Special Reports

Increasing appetite for loyalty

Fraser’s Kings Park is among the early takers for a new program aiming to bring loyalty back to Perth’s food scene.

Perth feasts on food boxes

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth's fresh food box market is becoming big business, with global player Hello Fresh launching in WA late last year as more local suppliers plan their launch.

Food trucks drive opportunity

SPECIAL REPORT: With more than 500 food trucks in Perth, competition in the sector is heating up, despite a number of unique challenges and bureaucratic hurdles.

Strategic Ellison seizes opportunities

SPECIAL REPORT: Chris Ellison’s astute commercial achievements placed him at the top of our short list of nine people contending to be person of the year.

Contractors boost employee numbers as economy turns

SPECIAL REPORT: Data from the annual BNiQ Search Engine biggest employers list suggests an economic recovery is under way as mining and civil contractors boost their workforce numbers.

Scott focuses on gender balance

SPECIAL REPORT: The new boss at the state’s biggest private sector employer wants to get more women into senior management.

Tech next step for Jones post-Navitas

SPECIAL REPORT: Navitas boss Rod Jones talked to Business News about the next chapter for the $1.8 billion education provider he founded, and his hopes for the technology ventures he’s backing.

Healthy dividend in building wealth

SPECIAL REPORT: The five WA people with the largest holdings in listed companies have earned around $1.5 billion in dividends in the past five years, with Andrew Forrest and Kerry Stokes leading the way. Click through for our list of 50 directors and investors with holdings worth more than $11 billion between them.

Passion for seafood beats selling spuds

SPECIAL REPORT: The Catalano family has delivered continuity of ownership of its seafood business across three generations, but has implemented several strategic shifts along the way.

Fifth generation takes charge at Perth builder

SPECIAL REPORT: Family business AT Brine & Sons has played a prominent role in shaping Perth since 1894, constructing some of the city’s most notable buildings.

CEO incomes on the rise

SPECIAL REPORT FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: The annual Business News remuneration survey has data and in-depth analysis on hundreds of WA company directors and executives. We identify the top earners, including the people who qualified for large bonuses and equity incentives, in some cases year after year. The survey also reveals a big jump in the number of WA people who earned incomes of $1 million or more last financial year.

Optimism drives graphite raisings surge

SPECIAL REPORT: Activity in Western Australia’s graphite sector is continuing apace, with local hopefuls seeking to raise more than $70 million this quarter, an amount similar to that raised for the entire financial year just past.

Capital inflow turns talk positive

SPECIAL REPORT: Financing opportunities have improved markedly from just two years ago for the state’s junior miners, amid growing demand for drill rigs and skilled workers.

Developers get out of the office

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers and investors are looking beyond office buildings to explore a variety of property opportunities across Perth.

Perth outer suburbs in the mix

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers, buyers and tenants are eyeing mixed-use precincts across Perth’s suburban property market.

Catching up to students’ housing needs

SPECIAL REPORT: A new wave of property developments is taking shape across Perth’s CBD, with more than $200 million worth of student accommodation projects in the pipeline.

Market, government moves to keep care at home

SPECIAL REPORT: Big changes to the home services sector have boosted consumer control over choice, leading to a more competitive market as an increasing number of consumers want care kept at home.

Doctors control the business model

SPECIAL REPORT: A shared approach to practice is paying dividends for the founders of Perth Urology Clinic.

Savings the aim in medihotel push

SPECIAL REPORT: The state government has rejected criticism of the cost and projected savings of its flagship medihotel healthcare policy, after work began on the construction of the first facility earlier this month.

Zetta gears up for acquisitions

SPECIAL REPORT: Privately owned ICT firm Zetta Group has mapped out multiple growth paths, including Asian franchises and larger acquisitions.