Health & Education

UWA prioritises public policy

The University of Western Australia has big plans for its newly established Public Policy Institute, with hopes its research will have a powerful, real-world impact.

Perth plays catch-up on student accommodation

The latest uptake of CBD-based projects could provide the shot in the arm Perth needs to boost international student numbers.

WA universities move up world rankings

The University of Western Australia remains in the top 100 universities in the world, while Curtin University has continued its move up the rankings, according to the 2019 QS University Rankings.

HBF and HCF scrap merger

Western Australia’s largest health insurer HBF and east coast counterpart HCF have ended discussions regarding a planned merger but neither has clearly explained the reasons.

UWA moves into top 200 world ranking

The University of Western Australia has moved into the top 200 of the Centre for World University Rankings list, while Curtin University also jumped 135 spots in the latest annual results.

Healthscope rejects takeover bids, plans closures

Private hospital operator Healthscope, which owns Perth's Mount Hospital, has rejected two competing takeover proposals it says undervalue the company, even as it lowers its earnings guidance due to t

Structure, strategy fuel funding

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s 10 largest philanthropic foundations distributed $65 million last year, but like many charities, some of these organisations are increasingly targeting individual supporters to offset rising fundraising costs.

PS Structures wins $15m contract

Balcatta-based PS Structures has won a $15.6 million contract for an expansion project at Carine Senior High School.

Pact wins $12m school contract

PACT Construction has secured an $11.5 million state government contract for the second stage of construction at Aspiri Primary School in the south-east of Perth.

Emco wins $37m school contract

Osborne Park-based EMCO Building has been awarded a state government contract worth $37.6 million for the first stage of construction of Butler North secondary school.

Unis up offering to lift numbers

SPECIAL REPORT: To keep pace with the competition nationwide, WA’s universities are finding ways to grow their market share in a challenging environment.

Innovating to meet the market

SPECIAL REPORTS: WA universities are introducing programs to strengthen students’ capabilities in growth areas such as big data and cyber security.

Curtin opens Mauritian campus

Curtin University has opened its fourth international campus, extending its global presence to Mauritius after 14 years of operations in the country.

Medical startup develops 3D x-ray solution

A Perth-based medical solutions startup has partnered with St John of God Subiaco Hospital to run a pilot for its new virtual reality x-ray software, with improved pre-surgical planning among its benefits.

Digital direction for Chemo@home

A 2016 Rising Stars winner has launched a series of new upgrades to its home-based service, placing it at the forefront of digital health.

Mining for local talent

The WA School of Mines should include new disciplines and postgraduate degrees to insulate it from the cyclical resources economy, and help it become a global leader in its field, according to three former students who are now industry leaders.

Reshuffle of heads for Perth boys schools

Long-serving leaders of three of Perth’s most prestigious boys schools have announced their departure during the past fortnight, marking a shake-up for the education sector.

St John appoints new CEO

Former St John of God Healthcare executive Shane Kelly has been appointed as the organisation’s new chief executive, replacing the long-serving Michael Stanford, who stood down last month.

McGowan departs Silver Chain

After 11 years at its helm, Silver Chain chief executive Christopher McGowan will depart the community care organisation and return to his home in South Australia, taking up the role of SA Health chief executive in May.

Waste, cost cuts key for better health outcomes

The costliest and most wasteful parts of the healthcare system are often the most frustrating for customers, according to Sustainable Healthcare Review chair Robyn Kruk, so they should be the top targets for future reform.

WA accuses Canberra of health care rip-off

Health Minister Roger Cook says Western Australia is missing out on $1 billion in health funding, and is calling on the federal government to increase the state’s share to reflect its unique challenge of isolation.