Community & Arts

Local figures recognised in Queens Birthday honours

A former Western Power boss, the vice-chancellor of Curtin University, and a former Bethanie chief executive are among this year’s local recipients of the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Numbers adding up for Pica

Perth’s contemporary arts institute has increased its overall income by 96 per cent in nine years by diversifying its supporter base.

Double-edged sword in crime fight

A $2.3 MILLION allocation last week to charity from funds confiscated by police highlights the good that can come from freezing proceeds of crime valued at $158 million during the past three years.

Integrated strategy needed for arts, tourism

WA needs more artistic and cultural attractions that are unique to the state, and less bureaucracy, to achieve its potential as a tourism destination, industry players have told Business News.

Renewal after backpackers bail

Perth's backpacker hostels are feeling the pinch in a sluggish economy, despite a currency related lift in the leisure travel market.

WA research boosted by Forrest Foundation

Australia’s largest ever philanthropic donation is bearing fruit, with the first five recipients of the Forrest Foundation research scholarships announced at the University of Western Australia today.

Mozzies welcome human invasion

New housing developments in Perth and the state’s regional centres will increase the potential for future outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, a leading entomologist says.

Challenging perceptions of need

Garnering widespread interest is essential in a sector filled with worthy causes.

Forrests show social policy savvy

Andrew and Nicola Forrest are recognised as two of Western Australia’s most prominent philanthropists, but recent developments in Canberra show their influence on social policy continues to spread.

Collective giving making an Impact

A simple formula borrowed from a group of women in the US has become a growing philanthropic force in Western Australia.

Social bonds designed to have an impact

Social impact bonds could deliver more money and market discipline to the not-for-profit sector.

Helping hand a Mighty effort

Five young men from rural WA are giving back to the community to make a mark in the world of fashion.

Charities responding to ACNC

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has published its first report card on regulatory compliance of Australian charities, and both the sector and the ACNC have performed well by

Growing giving - SPECIAL REPORT

The state's philanthropic landscape is changing, with greater cooperation leading to improved outcomes.

Creative solutions help transition homeless

The stark figures on homelessness and affordable housing in WA are in, and NFPs are working with corporates to help tackle the problem.

Master plan for Midland redevelopment

The redevelopment of Midland is set to begin in the coming months with Planning Minister John Day today releasing the master plan for the area that includes more jobs and community spaces, and 7,000 new dwellings.

Bali race a teamwork test

Perth business leaders are using a challenging yacht race to test their ability to control risk and get the best out of their team.

AMA attacks new Healthway plan

Just days after it strongly criticised plans for a new medical school at Curtin University, the Australian Medical Association is again at odds with the state government, this time over a restructuring of Healthway.

HBF to merge with HealthGuard

HBF has announced it will formally merge with its subsidiary HealthGuard, in an effort to save costs and boost efficiency.

Roos and Bunnies come out (west) to play

Perth's professional sports administrators are getting bang for their buck in their efforts to lift the city’s profile as a sports destination, with some high-profile teams heading west this year.