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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.

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.

HIA appoints regional director

The Housing Industry Association has appointed former Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA director of advocacy Cath Hart as its Western Australian regional director.

Moana finds form in new spaces

Artist-run initiative Moana Project Space has announced its first major exhibition since its Hay Street Studios closed last November.

Hydrogen role for nanocrystals

A Curtin University team has developed an improved, cleaner, technique to turn the sun’s energy into hydrogen, amid increasing industry interest in the opportunities.

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.

CME appoints BHP executive

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA has appointed Edgar Basto as its acting president following the departure of Woodside executive and CME president Jeroen Buren.

State announces five-year NFP contracts

The state government has today announced an updated community services policy, providing five-year contracts with the aim to give not-for-profit organisations greater funding security.

Collins elected Reiwa president

The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia council has elected Damian Collins as its new president.

Lighting the way for Anzac tourism

An Anzac memorial has been brought to life through an immersive light-based art installation initiated by cultural organisation FORM and the City of Albany.

Historic Heart receives City of Perth funding

City of Perth commissioners have approved $300,000 in matched funding support to the Historic Heart of Perth revitalisation in the city's east end, one year after a dispute between property developer Adrian Fini and former lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi over the project flared up.

Winemaker gives up fight with Peru

A Margaret River winemaker has given up a fight with the Peruvian government, claiming the South American country has bullied him out of the use of the name Pisco.

Groves to exit Reiwa

Real Estate Institute of Western Australia president Hayden Groves has announced that he will be finishing his three-year term on October 4.

Board changes for medical cannabis group

AusCann Group Holdings has today announced two board changes, with managing director Elaine Darby advising of her resignation and pharmaceutical executive Paul MacLeman appointed as executive director.

Perth homes win Greensmart awards

Two properties in WA have received HIA Greensmart awards, recognising the best in environmentally responsible housing.

Passing on the magic of puppetry

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s broad community appeal is clear as it heads towards its 40th year in the business, with former artists and audience members regularly returning to its shows.

Earbus gets the message out

The Earbus Foundation of WA has been recognised for its charity work and business structure.

Ban on Perth financial adviser overturned

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has today set aside a decision by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to ban Robert Hutchison from providing financial services.

Startups complete Plus Eight

The six-month Plus Eight accelerator program reached its 2018 culmination last night, as seven startups pitched their growth and expansion plans to a sold-out audience.

Holmes a Court to chair AGWA

The state government has announced Janet Holmes a Court will replace Sam Walsh as chair of the Art Gallery of WA, amidst uncertainty around the future of chief executive Stefano Carboni.

In a galaxy far, far away

A recent world first by WA researchers provides a glimpse of what to expect when the Square Kilometre Array is operational.

Kooya, Thuroona win FMG contracts

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded contracts valued at over $6 million to two Western Australian Aboriginal businesses.Aboriginal-Noongar owned business Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions has been awarde

Lamont in for Langoulant at Committee for Perth

John Langoulant will retire as chair of advocacy group Committee for Perth in November, to be replaced by businesswoman Kate Lamont.

McKenna resigns from Screenwest

Seph McKenna has unexpectedly resigned as chief executive of Screenwest, only nine months into his five-year term.

Private operators to run camp schools

The state government has announced that Fairbridge WA will take over operation of six camp schools across the state, while parent group Family Support WA will manage Landsdale Farm in Perth's northern suburbs.

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.

Former surfing boss to lead Tourism WA

Former Association of Surfing Professionals chief executive Brodie Carr has been appointed as Tourism WA’s new managing director.

Southern Plus, Hall & Prior unveil aged care facilities

A wave of investment in the WA aged care sector has continued, with Southern Plus opening a luxury care facility in the same week as Hall & Prior announced it would proceed with a $60 million redevelopment.

Unlocking stranded gold

Smaller gold miners are among the potential beneficiaries of a new technique for gold extraction being developed in WA.

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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.