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$10 million for trees

FORESTRY business Powton Land Holdings is hoping to raise $10 million to expand its operations by way of a debenture program.

ABC officially endorses village

IT’S OFFICIAL – the Austra-lian Broadcasting Corporation board has endorsed East Perth’s new media village as the preferred site for its relocation.

Campaign kicks agency creatives

PERTH’S top creatives got a kick out of AdShel’s ‘creatives’ campaign last month.

Local talent promoted: Cunneen

Channel Nine is active in developing the careers of new local talent according to production manager and senior director Russ Cunneen.

Industry code under review

WHILE the mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct has reportedly been successful in cleaning up the franchising industry, not all are happy with it.

Research, planning the keys to survival

GIVEN the sobering statistics of small business failure in the 1990s, thorough research and planning are critical to the success of franchise operations, says Entrepreneur Business Centre owner Greg Hart.

GST focus for expo

Despite the volume of GST seminars and information available, many businesses still have unanswered questions.

Jester takes a slice

DEMAND for fast food alternatives continues to increase and gourmet pie shops are taking a big slice of the market.

Signs right for Quick

WA-based Quick Sign plans to open new franchises in West Perth and Joondalup by the end of the year.

Steve help available

Government support is just a phone call away for victims of Cyclone Steve.

Coach can help executives to win

MANY CEOs are so caught up in running the day to day affairs of a business that they do not allow time to step back and assess longer term goals and strategies.

GST checklist designed to help firms meet deadline

WITH the GST fast approaching, the Australian Tax Office has created a checklist to help small businesses meet the required deadlines.

Incubator gets $10m

THE LARGEST information technology and communications incubator project in WA has been launched under the Federal Government’s $76 million Building on Information Technology Strengths program.

Check credit online

SMALL and medium businesses can now use Australia’s first online credit checking service at

Japanese sun rises again

In the 1990s, many Western economies reshaped theirstructures utilising globalisation and technological change.

GST consequences hit home

WHEN the legislation giving effect to the New Business Tax System (Integrity and Other Measures) Act 1999 was passed by Parliament in December 1999, no-one in the funds management industry had foreseen anomalous implications for the cost bases of investor

GST anxiety bites small business hard

Small business anxiety over the GST has hit new heights, analysis by CPA Australia has revealed.

Congress 2000 is only days away

CPA Australia considers that the forthcoming congress is an essential event for all those who want to stay on top of what’s happening in accounting, finance and management.

Professional accounting body takes new name

Australia’s largest professional body has a new name.CPA Australia is the new company and business name for the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

Interest rates pose threat: advisor

THE Reserve Bank is applying a heavy-handed approach to the economy, warned CPA Australia after the recent announcement of a further 0.25 percentage point increase in interest rates.

Gold poaching halts Aurora operations

Illegal grabbing of farms and natural resources in Zimbabwe has been emulated in Indonesia where peasants are poaching gold from at least one Australian mining company.

Talon claws new market

Talon Resources NL’s subsidiary Supersorb Minerals is set to launch a new range of high-performance products for the horticultural industry after signing an agreement to secure a supply of zeolite.

Gold Fields joins Tanami in Solitaire

One of the world’s largest gold producers has gained a significant foothold in the Tanami-Arunta province, near the border between WA and the Northern Territory.

Gold issues can be overcome

A positive prognosis for the future of gold, despite the many problems, was highlighted at the recent Australian Gold Conference held at Burswood Convention Centre.

Oil success

Perth-based hydrocarbon explorer Anzoil NL has developed a joint venture with Success Oil Company to market and apply new technology to enhance oil production, especially on depleted fields.

Craton drilling results bring bonus

The Douglas mineral sands project has been valued at about $100 million on an output of 150,000 tonnes of concentrate annually.

Emily Ann takes a step forward

Perth-based LionOre Australia (Nickel) Limited has moved a significant step forward in its plan to develop the Emily Ann nickel sulphide project in WA.

Tunnel cleans precinct

POLITICAL, rather than technical, problems proved more of an issue for the tunnel phase of the Graham Farmer Freeway project according to Baulder-stone Clough Joint Venture project manager Ray Purdy.

Redevelopment plans unveiled

PLANS for a $35 million redevelopment above the Graham Farmer Freeway tunnel in Northbridge have been released.