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Jordan Murray

Jordan has written for Business News since June 2019 as a journalist covering tourism, technology and education, after having written for The CEO Magazine since 2018. Before that, he studied communications and media studies at The University of Western Australia, graduating with first-class honours in 2017.

Cruise arrivals a boon for WA's tourism industry

Western Australia’s tourism industry could receive a much welcomed boost in the coming months, as Princess Cruises diverts several of its routes to Australia due to port closures throughout Asia.

Tech takes on hospitality

For all the advances and disruptive opportunities available via everyday tech such as smartphones, Pubster founder Adam Mastey still sees opportunities in the hospitality sector.

Coronavirus effects spread through industries

As recently as a fortnight ago, industry leaders and government officials were urging caution as the novel coronavirus swept through China, with representatives from Western Australia’s tourism and education sectors confident the state was prepared to manage any possible fallout.

QILT survey findings neglect nuance

More than half of Western Australia’s major universities are below the national average on measures of employer satisfaction, according to the results of the latest Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) survey.

Details of Perth Glory deal remain unclear

Perth Glory chief executive Tony Pignata declined to be drawn on the specifics of a proposed sale of the football club to a London-based cryptocurrency exchange, overshadowing a state government announcement this morning of a sponsorship deal with the club.

WA to regulate short-stay accommodation

UPDATED: The state government has said it will adopt most of the recommendations arising from a parliamentary inquiry into short-term accommodation, with Tourism Council WA and the Australian Hotels Association WA welcoming the pledge to apply more stringent regulation to the sector.

Fresh focus on innovation at MLC

Methodist Ladies College has taken a step to balance traditional teaching practices with innovative learning by creating a new role for 2020 and beyond: director of innovation.

Norwood connects across the ditch

Telecommunications provider Norwood Systems has announced it will deliver value-added mobile network services to New Zealand telco Spark, in what the company is positioning as the first step in a strategy to provide its own network to telecom service providers.

Roborigger raises $5m from Blackbird

Roborigger has successfully raised $5 million from Blackbird Ventures, an example of a Perth-based company seeking venture capital from out of state.

Regional tourism, aviation to receive boost

The state government has today pledged to spend $2 million promoting regional tourism and $8 million on aviation, as it ramps-up its response to the worsening coronavirus outbreak.

WA's business leaders set the agenda

Four of Perth’s most notable business leaders offered their thoughts on how corporations can have a positive impact on the Western Australian community this afternoon, as Business News celebrated its ’Great for the State’ series ahead of the first edition for 2020.

Making connections, selling the state

For a man tasked with delivering air travel solutions and encouraging people to fly, Kevin Brown says the bulk of his recent work has involved helping the travelling public spend less time in transit.

Funding flow vital to help homeless

City officials and service providers say helping Perth’s homeless requires more investment from federal and state governments.

Additional Singapore flights to offset China woes

The state government has today announced additional flights to and from Singapore, in an effort to maintain stability in WA’s tourism market following the worsening coronavirus outbreak on the Chinese mainland.

Iron ore price tumbles as coronavirus spreads

The full impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak has begun to weigh on the Australian economy, with aviation, commodities and education absorbing the worst of the shock.

Measured approach to virus threat

Representatives from Western Australia’s education and tourism sectors have expressed cautious optimism the state’s institutions are well placed to ride out the effects of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, as the state government pledges $2.9 million in extra funding to aid in combatting the impact it will have on WA's tourism sector.

BetterLabs expands fund to $23m

BetterLabs Ventures, RAC’s early stage seed fund, has become WA’s largest venture capital fund with the announcement last night it had expanded to $23 million.

ECU secures $3m cyber centre

Edith Cowan University is aiming to capitalise on its existing cyber security expertise with the opening of a new $3 million security operations centre, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Bankwest program cracks code for student engagement

Lea Cairns says Western Australian schools need to implement playful ways for children to engage in technological learning, as students confront a job market increasingly in demand for graduates with STEM knowledge and skills.

YAC awarded contract for Pilbara ecotourism development

The state government has approved an application by the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation to build accommodation at Millstream Chichester National Park, with the company to develop glamping tents, caravan sites and a new restaurant at the park.

Uno deals data to Nielsen

East Perth-based startup Uno Group has announced a collaborative partnership with global research and analytics firm Nielsen, a major boost for a company that just two years ago worked its way through

Government details Rottnest investment

The state and federal governments today announced the first details of several planned infrastructure projects on Rottnest Island, on the back of $33 million in investments for the island over the next three years.

Diverse offering fits the bill in Freo

Almost 10 months after it opened, Freo.Social has expanded its range to include a dining option with the addition of Beer.Kitchen, the venue’s new 22-item dining offering launched in mid-December.

Jetty dives in with commercial direction

Busselton Jetty will strengthen its position as one of the South West’s foremost tourist attractions on the back of new amenities and renovations to the site, according to chief executive Lisa Shreeve.

Airport confident in Asian routes

Growing the number of direct routes from and into Asia will be a priority for Perth Airport in the coming year, chief executive Kevin Brown says.

Morley-Ellenbrook rail tender released

The state government has begun the tender process for the design, construction and commissioning of the Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook line, despite delays related to other contracts set to deliver the line's build.

McGowan on hand for first Shanghai-Perth flight

Premier Mark McGowan this morning said direct flights from China were critical to growing WA’s tourism industry, as the first direct flight from Shanghai to Perth arrived at Perth Airport.

Brookman STEM award a lesson in cross-curriculum application

Brookman Primary School principal Hans Geers believes science and mathematics are subjects best approached as a whole-of-curriculum experience, integrated across all subjects and taught with real-world examples.

InteliCare senses aged care need

Buoyed by a second successful capital raising at the end of 2019, a Leederville-based firm is taking a high-tech, personalised approach to aged care.

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Inferno saps confidence, shakes economy

Epichem scales back revenue projections

PharmAust subsidiary Epichem has significantly revised its forecast revenue following the announcement one of its major customers would end its contract with the company next month.

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Iron ore price tumbles as coronavirus spreads

The full impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak has begun to weigh on the Australian economy, with aviation, commodities and education absorbing the worst of the shock.

ISWA principal takes leave following WorkSafe investigation

International School of Western Australia principal Maria Coate has taken a period of leave following the opening of a WorkSafe investigation.

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Hot prospects for Bunsters

One of Perth’s sauciest companies is seeking a $5 million valuation with a hand from the Perth Angels.

Government introduces harsher WHS penalties

The state government has today introduced harsher industrial manslaughter penalties, in an effort to bring WA’s WHS laws in line with that of other states.

Wyatt touts reduced debt projections

The state government has used today’s mid-year review to tout falling debt levels and a higher surplus, disguising what are otherwise middling projections for GSP and wage growth.

WA to regulate short-stay accommodation

UPDATED: The state government has said it will adopt most of the recommendations arising from a parliamentary inquiry into short-term accommodation, with Tourism Council WA and the Australian Hotels Association WA welcoming the pledge to apply more stringent regulation to the sector.