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Govt seeks to revive international student market

The state government has foreshadowed a new graduate visa scheme to attract international students to WA but has no plans to reverse earlier policy decisions that have contributed to a plunge in the state's share of foreign students coming to Australia.

CCC calls for criminal charges

The Corruption and Crime Commission has recommended criminal charges be laid against three former public servants and at least 10 private sector contractors after highlighting corrupt practices at the North Metropolitan Health Service.

International students bypass WA

South Australia is giving Western Australia a run for its money in the race to attract international students.

School given $2.5m gift

An independent community school in Perth has received a $2.5 million gift, after being donated the property and assets of another school that has closed its doors.

Curtin awarded $10.3m in research funding

Curtin University has received $10.3 million in funding as part of the latest round of grants from the federal government’s Australian Research Council, with the University of Western Australia awarded $6.6 million.

Kalaf set to join APM

New APM chief executive Michael Anghie has bolstered his team by recruiting Youth Focus chief executive Fiona Kalaf to take a newly created role with the human services company.

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.

St Hilda's appoints new principal for 2019

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls has appointed the current head of the Australian International School in Singapore, Fiona Johnston, as its new principal for 2019.

Navitas announces Dutch expansion

Global education services provider Navitas has expanded into the Netherlands, after signing an agreement with the University of Twente to operate its pathway program for international students.

O'Neill to lead Public Sector Commission

The state government’s education boss, Sharyn O'Neill, has been appointed as the first ever female Public Sector Commissioner in Western Australia.

Navitas to close colleges in $130m restructure

Global education services provider Navitas has announced it will close colleges in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as exiting its Australian health care training business, in a restructure of its careers and industry division.

O’Neill appointed Trinity principal

Trinity College has announced the recruitment of Darren O'Neill as its next principal, succeeding Ivan Banks, who announced his resignation in April and will step down after 12 years at the helm.

Enriching aged care options

Legislative changes and a shift in service expectations have provided the ideal platform for a major Western Australia-based national aged care provider to launch its rebrand.

StudyPerth to prioritise promotion

A new report commissioned by StudyPerth has recommended the international education body update its strategy to focus on destination marketing and employability outcomes.

Strong returns for AusCann investors

SPECIAL REPORT: AusCann has benefited from a wave of interest in medicinal cannabis for pain relief to be the BN30’s top performer in shareholder returns for the year to June 30.

AusCann raises $33m for cannabis development

Joondalup-based medicinal cannabis hopeful AusCann Holdings has secured $33.4 million from local and North American institutions, with NYSE-listed marijuana play Canopy Growth Corporation upping its stake to 11.2 per cent.

Schools, industry engage on Stem

A public independent school in Armadale has become the first school in the state to trial a program that partners industry with education to encourage greater adoption of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects (Stem).

Pact locks in $61m Subi school contract

PACT Construction has secured a $60.8 million contract to complete the main works at the new Inner City College at Kitchener Park in Subiaco.

Study cool on cannabis pain benefit

A University of New South Wales study has called for caution about the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis to relieve pain, but a Western Australian hopeful in the sector is still confident for the future of the industry.

Capitol Health expands into Perth market

Melbourne-based medical services company Capitol Health has acquired six medical clinics in Perth as part of a deal worth up to $20.3 million.

St John secures ambulance contract extension

St John Ambulance WA, which is one of the state's largest not-for-profit businesses with annual revenue of $280.6 million, has been awarded a two-year contract extension by the state government while a broad review of its service is undertaken.

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