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.
Attorney General John Quigley has announced the appointment of Supreme Court justice Janine Pritchard as president of the State Administrative Tribunal for a five-year term, effective from June 4 2019.
David Flanagan has moved to a new executive chairman role at Battery Minerals, making way for former Atlas Iron chief operating officer Jeremy Sinclair to become managing director, among several board changes at the graphite company.
Fremantle’s idle synagogue will be transformed into a restaurant and hospitality venue after Fremantle Council’s planning committee approved the proposal last night, the latest of a string of approved plans to repurpose heritage buildings in the area.
Five years after being the subject of high profile police raids and multiple charges, the legal saga facing three Perth business people is over due to failures of the prosecution deemed “totally unacceptable” by the judge.