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Alcoa appoints new Australia president

Alcoa has confirmed the appointment of former Rio Tinto executive Michael Gollschewski as the new vice-president of the company’s Australian operations and as president of Alcoa of Australia.

Shell appoints new chair

Shell has announced forthcoming changes to its board with Zoe Yujnovich to be replaced by Tony Nunan as the new executive vice-president of Australia and country chair.

No refunds from Facebook-based travel agencies

Consumer Protection has warned Western Australians not to pay for flights and holiday deals through travel agencies using the Facebook platform after receiving more than 200 complaints from customers.

Coventry Village installs 4,600 solar panels

Coventry Village in Morley has joined the list of Perth shopping centres to go solar, with the installation of a new 1.3-megawatt solar power system.

WA increases lobster catch

UPDATED: A three-year trial to boost rock lobster availability in Western Australia is expected to increase visitor expenditure and grow jobs in marine tourism, though the lobster industry has expressed concern over the changes.

Bankwest appoints new MD

Bankwest has announced the appointment of Sinead Taylor as the first female to lead the organisation in its 124-year history.

AusGroup wins two contracts

AusGroup has been awarded two major contracts, one of which is valued at $6 million for further work on BHP’s South Flank iron ore project.

BHP fined $50,000

BHP has been fined after failing to ensure road access to one of its mine sites was safe, causing injury to a fuel delivery driver.

Push for regulation of short-stay sector

Industry bodies are divided over a plan to increase regulation of short-stay accommodation providers such as Airbnb, with Tourism Council WA and the Australian Hotels Association among supporters of the proposed rules.

Perth business goes carbon neutral

Family-owned fertiliser producer Baileys has been the given the green light as a carbon neutral certified business, as part of an overall strategy to become more environmentally friendly.

Mapizy’s big vision for resources

A computer vision scientist says the resources sector could benefit from his startup’s deep learning technology.

Pilbara startup wins seed funding

Indigenous skincare business Jummi Factory has gained financial backing from Minderoo Foundation after receiving top prize at the inaugural Dream Summit in Sydney last week.

Inner Perth Australia's most liveable urban area

Inner Perth’s natural environment is among the characteristics that contribute to it being the most liveable metropolitan region in Australia, according to a recent report by Ipsos Australia.

WASO appoints local artist

WA Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has announced the appointment of Perth soprano Sara Macliver to its board of directors.

Teachers need better incentives: report

A recent Grattan Institute report has proposed a $1.6 billion reform package to make careers in teaching more attractive to students with strong ATAR scores.

Family Business Australia appoints WA chair

Family Business Australia has appointed a new state chairman in the same month it launches its national event, Family Business Day.

Sapien Cyber appoints new chair

Joondalup-based Sapien Cyber, which was recently backed by Woodside Petroleum, has announced four high-profile board appointments as the company looks to move into the US market.

88 Energy to raise $6.75m

Alaska-focused oil and gas explorer 88 Energy, formerly Tangiers Petroleum, has announced it will raise $6.75 million through a share placement to fund operations at its flagship Project Icewine venture.

Perth company starts medicinal cannabis exports

Perth-based Little Green Pharma has become the first Australian company to export a locally grown medicinal cannabis product.

Blackham to raise $7m

Gold miner Blackham Resources has announced its third capital raising for the year, bringing the total to $45 million, following a series of delays in production at its gold mines in the Wiluna region of Western Australia.

Valmec, WestStar boost order books

Perth-based energy services group Valmec says it expects continued revenue and earnings growth after securing $43 million worth of contracts.

Paladin to raise $37m

Uranium company Paladin Energy has announced it will raise $30.2 million through a share placement and a further $7 million from a share purchase plan, with the proceeds to help cover the cost of maintaining its mothballed African mines.

Youth Focus encourages Australia to Sock it to Suicide

Australia Post staff are among those wearing bright, bold socks as part of a Youth Focus suicide awareness campaign launched today.

Brewing up a point of difference

Two new breweries have recently opened in WA with three more on the way

Women CFOs increase as chief executives drop

The number of women in executive leadership positions across Australia’s largest listed companies is slowly increasing according to a new report, with Emeco Holdings, Wesfarmers and South32 the top performers for Western Australia.

Perth startup chasing clicks for funding

Perth company OncoRes Medical is in the midst of an unusual fundraising campaign, the success of which is tied to the number of clicks on one of its videos on social media (click through to see the video).

Millennium revises production target

Millennium Minerals has announced it would update its production guidance in October following recent delays in open pit mining approvals and production at its Nullagine gold project.

Aspire raises $33.5m

Metallurgical coal developer Aspire Mining has announced a strengthened financial position with a $33.5 million proposed investment by its major shareholder along with a strategic board restructure.

Perth in top 20 most liveable cities

Perth has continued to be ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities but sits below Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide because of the poor rating for its culture and environment.

Carbon Group targets more growth after 18 acquisitions

Business services firm Carbon Group has achieved rapid national expansion on the back of multiple acquisitions.

New roles at Probuild

Australian construction company Probuild has announced the appointment of Adam Barker as managing director for its Western Australian operations, while Sam Delmenico will move into a new role interstate.



Perth house prices to fall further in 2020

House values in Perth are expected to hit a trough next year according to the latest report from CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics, which has pushed out its predicted recovery to 2021.

$150m housing boost for WA

Western Australia’s property sector has welcomed the state government's announcement of a $150 million housing investment package for first home buyers and low income earners.

Perth house prices to trough in 2020

House values are predicted to rise next year in every Australian city except for Perth, which could experience a further 5 per cent decrease, according to an economics report from HSBC.

NRW confirms BGC acquisition

NRW Holdings has purchased BGC Contracting for $116.4 million in cash, three weeks after it was named preferred bidder, and plans a capital raising of $130 million to fund the transaction.

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CPB, Downer chosen for Metronet projects

A consortium comprising national firms CPB Contractors and Downer has been selected as the preferred contractor for the Yanchep and Thornlie-Cockburn rail projects, with construction expected to commence in May next year, well after the state government's goal of starting this year.