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Jordan Murray

Jordan joined Business News in June 2019 as a journalist 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

Compass Education launches in WA

Victoria-based edutech company Compass Education has launched operations in WA, following a $60 million capital raise from private equity firm Advent Partners.

Curtin drawn on effective job design

One researcher’s experience with mundane jobs has led to her researching how job design affects productivity.

Safety, efficiency seal Roborigger sweep

A focus on safety and efficiency has helped Tensa Equipment spin-off Roborigger win an unprecedented three of four sponsored platinum awards at this year’s Innovator of the Year ceremony, including the Business News ‘Great for the State’ award.

Steadman rides to success as Steadyrack goes global

There are numerous words Steadyrack marketing manager Jeff Russell could use to describe the success of his company, so it’s curious that he opts to call it an ‘accident’.

Weedchipper a non-chemical, sustainable cropping solution

The widespread use of herbicides such as glyphosate to control weeds in cropping systems has proved to be comparatively cheap and effective over many years, and the only practical solution for WA farmers.

Simple leaching solution wins for MPS

Mining & Process Solutions has won the top prize at this year’s Innovator of the Year awards, with an environmentally friendly, cost-efficient new process for the mining industry.

WA Ballet goes to China

The West Australian Ballet has announced it will tour China with a performance of ‘Giselle’ in October of next year, as part of the company’s recently announced 2020 season.

WA researchers to benefit from $35m investment

Two researchers based at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research will join the Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology as part of a $35 million investment courtesy of the Australian Research Council.

Alzheimer’s research gets $3m boost

A trailblazer in the field of Alzheimer’s research will investigate preventative treatment for the disease on the back of $3.1 million in funding from the federal government.

Canning back for Rechabite relaunch

Rechabites Hall in Northbridge was officially relaunched as a 1,500-capacity, multi-use venue earlier this month, with the overhaul driven by former Artrage chief executive Marcus Canning.

WA backing for online dispute resolution

Victoria-based online mediation and arbitration service Immediation will officially launch in Western Australia on November 20, on the back of $1.8 million partially raised from local investors.

Perth youth growing by rowing

Wesfarmers’ newly announced partnership with Rowing WA is part of a broad range of sports-related community programs gaining popularity in WA.

Program aims to grow STEM shoots

Lyndsey Scott’s career pathway is unusual, to say the least, and quite likely unique.

Emerald targets green medicine growth

With mainstream acceptance for cannabinoid medicines growing, Emerald Clinics has found value in building clinical evidence of its use.

Perth Mint attracts 1,400 new investors with gold token

The Perth Mint has announced 1,400 new investors have registered for digital accounts in the past two weeks, following the launch of its gold token.

Business brokers target the upside

A successful year for GMO Business Sales masked what was an otherwise quiet year for brokers across the state.

FMG joins Black Swan as principal partner

Rio Tinto’s 22-year relationship with Black Swan State Theatre Company has come to an end, as it was announced at the theatre company's season launch last night that Fortescue Metals Group will step in as its new principal partner.

Noongar lullaby under the stars

Community Arts Network has announced a partnership with The City of Perth to bring ‘Djinda Djinda Kanangoor’, a Noongar version of the lullaby ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, to outdoor screens throughout Yagan Square, Perth Cultural Centre and Northbridge Piazza this summer.

WA Super to make $20m impact investment

WA Super has announced it will invest $20 million in the WA Impact Fund, as part of its membership of the newly founded Impact Investment Alliance of WA.

Bishop calls for moderation on global trade

Former deputy prime minister Julie Bishop has urged Australia to act as a voice of moderation on international trade, criticising the US for exacerbating threats to the rules-based world order.

Fremantle cruise arrivals continue to fall

Twenty-nine cruise ships are scheduled to berth in Fremantle in the 2019-20 season, continuing a downward trend in the number of cruise ship arrivals.

Position paper points to value of core national curriculum

A paper has argued Australia should replace its tertiary ranking system with a common curriculum and individual learner profiles.

Picabar signs five-year lease

The owners of Northbridge’s Picabar have signed a five-year lease agreement with the Perth Theatre Trust (PTT), Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman announced this morning, bringing to an end a year of uncertainty for the venue.

Workplace diversity delivers healthy outcomes for all

WELLNESS@WORK: More workplaces need to step up to the plate in terms of women in leadership roles and workplace culture.

Healthier workers on the move

WELLNESS@WORK: Healthier Workplaces WA is helping workers across the state get up and stay in shape.

Digging deep at work for mental health

WELLNESS@WORK: A Perth-based researcher is investigating what the workplace can do to create positive mental health outcomes.

Companies step up to culture of wellness

WELLNESS@WORK: The economic impact of healthier workers is well established; now some of WA’s most successful wellbeing programs want to achieve more, by promoting a culture of wellness at work.

Cost perceptions plague Perth

Key cost of living indicators show Perth has become one of Australia’s least expensive capital cities in recent years.

The doctor is listening

A WA researcher has been recognised for his research into the long-term complications of a common middle-ear infection in children.

Davies draws on history for progressive policy agenda

Mia Davies invoked the memory of US president Teddy Roosevelt to argue for pragmatic and market-based policy decisions at a Business News Policy Briefing today.

UWA program gets students thinking

The University of Western Australia’s 10-year-old Aspire program has worked hard to open the minds of thousands of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to the possibilities offered by tertiary studies.

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Perth to be painted red ahead of Manchester United arrival

The state government and Activate Perth announced a series of 'coloured activations' this morning, ahead of an upcoming 10-day visit from Manchester United Football Club.

Perth still lacks ‘that one thing’

A Committee for Perth report has found many residents’ entrenched views about the city’s cultural offering remain hard to shift.

Dockers to cast a wide net for Lyon, Rosich replacements

Fremantle Dockers' president Dale Alcock said the club will look widely to find a new coach and chief executive, following the departure of Ross Lyon and Steve Rosich earlier today.

Debate heats up over Roe 8

Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti attacked opposition leader Liza Harvey today for her support of the Perth Freight Link, criticising the previous Liberal government and Ms Harvey's stance on tolls.

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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.