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Scholarships offer US opportunities

THREE students and researchers with strong Western Australian connections are among the 25 recipients of the 2010 Fulbright Scholarships, allowing them to continue their studies in the US.Leading CSIR


Leslie joins Extract as CEO Extract Resources has appointed former Rio Tinto board member Jonathan Leslie as its new chief executive officer.

Comings and Goings

Ausdrill Mason Hills has been appointed as non-executive director.


New Alcoa role for Horne

Directors’ Interests

Most of the directors in United Minerals Corporation have cashed in their options as part of a $204 million takeover deal with BHP Billiton. Five of the nine directors last week netted a combined $1.4 million from a total of 3.6 million options after acce

McMahon enters Midwinter

NATHAN McMahon has emerged as a major shareholder of Leederville-based Midwinter Resources, which shares offices with his company Cazaly Resources.


Kennedy to BalanceBalance Legal has appointed Andrew Kennedy as a director.

Comings and Goings

Atomic ResourcesClinton Cain has been appointed managing director and Tom Melanko chief financial officer and company secretary.Atom EnergyBevan Tarrat has been appointed as non-executive director.Aus

SMEs worry over finance

RISING interest rates and the cost of obtaining finance to expand are the major concerns for small business in 2010, a recent study of 300 SMEs across Australia has found.The Council of Small Business

UWA to launch minerals institute

THE University of Western Australia is set to formalise its three-year thrust to position itself as the key tertiary player in the resources space with the launch of an Energy and Minerals Institute.


Exec, board changes at Wesfarmers

Brokers stick to RBS

RBS Morgans will have a bigger-than-expected Perth base, with 14 advisers deciding to stay with the national stockbroking firm instead of following management to Patersons Securities.

Finbar buys development site

PROPERTY developer Finbar Group has announced the purchase of a large slice of land in East Victoria Park, which it plans to develop into apartments.


Daniels BSCAA presidentShannon Daniels has been appointed president of the Building Service Contractors Association WA.

Comings & Goings

AntariaPaul McCormick has resigned as director.Arafura Australian PearlsExecutive director Christopher Cleveland has resigned from the board but will continue as an operational adviser to the board.As


NWS venture appoints ByrneThe North West Shelf Venture partners have appointed Phil Byrne as the president of its marketing agency.

Construction skills shortage up: survey

A NATIONAL survey of the construction and development industry shows a 10 per cent increase in respondents experiencing the effects of a skills shortage.The 10th Construction Sentiment Index, produced


New CAPS role for CaryCAPS Australia has appointed Rick Cary to the role of managing director.

Comings and goings

Central Asia ResourcesIngrid Laudzevics has retired as company secretary. Winnie Lai has been appointed in her place.DatamotionVicky Oui has resigned as joint company secretary.

Stanley’s ECU honour

EDITH Cowan University has awarded Fiona Stanley the degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa.

UK group’s $5.4m Freo shipping buy

A SUBSIDIARY of global marine engineering group James Fisher & Sons has bought Fremantle-based shipping equipment company Australian Commercial Marine for $5.4 million.

Affordable housing for Northbridge

NOT-FOR-PROFIT affordable housing provider Foundation Housing has started construction on a mixed-use commercial and residential project in Northbridge.


Thick, Wong at IRDISusan Thick, formerly of Allens Arthur Robinson, has been appointed to IRDI Legal as knowledge manager - senior lawyer.

Comings and Goings

ADG Global Supply John Mancini has been promoted to the role of managing director. Keith Gray has resigned as chief financial officer.CloughJohn Cooper has resigned as non-executive director.

Employer confidence up

WESTERN Australia has recorded the largest jump in employer confidence of all Australian states and territories, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Expectations survey.WA recorded by fa

Perth house prices to hit new record

PERTH'S median house price is poised to break through its 2007 peak soon, pushed higher by renewed activity from trade-up buyers.The Real Estate Institute of WA said new data was showing a continued s


French, Lester receive top honoursHigh Court Chief Justice Robert French was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) on Australia Day for his service to the law and legal education.He was j

Bigger boom tipped for WA

WESTERN Australia is on the threshold of another boom, with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA this week revising up its growth forecasts for the local economy.

Langoulant to head Oakajee

Former Western Australian under-treasurer, John Langoulant, has resigned as the head of media tycoon Kerry Stokes' primary investment vehicle, Australian Capital Equity, to take on the chief executive

Johnson to Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation of WA has appointed David Johnson (left) as its new chief executive officer. Mr Johnson has experience in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

McDonald’s Nomad role

Modular builder Nomad Building Solutions has appointed Brett McDonald for the newly created chief executive role for the eastern states.