Burke-Fong emails spark inquiry

NINE emails between disgraced lobbyist Brian Burke and Department of Health director-general Neale Fong concerning "health department related matters" will be the focus of a state parliamentary inquir

Last hurrah for Brian Burke

Former premier and political lobbyist Brian Burke heads the group of people who have fallen off the list of Western Australia’s most influential in the past year.

A deal not even Burke could do

R MARINE dealer principal Brendon Grieve created a bit of a stir when he ran an ad for his Riviera and Princess yachts recently.

Campbell Burke’s surprise casualty

FEDERAL human services minister Ian Campbell resigned on Saturday after a meeting he had with lobbyist Brian Burke was publicly revealed.

Bailey pursues dental plan

Dentistry may still be largely a cottage industry, according to DB Dental owner David Bailey, but the industry is following other health professions in a trend towards corporatisation.

St Barbara hands over $700k in Westgold settlement

Melbourne-based gold company St Barbara Ltd will pay $700,000 to Perth-based Westgold Resources NL in settlement of a claim commenced seven years ago.

Jandakot prepares plan B

Jandakot Airport lessee and property investment group, Ascot Capital, is eyeing land north of Perth for a potential expansion of the airport in the event of its controversial plan for a complete move failing to gain approval.

Malborough sacked, Burke resigns

DISGRACED minister Norm Marlborough was sacked from cabinet this week, after an investigation by the CCC revealed secret communication between Mr Marlborough and former premier Brian Burke.

Norm Marlborough and Brian Burke - the history

Norm Marlborough and Brian Burke

Taking the game to India

Northbridge-based Leisure and Allied Industries continues to expand its operations in Asia, having recently secured one of India’s largest retail department store chains as a partner.

Aztec signs sales contract with Chinese shareholder

South Perth-based iron ore company Aztec Resources Ltd has signed a sales contract with one of its shareholders, China-based CITIC Australia Commodity Trading Ltd.

WAIMR signs biotech deal with Proteomics International

The Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has signed a new management deal with Perth-based company Proteomics International.

QPSX posts $1.1m half year net loss

Intellectual property commercialisation company, QPSX Ltd, has recorded a half year net loss of $1.1 million as compared to a net loss of $1.6 million for the same period in 2004.

Brian Burke's daughter to run for ALP state presidency

The daughter of former West Australian premier Brian Burke is one of a number of Labor hopefuls tipped to be seeking to become the party's next state president.

Award for our journalist

THE Note congratulates WA Business News journalist Marsha Jacobs (right), who won the Best Newcomer Prize at the annual WA Media Awards on Saturday night.

Cleaning industry winners

Western Australia’s best-cleaned sites were honoured in the 2005 Golden Service Awards, the building services industry’s premier recognition of excellence.

Thompson’s tenure ended at Community Newspapers

Community Newspaper Group is searching for a new CEO following the departure of Ian Thompson after five years at the helm.

Airlite cleans up

Airlite Group has won the large organisation award in this year’s National Safety Council of Australia Safety Awards of Excellence.The WA-based cleaning company, which shared the award with the Cathol

Tetai cleans up at awards

Tetai cleans up at awards QUANTUM Contract Services’ Daniel Tetai has been named Western Australia’s top cleaner after clinching the Cleaner of the Year Award from the Building Service Contractor

New fleet contracts favour Easifleet, Commonwealth

LOCAL fleet management firm Easifleet and national operator Commonwealth Fleet Lease are the big winners from new fleet management contracts announced by the State Government.

National leaders in science and tech

THE 2003 Australian of the Year, Fiona Stanley, has been ranked as the most influential Western Australian in the field of science and technology.