Health & Education

Phylogica chair becomes CEO

Perth business executive Stephanie Unwin is moving from chairman to chief executive of listed biotech company Phylogica, while one of its non-executive directors has been promoted to the role of chief scientific officer.

WorkSafe assessor banned, for second time

A high-risk work licence assessor has been fined $14,000 and had his registration cancelled in WorkSafe’s latest efforts to address chronic problems in the sector.

Pay rise for AusCann CEO

The chief executive of medical cannabis company AusCann Group Holdings has received a boost to her salary package, which will net her about $360,000 in cash for FY17.

ECU gets federal funds for cyber security program

Edith Cowan University is one of two universities that will share in $1.9 million in federal funding to boost its cyber security program.

Schrole seeks listing through Aquaint takeover

An Osborne Park-based recruitment technology company focused on the education sector has announced plans to list on the ASX through the reverse takeover of Aquaint Capital Holdings.

Navitas bumped in ASX rebalance

Education provider Navitas has slipped out of the S&P ASX 100 Index in a quiet quarterly rebalance.

Support for indigenous accommodation at UWA

The state and federal governments have announced a $12.8 million grant to build custom-designed indigenous accommodation at St Catherine’s College at the University of Western Australia.

UWA named in world’s top 100

The University of Western Australia is one of seven Australian institutions to be listed in the latest QS World University Rankings top 100. 

MyFiziq in $5m JV deal

ASX-listed app company MyFiziq has entered into a joint venture agreement with a Singaporean company for the development of a new diagnostic tool for the medical sector.

Performance shares deliver windfall

The directors of medicinal cannabis companies Creso Pharma and AusCann Group Holdings have reaped windfall gains worth $13 million after the vesting of performance rights and performance shares.

Federal funding for UWA research projects

The University of Western Australia has received federal funding and contributions by partner organisations for two projects focused in the environment and resources sectors.

Contractors share in $92m of work

Five local companies will share in a combined $92 million worth of contracts awarded by the state government, with the majority of the work comprising school construction jobs.

EPA gives tick for Water Corp plant upgrades

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended approval of the second stage of Water Corporation’s groundwater replenishment scheme, which will boost Perth’s drinking water supplies.

Bidders shortlisted for Murdoch Medihotel

Five bidders have been shortlisted to build the state’s first Medihotel at the planned Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct, with the successful tenderer to be announced mid-year.

Broadening the appeal of giving

SPECIAL REPORT: Charities are diversifying their approach to building revenue streams as a soft economy challenges their business-as-usual fundraising models. 

AusCann raises $12m

AusCann Group Holdings has confirmed a $12 million capital raising to fund the development and manufacture of medical cannabis products in Australia.

Universities head hunt for international students

SPECIAL REPORT: The number of international students coming to Perth has grown strongly over the past four years, but WA is still underperforming, particularly in the university sector.

Foursome adds research muscle

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is on a major fundraising drive to bolster cardiovascular research in Western Australia, to further localise study of this major killer and head off a leakage in philanthropic donations to eastern states institutions.

Vlahov out as iCollege boss

Only three months after being named chief executive of iCollege, former Perth Wildcats owner Andrew Vlahov has resigned from the company, which also announced the acquisition of a UK-based child care training provider.

Four-year freeze on Tafe fees

The state government has frozen Tafe fees for all courses over the next four years in the hopes of giving more people an opportunity to have an affordable education.

More than single lead source at PCH: Gow

UPDATED: Building commissioner Peter Gow has issued a clarifying statement today (Tuesday), essentially confirming the state government's view that lead leaching directly from brass fittings remains the only significant source of lead at Perth Children’s Hospital.