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Property slump playing role in retirement plans

SPECIAL REPORT: WA is not matching the national rate for retirement apartment and home builds.

Aegis, Juniper lead aged care growth

SPECIAL REPORT: WA is continuing to boast a strong aged care development pipeline, and the completion of multiple major developments has meant an increase in bed numbers for some providers.

Fear, loathing and hope for commission

SPECIAL REPORT: The upcoming aged care royal commission will shine a spotlight on the industry, and while some are hopeful of a positive outcome, others are concerned.

Screenwest moves on from drama

Screenwest’s new CEO anticipates a strong project pipeline will allow the organisation to move past a period of instability.

$3.4m for refugee support

Communicare, Save the Children and Centrecare have joined forces to deliver a new federal program for migrants and refugees to Western Australia called Settle In.

Former NAB exec to lead Minderoo

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have recruited a former banking executive as the inaugural chief executive of their private company Minderoo, while also disclosing its total assets more than doubled last ye

Kalaf joins Festival board

Former Youth Focus chief executive Fiona Kalaf has been appointed to the board of arts organisation Perth Festival.

Westerman delivers on indigenous health

WA’s 2018 Australian of the Year, and former 40under40 winner, Tracy Westerman is not slowing down in her push to improve mental health in remote indigenous communities.

Summer Nights heat up the Blue Room

As business winds down ahead of the Christmas break, The Blue Room Theatre is ramping up its offering with the release of its Summer Nights campaign for Fringe World Festival 2019.

Appointments wrap

Former Synergy executive Stephanie Unwin is set to lead regional energy retailer Horizon Power next year, while Screenwest, SNC-Lavalin, Worksafe WA and Destination Perth have also announced significant appointments.

Canning’s growth legacy

SPECIAL REPORT: As he takes his final bow next year, Marcus Canning will leave a legacy of major change to the artistic and cultural vibrancy of Perth.

Perron pledges billions to charity

Perron Group has announced key board appointments after the passing of its founder Stan Perron and disclosed the “greater majority” of its $4 billion in net assets will be donated to charity.

Nulsen, Outcare announce merger

Two Western Australian charities have announced plans to join forces next year, creating a major new player in the sector.

New leadership for WASO, WAAPA

Two major arts companies have today announced new leadership, with the WA Symphony Orchestra appointing Mark Coughlan as chief executive and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts naming David Shirley as executive dean.

Contemporary music a catch for Freo Arts

Fremantle Arts Centre has developed a diverse range of revenue streams, including contemporary music and arts training courses, to fund local artists.

Report highlights Fifo problems

A state government report released today on Fifo mental health has prompted an immediate response, with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA and mental health organisation Lifeline WA announcing a new partnership.

Rocky Bay expands disability focus

Disability service provider Rocky Bay has navigated its second not-for-profit acquisition, as it makes the move towards extensive infrastructure redevelopment.

Canning to step down as Fringe World CEO

Artrage chief executive Marcus Canning has announced he will leave his role at the end of next year’s Fringe World Festival.

Laugh Resort kicks off at The Shoe

The Laugh Resort Comedy Club will return to regular programming tomorrow night as it presents a sold-out opening show at a purpose-built venue within The Shoe Bar & Café, Yagan Square.

Woodside secures naming rights for Fringe venue

Oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum has increased support for Perth’s Fringe World Festival, with a three-year sponsorship agreement including naming rights for the festival’s Pleasure Garden

Picabar gets ministerial reprieve

Northbridge venue Picabar may have been granted a reprieve, after intervention by Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman that will grant Picabar first preference in lease negotiations.

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