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Scam warning for small business

The Small Business Development Corporation is today warning small business operators to be wary of overseas scammers targeting Australian businesses.

WA joins top 100 super-computer list

WA has entered the ranks of the top 100 supercomputers on the planet, thanks to iVEC's installation of a Performance Optimised Data Centre (POD) at its Murdoch facility.

NW businesses scoop regional awards

Businesses from Carnarvon and Karratha have scooped the pool at this year's GWN Western Australian Regional Small Business Awards.

WorkSafe investigates Port Hedland death

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a man at a worksite in Port Hedland.

ECU wins prestigious business award

Edith Cowan University has been awarded the Business Higher Education Round Table Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Higher Education.

Canning Basin moratorium lifted

The Department of Mines and Petroleum has lifted the moratorium on Special Prospecting Authorities with Acreage Option in the Canning Basin.

Maylands the new home of ballet

The WA Ballet is one organisation set to benefit from the $7 million Lotterywest awarded to the City of Bayswater today.

GCU to list with Patersons alliance

Goldfields Credit Union has announced plans to demutualise and form an alliance with stockbroking firm Patersons Securities ahead of its listing on the ASX.

Campbell's Ammtec takeover unconditional

Campbell Brothers takeover offer for all ordinary shares in metallurgical and minerals testing service firm Ammtec has been declared unconditional.

SpectrumData merges with Houston firm

Perth-based oil and gas exploration data transcription firm SpectrumData has merged with Houston data transcription provider Ovation Data Services.

Tiwest opens expanded Kwinana plant

WA-based mineral sands and pigment producer Tiwest has officially opened its expanded Kwinana pigment plant.

Langoulant joins CCI board

Former WA Under Treasurer and CCI Chief Executive John Langoulant has been elected to the Board of Directors of the State's peak business organisation.

Ellis appointed WA APPEA director

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has announced Stedman Ellis has been appointed its WA director.

Freedman to chair Carrick, Condor

Company director, Laurence Freedman, has been appointed chair of two Western Australian resource juniors, Carrick Gold and Condor Nickel.

New name for tantalum miner

Talison Tantalum today announced that the company would be renamed Global Advanced Metals, as it focuses on resuming its mining operations in Western Australia.

Vorster to head Iron Ore Holdings

Pilbara iron ore developer Iron Ore Holdings has appointed Oakajee Port and Rail executive Alwyn Vorster as CEO.

Kagara launches Copper Strike takeover

Kagara has announced a $14.2 million off-market cash takeover bid for North Queensland explorer Copper Strike.

Warning on surging resources pay

A dramatic escalation in wages in the offshore oil and gas sector is contributing to increased uncertainty across other parts of the nation's resource industries according to the Australian Mines and Metals Association.

WorkSafe investigate Baldivis death

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 45-year-old man at a plant hire business in Baldivis on Saturday morning.

Bendigo to fight Great Southern action

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank says there's "nothing new" in a statement of claim against it lodged in the Federal Court by Sydney law firm DC Legal on behalf of investors in the Great Southern managed investment schemes.

ATG plans $6.8m rights and options issue

Malaga-based Automotive Technology Group has announced plans to raise $6.8 million via a pro rata entitlement issue to eligible shareholders.

Sandfire Resources added to S&P/ASX200

West Perth-based Sandfire Resources has been added to the S&P/ASX 200 index after Standard and Poor's removed Centennial Coal from all of its indices.

Lilly joins Curtin in new role

Mining expert Professor Peter Lilly is returning to Curtin University next year in a new role as the executive director, Minerals and Energy Strategy.

WorkSafe investigates RCR death

A 34 year-old boilermaker-welder killed in a workplace accident this morning was working at RCR Tomlinson's Welshpool Mining Facility.

Bunnings plans $600m expansion

Bunnings, has announced plans to increase its investment in New South Wales by more than $600 million in 18 metro and regional sites over the next three years.

Integra starts WA's newest gold mine

Integra Mining has poured the first gold at its Randalls mine, 60 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie.

ACCC disputes 'free range' egg claim

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against WA egg sellers for allegedly marketing eggs as 'free range' when they weren't.

Malagasy abandons Madagascar merger

Malagasy Minerals has decided not to proceed with the proposed merger with unlisted Madagascar-based company, Madagascar Resources, as proposed on May 26.

Forge wins $26m Pluto contract

Forge Group has been awarded the contract for Onshore Building Package #3 at Woodside's Pluto LNG Project in Karratha.

Gryphon raises $45m

West African gold explorer Gryphon Minerals has raised $45.2 million to expedite exploration at its Banfora gold project in Burkina Faso and to begin exploring the Tijirit gold project in Mauritania.

Atlantic completes Windimurra purchase

Atlantic has completed its purchase of the Windimurra vanadium project and the associated $55.5 million capital raising.



Unregistered builder to pay $42,500 for illegal work

Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.

Hall & Prior proceeds with $67m development

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group has today announced plans to proceed with a $67 million aged care facility in High Wycombe, due for completion in the second half of 2019.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

Alan Tough dies at 77

Local businessman Alan Tough has passed away at the age of 77.

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Broadband network waste of money: iiNet

iiNet managing director Michael Malone has warned a Senate Committee that the federal government's national broadband network is doomed to be a huge monumental failure and a waste of $5 billion of taxpayers money.

Moore River project gets approval

The state government has given conditional approval for the Plunkett family's proposed residential development at Moore River, north of Perth, but has substantially scaled down the size of the project.

WA School of Mines under threat

The globally-respected Western Australian School of Mines campus in Kalgoorlie will inevitably be closed unless far reaching changes are made, some of the school's most prominent graduates have warned.

Port Bouvard lodges Gidgegannup plan

Port Bouvard has lodged its master plan for the Gidgegannup townsite with the City of Swan and the Western Australian Planning Commission following 18 months of planning and environmental investigations.