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.

The Last Great Hunt for global show

National awards and sparkling reviews are no novelty for small theatre company The Last Great Hunt.

Call to open funding door for homeless

Service providers want immediate action from businesses and government to help people on the streets, who face a shortage of rentals and a lack of social housing.

WA poised for more international students

Higher promotional funding and a lift in the state’s share of new international students are encouraging signs.

Unis battle funding cuts, government uncertainty

Widespread government reviews are causing a headache for Western Australia’s major universities.

Call to give autism skills a chance

Autism advocates want businesses to rethink their notions of individuals on the spectrum.

Chemo@home opens doors to better care

Safety and quality are paramount for the unique medical business as it celebrates a successful expansion to the east coast, and new health fund partnerships.

Theatre feeds corporate diversity

The Black Swan State Theatre Company is leading a push for comprehensive diversity, and connecting with corporate partners through these closely aligned aims.

Curtin spin-out receives $5m boost

Perth-based company PainChek has received a $5 million investment from the federal government to implement its world-first smartphone pain assessment and monitoring device in aged care centres.

RSL rebrand for modern veterans

RSLWA has an image issue, but chief executive John McCourt is determined to prove its relevance for a new generation of veterans.

Arts, STEM receive $110k sponsorship boost

Three organisations have today received sponsorship totalling $110,000, after City of Perth commissioners endorsed key sector development sponsorships to assist in nurturing Perth’s business environment.

Family legacy givers lead way with more

Following in the footsteps of Stan Perron, some key names in philanthropy have increased their funding distribution, but many charity recipients are struggling to measure the impact of these donations.

Harmanis has mindful plan to help

Philanthropist and former mining entrepreneur Kerry Harmanis has narrowed the focus of his donations in recent years, and now primarily funds his passion project, Mindful Meditation Australia.

Personal stories underpin long-term support

Three prominent Perth businessmen are proving the importance of individual connection to motivate sustained financial backing.

Major plans for Busselton jetty

Named Australia’s third top tourist attraction at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards and visited by a record 500,000-plus people in 2018, Busselton’s iconic jetty is currently the subject of detailed plans to expand its tourist offering.

Pet ‘parents’ are prepared to pay

From expensive surgery to photo shoots and elaborate cremations, the multi-billion-dollar Australian pet industry is producing novel and profitable services.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Dan Wilkie and Delia Price discuss Iconic Scarborough, a developer collapses, Hossean Pourzand, Ausdrill fraud, Nedlands' density, the Pavilion Markets, and philanthropy and charitable donations.

Overcoming the isolation of leadership

Anglicare WA’s Kate Chaney boasts an impressively diverse resume, but a recent experience led her to realise a challenge that faces all her peers.

Youth orchestra keen to jazz up its image

In any arts landscape the word ‘youth’ is often used interchangeably with ‘amateur’, but that association is far from the reality emerging at the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Deloitte buys Perth-based consulting firm

Deloitte is expanding its Perth change management services, acquiring two new partners and 22 staff from The Terrace Initiative.

Grants target complex health needs

Medical researchers targeting reduced hospital readmissions, off-the-shelf cancer therapy, and 3D bone printing are among those to have benefitted from the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Founda

Scitech turns to private sector for new home

The state government has turned to the private sector to find a new home for Scitech, after previous attempts to move the organisation to the Perth Cultural Centre fell through.

Black Swan Prize rebrand honours history

Western Australia’s $50,000 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture has been renamed the Lester Prize, in honour of the award’s leading patron, Dick Lester.

Consistent, clear messaging requires constant change

Major public and investor relations firms in Perth are finding new ways of specialising and adapting to market trends.

Swift Media CEO to leave role

Communications firm Swift Media has announced that chief executive and managing director Xavier Kris will step down in June, following the recent departure of non-executive chairman Carl Clump.

Variety Bash goes the distance

Plugging the funding gap for disadvantaged kids is a key issue for Variety WA chief executive Tony Hume, who has had to make some significant decisions on the future direction of the charity during his six months in the role.

Hopman cut, replaced by men’s ATP Cup

Tennis Australia and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia have today officially confirmed the demise of the Hopman Cup, to be replaced by a men’s ATP Cup from January next year.

Curtin’s French defence connection

Curtin University and a French research institute are sharing expertise across a range of disciplines related to the defence sector.

Freo.Social brews festival feel

New Fremantle venue Freo.Social is drawing on the founders’ experience with music festivals and outdoor cinema.

Alcoa finds cultural fit at Cott

Major sponsor Alcoa has thrown its support behind Cottesloe’s annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition as the event’s financial difficulties again cast doubt on its future.

Taking the symphony into a new world

Asher Fisch has been keenly aware of the need to lift the public profile and reputation of the WA Symphony Orchestra since he became its artistic leader five years ago.

Curtis leads philanthropic shift

40under40: Alicia Curtis credits her years of community involvement as providing the foundations of her passion for philanthropy.



Regional pharmacist takes top award at 40under40

Kimberley Pharmacy Services director and remote area pharmacist Hannah Mann has received the highest honour at this year’s Business News 40under40 Awards, being named First Amongst Equals in a diverse pool of young business and community leaders.

BGC, BDO announce Perth appointments

BGC Contracting has appointed two general managers for its construction division, while Perth accountancy firm BDO has announced two new partners.

Deloitte buys Perth-based consulting firm

Deloitte is expanding its Perth change management services, acquiring two new partners and 22 staff from The Terrace Initiative.

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.

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McCusker to chair Law Access

Former governor and practising barrister Malcolm McCusker has been appointed chairman of Law Access, following the retirement of founding director Adam Ebell.

Joint directors for Healthway and Lotterywest

The state government today announced a further aligning of Healthway and Lotterywest through the appointment of common board members, including former Labor health minister Jim McGinty.

Cool Change moving in

A new multi-gallery art space is set to open in the Perth CBD next month, as Cool Change Contemporary moves into the historic Bon Marche Arcade on Barrack Street.

Collaborative take on indigenous theatre

The science-fiction comedy Skylab will premiere in Perth this August in a production that marks a first-time collaboration between Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company.