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Squash aims to bounce back

As a sport it was flying high in the 1980s, becoming the game of choice for executives the world over.Twenty years on and squash is a mere shadow of its former self.

ASIC looks into Wavemaster

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has started an investigation into beleaguered shipbuilder Wavemaster International, which has been in financial turmoil for some months.

Collie shire sues ASIC

The Collie Shire Council is suing the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to recover some of the $200,000 it is owed in unpaid rates from the Wellington Heights development, a land parcel embroiled in the finance brokers’ scandal of three yea

Compo costs in dispute

Business could face increased costs of up to $174 million in the first year of the Gallop Government’s new workers’ compensation laws, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

FAL into the fuel action

FAL supermarket chain Action has launched a reverse petrol discount plan that offers its customers money off their grocery bill based on the amount of petrol they have bought.The discount plan, open o

Nursing’s new ‘super agency’

A five-way merger has resulted in the formation of one of Western Australia’s largest nursing agencies with a claimed total staff of about 1,000 and growing.Flex Health Service has been formed from th

New slate for pork growers

PORK growers are calling for a restructure of their industry to ensure it remains strong in the face of growing imports and domestic pressures.Those domestic pressures include the higher Australian do

Multi-facets reflect well on Henderson

Is he an architect? Is he a healthcare research advocate? Is he a trade promoter for Western Australia?

Christmas Island battle heats up

The battle for Christmas Island phosphate miner Phosphate Resources Limited has escalated with PRL and takeover suitor Asset Backed Holdings trading shots over the share value of the offer.

Royal Show posts another record

The Royal Show is over for another year and while the gate numbers show a record attendance, it will be some time before the Royal Agricultural Society gets a true indication of how much money it made

Holmes à Court calls Nebru to account

Leading businesswoman Janet Holmes à Court has successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Western Australia to put liquidators into failed cattle business Nebru Plains.

Skywest raising sparks dogfight

A BIDDING battle is under way as shareholders jockey for best position ahead of the release of Skywest’s prospectus on October 11.Singaporean-based takeover suitor CaptiveVision Capital announced its

Small-town attitude pays off for Brown

What a year it has been for WestNet managing director Peter Brown.In February he was recognised as one of WA Business News 40under40 winners and now he has been named Young Entrepreneur in the Western

Job index confirms strength

Further signs that the job market is performing well have come with a seasonally adjusted rise of 4.29 per cent in the Olivier Internet Job Index for September.The growth is across the broader economy

Chameleon conflict

Recently-listed miner Chameleon Mining is facing a winding-up motion over a $200,000 debt claimed by a former consultant.

Second China deal for component firm

China is proving a happy hunting ground for Advanced Engine Components with the company signing a second deal there that could be worth at least $4 million.

Panel maker composes US play

SHIPBUILDING supply company Ayres Composite Panels has expanded its operations into the US, signing a distribution agreement with Missouri-based company Mark A Robicheaux Inc.That deal allows Ayres to

Terrace Proms closed by tax man

THE Australian Tax Office may bring an end to Terrace Proms, the event that brings classical music to the foyers of buildings on St Georges Terrace once a year.The ATO has commenced proceedings to hav

Talisman, Merlin lack the magic touch as floats stall

The proposed Australian Stock Exchange floats of Talisman Mining and Merlin Petroleum have stalled for a lack of investor interest.

Taxi licences out for lease

Four multi-purpose taxi licences have been advertised for lease, the last of the eight the WA Government promised to release this year.Those plates are for taxis that are predominantly used to transpo

Westcare leads TB fight in Bali

WESTCARE Incorporated has signed an agreement with the Balinese Government for cooperation on tuberculosis prevention in Bali.The signing of the memorandum of understanding signals the start of a six-

Wavemaster staff wait it out

As further writs are lodged against ship builder Wavemaster International, reports are again emerging that the company’s staff are not being paid.An employee of the ship builder told WA Business News

SES keeps tradition alive

Solar energy and water solutions provider Solar Energy Systems has taken what some may see as a step back into the more traditional solar energy business with the purchase of Welshpool-based solar hot

Phosphate Resources bid out

THE game is afoot for Phosphate Resources Limited with takeover suitor Asset Backed Holdings making its intentions official through the release of its bidder statement.As expected, Asset Backed is off

Clontarf given tax free kick

CLONTARF Foundation, the organisation behind the Clontarf Football Academy, has been given the tax equivalent of a free kick with Federal Revenue Minister Mal Brough announcing the foundation had atta

Dispute over development may lead to Day in court

A move into property development has resulted in founders Malcolm Day and Rodney Smith being hit with a $1.3 million Supreme Court writ from construction giant John Holland, the company building their five-storey apartment complex at 2 Belle

Grubb liquidator seeks $6.4m from investors

THE liquidator of Rowena Nominees, one of the vehicles used by failed finance broker Graeme Grubb, is seeking $6.4 million from 122 investors in two managed investment schemes Rowena was financing.

Writ keeps JDV-Hartleys link alive

WHILE the profile of listed financial services platform provider JDV Ltd may have dropped since it parted ways with its broking affiliate Hartleys last year, a legacy of that link remains.

Audit ramp-up starting soon

MEDIUM-SIZED businesses, property investors and employers failing to meet their tax obligations are all likely targets of the Australian Tax Office’s beefed-up audit division.The ATO, which accountant

GPDWA failure may highlight flaw

THE collapse of General Practices Division of Western Australia highlights a problem in the way some not-for-profit organisations account for their funds.PPB partner Simon Read, liquidator of GPDWA, s

Shipbuilder clears the debts

Shipbuilder Wavemaster International is confident it can meet its creditors’ demands, despite more writs having been lodged.


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Bookkeeping industry gets set to boom

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