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Terrific future beckons if optimism awakes

AUSTRALIA has a terrific future but we need to reawaken our natural optimism, according to International Trade Strategies managing director Alan Oxley.

Boffins’ funds boosted

FOUR WA scientists have each received a $100,000 boost from the WA Government.

Maritime museum work nears

WORK on the western end of Victoria Quay in Fremantle will start within weeks following the release of the masterplan recently.

Seafood safety seminars start in Perth

A SERIES of food safety seminars to be held throughout WA from May to August will focus on preparing the WA seafood industry for the introduction of Food Safety Standards.

UWA goes Korean

UNIVERSITY of WA spinoff company Advanced Power Technology has signed a $12 million 50:50 joint venture agreement with Samsung Corning.

Customers vote MSA a winner

MSA Security has been lauded in the 2000 Australian Achiever Awards for the security industry.

Big firms GST bullies

SMALL business enterprises are facing intimidatory tactics by major companies to whom they supply goods and services according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

AMP keeps top spot

AMP remains the number one funds manager in term of market share according to the March quarter ASSIRT Market Share Report.

Causeway changes near

Work will start later this month on transforming the Causeway into a world-class rapid transit route for public transport commuters.

Phone refund forced

PERTH-based Talbora, trading as Phone Shop, is offering refunds to customers who bought novelty telephones that do not comply with Australian Communications Authority Standards.

Job jump expected in WA

WA EMPLOYERS are exuberant, with 42.4 per cent reporting intentions to put on staff, the latest Morgan & Banks Job Index has found.

Rural students struggle

Only 19 per cent of rural high school students who complete high school go on to higher education, yet 30 per cent of city students do so.

Online test recruited

AN ONLINE psychological test could prove a boon to the recruitment industry.

Windimurra vanadium processing commences

VANADIUM processing has become the latest industry to arrive in WA with the opening of the Windimurra vanadium project near Mt Magnet which also introduced new process technology to Australia.

Business support needed

WA’S business leaders have been urged to support the Society of St Vincent De Paul’s inaugural business appeal.

Laws to smooth DTV moves

A NEW definition of datacasting and a smoother transition to digital television for both industry and consumers are the key aims of new legislation introduced by the Federal Government.

Non-linear editing workshops at FTI

EDITORS experienced with one non-linear system can familiarise themselves with another at the Film & Television Institute’s one day workshops during May and June.

New Barron series to be based at Ten

BARRON Entertainment and Network Ten have agreed to base the production unit for its new children’s series, tentatively-titled Kat’s Eye, at Ten’s Dianella Heights facility.

Newspaper coalition

POST Newspapers, Voice News, Herald Newspapers, Weekend Examiner and Echo Newspapers have formed a marketing coalition under the banner of Perth Independent Newspapers.

Photolibrary.com in Perth

AN ONLINE photographic library service has opened a branch office in WA.

Rains slow Sons of Gwalia progress

Sons of Gwalia Limited has had production from several of its mining operations hit by heavy rains.

Compass on course to tackle Browns

Plans are well underway by Compass Resources NL to develop its Browns polymetallic resource in the Northern Territory.

Troy pulls out of peripherals

In spite of mining and processing operations at the Bulchina project continuing strongly, Troy Resources NL is pulling out of other peripheral prospecting interests.

Gindalbie heads to stand-alone

Perth-based Gindalbie Gold NL, which made its mark with the Two Boys gold mine near Kalgoorlie, is progressing towards commissioning a full feasibility into developing a stand-alone mill on its Minjar project in the South Murchison mineral fields.

Lynas closes on study

Lynas Corporation Limited – which recently changed its name from Lynas Gold NL – has made steady progress towards completion of a bankable feasibility study on its Mt Weld rare earths project in WA’s Mt Margaret mineral field.

Gold for diamonds

Diamond Ventures NL, which has moved from its original aim of being a pure diamond player, has placed its hope in gold exploration and mining in the Kookynie area of WA.

Cobra telco deal sweetened

COBRA Resources NL’s investment in Internet and telecommunications provider Global Dial has been sweetened by the news that it has been joined on the carrier’s register by Singapore-based construction and property company Low Keng Huat Ltd, which will inj

Planning, rethink forced

CONVENTIONAL approaches to business planning are being rendered redundant by today’s fast-changing technology.

Stirling heads dot.com

Junior explorer Stirling Resources NL has followed the path of its peers and taken a dive into the dot.com sector’s financial waters.

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