Madeleine Stephens joined Business News in January 2019 as a part time journalist while completing her studies and started working full time in October 2019. She covers community, arts, hospitality and tourism for online and print and is also responsible for appointments and the diary sections. Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in 2019 majoring in journalism and geography and received first class honours for her thesis on food security in Papua New Guinea.
The incidence of worker fatalities across Australia has continued its trend decline over the past decade, with the number of deaths attributed to workplace incidents falling to 13 in WA and 144 nationally.
AusCann Group Holdings chair Mal Washer and director Cheryl Edwardes have advised they will retire from the medical cannabis company's board, with major shareholder Merchant Group planning to nominate one new director.
Lifeline WA is on its way to meeting its ambitious goal to answer the equivalent of all the state’s crisis calls by June 2020, after doubling its volunteer workforce in the past three years to answer a record 32,000 calls last year.
Prospero Productions will premiere its new immersive documentary Whale Super Highway, which tracks a mother and a baby whale down the coast of Western Australia, in a 35-seat dome at CinefestOz at the end of August.
Franchisors in the food services sector have commonly provided inadequate information to potential buyers, while nearly half of prospective franchisees do not get any independent professional advice before buying, a new report has found.