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Board moves August 30 - September 6 2016

Monadelphous has appointed Helen Gillies non-executive director.

Construction tenders and contracts summary - April 20

Major construction works at the new independent public secondary school Fremantle College is set to be performed by Perkins Builders under a $22.9 million contract.

40under40 2016 winners - non finalists

Daniel Ashton Gravity Group - Boost Mobeel Perth Owner, director DANIEL Ashton says he has always been entrepreneurial.

Wenco wins Beenyup recycling contract

O'Connor-based engineering services company Wenco has been awarded a structural, mechanical and piping contract by the KEP Recharge Alliance for the Beenyup advanced water recycling plant in Craigie.

Appointments for week ending June 24

New leaders for Gold Corp

GR doubles revenue but profit slips

GR Engineering Services has recorded a reduction in net profit after tax despite substantially higher revenues during the first half of the financial year.

CEO Survey Results - What our politicians should do

More than 60 CEOs from WA provided Business News with detailed views on the year past, the next 12 months, their vision for the state, and what they expect from political leaders.

CEO Survey Results - the year ahead

More than 60 CEOs from WA provided Business News with detailed views on the year past, the next 12 months, their vision for the state, and what they expect from political leaders.

AFG loan book reaches $100bn

Mortgage broker AFG has reached a milestone with a loan book of $100 billion.

Geopacific in $3m rights issue

Shares in Geopacific were up 9.3 per cent today as the company announced a $3 million rights issue, with the company planning to step up exploration activity at its Cambodian Kou Sa project.

Enterprise, Zenith to receive government drilling support

Local resource explorers Enterprise Metals and Zenith Minerals have received state government co-funding for drilling exploration projects in Western Australia.

Nalder stripped of finance portfolio

Dean Nalder has been stripped of his finance portfolio as part of a cabinet reshuffle after conflict of interest controversies.

Pacific Energy MD resigns

Pacific Energy managing director Adam Boyd has announced plans to leave the role at the end of March next year, after more than eight years at the company.

OfficeMax gives WA schools market top marks

OFFICE school supply companies are experiencing huge growth despite the collapse last year of Wooldridges, with national stationery supplier OfficeMax Australia due to open a new distribution centr

MRRT under fire after raising just $126m

Premier Colin Barnett has described the federal government's mining tax as a flop, after Treasurer Wayne Swan revealed today the impost raised just $126 million in its first six months of operation

Goyder lifts Coles from 'stuffed' to success

The head of Western Australia's biggest industrial company says he's still having fun in the top job and has spoken in depth about how much he enjoys the role. Click through for video.

Sundance shares soar on takeover deal

Shares in Sundance Resources have shot up by more than 11 per cent after it accepted a reduced takeover offer from China's Hanlong Mining.

Rio Tinto profit down 34%

Resources giant Rio Tinto has reported a 34 per cent drop in its underlying first half profit to $US5.2 billion ($A4.9 billion), with lower prices for iron ore and other commodities the main reason

Porter quits ministry, plans federal move

Treasurer and Attorney-General Christian Porter has stunned the state government by resigning immediately from his ministerial roles, and confirming that he plans to leave state politics and make a

Strike rises on stunning drill results

Strike Energy was one of the few Australian stocks to end the day in positive territory, after drilling results intersected one of the thickest coal seams recorded to date in South Australia's Coop

Rio to double apprentice numbers

Mining giant Rio Tinto has announced a plan to double the size of its apprenticeship and trainee programs to ease tightening skills shortages.

Emu bails out of Hillgrove mine buy

Emu Nickel has abandoned plans to purchase the Hillgrove antimony-gold project from Straits Resources for $40 million, after it failed to raise sufficient funds to cover the purchase.

Mix94.5 continues long reign at the top

Mix94.5 has come up trumps for the 100th consecutive Perth Radio Survey, despite a significant fall in listeners, ratings agency Nielsen says.

Central Systems wins $7m pipeline project

Monadelphous Engineering subsidiary KT Pipelines has appointed civil construction and services firm Central Systems for construction works at Chevron's Gorgon liquefied natural gas project on Barro

BHP Billiton announces two appointments

BHP Billiton has continued making big changes in key executive positions, appointing Ian Maxwell as president energy coal, following the move of Jimmy Wilson from energy coal to take up Ian Ashby's

Ramelius stocks plunge after poor report

Ramelius Resources has been savaged by investors after releasing a disappointing quarterly production report yesterday.

Merah Resources lists on ASX

Perth-based gold and base metals explorer Merah Resources listed on the Australian Securities Exchange today.

REIWA numbers show confidence returning

Confidence is returning to the residential property sector, the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia says, with a strong lift in sales activity across the state in the March quarter.

Current GST system is terminal: Porter

Western Australian Treasurer Christian Porter has welcomed an interim report on the carve-up of GST revenue, which has flagged changes to a system Mr Porter says is broken and in need of reform.

GR wins $18m Telfer deal

GR Engineering Services has won an $18 million contract for the refurbishment of processing facilities at Newcrest Mining's Telfer copper-gold mine in the Pilbara.

Hughes takes on Ferrowest chair

Iron ore junior Ferrowest has appointed prominent business identity Bryan Hughes as chairman.

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Nalder stripped of finance portfolio

Dean Nalder has been stripped of his finance portfolio as part of a cabinet reshuffle after conflict of interest controversies.

Wenco wins Beenyup recycling contract

O'Connor-based engineering services company Wenco has been awarded a structural, mechanical and piping contract by the KEP Recharge Alliance for the Beenyup advanced water recycling plant in Craigie.

CEO Survey Results - the year ahead

More than 60 CEOs from WA provided Business News with detailed views on the year past, the next 12 months, their vision for the state, and what they expect from political leaders.

Pacific Energy MD resigns

Pacific Energy managing director Adam Boyd has announced plans to leave the role at the end of March next year, after more than eight years at the company.

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Gillard clings to power

Julia Gillard will remain Prime Minister after securing the support of two of the three rural Independent MPs to form government.

First farmer loses crop to GM

A WA oat and wheat grower has become the first farmer to lose his organic certification after his crop was contaminated by a neighbour's genetically modified canola crop.

Labor to oppose retail trading change

The push for extended retail trading hours in Perth is doomed to fail after the Labor opposition decided to oppose the move, joining the Nationals who also oppose change.

Kleenmaid appoints administrators

Around 150 employees of national kitchen and laundry appliance retailer Kleenmaid Group face an uncertain future as administrators are appointed to the company after the global financial crisis hits sales and margins.