Tori Wilson

Tori Wilson formerly covered community, arts and science at Business News, along with startups, breweries, health and education. 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. She left Business News in 2018.

Kinetic IT adopts recruitment technology

Perth-based Kinetic IT, which has 1,200 staff across Australia, has partnered with talent-sourcing technology provider Gooroo Ventures to improve its recruitment process and team performance.

ISC back in the women’s game

National sports apparel manufacturer ISC has signed as the official supplier to Perth’s West Coast Fever as it targets the growth in women’s professional sports.

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.

A Linear approach to medical data

A Perth clinical trials company has introduced cloud-based technology to accelerate the development of drug therapies.

Boom in Botox for businessmen

The cosmetic medicine industry continues to grow with the help of a sharp rise in male clients receiving Botox.

Lotterywest funds concern

WA arts organisations are aiming to broaden their revenue streams amid falling income for Lotterywest.

Art scene: Proximity Festival

With the development of new projects in Perth’s east end under way as part of the Historic Heart project led by Adrian Fini, it is perhaps fitting that the Proximity one-on-one performance arts festival will take place at Cathedral Square for 2017.

Perth Stadium on track for goals

Perth Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna expects to attract a crowd of 50,000 for its first football game, featuring the AFLW Fremantle Dockers, he told a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast this morning.

Cheeky Monkey on board Singapore Airlines flights

Margaret River's Cheeky Monkey Brewery Co is celebrating today with news Singapore Airlines will offer its locally brewed craft beer on business class flights between Perth and Singapore.

Freo AFLW team scores Perth Stadium spot

The Fremantle Dockers women’s team will play the first football game of any code at Perth Stadium next year in what is tipped to be the biggest standalone women’s sport event held in Australia.

Howard Park Wines sparkles in world championship win

Howard Park Wines recently flaunted its fizz at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships held in London, with its Jeté label winning the award for ‘best Australian sparkling wine’.

Macro outcomes from microscopes

A collaborative project involving Japanese optical instrumentation company Nikon and the University of Western Australia has the potential to drive a new era of scientific research nationwide.

Plastic bag ban gets green light

The state government has announced that lightweight, single-use shopping bags will be banned from July 1 next year, bringing Western Australia into line with most other states.

Artist in residence with Hugh Brown

Documentary photographer Hugh Brown first picked up a camera in 1998 when he fell in love with Western Australia’s red-earthed Kimberley, and the journey that started nearly two decades ago shows no sign of ending.

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.

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.

Navitas establishes Swansea JV

Perth-based education provider Navitas has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Swansea University to replace its existing royalty-based pathway program with the Welsh university.

Ray of hope for Freo homeless support

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre has been feeding Fremantle’s homeless for more than 40 years, but in tough economic times it’s hoping solar energy provider Solar Luna will cut utility costs in a bit to keep its doors open.

Survey finds workplace gender pay issues persist

More than a third of business women believe they’re underpaid, according to a report published today by Business Women Australia and CoreData Group, yet nearly one in five of those surveyed has never asked for a pay rise.

Solid report card for ‘50 Lives 50 Homes’ project

A report into an innovative project to provide sustainable housing for the city’s homeless has found significant social and economic benefits across its first 12 months of operation.

Bottom-line savings key for Tough’s asthma funds fight

Samantha Tough has developed a new strategy for the Asthma Foundation WA in light of a 60 per cent cut to federal funding.

Tianqi brings music where it works

Tianqi Lithium’s support for WASO’s Kwinana school music program exemplifies the Chinese company’s growing presence in WA.

Race challenges big pharma mindset

Perth-based Race Oncology has achieved early success in its strategy of commercialising drugs overlooked by big pharmaceutical companies.

Fleetsu tracking for growth

Subiaco-based tech startup Fleetsu is seeking to raise $1 million in venture capital funding to better target multinational customers for its vehicle tracking technology.

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.

Rio recommits to Black Swan

Rio Tinto has announced its ongoing support for Black Swan State Theatre Company, committing to a further two years’ funding when the current arrangement ends at the end of 2017.

School hackathon has STEM focus

RIO Tinto and IT company Empired are investing in the next generation of employees by working with St George’s Anglican Grammar School to run its first hackathon.

Artist in residence with Aliesha Mafrici

Emerging printmaker and sculptor Aliesha Mafrici has attracted high-profile attention at home and abroad since undertaking a major in visual arts at Edith Cowan University.

CEO Ian Booth to leave Screenwest

Screenwest today announced that, after 10 years as chief executive, Ian Booth will leave the organisation at the end of the year.

Winners create history to share top science award

Harvey Millar and Christobel Saunders have been jointly named scientist of the year at the Premier’s Science Awards for 2017, winning the approval of a judging panel led by Western Australia’s chief scientist, Peter Klinken.



Reshuffle of heads for Perth boys schools

Long-serving leaders of three of Perth’s most prestigious boys schools have announced their departure during the past fortnight, marking a shake-up for the education sector.

High-profile departures from Perth Modern board

Three high-profile business people have resigned from the board of Perth Modern School, just weeks after two other board members did not seek re-election, as the fallout from a governance dispute and a review by KPMG continues.

Pub player serves up new venue

A major eastern states hospitality group with deep pockets has just purchased its fourth venue in WA as part of a broader strategy to rapidly grow its presence in the west.

Fringe artists owed $200,000

An independent events company responsible for organising one of Fringe World Festival's major venues has allegedly failed to pay about $200,000 owed to performers as it prepares for voluntary administration.

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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.

$64m in cuts made to WA education

The state government has announced a series of changes to the education sector, including cuts to gifted and talented programs, an increase in fees for swimming lessons, and the closure of rural residential college accommodation.

Startups face up to the competition

Tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs descended on Perth during the past fortnight for a series of startup events that sparked wide-ranging discussions about how to strengthen the local ecosystem and compete on the world stage.