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Madeleine Stephens

Madeleine Stephens joined Business News in January 2019 as a part time journalist. She covers a wide range of general news for online and print and is also responsible for appointments and the diary section. Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2018 majoring in journalism and geography and is undertaking her honours in food security in Papua New Guinea this year.

SRG Global and WBHO win $41.6m contract

SRG Global and WBHO Infrastructure have entered a $41.6 million joint venture to deliver the Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Interchange project.

Court takes hard line on workplace safety

The Supreme Court has this week dismissed two separate appeals, by manufacturer Best Bar Reinforcements and a Harvey Norman franchisee, finding both companies were liable for workplace incidents.

Tsvetnenko refused bail

Tech millionaire Eugeni “Zhenya” Tsvetnenko was denied bail this morning at the Perth Magistrates Court after being arrested on fraud charges in the United States.

Al Taylor joins David Chitty

Former advertising executive Al Taylor has been appointed chief executive of hospitality and brewing business Triple-1-Three, which was set up by former Sunset Events directors David Chitty and James Legge.

Wage theft inquiry announced

The state government has announced an inquiry into the deliberate underpayment of wages and entitlements to employees, also known as wage theft.

Wine exports hit $2.8 billion

Higher exports to China have driven an increase of about 10 per cent in national and Western Australian wine sales in 2018.

Study finds Perth rates for job opportunities

Perth is one of the best cities in the world to find a job in 2018, a new study has found.

CipherTel to provide broadband to the Kimberley

Bunbury telco CipherTel has won two more state government grants to provide high-quality broadband access to rural areas not adequately serviced by the National Broadband Network, this time in the Kimberley.

Willis appointed acting CEO of Millennium

Perth-based Steve Willis has been appointed acting chief executive of Millennium Services Group after his predecessor, Craig Hanley, became the sixth director to leave the national security and cleaning company over the past two months.

Flanagan to leave Murdoch role

Murdoch University chancellor David Flanagan has announced he will step down at the end of his second three-year term, in August 2019.

Regions pursue range of diverse opportunities

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Regional Western Australians are diversifying their local economies in any number of creative ways, from film making to building the world’s largest radio telescope. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

HBF wins naming rights to nib Stadium

Three major sporting facilities in Perth will bear the name of health insurer HBF after the organisation signed a deal for the naming rights to nib Stadium.

WA has the biggest homes in Australia

Newly built homes in Western Australia are the largest in the country, with new houses averaging 235.3 square metres and new apartments increasing in size by 8.7 per cent.

Vimy Resources announces major restructure

Uranium explorer Vimy Resources has announced a major restructuring, including the resignation of three directors, further cost-cutting and a focus on its base metals project.

Gary Martin named as one of LinkedIn’s top voices

Australia Institute of Management WA chief executive Gary Martin was the only Western Australian to be named in LinkedIn’s inaugural list of top influential opinion makers.

Broome tour company wins top tourism award

Kimberley Wild Expeditions, a member of the Indigenous Champions Program, won the tourism industry’s highest prize over the weekend, just days after the Tourism Council WA called on the state government to maintain funding for Aboriginal tourism.

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Tsvetnenko refused bail

Tech millionaire Eugeni “Zhenya” Tsvetnenko was denied bail this morning at the Perth Magistrates Court after being arrested on fraud charges in the United States.

Rosendorff name saved by local jeweller

The receivers of Rosendorff struck a deal last night to sell the jewellery business to an unnamed local buyer already in the jewellery business.

Perth accountant banned for six years

The corporate regulator has banned a Perth accountant from providing financial services for six years after an investigation found he bought and sold shares for clients so companies could meet the minimum requirement to be listed on the stock exchange.

Rosendorff receivers liquidating assets

After 55 years of business, iconic Perth jeweller Rosendorff has been placed in receivership.

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Tourism Council calls for Airbnb regulation

Western Australia’s peak tourism body has called for greater restrictions on short-stay accommodation providers claiming residential properties on Airbnb do not increase visitation to the state.

Airbnb goes head-to-head with critics

More than a third of visitors to Western Australia who used Airbnb said they would never have had a holiday if it wasn’t for the online home-share platform, the company asserted today, as it fought back against criticism by Tourism Council WA and the Australian Hotels Association.

HBF wins naming rights to nib Stadium

Three major sporting facilities in Perth will bear the name of health insurer HBF after the organisation signed a deal for the naming rights to nib Stadium.

Langoulant to chair Infrastructure WA

Business groups have welcomed a bill introduced by the state government today to establish the advisory body Infrastructure WA.