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Target taps shareholder, raises capital

West Perth-based oil and gas explorer Target Energy has tapped its major shareholder Wyllie Group for $3 million through a convertible note issue, and is undertaking an entitlement offer to raise up to $2.9 million.

Anova to raise $1.7m for Big Springs

Subiaco-based explorer Anova Metals says it has received commitments for a $1.69 million capital raising to fund drilling and permitting programs at its Big Springs project in Nevada.

Viento wins $8m BHP contract

Viento Group has been awarded a $7.9 million contract by BHP Billiton Iron Ore for refurbishment at its OHP Substation in Yandi.

Qantas upgrading Perth business facilities

Qantas is upgrading its Perth Airport facilities to align with Australia’s other major airports, kicking off construction of a new domestic business lounge.

iCollege to acquire DLS for $4m

Perth-based online education services provider iCollege has entered into a binding heads of agreement to fully acquire Dynamic Learning Services for $4 million.

Woodside donates $1m to Perkins Institute

Woodside Petroleum has donated $1 million to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, while 100 Woodside employees have raised almost $280,000 more through the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Medibank share offer attracts interest

Medibank Private says the number of pre-registrations for its share offer exceeded its expectations, with 750,494 lodgements received to date.

Stuart Smith new NOPSEMA CEO

The federal government has appointed former Western Australian bureacrat Stuart Smith as CEO of its oil and gas industry regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority.

S&P revises DBNGP outlook

Ratings services Standard & Poor's said today it had revised its outlook on the 'BBB-' issuer credit ratings on DBNGP Trust, the owner of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, and related f

Clough acquires US LNG engineering firm

Engineering and project services company Clough today announced the acquisition of CH-IV International, a small, privately owned liquefied natural gas engineering and consulting services provider based in the United States.

Gold miners launch royalties campaign

The significant social and economic benefits generated by Western Australia’s gold mining industry will be highlighted in a public awareness campaign launched today at the 2014 Diggers & Dealers F

Airport service centre plan for Siemens

Technology giant Siemens has announced plans to develop a new service centre at Perth International Airport to provide maintenance and repair facilities for its customer base in the water, mining, oil and gas and associated industries.

Congestion health risk: Fulker

Commuting times in Perth are getting longer and it’s not just hitting workers' hip pockets but also their health, according to a report released by the Committee for Perth.

Bushfires threaten Ellenbrook, The Vines and Bullsbrook

A bushfire watch and act alert has been issued for people in the northern part of Ellenbrook, between Warbrook Road, Railway Parade and Maralla Road in the southern part of Bullsbrook, the northern pa

Nolin to run WAFarmers

Gage Roads Brewing Company founder Peter Nolin has been appointed CEO of the WA Farmers Federation.

Ventnor and Sandfire JV for Thaduna/Green Dragon

Base-metals company Ventnor Resources has announced a joint venture with Sandfire Resources to  fast-track the Thaduna/Green Dragon copper project into production while removing the need for raise add

Buru cleared by DAA

Buru Energy has been cleared of any wrongdoing related to disturbance of Aboriginal heritage sites in the Canning Basin.

Tim Minchin awarded honorary UWA doctorate

Former Perth arts student Tim Minchin's achievements on the stage have been recognised by the University of Western Australia, which awarded him an honorary doctorate last night.

Lime Street Project wins UDIA award

The $30.6 million, seven-storey Lime Street development has won a major prize from the Urban Development Institute of Australia, taking home the President’s Award on Saturday night.

Kanopy, Sun Connect among the new names recognised for entrepreneurship

Seven outstanding Western Australian business and community leaders will go on to represent the state in the 2013 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards after being announced ascategory winners for the We

Business debtors taking longer to pay their bills

Australian businesses are taking longer to pay each other in 2013 compared to a year earlier, in an indication that their level of financial health has not improved, according to credit bureau Dun &am

Australia most costly for foreign students: HSBC

Australia is the most expensive country for overseas students with a combined average cost of university fees and living costs totalling more than US$38,000 per year, according to recent research by H

More retired people may face tax on their super fund earnings

A lobby group for self-managed superannuation users has warned that five times more Australians could be hit by the federal government’s proposed 15 per cent tax super profits tax on retirement earnin

WA minimum wage increased 3 per cent

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has moved to increase the state's minimum wage more than 2.8 per cent, slightly above the recent rise granted by the federal Fair Work Commission

AHG, Sirius into ASX200 index

Leighton Holdings and Perseus Mining were among the losers from the latest rebalancing of Australian stock market indices, while Automotive Holdings Group and nickel explorer Sirius Resources were amo

Curtin gets SKA funding nod

Curtin University is in the running to build a key component of the Square Kilometre Array radio-astronomy project after securing Federal Government support.

John Bond joins Fleetwood board

Prominent Perth property identity John Bond has joined the board of transportable housing and caravan manufacturer Fleetwood Corporation.

Police & Nurses officially re-branded P&N Bank

The state’s largest locally-owned lender, Police & Nurses, has today officially changed its name to P&N Bank.

West Perth hotel expansion approved

The City of Perth has approved a 10-storey extension to a West Perth hotel.

New MD for Apache Energy

Oil and gas firm Apache Corporation has announced a new managing director for its Perth-based Australian operating unit Apache Energy.

Northern Star signs JV with Fortescue

Perth-based gold miner Northern Star has signed a joint venture agreement with Fortescue Metals Group to acquire non-iron ore mineral rights to what it described as "barely explored" acreage near seve



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.