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Aged care 2020

Aged care 2020

13 January 2020

Large aged care players are cementing their growth strategies to meet demand and survive a turbelent time for the sector. Technology could help people live independently at home longer and improve care in residential aged care facilities.

Growth amid uncertainty
Digital delivers for quality care
Great for the State – Edition 10: Cultural growth

Great for the State – Edition 10: Cultural growth

17 December 2019

Perth has come a long way since the Lonely Planet described the city as dullsville, with a thriving festivals, street art, music and events scene now creating vibrant connections with Western Australia’s history and indigenous culture.

Thriving hub of festivals, bars and street art
From The Triffids to Tame Impala, WA goes global
Architecture, planning connect with culture
Museum heralds new era for arts advancement
Biggest employers 2019

Biggest employers 2019

16 December 2019

Business News' updated ranking of WA's largest employers highlights the increased use of casual and contract.

Woolies tops biggest employers
Person of the year 2019

Person of the year 2019

13 December 2019

WA’s Liberals, notably Christian Porter, have been key to the Morrison government’s performance this year. Business leaders have been developing plans that could have a big impact on the state in 2020.

Western defence delivers for feds
Unfinished business in 2019 to energise leaders
Family business dynasties

Family business dynasties

09 December 2019

A series of recent acquisitions has the Yukich family poised to become one of the state’s biggest players in hospitality, fine food and wine.

Yukich family tops taste test
CEO salary survey

CEO salary survey

02 December 2019

Our comprehensive annual survey of executive remuneration shows wide variation across companies

WA companies use mix of pay strategies
Equity deals deliver big rewards
Inclusive workplaces

Inclusive workplaces

27 November 2019

With Australia’s rate of disability employment stagnating, Business News spoke to businesses and people with disabilities to find out how to improve participation and be more inclusive.

Getting to work on abilities
Tool helps firms open up job opportunities
Fund Managers

Fund Managers

19 November 2019

With uncertainty surrounding global share markets, Business News has taken a close look at the strategies of six Perth-based fund managers.

Fund managers offer strategy options
Great for the State – Edition 9: Time & Place

Great for the State – Edition 9: Time & Place

18 November 2019

The Indo-Pacific is undergoing profound development, and WA is positioning itself to contribute with our resources, food, education and as a destination.

Boom brings mutual benefit
Gearing up for Indo-Pacific’s bright minds
Seven developments that built brand Perth
From ocean to plate, it’s favoured in Asia
Innovator of the Year 2019

Innovator of the Year 2019

07 November 2019

Business News takes a dive into the WA Innovator of the Year Awards 2019, profiling the companies behind glycine leaching, automated rigging, localised weed tilling and efficient bike storage.

Simple leaching solution wins for MPS
Weedchipper a non-chemical, sustainable cropping solution
Steadman rides to success as Steadyrack goes global
Safety, efficiency seal Roborigger sweep
Commercial Property 2019

Commercial Property 2019

04 November 2019

  • Optimism returning to office market as vacancies gradually fill
  • Rents starting to grow, incentives pulling back
  • Developers seeking new approvals to benefit from demand uptick
  • Chevron HQ construction to mark turning point in office sentiment

Office players lining up for next wave
Primewest winning in tough IPO market
Environmental services

Environmental services

28 October 2019

• Big data for managing water, power use and geospatial services
• Sustainable tech businesses also include those focused on renewables and recycling
• Work picking up for environmental consultants is a good sign for the economy

Data helps drive optimal outcomes
Consultants nurture growth opportunities
Great for the State – Edition 8: Generosity & Giving

Great for the State – Edition 8: Generosity & Giving

22 October 2019

The 8th monthly edition of Business News' Great for the State has a focus on philanthropy. We profile some of the people and organisations who have made a big difference in Western Australia, and those set to have a large impact in future. These include:

Museum foundation sets big targets
Perron foundation set up for long-term future
Aikins brings gift for generating giving
From shale gas to philanthropy
ICT Infrastructure

ICT Infrastructure

21 October 2019

This feature analyses the growing debate over broadband services, as construction of the NBN approaches completion.
It also looks at WA data centres – while NEXTDC and Equinix are investing, Fujitsu has cancelled a planned upgrade.

Criticisms continue for NBN as rollout nears completion
Data deployment shift as 5G nears
Biggest Exporters 2019

Biggest Exporters 2019

14 October 2019

Resources exports continue to surge after years of significant capital investments, while other industries face challenges.
- Chevron dramatically lifts WA exports
- UWA catching up to Curtin on international students
- Competition grows for grain traders

Investment boom pays export dividends
State’s universities bring in $466m
Unpacking the grain drain
Residential builders

Residential builders

09 October 2019

Western Australia’s biggest builders are cautiously optimistic that the worst of the state’s biggest downturn in residential construction is over, with forecasts finally turning positive after five years of declining activity.

Patient still breathing, recovery to take time
ABN heads field in tough market
Professional Services

Professional Services

07 October 2019

Accounting firms are widening their services into new areas as they seek a competitive edge.

PwC extends  full-service  offering
Busy quarter for private, public deals
Wellness@Work

Wellness@Work

01 October 2019

What does it mean to live well at work? Is it an apple in the kitchen, a yoga session at lunch or an office fitted out with a gym?

Companies step up to culture of wellness
Managing happiness En Masse
Healthcare outreach prioritises patients
Digging deep at work for mental health
Great for the State – Edition 7: Natural Resources

Great for the State – Edition 7: Natural Resources

24 September 2019

Natural resources, from mines and farms to beaches.

We shine a light on the visionaries and the volunteers who harness our landscape for the benefit of the community.

Coast, river resources to respect and enjoy
Seven leaders who built WA's resources industry
Producing at their peak
Mining, energy benefits widespread
Tourism

Tourism

23 September 2019

WA’s tourism industry has recovered in the past year on the back of millions of dollars in marketing campaigns from the state government. A decline in international tourism, though, has left some industry and business leaders asking: Is that enough?

Tourism sector says new attractions needed

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