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Capitol buys more WA clinics

Melbourne-based Capitol Health has expanded its West Australian network with the acquisition of two South West radiology clinics for $5 million.

Navitas up 21% on $2bn takeover

Shares in Perth-based education services provider Navitas closed 21.8 per cent higher today after the company received an indicative takeover proposal from consortium that includes founder and director Rod Jones.

$2bn takeover bid for Navitas

Navitas co-founder and former managing director Rod Jones has backed an indicative takeover bid for the education services company led by Australian private equity giant BGH Capital.

WA judge to lead royal commission

West Australian Supreme Court judge Joseph McGrath and former Australian Public Service commissioner Lynelle Briggs have been appointed to lead the federal government's aged care royal commission, which is expected to take 18 months.

UWA trading room wins big

The University of Western Australia’s new trading room has been named as the education project of the year at the annual AV Awards in London, beating out entries from the University of California and the Qatar National Library.

WA secures $126m for training

The state government has signed up for the Commonwealth’s vocational training fund, which will provide up to $126 million in matched funding for a planned incentive scheme to boost apprenticeships and traineeships.

Pindan wins $6.4m contract

Belmont-based Pindan has been awarded a $6.4 million state government contract to complete upgrades at Collie Senior High School.

Bank on a punitive aged care outcome

Despite the damning testimony at the finance royal commission, the banks are likely to emerge largely unscathed; the same will not be true for aged care providers.

Board changes for medical cannabis group

AusCann Group Holdings has today announced two board changes, with managing director Elaine Darby advising of her resignation and pharmaceutical executive Paul MacLeman appointed as executive director.

UWA slips in Times rankings

After a middling result in a national ratings guide out this week, the University of Western Australia has dropped slightly in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Notre Dame, ECU top university guide ratings

An annual ratings guide out today shows the University of Notre Dame and Edith Cowan University as the top-performing higher education institutions in Western Australia.

‘The Hulk’ cuts through on mental health

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

ResApp raises $7.5m

Medical tech company ResApp Health has announced a $7.5 million capital raising as it moves to commercialise its smartphone app, which aims to diagnose and manage respiratory diseases.

Carmel, Aegis win Joondalup project

Property developer Carmel Group and Aegis Aged Care Group have been chosen to build a $100 million multigenerational development at the former Joondalup Basketball Stadium.

Murdoch, WACA, hope to hit science sixes

Helping the state’s elite batsman become better run scorers is one planned outcome from a deal between Murdoch University and the Western Australian Cricket Association announced today.

Forrest launches $900k VTEC

Andrew Forrest-led GenerationOne, in partnership with the federal government, has today launched an Indigenous vocation training and employment centre at the Acacia Prison, with accommodation group Ebenezer Aboriginal Corporation (EAC) appointed as the program operator.

Sapien Cyber takes global view

While many people talk about universities and business working together, the John Poynton chaired Sapien Cyber is doing it.

Moora college to stay open

After eight months of community protest over its education spending cuts, the state government has reversed its decision to close Moora Residential College following an $8.7 million federal grant.

Schrole signs five-year supply agreement

Education technology company Schrole Group has signed a sales agreement with US-based not for profit International School Service (ISS) for the next five years.

WA risks skills shortage

A 7.4 per cent decline in the number of WA trainees and apprentices in-training is leaving the state at risk of a skills shortage.

ClearVue signs Murdoch MOU

Specialist glass company ClearVue Technologies has signed an agreement with Murdoch University to build a $1.6 million greenhouse at its campus.

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