Emily Morgan

WA Ballet settles into new home

THE West Australian Ballet has settled into its new $13 million home in Maylands, the restored and refurbished former WA Royal Institute and Industrial School for the Blind building.

Giving Green aims to guide cultural change

LEADING philanthropist Martin Copley believes environmental causes receive a low level of private support in Western Australia because of a perception that conservation is the domain of government.

Using arts to make WA inclusive

Fremantle-based KULCHA Multicultural Arts of Western Australia is on a mission to use the arts as a catalyst to make WA more culturally inclusive as skilled migration to the state grows and its cultur

GP works with Ngarda for indigenous health

General practitioner Alanna Sandell has launched her medical practice at indigenous contractor Ngarda’s Belmont headquarters and aims to help improve the health of the wider communities the group oper

Arts groups to merge

Two of Australia’s pre-eminent arts support organisations, Australia Business Arts Foundation and Artsupport Australia, will merge from July next year.

Hills group rises to the challenge

HAVING operated for three decades providing a range of community support services, Rise hopes a recent rebrand and planned expansion will increase its profile across the state.

Funding for social enterprise

IMPROVING internet access for the vision impaired, building support for Aboriginal businesses, and a bike recycling project with corporate connections are among the first group of initiatives to be su

Project banks on hunger for leadership change

A COLLABORATION between Commonwealth Bank, management consultancy McKinsey & Company, and international not-for-profit organisation The Hunger Project has developed a unique leadership program tha

Companies go to school

Chevron Australia and Leighton Contractors have both launched education programs aimed at attracting school students into a career in the companies’ sectors.

Resources-arts partnerships scoop AbaF awards

A PARTNERSHIP between Woodside and national arts organisation Big hART, which delivered an arts program to youth in Roebourne, was among the winners at this year’s Australia Business Arts Foundation’s

Crowdfunding builds arts support

WHAT do US President Barack Obama, ScreenWest and the West Australian Youth Theatre Company have in common?

McCuskers giving lessons in leadership

One year into Malcolm McCusker’s three-year term as governor of Western Australia, he and his wife, Tonya, continue to drive the state’s philanthropic agenda.

Porter eyes his federal chance for fight on GST

When Christian Porter announced in June he would step down from his roles as Western Australian treasurer and attorney-general to pursue a career in federal politics, his motivations were clear, but t

Publican buys Wolfe Lane

THE Publican Group has bought inner-city bar Wolfe Lane, adding to its group of licensed venues that includes The George and The Aviary in the city, and The Burnleigh in Nedlands.

Aboriginal contractor association rebuilds

THE Pilbara Aboriginal Contractors Association has had its operations on hold for the past three months, after its chief executive stepped down and left the organisation to reassess its board structur

Heavy hitters back volunteering

WOODSIDE Petroleum, Squire Sanders, Atlas Iron and Deloitte are among the organisations behind the Corporate Volunteering Council in WA, which was created in a bid to grow volunteering across the stat

In-house training

SCAFFOLDING and equipment hire company Pilbara Access has developed an in-house Aboriginal employment-training program to guard against skills shortages and improve indigenous engagement.

CBA grows cultural connections

COMMONWEALTH Bank has increased its involvement in Western Australia’s north-west during the past year, and has developed an indigenous banking strategy to build relationships and business across the

NRW-Eastern Guruma top JV

A JOINT venture between NRW and two east Pilbara indigenous groups has dominated the indigenous contracting space during the past 18 months, winning contracts with Fortescue Metals Group and Rio Tinto

Many Rivers trading up

DEMAND for microfinance and business support from Many Rivers Opportunities has grown to the point where it is gearing up to open five new offices across the state in the next year.

Native title driving business development

THE desire for economic development and employment outcomes from resources projects has resulted in indigenous contracting deals becoming a major part of native title and land-use agreements.

Joint ventures at heart of building up to stand-alone Aboriginal companies

Indigenous businesses are building capacity through joint ventures and are growing on the back of multi-billion dollar contracts from big mining companies.

BHP, Nyiyaparli sign new deal in Pilbara

BHP Billiton Iron Ore has signed a major native title agreement in Western Australia’s Pilbara region covering its Mt Whaleback mine site.

Cost to residents’ care the main issue

WESTERN Australia’s aged care sector is facing major challenges in servicing the ageing population, with high construction costs forcing bed supply to fall below forecast demand and a reduction in fed

App gets friends to join the Mob

Not-for-profit organisation Big Help Mob is set to launch its mobile app this week, after almost six months of development.

Expansion opportunities dawn on Dusk

CANDLE producer and retailer Dusk is something of an anomaly in a stagnant retail sector – expanding its store base, establishing an international retail presence and developing a direct-sales arm.

WA Opera leads collaboration

THE West Australian Opera is leading an innovative international co-production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello that will visit South Africa, Australia and New Zealand over three years.

Kinsella bringing city vision to reality

KIERAN Kinsella has taken on the lead role at the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority at a time of major, and sometimes controversial, activity in Perth.

Tourism targets growth sector

WESTERN Australia’s tourism industry has struggled recently as the high Australian dollar proves a barrier to inbound visitors and encourages locals to travel overseas.

Building on 40-year conference high

PERTH’S functions and conventions sector is undergoing an upgrade in facilities to match increased activity, with construction of a new function centre under way at Joondalup Resort, extended faciliti

CBD office vacancies up

PERTH’S office vacancy rates increased slightly during the past six months, from 3.3 per cent in January to 4.2 per cent in July.


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Brazil office joins Micromine alliance

NEDLANDS-BASED mining software company Micromine has expanded its international network by establishing an agency alliance in Brazil, adding to a dozen offices it has in other countries.

Heat’s on for mango exporters

WESTERN Australian tropical fruit growers and exporters have welcomed lower trade barriers to key markets such as China, but acknowledge there are challenges associated with that.

Enerji makes 'green tech' acquisition

Perth-based energy specialist Enerji has announced its $5 million acquisition of "green tech" company CoGen.

XRF sights set on global reach

Perth-based XRF Scientific has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with x-ray software specialists Panalytical (PAN) in an effort to boost its international sales.