Matt Mckenzie joined Business News in June 2014 and reports on projects, energy, agribusiness, small business, employment relations, manufacturing and economics. He completed bachelor of arts and bachelor of economics degrees at the University of Western Australia, majoring in political science and international relations, economics, and money and banking. He was formerly president of the UWA Student Guild, where he introduced the first private catering outlets on campus, and has worked at a financial services company.
Shares in former Perth-based company IMX Resources have more than doubled today, as the company has announced a significant graphite deposit at its Nachingwea property in Tanzania, with a graphitic unit up to 500 metres wide and more than 10 kilometres long.
Alicanto Minerals has today announced it has received firm commitments for a placement of 10 million shares to raise $1.5 million, and will be offering an additional $300,000 share purchase plan to eligible shareholders.
Perth based copper explorer Avanco Resources has finalised a deal with global resources funds management giant BlackRock, which will provide $US12 million to fund development of the Antas North site in Brazil.
Former Department of Regional Development director general Paul Rosair has received a $412,000 golden handshake after stepping down from the role on June 30, nine months earlier than stipulated in his contract.
An iconic fixture at many sporting and cultural events, food vans are going gourmet, with pies and chips giving way to more sophisticated cuisine that, increasingly, is competing with the bricks and mortar hospitality sector.
Former New South Wales opposition leader John Brogden has been appointed managing director of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, after serving as chief executive of the Financial Services Council.
GDP has bounced back from a poor showing in the September quarter with December quarter seasonally adjusted growth of 1.1 per cent, while Western Australia snapped a five quarter streak of shrinking state demand to grow 0.4 per cent.
The University of Western Australia Student Guild has dismissed a staff member over financial irregularities after bringing in forensic accountants from BDO to undertake a special analysis of its 2013 accounts.
Uber drivers using the service as a supplementary income should declare it to their primary employer, according to Minter Ellison partner Kathy Reid, after a driver who had worked during sick leave lost an unfair dismissal claim.
The Roe 8 road project will be cancelled if the Labor Party wins the upcoming state election, opposition leader Mark McGowan said today, even though the government has already signed a contract for construction, with $236 million of funding to be re-allocated to three alternative roads.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder has highlighted the social benefits of Roe 8 and touted the minimal environmental impact of the project at a lunch today, adding that the link would need to be built regardless of any move to an outer harbour.