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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.

Brown to lead industry department

The state government has selected Department of Health executive Rebecca Brown as the new director general of its industry and tourism mega department – making her the third woman picked this year to head a major government agency.

Art alive in Activated walk

As the latest step in its goal to create community connection in Perth, not-for-profit group Activate Perth has launched an Activated ArtWalk to celebrate the opening of the Matagarup Bridge at Optus stadium.

Wesfarmers and CSL top corporate philanthropy

Australia’s most generous corporate donors have been named in the inaugural GivingLarge report, with Wesfarmers and CSL receiving top billing.

Reef a research, fishing haven

A new artificial reef sunk in the Exmouth Gulf this week is expected to add significant value to marine research and recreational fishing opportunities in the waterway.

Obscure venues provide opera diversity

From an asylum to a pool, Lost and Found Opera artistic director and co-founder Chris van Tuinen is bringing shows to unlikely Perth spaces.

Lock to join CBH Board

Former chief executive of Craig Mostyn Group David Lock has been appointed independent director of the CBH Group board, replacing current member David Willis.

Collaboration key for niche art works

Rick Vermey has been creating art since childhood, and recently found a niche producing integrated public works.

Liquor licensing reforms take effect

State government reforms that liberalise the rules governing permanent licensed premises but tighten up on pop-up venues come into effect this weekend, as new data shows 114 licensed premises have opened in Western Australia this year.

Grants to further grains research growth

A trio of young female researchers is at the forefront of efforts to improve WA’s grains industry.

Scitech strategises for skills

Scitech has launched a new five-year strategy aimed at expanding engagement across all age groups and promoting skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem).

Ned Kelly provides opportunity for AGWA

The Art Gallery of WA has welcomed an exhibition of works by Sidney Nolan in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, providing an opportunity to showcase an existing historical collection of art.

Perth Festival primed for 2019

Perth Festival has released the first taste of its 2019 program, one day after festival sponsor Adrian Fini won a national award for his philanthropic work.

Restaurants pitch in to help homeless

Restaurants in the Brookfield Place precinct have combined resources in support of the annual Homeless Healthcare Soup Kitchen fundraiser.

Mona makes brand statement at Remix

Perth’s creative industries were challenged by diverse ideas in this year’s Remix Academy.

Bangarra takes on WA talent

Indigenous performing arts company Bangarra Dance Theatre will bring its production Dark Emu to Perth this month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.