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Tori Wilson

Tori Wilson covers community, arts and science at Business News. Tori joined the team after a stint as a regular freelancer for Premium Publishers in Northbridge. She completed a double degree at Curtin University in 2017, majoring in marketing and professional writing and publishing.

Royal Flying Doctor Service gives wings to new CEO

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has appointed Rebecca Tomkinson as chief executive, succeeding Grahame Marshall who resigned in September after six years in the role.

Austal commits $300,000 to Anglicare

Anglicare WA has received confirmation that shipbuilder Austal will commit $300,000 to the not for profit’s family and domestic violence support service, Young Hearts, over three years.

Boundlss builds health AI

Local tech startup Boundlss has ambitious plans to take its artificial intelligence health app to insurers across the globe, and is seeking to raise $4 million by February to help it achieve its goal.

$30m in contracts awarded for port development

Contracts totaling $30 million have been awarded to Austral Construction and marine solutions business TAMS Group to replace ageing channel markers offshore and within the port of Port Hedland.

Heritage-listed strip for sale

Five heritage-listed buildings on William Street have been put up for sale by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA), with offers open until December 18.

Alexium International rejigs board

US-focused Alexium International Group has announced the appointment of two Australian non-executive directors, Claire Poll and Susan Thomas, while chairman Gavin Rezos will be retiring as of May 2018.

Feds provide $334m for university research

Western Australian universities will receive 8 per cent of the $333.5 million in federal government funding announced today to support new research projects nation-wide.

Indigenous art meets high fashion in Perth

A fashion collaboration between internationally renowned Jimmy Choo, local designer Alvin Fernandez, and Western Australian indigenous artist Peter Farmer was brought to Perth earlier this week for a temporary exhibition.

Rebranding an art form at Perth Festival

The increasingly competitive nature of the arts marketplace has prompted a rebrand at the longest-running international arts festival in Australia, Perth International Arts Festival.

Tech offers home-based rehab

Technology that recently arrived in Perth from New Zealand could improve rehabilitation outcomes for multiple sclerosis and stroke patients, offering the potential to speed-up recovery while reducing the need to travel for treatment.

McKenna new Screenwest CEO

The state’s peak body for screen funding and development, Screenwest, today announced the appointment of Seph McKenna as its new chief executive, succeeding Ian Booth.

Art at the heart of a revitalised Perth inner city

The private sector has matched public funds dollar for dollar in 2017 to support the Historic Heart of Perth project, which aims to revitalise the east end precinct through public art and streetscape improvements.

Top award for medical device startup, NIMo

Medical innovation and commercialisation group SPARK Co-Lab launched its 2017 Design Course Pitch Night last night, naming medical device startup NIMo (Non Invasive Monitoring) as the winner.

Disability program LeadAbility at risk of closure

Leadership WA has put its disability program LeadAbility on hold as it seeks new sponsorship following the state government’s decision not to fund the program for 2018.

Viola directs new PICA vision

Curator and critic Eugenio Viola is bringing a fresh outlook and almost a decade of experience to his role as senior curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

UWA granted $447 million worth of software by Siemens

Global technology company Siemens has announced an in-kind grant of $447 million worth of industrial software to the University of Western Australia.

A hands-on approach to generosity

Fundraising ‘giving groups’ Meridian Global Foundation, Impact100 WA and 100 Women are defying the economic slowdown, having raised a total of $1.1 million between them during the past three years.

Varis hopes customers stay Feral

Scale and authenticity were two factors attracting Coca-Cola Amatil to Feral Brewing, which now plans for a more rapid execution of its vision with the newfound support.

Doctors control the business model

SPECIAL REPORT: A shared approach to practice is paying dividends for the founders of Perth Urology Clinic.

Market, government moves to keep care at home

SPECIAL REPORT: Big changes to the home services sector have boosted consumer control over choice, leading to a more competitive market as an increasing number of consumers want care kept at home.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall, Matt Mckenzie and Tori Wilson discuss house prices, Tianqi, the sale of Henderson-based Silver Yacht, the latest in the Perth lord mayor saga, recent women in business awards, and health care.

Heathcare projects receive $1.2 million boost

Federally-funded MTPConnect has announced a $1.2 million commitment to two healthcare projects, both of which involve Telethon Kids Institute as a collaborator.

Artist in residence with Tom Muller

Artist and curator Tom Muller says Fremantle, like many port cities worldwide, has a wealth of heritage and history.

Holyoake marches to the beat of a different drum

Holyoake has developed into an NFP with international reach and self-sustaining social enterprises, and Angie Paskevicius has played a major role.

Inequality focus as Carroll takes global neurology role

WA neurologist William Carroll has been named president of the World Federation of Neurology, the field’s top global position.

Perkins ride raises more than $4m

This year’s MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised $4.1 million to support work at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Contract wins for ad agencies

Advertising and marketing agencies Marketforce and Longtail have won new contracts with Avivo and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia respectively.

Tianqi builds on strong cultural foundation

Tianqi Lithium has taken further steps to strengthen its cultural ties to Western Australia with the announcement of a $5 million partnership with the Foundation for the WA Museum.

Greenbatch adds new dimension to plastic recycling

Dreamfit founder Darren Lomman is launching WA’s first reprocessing plant to recycle plastic into 3D printing filament.

Percussionists go Kaboom in the basement

PHOTO ESSAY: Drumming duo Kaboom Percussion teamed up with events coordinator Ensembly to perform in the basement of CBD coworking space Studio Startup.

Artist in residence with Louise McKay

For artists of any kind, pursuing a passion and making full-time work out of it can be a tough gig.

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UWA granted $447 million worth of software by Siemens

Global technology company Siemens has announced an in-kind grant of $447 million worth of industrial software to the University of Western Australia.

Fini advocates more regulation for a better city

Increased regulation and flexible zoning laws were two of the innovative ideas put forward at a conference on Perth’s development.

Rebranding an art form at Perth Festival

The increasingly competitive nature of the arts marketplace has prompted a rebrand at the longest-running international arts festival in Australia, Perth International Arts Festival.

Workplace wellness and culture a virtuous circle

SPECIAL REPORT: Businesses in WA are working towards workplace culture and leadership styles that drive employee wellbeing and productivity.

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Wellness program targets Fifo isolation

SPECIAL REPORT: The effects of a Fifo lifestyle on the workforce have prompted changes in workplace practices among some of the major resources sector players.

Swan Taxis drives uptake of booking app

Swan Taxis has announced a 10 per cent discount for the next three months on bookings made through its flat fare app as it continues to battle for market share against Uber.