beat Perth in Food Guide

Regional restaurants have received the top accolades in Western Australia, as the national Good Food Guide released its 2019 edition.

Mixed fortunes for charity events

The Channel 7 Telethon Trust achieved another fundraising record over the weekend, raising $38 million for medical research, but its success has not been shared across the charity sector, with Variety WA’s Carols by Candlelight the latest of several events to be cancelled due to a lack of financial support.

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WA risks skills shortage

A 7.4 per cent decline in the number of WA trainees and apprentices in-training is leaving the state at risk of a skills shortage.

Moora college to stay open

After eight months of community protest over its education spending cuts, the state government has reversed its decision to close Moora Residential College following an $8.7 million federal grant.

Mixed fortunes for charity events

The Channel 7 Telethon Trust achieved another fundraising record over the weekend, raising $38 million for medical research, but its success has not been shared across the charity sector, with Variety WA’s Carols by Candlelight the latest of several events to be cancelled due to a lack of financial support.

Holmes a Court, Perron at odds over art

Art Gallery of WA chair Janet Holmes a Court has gone head to head with Perron Group over the planned relocation of an artwork in the foyer of the Central Park office tower.