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Joint directors for Healthway and Lotterywest

The state government today announced a further aligning of Healthway and Lotterywest through the appointment of common board members, including former Labor health minister Jim McGinty.

And the award goes to … CinefestOZ

How did Australia’s richest film prize come to land in Busselton, a regional town with a population of just 38,300?

McCusker to chair Law Access

Former governor and practising barrister Malcolm McCusker has been appointed chairman of Law Access, following the retirement of founding director Adam Ebell.

Getting creative on firm funds footing

The financial performance of WA’s major arts organisations has fluctuated widely over the past year, research by Business News has found.

Canning keeps the culture coming

The opening of a new heritage-listed live entertainment space in Northbridge later this year is the latest example of Marcus Canning’s cultural impact on WA.

Whitehead to depart WASO

Craig Whitehead will step down from his role as West Australian Symphony Orchestra chief executive in November after 10 years in the position.

Howard Park finds natural fit

Howard Park Wines has signed up as a new sponsor for the West Australian Ballet’s upcoming season of Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker, with the winery having deep roots in the art form.

Christie creates Perth’s next gallery

Respected South African-born artist and gallery owner Catherine Christie is on the cusp of launching a new gallery in Perth since moving to Western Australia five years ago.

Enriching aged care options

Legislative changes and a shift in service expectations have provided the ideal platform for a major Western Australia-based national aged care provider to launch its rebrand.

Grants given to boost waste management

The state government has distributed about $1 million in grants among sixteen environmental organisations as it aims at boosts recycling and improve waste management practices in Western Australia.

TriEvents runs its course

Major events management operator TriEvents has folded, creating an opportunity for new players to step in and join the race.

Lotterywest lifts sales to $855m

Lotterywest has increased its total community grants after achieving a 3.4 per cent lift in sales to $855 million in 2017-18, a notable turnaround from the prior year when it failed to meet its budget.

Linking veterans to new opportunities

Veterans’ recruitment organisation Working Spirits is steadily increasing its profile among the Western Australian businesses community, with 10 former veterans recently finding placements, including with mining services business Macmahon Holdings.

Perth doctor finds success with fiction

Royal Perth Hospital emergency doctor Michelle Johnston has leveraged her career in medicine to drive the direction of her first novel, establishing her credentials as an emerging author in the process.

NDIS to challenge provider models

Changes being made at Intelife and Nulsen reflect the challenges facing the disability sector.

Greenbatch grows as it cuts waste

SPECIAL REPORT: Social enterprise Greenbatch has come a long way since 2016, when it drew up plans detailing a vision to establish a plastic reprocessing facility in Perth.

MercyCare adds child care centres

Not-for-profit community services provider MercyCare has purchased five early learning centres from private operator Acacia Hill Childcare for an undisclosed sum, doubling the group’s existing sector portfolio.

Stan Perron donates $10m to neurological research

Stan and Jean Perron have announced they will be donating $10 million across 10 years to the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, adding to a multitude of reasons Mr Perron was awarded State Shaper by The 500 Club today.

CEOs raise $500k in Sleepout

Sixty-three Perth business leaders slept rough last night for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising about $513,000 to go towards alleviating homelessness.

Subiaco brings opportunities for artists

The positive response to the Subiaco Theatre Festival has led to a near doubling in the size of the annual event this year.

Festivals claim $127m impact

The state’s two leading arts festivals have a large role to play in the cultural and creative vibrancy of Perth during the summer months, according to their impact reports released this week.

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