Health & Education

Multi-pronged approach to equity needed

A forum of business leaders and academics has suggested a series of childcare and education reforms as one pathway to closing the gender pay gap.

Langoulant review says former govt didn’t have a plan

A review of Barnett government programs and projects has identified a raft of shortcomings in governance, project management and financial management, and listed Royalties for Regions as the single biggest problem.

Big savings in mutual merger

Almost $100 million could be saved through a merger of health insurance mutuals HBF and HCF, while Western Australian customers would benefit from better services in dental and optometry, according to HBF managing director John van der Wielen.

Navitas co-founder to chair StudyPerth

Rod Jones is set to take over from former chief scientist, Lyn Beazley, as chairperson at Study Perth early next month, prior to his retirement as Navitas chief executive later this year.

More board ructions at Perth Mod

Former Western Australian governor Ken Michael has been elected chairman of the board at Perth Modern School, but only after two more board members resigned yesterday ahead of a crucial meeting last night.

Court dismisses eSense case

Legal proceedings started by two eSense-Lab directors, including Otsana Capital director Brendan de Kauwe, against the life sciences company in Israel have been dismissed.

High-profile departures from Perth Modern board

Three high-profile business people have resigned from the board of Perth Modern School, just weeks after two other board members did not seek re-election, as the fallout from a governance dispute and a review by KPMG continues.

Botanix in $15m raising

Medical dermatology company Botanix Pharmaceuticals has raised $15 million through a strongly supported share placement, with the proceeds set to be spent on developing its lead product for acne.

Galvin develops lead-free taps

Malaga company Galvin Engineering has developed Australia's first lead-free drinking tap as the state government deals with new revelations of lead contamination in taps at a number of Western Australian schools.

Anti-smoking advocates still winning

In the first of a series of articles to mark Business News’ 25th Anniversary, we look back at the work of anti-tobacco campaigners.

Navitas predicts growth despite profit drop

First-half profit at education provider Navitas dropped more than 50 per cent in FY18 on the previous corresponding period, but chief executive Rod Jones said the company was tracking for growth in 2019.

Botanix up on study results

Shares in medical dermatology company Botanix Pharmaceuticals, led by Perth-based chairman Graham Griffiths and executive director Matt Callahan, have jumped more than 20 per cent today after the company announced successful results from an acne patient study.

Dolphins dive for mental health

Backed by South32 and Deloitte, brightly coloured sculptures of dolphins have begun cropping up across the streets of Perth as part of a public art exhibition for mental health.

Universal wins $13.8m contract

Osborne Park-based Universal Constructions has been awarded a $13.8 million contract by the state government for work at a new primary school in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Eon targets indigenous disadvantage

Growing numbers of remote communities are seeking Eon Foundation’s help to improve their education around food and hygiene.

Notre Dame tops results

Perth's smallest university has beaten its four bigger rivals in a national employment and satisfaction survey, which found its graduates earned more than other students

Stanford to join Healthscope board

St John of God Health Care’s long-serving chief executive Michael Stanford has resigned to pursue a non-executive career, starting with the board of ASX-listed competitor Healthscope.

Amana Living buys retirement village

Local aged care provider Amana Living has purchased the Settlers Meadow Springs Retirement Village in Mandurah and an adjacent parcel of land from ASX-listed Ingenia Communities Group.

Navitas partners with US uni

Perth-based education provider Navitas has announced it will be partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to deliver an international student program across a minimum of five years.

Business leaders behind medical donation

Indonesian businessman Eddy Sariaatmadja has donated specialist medical equipment that is expected to form the cornerstone of an emerging clinical innovation, skills and training hub being planned by Perth business executive Michael Henderson.

Better dementia outcomes by design

A suite of design principles tailored to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia is shaping aged care facilities across the state.