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Airflite wins $18m RAAF deal

Western Australian aviation company Airflite has won a six-year, $17.6 million contract to maintain 97 different mechanical and avionics components on the Royal Australian Air Force’s PC9/A aircraft.

One-stop finance shop created

A WESTERN Australian- based company Financial Solutions has launched what it claims to be a one-stop financial benefits shop for small to medium-sized enterprises to provide to their employees.Its Cor

Not for Profit - Village operators have win-loss

Retirement village operators in the not-for-profit sector have had both a win and a loss over the GST treatment of their operations.Some not-for-profit retirement village operators lost out on the GST

State’s after-hours clinic plan hits $400,000 snag

The State Government’s high-profile $5.9 million plan to reduce pressure on the public hospital system by establishing after-hours clinics has been left $400,000 in the red following the collapse of General Practice Divisions of Western Australia Ltd, jus

AWAs add 8.5pc

Workers on Australian Workplace Agreements can expect to earn at least 8.5 per cent a year more than employees on awards in Western Australia’s mining industry, according to the WA Industrial Relations Commission.

Majors to milk distribution deal

A plan by Coles and Woolworths to take over the distribution of milk to their supermarkets is expected to lead to a major rationalisation of Western Australia’s milk distributors.

StateWest Awards out again

It is time for Western Australia’s public servants to down coffee cups and nominate their peers for the 2004 StateWest Achievement Awards.Coffee cup jokes aside, the State-West Awards recognises the b

ConsMins turns to India

Consolidated Minerals has announced a major manganese supply deal with India thought to be worth in the order of $28 million, inclusive of shipping costs.The contract, with a group of Indian steel ind

Brake maker aims for US

A Western Australian auto components maker has its sights set on the US market after receiving the first shipment of its wear-resistant braking system from its Thailand-based manufacturing operation.S

Skywest takeover crashes

One of Western Australia’s most bitter corporate takeover battles of recent times, CaptiveVision Capital’s bid for Skywest, is officially over – for now.The Takeovers Panel has made a declaration of u

Fun, fitness for good cause

As tired feet pound the pavements towards the end of this year’s City to Surf – thoughts of team building may be far from various entrants’ minds.Indeed, for those more unfit participants press ganged

WA Inc link to PRL deal

Two key figures from the WA Inc. days, Kevin Edwards and Tony Lloyd, have surfaced at the heart of the deal that led to its largest shareholder Asset Backed Holdings’ takeover bid for Christmas Island miner Phosphate Resources Limited.

Major wine players lift their holdings

At a time when wine stocks seem out of favour, two of the major players in Western Australia’s wine industry, Evans & Tate chairman Franklin Tate and Australian Wine Holdings director Michael Calneggia, have increased their holdings.

Asset Backed bids $6m for miner

Asset Backed Holdings has launched an off-market $6.3 million cash bid for unlisted Christmas Island phosphate miner Phosphate Resources Limited, in which it already holds one third of the stock.The b

Key to final payout found for Revinir

Aliquot Asset Management – a company with a history tied closely to Asset Backed Holdings – is set to receive $920,000 from Key 2, the company that bought its property management assets earlier this y

Hybrid challenge for UWA

Fresh from beating the rest of the world in part of the Formula SAE challenge, University of Western Australia students are gearing up for their next global feat.A team of 75 students, plus UWA engine

Property managers gearing up

As the heat dissipates slightly from the property market, a new type of listed vehicle is gearing up to take advantage.Listed property management companies are starting to emerge with the aim of takin

Rocky way to work smoothed

Large corporates, particularly those that are Perth-based, have become a key target for work finder to the physically disabled, Rocky Bay Employment Services.The job finding service, a division of Roc

Hope springs for local renewable players

Organic Resource Technology has started building its first commercial-scale municipal waste processing facility.The $5 million plant will be based in Shenton Park and have an initial treatment capacit

Board changes at brake maker

Australian Stock Exchange-listed brake manufacturer Safe Effects Technologies has undergone a major board restructuring, replacing chairman Tom O’Brien with former South Sydney Council mayor Vic Smith

Eagle boy top young local entrepreneur

At the age of 20 the work involvement most people have had with a pizza shop is doing the deliveries.Not Damien Langley.By that age he was the owner of the Eagle Boys franchise in Willetton.Indeed, de

M Health comes back to life

Directors of recovering weight loss business Metabolism Health Limited are on the verge of lodging a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to raise between $1.5 million

HIF sets itself for next 50

Western Australian-based health insurer HIF is celebrating its 50th year and, as part of those birthday celebrations, has embarked on a major corporate restructure.The not-for-profit fund started its

Accountants get five

Tax accountants Walter Tieleman and Sean Pearce from Perth firm McKessar Tieleman, and Melbourne-based accountant Stephen Warton have been sentenced to five years’ jail with a minimum of 18 months.

ERG makes $67 million move

ERG Group has announced the details of a fully underwritten five-for-four renounceable rights issue at a price of 20 cents a share to raise $67 million.The news had taken market experts by surprise, g

WAM aims for industry hit

Throughout its history Western Australian Music, also known as the WA Music Industry Association, has been considered a group solely concerned with the creators of original music.The bulk of its fundi

West Kimberley deal signed

At long last the deal to get five new power stations and supply Western Power’s electricity needs in the West Kimberley for 20 years has been signed.The electricity supply deal is worth more than $600

Q forms a print future

One-time dot.com hopeful Q Multi-medium has gone full circle, briefly flirting with life as Jumbuck Corporation before coming back to the share market as Q Limited.

Danish ferry deal eases pressure on Wavemaster

The storm clouds that have been gathering over embattled Western Australian shipbuilder Wavemaster International may be starting to clear.

CVC turns to Purple

Skywest takeover suitor CaptiveVision Capital has retained public relations firm Purple Communications to spread its message.

EPM takes aim at oil, gas

Gaining ISO 9001 certification has cleared the way for engineering firm EPM to become a player in the oil and gas industry.The family-owned business, which started life as Esperance Precision Machinin

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Bookkeeping industry gets set to boom

BOOKKEEPING looks set to boom once the GST comes in.