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Shanna Crispin

Shanna worked as a reporter at Business News from early 2012 to late 2014. As a journalist for Business News Shanna covered the community and arts, not-for-profit, health, technology, innovation and hospitality sectors.

Review follows LandCorp win

THE federal government department that oversees the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act is reassessing how it handles development applications after losing a court case to LandCorp.

HHG works to secure the middle ground

SEVEN years of aggressive expansion firmly established HHG Legal Group in the Perth legal scene, but the firm says it’s in a better place now after two years of consolidation.

Mining blamed again for draining labour

Labour shortages have intensified in the automotive, electrical, engineering and food trade sectors while the situation has improved in construction, according to new data.

Plans to simplify tourism, hospitality visas

The federal government plans to establish a scheme to simplify the process by which hospitality and tourism operators employ foreign workers.

Curtin call to train lawyers and doctors

Plans for a medical school and a new law program in Western Australia herald a major change for those professions.

Plans to simplify tourism, hospitality visas

THE federal government plans to establish a scheme to simplify the process by which hospitality and tourism operators employ foreign workers.

Narrow focus widens business potential for Velocious

BELMONT-BASED engineering company Velocious has doubled production capacity to accommodate actual and expected demand for its specialist tools and services.

Ardrey facing Phoenix fraud

A MAN considered a leader in Western Australia’s biotechnology arena has faced the Perth Magistrate’s Court on charges of defrauding a Perth-based company.

Business lines up to whack Act

SEVERAL key issues and concerns with the Fair Work Act have come to light as a review of the federal legislation gets under way.

IT consultants plug into resources demand

IT and communications consultants in Western Australia appear to be thriving – a trend which Perth-based company Conducive claims is in response to strong demand from the resources industry.

Bartels thrives on opportunity offered by McKinley Plowman

THE dedication 19-year-old Matt Bartels has for his job is impressive; often, he’s too busy preparing and scanning documents to talk.

Ardrey facing Phoenix fraud

A MAN considered a leader in Western Australia’s biotechnology arena has faced the Perth Magistrate’s Court on charges of defrauding a Perth-based company.

Mining focus for Europcar

Europcar has formed a partnership with a small car rental business based in Esperance in an attempt to increase its share of Western Australia’s mine-specific vehicle rental market.

Pilbara Access builds on resources support

IT’S almost five years to the day since Pilbara Access began as a five-man operation, providing specialist-scaffolding services to the mining industry based out of Newman. 

Mining focus for Europcar

EUROPCAR has formed a partnership with a small car rental business based in Esperance in an attempt to increase its share of Western Australia’s mine-specific vehicle rental market.

Visa win for ChoiceOne

A PERTH recruitment agency has secured federal government approval to ‘employ’ overseas workers on temporary 457 visas.

Waste plan eyes more recycling

The Barnett government has lifted the lid on its long-awaited waste strategy, pledging to improve recycling and regulation but has held off on increasing the landfill levy.

Government targets cuts to construction waste

The state government will focus on improving waste recovery rates from the construction, demolition and industrial sectors to achieve "ambitious" targets in its new waste strategy, but has no plans to

Freo council backs changes to city

The revitalisation of Fremantle’s city centre is one step closer to becoming a reality after the council backed a change to its planning scheme.

WA faces big shortfall of workers by 2015

The scramble for skilled workers in the state has intensified as the economy improves and training falls short of demand.

Bunbury's Giacci Group sells for $119m

Bunbury’s Giacci family has sold its trucking and bulk haulage business Giacci Group to listed company Qube Logistics for $119 million.

Kenyon the go-to man on economic matters

ONE of Western Australia’s most highly regarded economists passed away last week, just a fortnight after his 60th birthday.

Miners pay for study

IRON ore companies operating in the Port Hedland regionwill fund a $6 million study to establish whether water from the West Canning basin is fit for industrial use.

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Perth takes best bar, hotel titles

One of Perth’s small bars has been named the best metropolitan bar in Australia, while Crown Metropol Perth has taken the title of best overall accommodation hotel.

Perth entrepreneur taps public market

More than a decade after leaving Perth, a local entrepreneur has returned west to drum up investment for his latest venture.

WA contractor bought for $41m

East coast engineering and contracting group Seymour Whyte Constructions is to enter the Western Australian market through the $41.2 million acquisition of privately owned business Rob Carr.

Amcom bought for $653m

Vocus Communications has been successful in its bid to take over Amcom Telecommunications with the pair agreeing to a deal valuing Amcom at $652.7 million.

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Perth’s bad driving key to congestion fix

Addressing Perth drivers’ notorious inability to merge has emerged as one of Main Roads’ key strategies for reducing congestion.

“Protectionist” domgas policies a threat: Conoco

ConocoPhillips’ Australian head has warned domestic gas reservation policies and anti-industry activism could threaten the development of a viable market in Western Australia.

Taste this, it’s Rawsome

Lifestyle changes following a disease diagnosis have led a Perth woman to an unexpected business success.

Bunbury's Giacci Group sells for $119m

Bunbury’s Giacci family has sold its trucking and bulk haulage business Giacci Group to listed company Qube Logistics for $119 million.