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Nido production rises

JUNIOR oil producer Nido Petrol-eum NL has reported increased crude production with an on-going cash contribution of about $300,000 to $400,000 per annum from its SC 14/SC 6B prospects in the offshore Palawan Basin, Philippines.Nido’s SC 14 interest...

Workplace policy threatens Labor credibility

ELECTION support for Labor from business, particularly small business is balancing on the State Opposi-tion’s industrial relations policy.Labor’s intends to abolish workplace agreements but retain individual contracts.Labor also wants to introdu...

Camels pay for young operator

AN ADVERTISEMENT for a “bunch of camels with their equipment and a trailer” was enough to start 18 year old Romy Campbell-Hicks in business.Dunsborough-based Ms Camp-bell-Hicks had just returned from an overseas holiday and started a degree in trave...

MRG gives many first break

PROVIDING more than 100 of Perth’s young journalism and film and television students with a break in their chosen vocations has been the highlight of Russell Goodrick’s career with his production company, MRG International.The company, which produc...

Local film showcased at WASA

THE 14th Annual WA Screen Awards will take place from August 24 to 27, culminating in a gala awards presentation night on August 25 at the Astor Cinema in Mt Lawley. The awards recognise the latest crop of WA independent filmmaking, while the new Indu...

Most distrust mass media: survey

Almost 80 per cent of Western Australians have doubts about the mass media according to a recent study by the School of Marketing at Curtin Business School.More than two-thirds (77 per cent) of respondents said they had at some time heard or read a...

Truth in references safest

FURTHER change to WA’s workers’ compensation system is likely as public comments on two independent reviews roll in.The independent reviews into medical and associated costs and insurance arrangements are in response to issues raised in the 1999 Pe...

Skill shortages hurting

SKILLED staff shortages are starting to bite – even in the recruitment industry.Recruitment & Consulting Services Association president and Technical Resources managing director Nick Iustini said the approach of multi-nationals was largely to blame....

Staff welfare a key priority

REPUTEDLY WA’s largest cabinetmaker, Coastline Kitchens has an interesting way of dealing with staff.Workers are expected to work hard for the firm and in return the company is loyal to its staff.Managing director Daniel Bosveld said Coastline had...

Hunting the headhunters needs advance planning

WHAT does an employee need to do to take the next step along their career path? According to Perth’s top headhunters there are several steps that should be taken.Dunhill Management Services Group general manager Bruce Henderson said the worst thing ...

Internet presents challenge

ONLINE recruitment poses both an enormous threat and wonderful opportunity for recruitment agencies, according to one of Perth’s biggest industry players.Bell Personnel director David Anderson said the traditional ‘offline’ recruitment industry woul...

McGrath rallies to challenge

AN EVENT worth up to $20 million to the local economy is very important.When the event also provides enormous international exposure for the area, laying theplatform for future growth, it becomes extremely important.The new executive director...

New boss for Crime Stoppers

CRIME Stoppers WA has appointed Craig Lawrence as its new chief executive officer.Mr Lawrence is the former chairman of the Australia Day Council and the Kings Park Centennial Enhance-ment Committee.He served two terms as a member of the RAC Counc...

Bill ramifications ‘huge’

THE draft Bill, which has been released for public comment, provides for identification and classification of contaminated or potentially contaminated sites.The Department of Environmental Protection and the Water and Rivers Commission will each hav...

Internet threat to retail played down

THE perceived threat of the Internet to shopping centres often mooted by industry players is not warranted, Woolworths CEO and managing director Roger Corbett told a recent Securities Institute luncheon.“There’s lots of talk about there being clicks...

Salt project mixed blessing

THE commissioning of the Onslow Solar Salt Project is placing added pressure on the local community and its infrastructure.The Ministry of Planning has addressed concerns in the Onslow Structure Plan released last week that makes provision for the p...

Market lull forces prices down

A NUMBER of advertised homes have dropped their prices by up to 10 per cent in the last two weeks just to find a buyer, Hegney Property Valuations managing director Gavin Hegney said.He said the real estate market was in a lull.“We have an abnorma...

New Living program awarded

THE WA Government’s urban renewal program, New Living, has won the United Nations World Habitat Award.The $320 million program defeated five international finalists.Housing Minister Kim Hames said New Living enabled more than 2,000 individuals or ...

Industry groups on the move

PROPERTY industry groups have been repositioning themselves in the marketplace, with the latest move by the Urban Development Institute of Australia to the old Perth Property Council headquarters at the National Mutual Centre, 111 St George’s Terrace....

Romany welcome

EVERYTHING changes, I constantly tell my staff. That is, until I lunched at the Romany Restaurant and was proved wrong.I reflected on this 60 year old Northbridge time warp come Italia-Australian eatery and had to change my philosophy.The Romany, ...

In praise of shiraz

PETER Lehmann placed his tongue firmly in his cheek to maintain that, when god created shiraz, it was with the Barossa Valley in mind.The god in question would have to be Allah because shiraz vines were brought to France from Persia by the Crusaders...

Morsels

FRASERS Restaurant received the award for Most Popular Hall of Fame Restau-rant for 2000 in the recent American Express National Restaurant Awards. To enter the Hall of Fame, Frasers won American Express Restaurant Awards in three consecutive years....

tasting notes

NEW people are breathing new life into our city’s doorstep wine region.Thirty minutes from Perth a revitalised Swan Valley awaits a city population still slow to realise the goodies offered by a short drive.Once recognised as our major wine produc...

Colorbond CD-ROM puts colour choice at your fingertips

BHP Coated Steel – Australia has launched a COLORBOND steel Colour Selector CD-ROM that can be used to create, choose and compare colour schemes for any building at the click of a mouse.The powerful new tool, the product of almost a year of dev...

Limited edition extras for Saab 9-3 coupe and sedan at Henley Saab

SAAB Automobile Australia is celebrating reduced GST car prices with Limited Edition extras for the Saab 9-3 TS Coupe and S Sedan to create the best value entry car in Australia at $49,990.The Limited Edition extras for the Saab 9-3 TS Coupe and S ...

Anglo digs up investment gem

THE WA mining sector looks increasingly like a garage sale.This state of affairs is largely due to the timidity of Australian institutions that have refused to pay up for world class assets.

China move bodes well for WA harvest

CHINA’S accession to the World Trade Organization, hopefully by the end of this year, will be good news for WA.

Rowe steers employer group

IT IS nearly eight years since Lyndon Rowe took the top job at WA’s top employer organisation – the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Bigger, brighter, better

WELCOME to the weekly Business News.WA’s business paper of the past seven years will now be published twice as often.

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