Fraser Beattie joined Business News in May 2014 and covers all of the latest mergers and acquisitions, contracts and deals, state politics and resources news online. Fraser graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2012 with a bachelor of communications degree, and majored in Journalism and broadcasting. He had a stint at a local radio station in Park City, Utah, in 2013, where he covered the latest trends in music in the US. Fraser left Business News in 2017.
Perth business executive Stephanie Unwin is moving from chairman to chief executive of listed biotech company Phylogica, while one of its non-executive directors has been promoted to the role of chief scientific officer.
The Perth-based distributor of the Thermomix kitchen appliances in Australia is being taken to court by the consumer watchdog for allegedly misleading customers when the products were found to be dangerously faulty.
Clive Palmer has dismissed the gathering of CITIC Pacific Mining employees outside the Supreme Court of Western Australia this morning, ahead of the start of the trial between his private company Mineralogy and Citic over royalties, as a ‘Chinese tactic’.
Chief scientist Peter Klinken, oil and gas veteran David Agostini and public sector commissioner Mal Wauchope are among the 36 Western Australians to join the alumni of recipients of the Queen’s birthday honours.
Woodside Petroleum says its joint venture partner at the SNE oilfield offshore Senegal, FAR, has declined to support a transition for the energy giant to eventually take over as operator of the operation.
A week after the Federal Court ordered a wind-up of Macro Group, the corporate watchdog has sought the same action for a number of special purpose companies connected with the failed Pilbara-based property developer.
CTI Logistics chairman David Watson has sold down his shareholding for the first time since he founded the business in 1972, with Forager Funds Management acquiring some of his shares and investing further funds to become a substantial shareholder.
Global ratings agency S&P has cut its credit rating for Quintis for the second time this month and kept the troubled Indian sandalwood producer on credit watch with negative implications, suggesting another downgrade is possible.
The state government has named a consortium led by Leighton Contractors as the preferred proponent for construction of the $500 million Roe 8 highway project, which is the first leg of the contentious Perth Freight Link.
Opponents of the state government’s controversial Roe 8 highway extension project have taken their fight to the High Court following a recent decision that validated the project’s environmental approval.