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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.

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.

Local focus for dementia care

After a turbulent year shifting from a national partnership, Alzheimer’s WA is leading the charge to help WA communities deal with the growing number of dementia sufferers.

Resistance far from futile with Batley on board

A plant scientist from UWA has won a prestigious award for her research into the canola industry, aimed at slashing rates of crop disease.

Mining executive among Hall of Fame inductees

As International Women’s Day is celebrated globally today, the WA Women’s Hall of Fame has inducted 15 high achievers into its ranks, including mining executive Bronwyn Barnes and Committee for Perth chief executive Marion Fulker.

Delivering the Karijini experience

A Pilbara not for profit is using the Karijini Experience to boost its social enterprise arm, while shunning sponsorship from mining companies.

Critical support needed for women in mining

A national survey released today by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has identified major issues in the resources sector, with a majority of female respondents believing the industry is not diverse.

Equality fight a work in progress

Photo Essay: Formally celebrated in Australia for the first time almost a century ago, International Women’s Day remains a significant date on the calendar.

Female managers on the rise, CEOs fall behind

Research released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has found a gender pay gap of $162,000 between Australia’s highest paid men and women, but women are progressing into full-time management roles at a faster rate than men.

Takeovers Panel strengthens WA contingent

The federal government has today announced new and renewed appointments to its Takeovers Panel including Perth-based John McGlue, Shirley In’t Veld and Denise McComish.

Ballet seeks to align with business

Regional tours have become a regular fixture on the calendars of Western Australia’s biggest arts companies, but ensuring the programs’ longevity remains a financial challenge for many.

Spectur joins shark trial

Perth-based security and technology company Spectur has announced it will join the state government’s new shark drumline trial, providing nine Shark Warning Systems.

Phenome centre to connect the dots

WA could be at the forefront of disease prevention worldwide when the Perth-based National Phenome Centre is up and running.

$8.8 million regional power rollout

The state government has today announced the rollout of $8.8 million of stand-alone power systems, with Perth-based companies Hybrid Systems and BayWA r.e Solar Systems to lead the first stage of deployment.

Veris awarded $7.9m in contracts

Surveying company Veris has today announced its technology subsidiary Aqura Technologies has been awarded $7.9 million in new contracts.

Discovery launches Rottnest glamping

Rottnest’s first new accommodation in 30 years was officially launched last week, with a $25 million glamping site set to open to the public in March.

Funding feeds good food growth

Perth-based EON Foundation is growing its food and nutrition programs in remote communities.

Rising fees a fact of school life

Fees at most of WA’s private schools are on the way up, with the BNiQ database showing the state’s most expensive schools are costing parents around $5,000 more per year than in 2013.

Sunset to become cultural precinct

The Sunset Hospital site on the riverfront in Dalkeith will become a cultural and creative precinct, with Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman today announcing an expressions of interest process.

Scitech renews industry partnerships

Scitech has today renewed three partnerships with major organisations – Chevron Australia, Alcoa of Australia and Mitsui Iron Ore Development – to support delivery of its science, technology, engineering and maths programs.

Kimberley art pays off for artists, Rio

The curators and sponsors of the Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA are hopeful the more than 150 pieces on display will challenge and broaden the public’s perception of Aboriginal art.

Action plan for StudyPerth

Three months after announcing a new education strategy, StudyPerth has launched its action plan, outlining a range of ideas to attract and retain international students.

Board change at TNG, Myanmar, Nelson

Three Perth-based listed resources companies have today announced additions and changes to their boards, with appointments including John Elkington and Bruce Goulds.

Regional route a funding play

Having spent years working overseas in Europe and the UK, director and lighting designer Mark Howett is acutely aware of the need for art to appeal far beyond its own cultural base.

Stafford drives growth at MSWA

Neurological services provider MSWA has undergone substantial growth in the past 10 years, working towards reliance on private revenue sources.

JV hones mine drilling technology

Perth-based mining technology company Qteq will use a $2.8 million federal grant to bring oil and gas technology into the mining industry.

Literature Centre expands audience

A new collaboration between Perth Festival’s Writers Week and The Literature Centre is promising to expand the centre’s audience reach to an adult demographic.

StudyPerth appoints advisory panel

Government-backed agency StudyPerth has today appointed eight Western Australians from the education, legal and professional sectors as members of a new employability panel aimed at international students.

Injecting support to Mandurah Estuary

Having survived algal blooms, urbanisation and vegetation clearing over the years, the Peel-Harvey Estuary is now the focus of a restoration effort involving international and local groups.

From Hawke and water to WA yarns

Caroline and John Wood no doubt have volumes of ‘war stories’ yet to be written about their decades at the centres of influence in academia and government.

Report identifies apprenticeship issues

The State Training Board has today released a report on issues and barriers for Western Australian apprentices and employers, urging the state government not to hold back changes because of bureaucratic processes.

Port Hedland hits single-tide record tonnage

The Pilbara Ports Authority has achieved a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland.

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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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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.