Health & Education

Centaurus acquires Brazilian explorer for $3.3m

West Perth-based gold and base metals explorer Centaurus Resources Ltd will acquire Brazilian mineral exploration and development firm San Greal Resources Pty Ltd through a scrip issue worth around $3.3 million, the company has announced.

Round 1: The certainties of life in View from the Arch

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two certainties in life, death and taxes. Both were on the political agenda in the first week of the six-week federal election campaign, with the leaders of both major political parties in campaign mode.

Scanalyse named WA Inventor of the Year

Technology Park-based Scanalyse Pty Ltd has won WA's Inventor of the Year award for its 3D laser scanning technology, MillMapper.

Cransberg takes Alcoa reins

ALCOA vice president, Alan Cransberg, has been appointed president of Global Primary Products Australia, effective February 1, 2008.

State allocates $1.5m to UWA plant research institute

Industry and Enterprise Minister Francis Logan has announced funding of $1.5 million to help establish the Centre of Excellence for Plant Metabolomics at the University of Western Australia.

How black was my armband? - View from the Arch

As the ALP's Robert McClelland had his black armband torn off and the Prime Minister prepared to sport a grey one, WA's CCC euthanised some careers, rail lines were in a coma and voters still don't know how long they have left.

Holding pattern at Notre Dame

Notre Dame University has shelved plans for a new health, recreation and sports centre on its Fremantle campus, in favour of a proposed community leisure centre to be located at Fremantle Pa

Curtin’s MBA 80th in Economist survey

THE Master of Business Administration degree offered by Curtin University’s Graduate School of Business has been ranked 80th in the world in a survey published by The Economist.

Curtin's MBA ranked 80th in Economist survey

The Master of Business Administration degree offered by Curtin University's Graduate School of Business has been ranked 80th in the world in a survey published by The Economist.

Not for profit: Help for artists mid-career

It’s the suburban life that inspires the projects of Fremantle-based artist Bevan Honey, who is about to benefit from one of Western Australia’s most unique arts funding programs.

IBT leads field in education export

IBT Education Ltd is Western Australia’s largest education exporter, based on revenue from international students.

Not for profit: Centres provide the next step

Two Western Australian not-for-profit organisations working in mental health services – Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia and Lifeline WA – expanded their operations this month.

Not for profit: ICT grants to boost study

For Curtin University student Ian Blackburn, information computer technology access for the blind is an issue that resonates strongly.

Not for profit: Planning for redevelopment

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is planning a $25 million redevelopment of its Sir David Brand centre in Coolbinia, as part of a move by the organisation to modernise its image and upgrade services.

HarvestRoad signs with German distance education provider

Germany-based on-line learning course provider oncampus GbmH will use HarvestRoad Ltd's Hive digital repository system for its distance education programs, the Perth-based company has announced.

Not for profit: Charity collaboration a plus

More than 25 charities in Western Australia are licensed to fundraise for cancer research and support services, including both state and national organisations.

Not for profit: GPs taking it to the street

As many Perth residents settle in for an evening at home most nights of the week, a team of doctors prepares for an evening out, providing free medical treatment and advice from a custom-built truck to the homeless and marginalised across Perth, Midland a

Doubts over feds' aged care package

Aged care providers in Western Australia have expressed concern that the federal government’s latest funding package, which allocates $1.5 billion towards aged care over the next five years, may leave some providers worse off due to financial restructurin

Not for profit: Leeuwin II raffle sales strong

Sailing on the Leeuwin II has provided many high school students in Western Australia with a fairly inexpensive adventure over the years, principally due to the generosity of the ship’s sponsors.

Not for profit: Business link helps students

Achieving improvements in students’ confidence levels and academic performance is the driving force behind not-for-profit group Australian Business and Community Network, which recently appointed a manager for Western Australia and officially launched its

Not for profit: Boost for Alzheimer's research

The state government has effectively gifted a parcel of land valued at $2.2 million to the Alzheimer’s Association of WA to help the association generate cash flow for the establishment of a new research centre.