Health & Education

Dolphins dive for mental health

Backed by South32 and Deloitte, brightly coloured sculptures of dolphins have begun cropping up across the streets of Perth as part of a public art exhibition for mental health.

Universal wins $13.8m contract

Osborne Park-based Universal Constructions has been awarded a $13.8 million contract by the state government for work at a new primary school in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Eon targets indigenous disadvantage

Growing numbers of remote communities are seeking Eon Foundation’s help to improve their education around food and hygiene.

Notre Dame tops results

Perth's smallest university has beaten its four bigger rivals in a national employment and satisfaction survey, which found its graduates earned more than other students

Reprieve for School of the Air

The Western Australian government has backflipped on a decision to scrap regional educational provider School of the Air along with the Gifted and Talented and Follow the Dream programs after a widespread community backlash.

Stanford to join Healthscope board

St John of God Health Care’s long-serving chief executive Michael Stanford has resigned to pursue a non-executive career, starting with the board of ASX-listed competitor Healthscope.

Amana Living buys retirement village

Local aged care provider Amana Living has purchased the Settlers Meadow Springs Retirement Village in Mandurah and an adjacent parcel of land from ASX-listed Ingenia Communities Group.

Medicinal cannabis stocks up on export move

Medicinal cannabis producers have welcomed the Australian government's decision to approve exports of their products.

Navitas partners with US uni

Perth-based education provider Navitas has announced it will be partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to deliver an international student program across a minimum of five years.

Business leaders behind medical donation

Indonesian businessman Eddy Sariaatmadja has donated specialist medical equipment that is expected to form the cornerstone of an emerging clinical innovation, skills and training hub being planned by Perth business executive Michael Henderson.

Better dementia outcomes by design

A suite of design principles tailored to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia is shaping aged care facilities across the state.

Emco builds on solid foundation in education

EMCO Building has cemented a strong position in the local education market, with a current pipeline of projects valued at about $100 million.

$64m in cuts made to WA education

The state government has announced a series of changes to the education sector, including cuts to gifted and talented programs, an increase in fees for swimming lessons, and the closure of rural residential college accommodation.

Linear recognised for global growth

Nedlands-based Linear Clinical Research has won the national Business Services Award at the Australian Export Awards this week, with the judges noting its impressive growth in US projects and ability to leverages advantages in the domestic market to underpin its export success.

Telethon Kids granted $8m to tackle illness

Telethon Kids Institute researchers have been awarded more than $8 million in project grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to fight childhood illnesses.

Entrepreneurialism needed within an evolving system

Funding is the biggest issue within the healthcare sector and is the one thing that keeps burns surgeon Fiona Wood awake at night, attendees at a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast heard this morning.

ECU secures state innovation grant

Edith Cowan University is the first beneficiary of the state government’s much-touted innovation strategy, with $800,000 earmarked for a cyber security hub at Joondalup.

Holyoake partners with mining initiative

Proceeds raised during last weekend's Mining Emergency Response Competition Mining Emergency Response Competition in Perth have gone towards an emergency responder wellness app developed by support services provider Holyoake.

Chevron and UWA recognised for relationship

Chevron and the University of Western Australia have been recognised for their partnership by the Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT), having been awarded the 2017 BHERT Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development Award by the national body.

Crowdfunding to float weight-loss balloon

The husband and a son of renowned burns surgeon Fiona Wood, Tony and Tom Kierath, are seeking to crowdfund $100,000 by mid-December to bring their swallowable weight-loss device, IG Balloon, to market.