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Snapshots from the Fringe

As the Fringe World Festival enters its second weekend, Business News photographer Attila Csaszar offers the first instalment of his ‘Behind the Scenes at Fringe’ series – the Edith Spiegeltent.

Perth hotels offer more value

Hotels in Perth have become better value than those in Sydney, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics annual Tourist Accommodation survey released today.

Macfarlane joins Woodside board

Former Howard and Abbott government minister Ian Macfarlane has been appointed non-executive director of Woodside. 

Board Moves September 27 to October 7, 2016

Marenica Energy has appointed John Sestan as an executive director. Bruce McFadzean has resigned as a non-executive director at Venture Minerals. 

Broad, Crothers, Dawn win govt work

Perth-based Broad Construction Services has shared in $10.5 million worth of contracts awarded by the state government.

Board Moves September 7-26, 2016

Netlinkz (previously known as iWebGate) has appointed Suthan Naganayagam as managing director.

Team united after ‘therapeutic’ meeting: Barnett

Colin Barnett has seen off an attempted spill motion at today’s party room meeting by 31 votes to 15, emerging with what he claimed was a united Liberal team after a ‘therapeutic’ exercise.

Mercantile bid for Richfield appears successful

Sir Ron Brierley-chaired Mercantile Investment Company appears to have been successful in its $21 million bid for Perth-domiciled, Singapore-based shipping business Richfield International.

Board moves August 23 - August 30 2016

Jupiter Energy has appointed Alexey Kruzhkov as a non-executive director.  Sundance Resources has appointed Carol Marinkovich as company secretary.

SRG beats headwinds to book profit lift

Civil contractor and mining services company SRG Limited says it is well positioned for further growth on the back of recent contract wins, after booking a 52 per cent lift in net profit in the 201

Peppermint in deal with Philippines bank

Recently-listed technology company Peppermint Innovation will supply its remittance system to a bank based in the Philippines under a new partnership deal.

Board moves August 13 - August 22 2016

Malcolm Randall has resigned as chair at MZI Resources, but will remain a non-executive director. Rod Baxter has been appointed chair.

Vale Shane Gherbaz

Former stockbroker and the founding managing director of Euroz, Shane Gherbaz, has passed away after a battle with illness.

Board moves July 19-26

DigitalX chair Zhenya Tsvetnenko has resigned. Brett Mitchell has resigned as non-executive director. Leigh Travers has been appointed an executive director.

People Moves July 18 2016

Lavan Legal has appointed Claire Petersen as a partner in its reconstruction, recovery and insolvency team.

Board moves July 7 - July 18 2016

Pilbara Minerals has appointed Steve Scudamore to its board as an independent non-executive director.

Construction contract announcements June 30 to July 13 2016

Quality Builders has won the $4.7 million contract to upgrade the Karratha and Broome regional courthouses. The work includes the relocation of the Kununurra temporary courthouse complex.

CPD Group focus on governments, schools ahead of collapse

Governments, including local councils, and schools appear to be the biggest clients of building, construction and maintenance firm CPD Group which collapsed in May.

Board moves July 4-6 2016

Kin Mining announced the appointment of Don Harper as chief executive commencing in early August. MMJ PhytoTech has appointed Richard Jarvis as chief financial officer.

Board Moves June 29 - July 1 2016

Clive Dickens has been appointed director for Newzulu replacing Alex Hartman, company founder, who terminated his role as managing director.

Screenwest, SWDC, Water, Zenergy, Gage Roads appointments

Film production legal adviser Bryce Menzies has been appointed to the Screenwest board.

Belcher joins Baptistcare, Friars joins Anglicare

Former Bethanie chief executive Wayne Belcher has been appointed a director of Baptistcare. Mr Belcher led Bethanie from 1993 to 2010.

Horton to AICD board

Former Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA president Tracey Horton has been appointed to the national board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Grant Thornton adds two WA partners

Grant Thornton has appointed two partners and two principals in WA.

HLB, Deloitte, KPMG appointments

Kirstin Stewart has been appointed a partner in the business services team of HLB Mann Judd’s Perth office.

Cusworth chairs ERA

Department of State Development deputy director general, strategic policy Nicky Cusworth has been appointed chair of the Economic Regulation Authority for a five year term.

Board moves June 11-29

Auroch Minerals announced that Dr. Andrew Tunks has committed to a full-time role as Auroch CEO.

Construction contracts and tenders June 16 to June 29 2016

Three renal health-related construction contracts have been announced in recent weeks.

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State govt starts legal action against Uber

Legal action is being taken against ride-share company Uber for not having the appropriate licence to operate in Western Australia.

Vale Shane Gherbaz

Former stockbroker and the founding managing director of Euroz, Shane Gherbaz, has passed away after a battle with illness.

Brierty bags $300m contract

Brierty and three Aboriginal contracting firms have won a $300 million contract with Rio Tinto to complete mining and civil works on a project in the Pilbara.

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State govt starts legal action against Uber

Legal action is being taken against ride-share company Uber for not having the appropriate licence to operate in Western Australia.

Rinehart comments an 'insult': Swan

Treasurer Wayne Swan has slammed mining magnate Gina Rinehart for insulting Australian workers after she called for a cut to the minimum wage and accused people of being jealous of the wealthy.

Rayney sad his wife's killer is still free

Acquitted murder suspect Lloyd Rayney has spoken of his sadness that his wife's killer is still at large, rather than the relief he feels at being cleared of killing her himself.

Leighton/Georgiou consortium wins Gateway works

A consortium led by Leighton Contractors and Georgiou Group has been chosen by the state government to deliver its $1 billion-plus Gateway WA project.