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Initiative plots pathways for Aboriginal women’s leadership

Not-for-profit group Leadership Western Australia chose the recent NAIDOC week celebrations to launch a new program tailored to building the leadership skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Funding shake-up for aged care

An ageing population and government cuts to funding have driven the aged care sector into unfamiliar territory.

Royal Flying Doctor lands $23.7m grant

The Royal Flying Doctor Service today received $23.7 million from the state government's Royalties for Regions program to help fund additional and replacement aircraft as well as developments at its Broome facilites. 

Anglicare WA opens $3m centre

Anglicare Western Australia chief executive Ian Carter has welcomed the opening of a bright and modern counselling and support centre.

Historic Freo home for DADAA

The City of Fremantle has announced not-for-profit organisation DADAA as the new tenant for Fremantle's historic Old Boys' School. 

National spotlight on Barking Gecko

Western Australian theatre group Barking Gecko has been nominated for two Helpmann Awards for its recent production of Bambert's Book of Lost Stories. 

Tech approach for homeless youth

Vinnies has embraced technology in its latest tactic to engage street youth.

Cable connection to Nyoongar film

More than two decades ago, Barry Cable cycled from Perth to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to toss the coin for the 1993 AFL Grand Final. 

Museum takes the world on tour

One door has closed but others are opening for the WA Museum collections, which are starting to pop up in interesting places across the state. 

CEOs challenged by Vinnies Sleepout

Participants in this year's Vinnies CEO Sleepout, including the top fundraiser, Crown Resorts chief executive Barry Felstead, will be hoping for a surge in support to boost their pledges.

Ballet appoints Machin

The West Australian Ballet has appointed Jessica Machin as executive director, filling one of the biggest positions in the state's arts scene.

Arts dollars flow to the fringe

After last month's closure of Perth Theatre Company, Business News has delved into the financial reports of arts and culture groups in WA to check on their health.

Chevron Parkland for Perth Stadium

Chevron Australia has become the latest resources giant to put its name on a public attraction, with the state government announcing the company will fund a parkland within the new Perth Stadium precinct.

Awards connects artists with business

The Perth office of global law firm Clyde & Co has continued its commitment to local artists with the announcement of a winner in its annual art project.

Family foundations back niche publisher

SPECIAL REPORT: A specialist indigenous publisher in Broome has achieved its most successful fundraising campaign, after Creative Partnerships Australia helped it secure the backing of two philanthropic family foundations in Perth.

Varied pathways to shared giving goal

SPECIAL REPORT: Activ Foundation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service are Western Australia's two largest not-for-profit charities, yet they have very different approaches to philanthropy and fundraising.

Art gallery taps into corporates, startups

The Art Gallery of Western Australia has drawn on old supporters led by Wesfarmers and new partners like a robotics startup to help revitalise its activities.

Winners and losers in arts grants

Eleven Western Australian arts groups have secured four-year funding deals under a long-awaited announcement from the Australia Council for the Arts, leaving four WA arts groups that have been getting government funding with an uncertain future.

Bridging the gender gap

Some of the state's biggest employers have made significant progress lately in terms of workplace gender equality.

Water sports sector review

The Department of Sport and Recreation and the organising bodies for several leading water sports have formed an Aquatics Strategic Steering Group to oversee a review into the state of the sector a

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