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.
CBH Group district four member director Trevor Badger has refused to resign after allegations he materially breached board confidentiality, forcing CBH Group to hold a special general meeting for growers to vote on whether to remove him.
Great Southern Distilling Company has been awarded the title of Best International Craft Whisky in the World by the American Distilling Institute for the second time, this year for its Limeburners Heavy Peat.
Forty-nine arts organisations that previously received Australia Council for the Arts funding have missed out in the latest round, with the 95 recipients selected last Friday to share $31.7 million over four years.
In an initiative led by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA, the Western Australian resources sector has pledged $6.6 million to Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations, Foodbank WA and Lifeline WA.
Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation is flying in tonnes of medical supplies from China and increasing Western Australia's capacity to test for COVID-19, as part of a rescue package announced today.
Gage Roads Brewing Company has increased its weekly production of packaged products by 80 per cent to meet a recent surge in demand but has cut production of draught beer and withdrawn its earnings guidance because of the uncertain outlook.
The performing arts sector is coming up with new ways to ensure people are entertained, in light of government restrictions on indoor events attended by 100 people or more as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The owner of Northbridge bars Ezra Pound and The Bird, Kabir Ramasary, has added another two hospitality venues to his portfolio with the opening of Northbirdge Dining Room and Northbirdge Wine Bar last month.