Business help rolls in for Bali victims

BUSINESSES across all sectors have found ways to offer assistance to those most affected by the October 12 Bali bombings. While Clinical Cell Culture, or C3, has been at the forefront of burns treatment with its innovative spray-on skin technology and companies have boosted appeals funds, help has also come in the form of goods and services. Full report, Page 4.

Local surf retailers wave goodbye to Garden City

GARDEN City Shopping Centre is now home to two Queensland-based surf chains after the complex’s management favoured an interstate retailer ahead of a WA chain to the fill the vacancy left by the failure of Millers Surf. In what would appear to be a classic example of the branch economy at work, giant shopping centre operator AMP appears to have dumped a bid by WA’s biggest surf retailer, Waves Surfwear, preferring Brisbane’s City Beach surf chain.

Full report, Page 5.

Business waits on power changes

WHILE the Electricity Reform Task Force’s recommendations are now in the hands of the WA Government, no new legislation is likely for some time. The ERTF’s main recommendation was that Western Power be split into four entities – State Generation, State Retail, State Networks and an entity to look after power to regional areas not on the State’s main power grid, the South West Interconnected System. Full report, Pages 6-7.

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