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Giving voice to topical issues

In the age of social media, led by a generation of digital communicators, it may seem remarkable a tradition dating back millennia has not only survived, but is thriving.

Nerves, dreams, desires...

PHOTO ESSAY: A month before the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, more than 150 models fronted an industry panel in the hope of being selected to walk the runway in one of the fashion parades during the six-day event. 

Designers hatch plans for local, overseas growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Slower growth in discretionary spending is a challenge for some local fashion hopefuls, but export markets and tech-style accelerator programs are presenting opportunities.

Staff health a strategic move

Western Australia workplaces are taking a big-picture view of employee wellbeing, implementing programs to target mental, social, financial and physical health.

CEO lunch with Janet Holmes a Court

Perhaps best known these days for her support of the local arts and culture scene, Janet Holmes a Court spoke to Business News over lunch at Julio's in West Perth about her first career as a teacher, how she was thrust into corporate life following the sudden death of her husband, Robert, and her current projects.

Wildflowers add a splash of colour on CBH grain silos

Three grain silos in town of Ravensthorpe will soon be the canvas for a 25-metre high wildflower mural, as part of the joint street art initiative between CBH Group and not-for-profit FORM. 

Housing for South West seniors

This year's Rising Stars NFP-charity winner, Access Housing, has started construction at its new project at Boyanup and Dardanup, providing new and refurbished affordable homes for seniors.  

Adam aims to change deaf discussion

The WA Deaf Society, an organisation established almost 100 years ago, has welcomed its first deaf chief executive.

Community care for problem gamblers

The producers of a documentary on problem gambling hope it will provoke greater awareness and community discussion of the issue in Western Australia.

MG Group wins Railway Square contract

Osborne Park-based MG Group has won a contract to develop the state government's $7 million Railway Square public open space project in Midland.

Scitech shifting to Cultural Centre

Scitech will relocate to the Perth Cultural Centre after almost three decades at its current City West home, a move expected to complement the $428 million new museum complex scheduled to open in 2020. 

Adventurers broaden front line

Perth charity Telethon Adventurers has plans to expand nationally at the end of this year, following the success of recent fundraising and research programs. 

Students take on startup scene

Educators have opened classroom doors to new learning possibilities via a program that connects industry with students in a competition to create their own technology startup.

Man’s best friend in the workplace

Perth photographer Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne is on a mission to uncover Western Australia's most dog-friendly workplaces.  

Award winning soprano returns to Perth

Opera singer and cellist Taryn Fiebig, who once performed for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, will perform at a one night fundraising concert later this month at her alma mater Churchlands Senior High School. 

Rio manager wins CEW scholarship

Rio Tinto's Zara Fisher has received a scholarship from Chief Executive Women to attend a prestigious management course in France.

Goods Shed takes on new, creative form

One of Perth's oldest railway station buildings has been revamped as a pit stop of creative exchange.

UnitingCare West mannequins tell story of homeless women

UnitingCare West has made a creative and confronting statement with its 2016 Winter Appeal, which features an eye-catching shop window display in Forrest Chase across the Perth train station overpass.

Museum documentary wins top screen prize

The aquatic mystery of the Kimberley has been brought to the surface in the online interactive documentary Beneath the Waves.

Passion puts observatory in funds frame

Rather than succumb to a black hole of circumstance, the Perth Observatory has taken a proactive approach in ensuring it remains fully operational. 

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