Health & Education

Contract disputes add to costs at Fiona Stanley

The auditor general has found Serco’s provision of non-clinical services at Fiona Stanley Hospital to be acceptable, but has called for better cost control amid a $7 million outlay for contract disputes.

Murdoch, Chevron unite for Harry Butler Institute

The legacy of one of Western Australia’s environmental pioneers has been recognised with the launch of the Harry Butler Institute – an initiative set up through a partnership between Murdoch University and energy giant Chevron.

PCH doors to remain closed for 2017

The state government plans to replace multiple valves in the new Perth Children’s Hospital after a report confirmed the cause of ongoing lead contamination at the trouble-plagued project, wth the extra work to push the hospital’s opening date beyond this year.

iCollege hit with court action

iCollege is being taken to the Supreme Court by the former director of a company bought by the sports-focused online education provider in 2015.

AusCann gets manufacturing licence

Shares in Perth-based AusCann Group Holdings surged on news it had secured a licence to manufacture and supply medical cannabis.

Beament calls for $100m investment

Northern Star Resources boss Bill Beament has called on the state government to commit $100 million towards the development of a mining education hub in Kalgoorlie through Curtin University’s WA School of Mines (WASM).

Ellison appointed Prendiville successor

The University of Notre Dame Australia has appointed former senator Chris Ellison as chancellor, to replace Peter Prendiville when he steps down at the end of the year.

National growth drives HealthEngine

SPECIAL REPORT: Two senior recruits reflect the growing size and changing focus of the Perth-based online business.

Coleman to chair biotech company

Perth businessman Craig Coleman has been chosen to lead the board of biotech company Universal Biosensors Inc, as part of a board and management shake-up.

Shalom House in court win

A tough-love rehabilitation centre for male drug and alcohol addicts in Perth's Swan Valley can stay open for the time being, after a Supreme Court ruling gave it a second chance to secure local council approval.

Rasmussen scholarship winner named

A scholarship fund established in honour of late Western Australian corporate leader Geoff Rasmussen has named its inaugural prize recipient, a chemistry and psychology student at the University of Western Australia.

Navitas down on profit drop

Shares in Navitas were lower this morning after the Perth-based education provider posted a 10.8 per cent slide in net profit for the 2017 financial year.

Two class actions loom for Sirtex

Biotech company Sirtex Medical is facing two class actions over allegations it engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to missed sales forecasts for 2016-17, which sparked a share price plunge.

G Medical attracts $84m deal

Recently listed tech company G Medical Innovations Holdings has attracted a $US67.5 million ($A83.9 million) deal for the sale of its smartphone jackets to a Chinese company.

Solid growth for PharmAust's chemistry arm

Claremont-based biotech company PharmAust has announced a record year for its synthetic and medicinal chemistry subsidiary, and has flagged further growth in the year ahead.

Govt spends $2m to vacate old City Beach high school

The relocation of tenants of the old City Beach High School is continuing, despite the government having dumped plans to redevelop the facility for a new public secondary school.

CEO lunch with Wayne Belcher

New Business News CEO Mark Pownall sat down at Julio’s with Braemar Presbyterian Care’s Wayne Belcher to discuss his career and experiences in the aged care sector.

Crothers to upgrade Geraldton school

The state government has awarded Crothers Construction a $15.7 million contract to upgrade John Willcock College in Geraldton, which will be providing education for more year groups from 2019.

UWA campaign exceeds $400m

Former Wesfarmers boss Trevor Eastwood has stayed out of the limelight since exiting Perth’s corporate scene, but has broken his silence to publicise his largest-ever philanthropic donation.

University rethink needed amid competition

Local universities risk losing much of the income derived from international students if they don’t rethink their curriculums and entry requirements, according to the chief of a prominent Asia-Australia business advocacy group.