Special Reports

Turning innovative ideas into real-world outcomes

SPECIAL REPORT: Former mining boss Charlie Bass and surgeon Peter Santa Maria are among the growing number of people in Western Australia looking to make innovation a commercial reality.

Technology personalises healthcare

SPECIAL REPORT: Advances in technology are changing the interaction between healthcare providers and consumers, providing greater competition and choice.

Motley mix for onshore energy

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s regulatory system is at the top of the hit list for onshore oil and gas juniors seeking to drill tenements in the state. 

Lithium, gold stocks lift deal flow

SPECIAL REPORT: Lithium stocks led by Pilbara Minerals and Galaxy Resources have seized the opportunities presented by the commodity’s surge.

Gold stocks emerge as top 30 force

SPECIAL REPORT: The dramatic rise and fall of iron ore producers and the recent surge in gold and lithium stocks have been highlighted by a historic review of WA’s major listed companies.

‘Speculative’ mining stocks head a varied field of performers

SPECIAL REPORT: Mining stocks are again leading the way in shareholder returns, but this time it’s not the iron ore players doing the business.

Indigenous contractors targeting diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: Indigenous contractors are revising their business plans and moving into new sectors as the mining construction boom has waned.

Pilbara knowledge too important to waste

SPECIAL REPORT: For indigenous entrepreneur Blaze Kwaymullina, the Pilbara is not the remote desert that many other Australians would perceive it, but rather the crucible of Aboriginal business development in this country.

Ochre founder, iWork make connections

SPECIAL REPORT: Indigenous entrepreneur Joanne Pellew must be getting used to racking up firsts.

Access Housing offers affordable opportunities

SPECIAL REPORT: Access Housing Australia was formed from the merger of three small community housing organisations in 2007, and established under the Corporations Act as a not-for-profit company.

PC Locs up family business award

SPECIAL REPORT: In 1998, then mathematics teacher Paul Symons was frustrated with the number of desktop computers being stolen from Perth schools, so he designed and created a solution – an innovative locking device that bolted a computer to a desk – PC Locs. 

Alyka maintains upwards trajectory

SPECIAL REPORT: Digital marketing company Alyka has backed up its 2013 Rising Stars win by being named among the state’s best-performing businesses in this year’s awards.

Strong field of star performers

Western Australia is in good hands if the quality of the 2016 Rising Stars awards is anything to go by. Click through to see our special report on all of the winners announced last night.

Sustainability key for carbon-neutral Austral

SPECIAL REPORT: A strong, whole-of-business focus on quality and sustainability has helped Austral Fisheries achieve a significant lift in its turnover during the past four years.

Ford & Doonan stays in sync

SPECIAL REPORT: Started nearly three decades ago, air-conditioning installation business Ford & Doonan is now a household name in Western Australia and the largest in the sector by market segment.

Chemo@home makes public sector push

SPECIAL REPORT: Julie Adams and Lorna Cook took a calculated gamble three years ago when they decided to leave secure employment in the public sector, mortgage their homes, and seek to create a new paradigm in private healthcare – Chemo@home.

Mallard aims for sustained growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Having taken the opportunity provided by the mining construction boom to establish his own contracting firm, Robby Mallard is now in the process of building a diversified and sustainable business.

Injury Connect keeps it safe

SPECIAL REPORT: Rising Stars winner Injury Connect found initial success targeting an under-serviced niche market, but is now pursuing broader growth. 

New players have major apartment plans

SPECIAL REPORT: International players with big balance sheets are set to change the dynamics of Perth’s apartment market.

Developers hold firm amid market pressure

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers are banking on a change in sentiment later this year in Perth’s challenging apartments market.