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* A TEAM of Curtin Business School students – including a brother and sister – has won the WA undergraduate division of the Andersen Consulting Intervaristy Management Competition. The students will now attend the national finals of the competition at the University of News South Wales on October 13.

* PUBLIC artwork developed and built by 18 indigenous students as part of a Central TAFE training project has been unveiled in East Perth. The work, installed at Banks Reserve on the Swan River, includes concepts developed from wining entries from last year’s Bibbulmun Art Competition and comprises three limestone sculptures representing people, animals and culture. The Town of Vincent gave the project significant support with the donation of materials and the site for the artwork.

* THE 3rd Annual Terrace Proms will be held on St George’s Terrace on October 22. More than 50 performances will be staged including opera, ensembles, orchestra, soloists and choirs. Highlights will include Gilbert and Sullivan 50th anniversary celebrations, a Chinese ensemble made up of former members of the Beijing Opera Group, the 53-piece WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and a live performance of the radio opera ‘Old Lady and The Thief’.

* WHITFORDS City Shopping Centre beat 68 competitors to be named the overall winner in the recent 2000 WA Shopping Centre Marketing Awards. It was marketing manager Fran Forsyth’s ‘Whitford City Takes Christmas to the Country’ campaign that won the award. The shopping centre was also the overall winner in the over 45,000sqm size classification. Other category winners include Dog Swamp Shopping Centre, The Hub Shopping Centre, Lakes Joondalup Shopping Centre, Bassendean Village, Belmont Forum and Gwelup Plaza.

* A FINAL year chemical engineering student at Curtin University of Technology has been appointed the position of International Fellow at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore. Paul Oakley will complete his Bachelor of Engineering in November. Established in 1990, Temasek Polytechnic is one of the newer learning centres in Singapore that offers a practice-orientated curriculum to put students in touch with the working world. Mr Oakley will be part of the teaching staff at Temasek and will commence in this position early next year, providing support for academic and non-academic activity.

* TWELVE Perth organisations were recognised for their commitment to the environment at the recent 2000 Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s Perth Action Awards. The winners include Amcor Paper Mill and Recycling, Matilda Bay Brewing Company, Fremantle Hospital, Bethesda Hospital, Perth Zoo, Sheraton Hotel, Floreat Forum, Belmont Forum, City of Fremantle, Woodside Energy, Joondalup District Police Station and Curtin University.

* HENDERSON boat builder Austal Ships has been honoured as a finalist in two categories of the 2000 WA Industry and Export Awards. The company is a finalist in the Large Advanced Manufacturer Export category and the WA Design category. Austral Ships has earned close to $1 billion in exports for WA since it began in 1998, employing about 1,300 people. In addition, it has trained more than 130 apprentices in its 12 years of operations. The winners of the 2000 WA Industry and Export awards will be announced on October 6.

* A NEW type of light bulb, an easy to use door key and a scooter were the three major prize winners in the 2000 Universal Design Competition organised by the WA Government. Senior’s Minister June van de Klashorst said the competition was important to increasing the awareness of the needs of seniors. "The number of seniors in the state – that is, those aged 60 or more – is expected to increase from 253,000 to 548,000 over the next 21 years," Mr van de Klashorst said. "This year, 30 per cent of almost 200 entries came from school students and the ingenuity that went into the designs showed that they had closely examined the needs of seniors. However, Universal Design not only benefits seniors but anyone who is not physically able or doesn’t have perfect hearing, sight or comprehension."

* THE AUSTRALIAN Institute of Management and Internet Business Corporation are presenting a series of two-hour, monthly executive seminars to keep managers in touch with the latest in e-commerce innovations, strategies, business case studies and industry best practice. The next briefing will be held on October 11 from 9am to 11am at the AIM centre on Birkdale Street, Floreat. The topic will be "How to Redevelop Your Business Website". For further information, visit

* ENVIRONMENT Minister Cheryl Edwardes is searching for leaders and innovators in waste minimisation and recycling to accept accolades in the State 3R Awards. The 3R Awards are presented by the State Recycling Advisory Committee and coordinated by the Department of Environmental Protection. They recognised outstanding achievements by individuals and organisations in waste reduction, reuse, recycling and cleaner production.

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