Health & Education

Aged care royal commission begins

A near year-long investigation into abuse and other issues across Australia's aged care sector has begun in Adelaide today.

Murdoch team heads tick bite disease link

Researchers from Murdoch University have been granted $1.9 million, as they aim to demystify tick-related diseases in Australia.

Navitas to recommend acceptance of $2.1bn bid

Navitas directors have recommended shareholders accept an increased $2.1 billion takeover proposal by a consortium that includes its founder and former chief executive, Rod Jones, who says the new ownership would boost the company's prospects .

WA graduate employment behind national uptake

Western Australian university graduates have a tougher time finding full-time employment than the national median, according to the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey by the Australian Department of Education and Training.

Crothers secures $31m of school work

Crothers Construction has won the main contract for works at Grandis Primary School, less than a month after it secured a $17 million contract to build the Byford South East Primary School.

NDIS coordinators set to grow

Mission Australia and APM are planning to recruit 370 people in Western Australia after being selected earlier this month as local area coordinators by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

OncoRes Medical wins with London pitch

A Nedlands-based tech startup that is aiming to raise $15 million next year has been chosen as joint winner in global finals for international startup competition Pitch@Palace at St James’s Palace, London.

Martin appointed chair of Perkins, Parkerville

Wayne Martin has been appointed as chair of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Western Australia’s second largest research institution, as well as not for profit Parkerville Children and Youth Care.

Georgiou, Pindan win new contracts

Georgiou Group has been awarded a $42 million contract to build new facilities at Hollywood Private Hospital while Pindan has been appointed as builder for a housing project in Manjimup.

New DG at Department of Education

Melbourne-based executive Lisa Rodgers has been appointed director general of the Department of Education, making her the fifth woman to be appointed to a director general role in Western Australia this year.

McNeilly named as Poynton's successor on Christ Church council

John Poynton will step down as chair of Christ Church Grammar School’s council in January, to be succeeded by property developer Matthew McNeilly.

Adco, EMCO win $20m in contracts

Adco Constructions has secured a contract to complete expansion works at Bunbury Regional Prison, while EMCO Building will construct a new performing arts centre at Melville Senior High School.

Proteomics rises on US agreement

Shares in Proteomics International Laboratories have jumped more than 8 per cent in early trading, after the Nedlands-based firm announced a collaboration agreement with a US pharmaceutical company.

Universal locks in $14m school contract

Osborne Park-based Universal Constructions has secured a $14 million state government contract to build a new primary school in Caversham.

Medical research creates new market

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Disease management has undergone major advancements since the 1990s, meaning various industries must now cater for healthy older customers. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Shift in ageing services as numbers and demands grow

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Aged-care businesses are adapting to changing market trends that have arisen in the past 25 years, including a booming in-home care sector driven by Australia’s ageing society. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Navitas battle just warming up

Navitas co-founder Rod Jones attacked the company’s earnings forecasts at today’s annual meeting, as chairman Tracey Horton was narrowly re-elected with 50.8 per cent of the vote.

Navitas rejects $2bn takeover

The board of Navitas has rebuffed a $2 billion takeover offer from a consortium of investors, which includes co-founder Rod Jones, saying the deal is well below its valuation of the education services company.

Gut health and cancer care win big

The Noisy Guts Project and Chemo@home have taken home the respective Emerging Innovation and Growth categories at last nights Innovator of the Year awards, marking a big win for Perth-based healthcare and research.

Jones retires from Navitas board

Navitas founder Rod Jones has stepped down from the board to manage his conflict of interest in relation to the $2 billion indicative takeover proposal for the education services company.

ECU announces $48m science building

Multiplex has been awarded the construction contract for a $48 million science building at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup campus.