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Iain Shields is acutely aware of the challenges around social housing, having experienced them personally in the UK and then in a professional capacity in Australia.

Novice Nunan wins Lester Prize

Liam Nunan had never entered an art competition before winning the The Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture 2019 for a painting of his friend Jonny Hawkins on Friday night.

Fogarty named WA Australian of the Year

Perth philanthropist Annie Fogarty has been announced this year’s WA Australian of the Year for her work in education advocacy.

WA Ballet goes to China

The West Australian Ballet has announced it will tour China with a performance of ‘Giselle’ in October of next year, as part of the company’s recently announced 2020 season.

Perth Festival launch 2020 program

Artistic director Iain Grandage launched the 2020 Perth Festival program last night and announced the first week of the 24-day festival will be dedicated to First Nations performances.

Perth youth growing by rowing

Wesfarmers’ newly announced partnership with Rowing WA is part of a broad range of sports-related community programs gaining popularity in WA.

de Mori, Gilbert win NFP director awards

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has announced EON Foundation chair Caroline de Mori and South Coast Natural Resource Management board member and audit committee chair Joanne Gilbert as the winners of the PwC Director Awards for Excellence in the Not-for-Profit Sector in WA.

Charity events raise $47m for medical research

Western Australia’s two biggest charity events, Telethon and the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research, raised a collective $47.4 million for medical research over the weekend.

Van Der Wielen, Shackleton join RFDS board

The Royal Flying Doctor Service WA has appointed its former chief executive Tim Shackleton and HBF chief executive John Van Der Wielen to the board.

Museum foundation sets big targets

Helping to establish a $35 million endowment fund for the WA Museum is the latest step in Jenny Allen’s philanthropic journey.

Perron foundation set up for long-term future

Elizabeth Perron has been given the daunting task of continuing her late father’s philanthropic legacy. She spoke to Business News about how she is tackling this task.

From shale gas to philanthropy

Business colleagues Jonathan Stewart and Graham Dowland have found two very different ways to make a philanthropic impact.

Noongar lullaby under the stars

Community Arts Network has announced a partnership with The City of Perth to bring ‘Djinda Djinda Kanangoor’, a Noongar version of the lullaby ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, to outdoor screens throughout Yagan Square, Perth Cultural Centre and Northbridge Piazza this summer.

Aikins brings gift for generating giving

Fundraising is a mechanical process and 90 per cent of the work is research, according to an international expert visiting Perth next week.

Taylor goes solo at PICA

Emerging visual artist Curtis Taylor will hold his first solo exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts later this month, titled ‘Untitled (Uura)’.

NDIS providers embrace technology

With the rollout of the NDIS due to be completed by mid-2020, disability service providers are turning to IT solutions to improve efficiency and make the system more accessible to users.

Creatives hit The Heights, now on with the show

An ABC serialised drama is providing consistent work for creatives in WA’s television industry.

Minderoo makes $US300m waste commitment

Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation has announced a $US300 million ($440 million) commitment to establish a new industry-focused initiative to end worldwide plastic waste.

WA backing for impact investing

A new alliance was launched in Perth this month to promote investment in organisations focused on environmental, social and cultural good while also creating financial returns.

Pilbara startup wins seed funding

Indigenous skincare business Jummi Factory has gained financial backing from Minderoo Foundation after receiving top prize at the inaugural Dream Summit in Sydney last week.

Nature does the business

Peter Buckman says he loves his work with the Friends of Kings Park because he can see the positive impact of his efforts.

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