Jessica Mascione joined Business News in August 2019 and commenced as the online reporter in October. She covers a variety of topics for online, including junior mining, as well as contracts and corporate finance for print. In 2019, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, with a major in Journalism. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Advertising) at Curtin University in 2014.
AGL Energy subsidiary Perth Energy has secured a $4.5 million three-year contract with the North Metropolitan Health Service, its biggest natural gas supply agreement with a state government agency this year.
Perth podiatrist turned entrepreneur Rachael Ferguson has turned her company around in just two years, with rebranding and partnering with the right distributor the keys to unlocking the full potential of her fast-growing footcare business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Holland has won its first substantial contract in Western Australia in several years, with the Public Transport Authority of WA awarding the Chinese-owned company a contract for track maintenance services on Perth's urban rail network.