The resource sector’s safety record has been brought into doubt after a contractor was crushed while working at a liquefied natural gas plant and hospitalised, but the incident was not recorded as a lost-time injury.
Two former BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto engineers from the Wheatbelt officially launched a wave energy prototype in the Swan River today as part of a long-term plan to produce electricity at costs so low it will rival wind energy.
Leading players in Western Australia's disability services sector claim the National Disability Insurance Scheme has set unrealistic cost parameters that could force up to 40 per cent of local providers out of business.
A single worker en route to the Roy Hill mine site has been found to be in possession of cannabis, after police searching for illicit drugs visited a number of remote Pilbara worksites serviced by fly-in, fly-out workers.
A senior Woodside Petroleum executive has urged Perth companies to be less secretive, saying recent deals it struck with local businesses had occurred only after learning of their world-class expertise by chance.
Reigning 40under40 winner Angus Turner has welcomed an investment of almost $4 million into the Lions Eye Institute and pledged to use the funds to implement a new mobile eye healthcare service for use in the state’s most remote regions.