Not-for-profit group Leadership Western Australia chose the recent NAIDOC week celebrations to launch a new program tailored to building the leadership skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service today received $23.7 million from the state government's Royalties for Regions program to help fund additional and replacement aircraft as well as developments at its Broome facilites.
Prominent corporate adviser John Poynton, former mining executive Bill Turner, and Supreme Court judge Carmel McLure are among the Western Australian luminaries to receive honours as part of this year's Queen's Birthday awards.
A professor and his research team focused on antibiotic resistance at the University of Western Australia are the latest recipients of award funding worth $US100,000 ($A138,000) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
SPECIAL REPORT: Activ Foundation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service are Western Australia's two largest not-for-profit charities, yet they have very different approaches to philanthropy and fundraising.