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Cafe serves Cat Haven support

The founders of local social enterprise Cat Cafe Purrth are hoping to open two more cafes later this year, thanks to the appeal of the business's cat, coffee and cake combination.

CEO lunch with Carolyn Chard

With WA Opera turning 50 this year, Business News sat down to lunch at Julio's with its general manager, Carolyn Chard.

Artist in residence with Johannes Pannekoek

The decision to sell his commercial business was the first of many steps into the unknown Johannes Pannekoek has taken in his pursuit of a career in art.

From vineyard to catwalk, sparkling couture

When Gary Cass spoiled a vat of wine by accidentally flooding it with oxygen ar a South West vineyard more than 20 years ago , he noticed a textile-like substance had developed inside the container

Small festival and pop-up bar push for WA

A Labor government would aim to cut red tape so more micro-festivals could be held across Western Australia, according to party leader Mark McGowan, but the Liberals say changes to deregulate the liquor industry are already under way.

Abilities bring business benefits

A lack of employer awareness and experience in terms of hiring people with a disability has led to misperceptions about what they can offer. 

RFDS lands Walsh as new chair

The Royal Flying Doctor Service WA has today announced former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh as the successor of chair Neville Bassett. 

Artist in residence with Alex Desebrock

With the Perth International Arts Festival under way, Business News caught up with Alex Desebrock to discuss life as a local artist and her latest creation.

BHP renews indigenous partnership with $14m pledge

BHP Billiton has extended its partnership with indigenous organisation Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, following the announcement of a $14.7 million contribution to the Martu Ranger program over the next five years.

Pollies cool on arts commitment

The local arts sector has struggled to capture attention for a move it thinks is key to the sustainability and future development of the industry, with no political parties committing to the Chamber of Arts and Culture's proposed pledge of $100 million of increased funding over the next four years.  

A study in democratised giving

A group of young women living in high poverty areas of rural Cambodia will have access to tertiary level education after a recent live crowdfunding event in Perth raised more than $10,000.

Charities cement corporate connections

Tight economic conditions have led the volunteering sector to adapt its practices as demand for services continues to grow.

Fringe: The rehearsal

PHOTO ESSAY: Direct from London's West End, the unique cabaret-circus La Soiree from Fringe World 2015 & 2016 is back performing its show in Western Australia.

Money a Fringe factor for local talent

Punters and performers have flocked to Perth's colourful, diverse and pleasantly bizarre Fringe World Festival, which is poised to exceed last year's box office sales and hit the $10 million mark, but factors other than money are driving local artists.

Minderoo partners with WA Opera

The West Australian Opera has today announced Nicola and Andrew Forrest's Minderoo Foundation has joined its 50th anniversary celebrations as a major partner, contributing $75,000. 

Leaders lend voice to The Big Issue

Prominent Western Australian business and government leaders, including Nev Power and Dale Alcock, will hit the streets this week to sell The Big Issue magazine as part of the not-for-profit organisation's annual awareness campaign.

WA in China fashion deal

Local fashion designers will have an easier route into the growing Chinese luxury market after the Fashion Council of Western Australia today signed off a five-year deal with the China Fashion Association.

Lifeline profits from Garreffa’s life story

High-profile butcher and philanthropist Vince Garreffa will launch a new book next week, as part of his ongoing commitment to raise funds for suicide prevention charity Lifeline. 

Harvesting opportunity

An empty block cum ecological oasis in East Perth is providing opportunities for Perth's unemployed by meeting the demand for fresh produce.

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.

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