Special Reports

40under40 2003: Duane Varan

For the past 15 years Professor Duane Varan has balanced a lecturing career in both Perth and the US with consultancy work for the A-list in world commerce.

40under40 2003: Craig Musson

The Zimbabwe World Cup Rugby squad member immigrated to Australia and began a new life on an extremely modest budget.

40under40 2003: Peter Harold

As managing director of junior mining company Sally Malay Mining Limited, Peter Harold has navigated the company through some uncertain times.

40under40 2003: Andrew Coppin

Responsible for 45 staff, Andrew Coppin has been able to grow Bell Potter Securities while the industry overall has been in a contraction phase. 

40under40 - Special Awards

WA Business News’ 40under40 Awards is not about first and last, it is not about creating tallies, scoreboards, or runnersup.

40under40 2003: Carmelo Princiotto

From beginnings as a one-man operation in 1992, Carmelo Princiotto has built his business, Jamel Industries, into one of WA’s largest domestic furniture manufacturers, specialising in hardwoods such a

AIP plans explained

THE centrepiece of the new local content incentive scheme, which formally commenced on January 1, is Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plans.

Woodside and BHP Billiton top the field

IF there was an award for companies achieving high local content on Western Australian projects, BHP Billiton would take line honours, while Woodside would be a contender for handicap winner.

Rail reality roils rhetoric

THE $437 million railcar contract for the planned Mandurah railway highlights the wide gap between rhetoric and reality that sometimes muddies the local content debate.

Governments push local barrow

A new scheme to maximise local content on major projects formally took effect on January 1. Mark Beyer takes a close look at how major Western Australian projects are performing.

Power players hold off

WA’S sole private electricity retailer says onerous regulations and charges are preventing more players from entering the State’s electricity market.

State Labor moves put focus on local business

COMPANIES hoping to win big contracts from the Western Australian Government are now required to prepare Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plans.

St Andrew’s defies trend

DESPITE a difficult overall trading environment for insurance firms, Western Australian-based St Andrew’s Insurance has announced a 32 per cent jump in pre-tax profit for 2002.

Fresh face at the Perth Mint

THE opening of a new four-level, 9850 square metre manufacturing plant and imminent appointment of a new chief executive at the Gold Corporation mark an exciting new phase for the Perth Mint.

Polluters on notice

A decade in the planning and a dozen drafts later, the Contaminated Sites Bill 2002 has put the State’s landowners on notice, as Gary Kleyn reports.

Listing for project services providers

PROJECT managers could soon be able to lay their hands on a comprehensive list of project services providers. Former project manager Horst Kambeck is putting together the

Government may carry the can

IF you think individual businesses will find it hard under the new Contaminated Sites legislation, spare a thought for the WA Government.

Minim Cove and East Perth developments set standard

THE Minim Cove development and the East Perth Gasworks stand out as the State’s highest profile contamination locations of recent times – due to their massive clean-up costs and high level of public awareness.

Malaga firm cleans up in Japan

A MALAGA-BASED manufacturer has recently signed a deal with Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki to supply the Japanese market with special beach cleaning technology.

Growth through diversity

MORE than 25 different species are farmed in aquaculture enterprises in WA, according to the WA Fishing Industry Council.

China leads tourism prospects

THERE is one country that will stand apart from all others in the international tourism market over the coming decade.