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Gentle art of conversation not lost on mental health advocates

Perth business leaders, teachers and psychologists are part of a campaign using art to start conversations about youth mental health.

NFP seeks local support for care kits campaign

Not-for-profit organisation People Who Care is calling on the community and local businesses to pledge funds or donate items for kits to help those fleeing domestic violence. 

Perth initiative gives to Greeks

The Hellenic Initiative Australia has launched a campaign inviting people travelling to Greece to volunteer while they holiday.

Artist in residence: Ofa Fotu

Singer-songwriter Ofa Fotu grew up in Fremantle surrounded by melodies, but hadn't planned for music to become her career. 

WASO tunes up for Karijini opera

A string quartet from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra will exchange its Perth Concert Hall home for a natural stage in the Kalamina Gorge next week for the 2017 Karijini Experience.

FTI funding compromises screen awards

The state's premier screen industry event, the WA Screen Awards, has been postponed this year due to the uncertainty of future funding arrangements surrounding its organiser, the Film & Television Institute WA.

Artist in residence with Adam Mitchell

From staging performances in his backyard as a young child to working with Perth's top talent in numerous Black Swan State Theatre Company productions, freelance 'theatre maker' and 2017 40under40 winner Adam Mitchell has built a successful career in the arts. 

Vinnies appoints new CEO

Susan Rooney will join the St Vincent de Paul Society WA in May as the organisation's new chief executive, having spent the past 15 years leading the Cancer Council WA.

Getting Aboriginal girls back to school

A netball-based education and community initiative is helping Aboriginal girls to shoot for the stars.

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

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.

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