With the demand for community services increasing and the amount of money flowing into the sector not growing at the same rate, businesses and charities are coming together to find a third way of satisfying those needs. Noel Dyson reports.
A SMALL telecommunications player that has been suspended from trade on the Australian Stock Exchange for more than a year is on the verge of receiving a $19 million payout from nickel producer Anaconda.
AN agreement has been struck between the four major project construction unions, the Western Australian Government and the Australian Council of Trade Unions to limit industrial unrest on the $630 million Burrup Fertilisers project.
A CONSTRUCTION Forestry Mining and Energy Union attempt to force an enterprise bargaining agreement onto a Perth employment hire firm and have it charged with unfair dismissal has failed in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
THE cost of last week’s truck blockade at Fremantle port, sparked by a dispute between truck drivers and stevedores from Patricks and P&O over truck turnaround times, could be in the millions of dollars.
LISTED Western Australian auto parts company Advanced Engine Components, once linked to failed telco New Tel and its boss Peter Malone, has concluded the sale of two of its non-core assets and is now concentrating on its natural gas technologies.