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Seaplanes may return

SEAPLANES may soon land on the Swan River again.

Cowan questions Telstra plan

DEPUTY WA Premier and Regional Development Minister Hendy Cowan has expressed concern at Telstra’s plans to establish a separate regional telecommunications business unit.

ASX joins in global push

In fact, it is probably fair to say our exchange has been a leader in the establishment of prudential controls to regulate traders and investors.

Native Title talks

A FORUM will be held in Kalgoorlie from16 June to look at avenues for advancing Native Title in the Goldfields.

Premier in Print in Print

OVER recent weeks there have been some extraordinary claims made about plans for the future of King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Australians splash out on water

OVER the four years between 1993-94 and 1996-97 Australian water consumption rose 19 per cent from 18,575 gigalitres to 22,186Gl according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics as reported in the Water Account for Australia.

WA rides petroleum wave

PETROLEUM is emerging as WA’s single most important commodity.

Door opened to society

BEHIND the concierge desks of three Perth hotels are membersof one of the world’s proudest societies.

Online gambling under review

THE Commonwealth is actively examining legislation to impose a twelve month moratoriumon the introduction of newinteractive gambling services, according to Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston and

Bill threatens directors

”directors to related body corporate organisations. This essentially eroded the firewalls between companies in groups.

Keeping secrets is just not on

As secrets should not be repeated, I am only going to say this once – secrecy is no longer sustainable.

Sensitivity is issue, not secrecy

I READ with some disquiet the comments by your columnist Ann Macbeth in the 18 to 31 May edition about the proposed Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre complex.

Financier turns 75 – after close call

FINANCIER Australian Guarantee Corp-oration, the company originally formed to provide finance for Ford car purchasers, has turned seventy-five.

Private equity lures young

Mr Gorman said the feedback he had received from distributors of a newventure capital technology fundsuggested the new group of investors was keen to diversify their investments.

Super arrangements released

THE Australian Tax Office has announced changes that will apply from 1 July 2000 to superannuation arrangements and thresholds.

Lynas raises $2m

LYNAS Corporation has added to its working capital by raising an additional $2 million through a combination of new share placements and the sale of trustee securities.

WA family take on big guns

Behind Coastline Kitchens isthe Bosveld family, a name synonymous with the WA building industry and, in more recent years, with cabinet-making.

Nine hunts for male host

THE HUNT is on for a host for STW9’s new local game show Initial Reaction.

PR thriller – a new genre is born

AUTHOR David Michie recently launched his fictional debut, Conflict of Interest, at The Bookcafe.

ASIC wins PR gong

HE AUSTRALIAN Securities and Investments Commission has won an International Public Relations Association award.

New campaigns a gas

ARKETFORCE has begun major new campaigns for Kleenheat Gas and Hartley Poynton.

Dragon roars at awards

THE RECENT 11th Perth Art Directors’ Club Awards followed the visually striking theme of The Year of the Golden Dragon.

Ausgem on target to raise $6m through float

AusGem International Ltd looks well placed to achieve its aim of raising $6 million by offering twenty-four million shares at 25 cents per share in its float and listing.

Industry held to ransom

THE international diamond industry is being held to ransom over issues related to ‘conflict diamonds’, according to South African stockbroker BoE Securities (Pty) Limited.

Majestic on track

PERTH-based diamond explorer Majestic Resources NL has completed a due diligence on the its newly acquired Masons Deposit in South Africa and plans to start mining diamonds in the third quarter of this year.

Woodside to fast track Enfield

WOODSIDE Petroleum Ltd plans to fast track development of its wholly-owned Enfield oil field in permit WA-271-P on the North West Shelf.

Third Chinese oil well producing for Nido

PERTH-based junior Nido Petroleum Limited has brought its third oil well into production on the Zhongyuan redevelopment project in China.

Junior taps into aggression

JUNIOR hydrocarbon explorer Tap Oil NL is beginning to reap the benefits of an aggressive exploration programme in the Carnarvon Basin of the North West Shelf of WA.

Trade developer takes new look

UK trade development has a new face – British Trade International.