Health & Education

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.

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.

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.