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Brother MFC-9600 at Printcom

THE Brother MFC-9600 high performance multi-function centre is out now from Printcom.

NEC Xen Alpha at Communications Plus

A NEW telephone system release from NEC is set to give small business users the same features and facilities as many large PABX users, at a fraction of the cost. The Xen Alpha is designed for the small to medium business needing up to six lines and 16...

New Pajero range at Skipper Mitsubishi

MITSUBISHI’S Pajero has taken the next step in four-wheel driving with the release of its NM series.The stylish new Pajero is available as a 5-door long wheelbase model with four price classes – GL, GLX, GLS and Exceed. All price classes have petrol...

German street

If it wasn’t for a group of doctors celebrating a pre-GST last supper (huh?) – we would not have dined at the Mount Street Café.

Big retailers continue push

DESPITE opposition from the main political parties, the big end of retail town is confident it will achieve deregulated trading hours.Embattled Fair Trading Minister Doug Shave has made it clear there will be no change to the retail trading hour regime

Stadium to kick cars out

PERTH’S new soccer stadium could pose serious problems for CBD commuters.

V8 plans reach starting grid

A GRAND Prix-style V8 Supercar carnival is back on the agendafor the city following a decision by Perth City Council to continue investigations into conducting the race on CBD streets.

Broker in for the long haul

DESPITE the furore surrounding the mortgage broking industry, Barry Barr & Associates principal Barry Barr says he is plugging on.

Internet buying lures local

A contract to provide world-wide communications consultancy to a new business owned by fourteen of the world’s biggest miners could be a “company-making” deal for Perth firm Mars Group, according to partner Steve Harvey.

March bad month for workers

WA HAS recorded its highest number of working days lost in one month through industrial disputes since April 1997, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureauof Statistics.

Vocal four talk to EPRA

FOUR East Perth residents who strongly opposed the residential redevelopment of part of Arden Street have been negotiating with the East Perth Redevelopment Authority.

State leads gas

WA IS Australia’s leading and fastest growing natural gas market with just under 50 per cent of primary energy share, according to Australian Gas Association industry development manager David Parker.

Council seeks action on bike couriers

PERTH City Council is pressing to have state legislation introduced to control the activities of bicycle couriers.

Public space wanted in plan

GIVE us more public open space in the Northbridge Urban Renewal area.

Hall works coming

PERTH Town Hall renovation works look like finally starting in January.

Cats to strut at Esplanade

n COUNCIL has given approval for Really Useful Productions to stage its production of the musical Cats on the Esplanade Reserve. The production is expected to run from November 11 to December 11. Really Useful Productions is being charged $35,000 to use 1

Skyworks commitment

COUNCIL has committed to staging the Skyworks for another three years.

Agencies will vanish: realtor

MORE than 300 real estate agencies in WA – about one in five – will disappear during the first year after the introduction of the GST, according to Geoff Baldwin Team managing director Geoff Baldwin.

Sale opens new doors in WA

THE WA roller door market is set for a shake-up following the sale of 50 per cent of Perth-based TG Doors to Adelaide company Gliderol Garage Doors.

Govt makes the call

The WA Government has launched a scheme to capitalise on the growing call centre industry.

Women chiefs grow

A WOMEN’S organisation born of the chaos following World War II is starting to take root in WA.

Glass ceiling still concerns

WOMEN still face problems in the workplace, particularly in business.

Gene regulation hard to swallow

Sounding like an Arnie-style cyborg heavy, the gene technology regulator is potentially more scary, more real, and far more our problem than any wired-up Hollywood freak.

Pricing questions answered

THESE were some of the most asked questions from the ACCC GST Price Line.

Mint effort for debutant

THE PERTH Mint made a sterling debut at the recent 2000 WA Tourism Awards for Excellence, winning three gold awards in the categories of heritage and cultural tourism, tourism retailing, and tourism marketing and promotional campaigns.

Locals lauded

FREMANTLE’S business community came out in force recently to celebrate the achievements of the most successful local businesses at the Fremantle Business of the Year Awards night.

Bureau pulls in $72m

The Perth Convention Bureau has secured confirmed business worth more than $72 million for the State in the past twelve months – a 21 per cent increase on the previous year.

Cool win for Belmont duo

BELMONT-based All Year Gas & Airconditioning has been named Australian established business of the year in the Micro Business Awards.

Money targets ethics

ETHICAL and socially responsible companies are attracting the attention of banks and investment houses with the latest to hop on board being Challenger Portfolio Management Limited, a subsidiary of Challenger International Limited.