Two prominent Perth businesswomen have moved on to new government roles, with Heather Zampatti named the new chair for Lotterywest, while Libby Lyons has become a director of the national Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
The Australian Institute of Geoscientists has appealed to the federal government for the inclusion of the geoscientist profession on the list of jobs to which labour market testing applies under the 457 visa program.
The slowing economy has hit smaller accounting firms harder than the big players, judging by revenue data released over the past month, with practices in Western Australia affected more than those in other states.
Brisbane-based law firm Shine Corporate has made its second acquisition in Western Australia, paying $13.3 million for personal injury specialist Bradley Bayly Legal, after paying a higher price last year for Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers.
Boutique law firms Borrello Legal and Graham & Associates have joined forces, with principal partner Mark Borrello saying the merger would provide a solid platform to establish the company as a leader in property, commercial law, and dispute resolution.
Accounting firm RSM Bird Cameron will be taking part in the re-branding of the business by its international parent company, which plans to rename all factions of the global firm to a single entity, RSM.
Treasurer Mike Nahan has defended legislation he introduced to end the long-running $1.7 billion Bell Group legal story after it was criticised by the Australian and Western Australian bar associations.