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Fees dispute fires writs

A DISPUTE over more than $500,000 between listed auto parts company Advanced Engine Components and big four accounting firm Deloitte has

Fuel players positive on FAL market play

INDEPENDENT petrol station operators are seeing opportunity rather than disaster in Foodland Associated Limited’s pending move into petrol retailing.

Skywest routes in competitors’ sights

THE proposed takeover of Western Australian regional airline Skywest has given its competitors some hope of accessing its protected routes.

Hale director to court

STEPHEN Rundin, the man alleged to be behind the latest financial scandal to hit exclusive boys college Hale School, has been summonsed

Grubb link in Ord River sandalwood litigation business

ORD River Land Corporation, a company linked to jailed finance broker Graeme Grubb, is being sued for almost $2.4 million. A Supreme Court writ seeking $2.4 million, the amount of

Panel given Skywest referral

SKYWEST’S board has asked the Takeovers Panel to adjudicate as to whether takeover bidder CaptiveVision Capital should be forced to clarify details within its bidder statement.

Marketing Mix caught up in Metabolism Centre collapse

ONE of Western Australia’s largest advertising agencies, The Marketing Mix, has been hit by the collapse of diet group The Metabolism Centre, with the agency’s former holding entity facing liquidation after losing close to $1 million. Carfee Pty Ltd, the

Freedom’s talent pool pays off

AN already lucrative European market could become even more profitable for Freedom Pools if its Spanish manufacturing operation plans come to fruition.

Medaire buoyant on air deals

GLOBAL medical services provider Medaire has widened its reach with two key deals.

Ghosts of financial trouble past return to haunt Boo

GHOSTS of financial troubles past have returned to haunt corporate Christmas decorations specialist Boo Creative Consultants with one creditor commencing legal action to recover nearly $20,000 and the

Miners help Balya

MINING industry players and the law fraternity have played a major role in bringing a unique cancer treatment centre to life.

Metabolism Health rides again

ASCENT Capital has signed a deed of company arrangement that will breathe life into failed listed weight loss player Metabolism Health Limited.

Sivida leading the way

PERTH-EXCHANGE listed company pSivida has led the way in mid cap share price growth for the first quarter, according to a survey by stockbroker Intersuisse.

Metabolism directors gain

METABOLISM Health Limited directors Jim Cowling, Joseph Ohayon and David John look set to participate in the listed company’s next incarnation,

Investment house plans China phosphate foray

LISTED investment group Asset Backed Holdings is embarking on an ambitious plan to create a China-focused phosphate-based regional mining and resource group.

Doric disappearance solved

FOR much of 2003 there would be the occasional question – whatever became of Doric? Through 2002 the company had been flying high with the Burswood hotel refurbishment.

Foodbank adds $20,000

THE 2004 Foodbank Charity Golf Classic, produced by Ernst & Young has raised almost $20,000 for Foodbank WA.

ABH deal put under question

SOME questions have been raised over listed investment house Asset Backed Holding’s decision to buy China-based Norwest Chemicals, a company part owned by ABH director David Argyle for a proposed $6.4

Feds to challenge redundancy ruling

THE Federal Government will introduce legislation to overturn the Australian Industrial Relations Commission’s decision to force small businesses to pay up to eight weeks of redundancy.

Coal power fears aired

COAL industry proponents are concerned that they are being squeezed out of Western Power’s latest request for a 300 megawatt base load generator.

Police taskforce looks at 15 building projects

A SPECIAL WA Police Service taskforce set up to investigate allegations of criminal behaviour in the building and construction industry is in the process of investigating 15 matters from the Royal Com

Union has second go at builder

THE Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union is having a second try at having an enterprise order made against Hanssen Pty Ltd.

Radio proves a shining light

A COMMUNITY radio service is allowing about 200,000 Western Australians to do what many people take for granted – access the information in a newspaper.

Fleetwood Sells out of Park Business

LISTED Western Australian property player Aspen Group has entered into an agreement with WA caravan manufacturer Fleetwood Corporation to acquire its caravan park division.

Humanitarian calling for Marapana Wildlife pair

SOUTHERN suburbs icon Marapana Wildlife Park is on the market for $475,000 on a walk-in-walk-out basis.

Contract foundations set for shake

WESTERN Australia’s construction industry could be in for a shake-up due to legislation currently being debated in State Parliament.

Construction Contracts Bill on table

SECURITY of payment for builders and their subcontractors could become a reality if the Construction Contracts Bill is soon passed.

Woodside presses Enfield button

WOODSIDE has decided to go ahead with development of its Enfield oil field, about 40 kilometres north west of Western Australia’s North West Cape.

Kalgoorlie marching to its own beat

KALGOORLIE is out to prove that has a cultural soul despite its diesel and dust image and, hopefully, raise $40,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service into the bargain.

deLandgrafft takes on top job at WAFarmers

CLOSING the country-city divide, reducing the skills shortage in the agricultural industry, keeping people on the land and promoting agriculture in general are some of the key issues for new WAFarmers president, Trevor deLandgrafft.

$500m investment a boost for business

GERALDTON is on the cusp of benefiting from more than $500 million in investment, rebounding strongly after several years of sluggish activity.


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Bookkeeping industry gets set to boom

BOOKKEEPING looks set to boom once the GST comes in.