Health & Education

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.

Too many kids going hungry

Western Australia’s major hunger relief organisation, Foodbank WA, has released its first national report, finding more than one in five children experienced 'food insecurity' over the past year.

Businesses wary of tax training plan

SPECIAL REPORT: The state government’s plan to remove the payroll tax exemption for employees undertaking training has secured the support of the Greens and The Nationals WA, despite strong opposition from the Liberals and the state's leading business lobby group.

Board moves: Kerry Sanderson, Jim McGinty

St John of God Health Care has announced state governor Kerry Sanderson as its new chair, while former Western Australian politician Jim McGinty has been appointed as chairman of not-for-profit community service provider Communicare.

ResApp shares down on study results

Shares in medical tech company ResApp Health slumped today after it released positive test results, following a spike in the share price leading up to the announcement.

App/tech business of the week- PlayBiz

PlayBiz is a school readiness resource that provides parents with a toolbox of video and written content of developmental theory, practical strategies and a library of activities to develop a child’s crucial foundation skills for school readiness.

University enrolments up for Navitas

Global education services provider Navitas has grown its university partnership student enrolments by 6 per cent for the 2018 financial year, while enrolments in its migrant English program have dropped.

Rubber meets road on health

Opinion: The business community’s embrace of cycling fundraising events provides benefits way beyond just the dollar value raised.

Pilbara is Silicon Valley of mining: Rio

Rio Tinto has co-hosted 21 of the state’s major companies at Scitech to announce further details on its partnership with South Metropolitan Tafe, with high-tech courses in automation expected to be rolled out in 2019.

Bringing Wesfarmers back to health

Wesfarmers could find the healthcare sector offers more appeal than retail, as US giant Walmart makes its own moves in that direction.

Marketforce recruits new CEO

Advertising agency Marketforce has completed an overhaul of its management team, recruiting Carat Australia’s Perth managing director Adam Marshall as its new chief executive.

Forrest Hall comes to fruition

New accommodation designed for the brightest minds within and entering the state has been built on the river bank outside the University of Western Australia thanks to a $27.5 million donation from Andrew and Nicola Forrest.

Educators read sector needs

Three Perth-based specialist education providers are achieving commercial success addressing literacy concerns as parents seek to drive better outcomes for their children.

Children's Hospital water given all-clear

The Perth’s Children Hospital is on track to receive its first patients in May after the chief health officer today gave the facility’s water quality the green light.

Emco wins $12.8m UWA contract

Commercial construction company EMCO Building has secured a $12.8 million contract to build an Aboriginal accommodation complex at Catherine’s College at the University of Western Australia.

$49m investment in early childhood project

A three-way partnership between the state government, Minderoo Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute will invest $49.3 million into a 10-year early childhood project aimed at improving outcomes for children up to four years old.

Navitas names new CFO

Automotive Holdings Group chief financial officer Philip Mirams has signed on with education provider Navitas in the same role and will begin work in June.