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Building on 120 years of success

As Business News celebrates 25 years of presenting informed journalism in the ever-changing business and news media worlds, the Master Builders Association of WA also is celebrating – 120 years since

Wearable amputee tech wins pitch night

Medical device startup JR-TeCH has won first prize at last night's 2018 Perth Biodesign Pitch Night, producing a wearable technology for above-knee amputees.

Theatre Trust leads big changes

Duncan Ord is overseeing major changes to the way in which the Perth Theatre Trust manages arts venues and the Perth Cultural Centre.

Perth CEO sacked by commissioners

UPDATED: Former City of Perth chief executive Martin Mileham says he is considering legal action after being sacked suddenly by the commissioners running the council yesterday.

Cold lightning keeps food fresh

A new technology being tested across a range of fruit and vegetable industries is keeping food mould-free, and has the potential to reduce waste and increase yield.

Small fish expanding the gin pool

WA gin distillers Grumpy Fish and The West Winds Gin are taking small steps in a crowded market, using local flavours and sustainable techniques to attract lovers of the spirit.

Julie Bishop on leadership, women and her future

Former foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop says it’s too early to speculate if she’d run for the Liberal leadership after the next election, but she believes the party needs to do more to recruit women and keep a broad base of talent, speaking at today’s Success & Leadership breakfast.

Building blocks for tech evolution

A deal between manufacturing business Best Bar and tech hopeful Buildsort serves to highlight recent activity in Perth’s blockchain space.

Passing on the magic of puppetry

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s broad community appeal is clear as it heads towards its 40th year in the business, with former artists and audience members regularly returning to its shows.

‘The Hulk’ cuts through on mental health

Contractors Macmahon Holdings and AK Evans Earthmoving have found different ways to bolster mental health programs.

In a galaxy far, far away

A recent world first by WA researchers provides a glimpse of what to expect when the Square Kilometre Array is operational.

Tax policy failure a missed opportunity

Opinion: Riding on a bus in Sydney almost two decades ago, my mother was worried we’d be homeless if the country went into a recession, as many were suggesting could happen after the Howard government introduced the GST.

Tech Scene- Bankwest messaging service

Bankwest has launched an in-app messaging service that allows its customers to have their questions and queries answered securely, quickly and easily.

Rosser still dreaming with his feet on the ground

Brad Rosser brings diverse experience with Bond Corp, McKinsey and Co, Virgin and Unilever Ventures to his current focus on startups.

Technology moves Murray Engineering forward

Diversification helped Murray Engineering boost its revenue during the resources downturn, and the business is now hoping its technology focus will create future growth.

JacMac launches secondment arm

Law firm Jackson McDonald has launched a branded secondment service in response to growing demand from clients and lawyers for more flexible working arrangements.

Business group buys Perth Heat

Perth’s semi-professional baseball team, Perth Heat, has been purchased by a private consortium that is led by business executive Rory Vassallo and includes Eileen ‘Red’ Bond and broadcaster Christian Galapolous.

New hotels offer diverse art canvas

The city’s pipeline of hotel developments is providing immense opportunities for local artists and art dealers.

Health review takes digital focus

A Perth expo has showcased the technology innovations local and national companies are bringing to WA's health sector, but nothing like Mercy Virtual, a four-storey hospital in the US with 700 doctors and nurses and no patients.

CEO lunch with Brendan Gore

Despite his non-linear career pathway, Brendan Gore’s resources sector roles have provided invaluable experience for his leadership at Peet.

Bass highlights WA growth opportunities

Mining and technology entrepreneur Charlie Bass has flagged six industries, including medicine, agriculture and the arts, that offer Western Australia the opportunity to forge a more sustainable economy.

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