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Call made for more guidance

THE Federal Government must do more to help businesses through the tax reform maze, warns the Australian Society of CPAs in its pre-budget submission.

Small firms struggle with franchises

SMALL business is battling to understand franchising guidelines, warns the Australian Society of CPAs.

Frustration leads to Internet portal

FRUSTRATION at being unable to target local people and local people not being able to find local products on the Internet has led to the formation of a South West portal.

Wine grape growth creates challenge

THE rapid expansion in the Australian wine grape industry has created a number of challenges according to a new report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

South West families fight back over timber

MEMBERS of the Save Our South West action group visited Perth recently to present the Minister for Forest Products Paul Omodei with a letter on behalf of their communities urging the government to stand firm on their commitment to the sustainable jarrah t

Convention centre site debate continues

ALONG with the shortlisting of two consortiums to build the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and a performing arts space, two sites are still in the running.

Facility vision is in operation

A PLAN to create a modest medical conferencing centre has grown into a major facility.

Golfing replacements near

WITH the demise of the Heineken Golf Classic at the Vines Resort, at least two other golf events have indicated interest in filling the breach.

Backstage path to success

A LOVE of the backstage side of productions during school days has led to twenty-seven years in Perth’s audio visual industry.

Stadium aspect of centre confuses

PERTH will gain a 19,000 seat rugby and soccer stadium as part of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sort conference for free

A COMPANY is offering to organise conventions and meetings – for free.

Tourism operators struggle on

DRIVE through the South West, particularly the coastal and wine areas, and it is easy to see the growth in the tourism industry.

Centre already draws bookings

THE successful advancement of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre has been the biggest event for the Perth Convention Bureau to date according to PCB managing director Owen Cook.

Library offers theatre

A 207 seat theatre capable of screening 16mm and 35mm films is available for private bookings at the Alexander Library Building.

Quiet success a problem

IF YOU have been to a function or launch recently, chances are the person standing out of sight and out of mind yet ensuring all runs smoothly is Corporate Theatre managing director Vaughan Emery or one of his fourteen staff.

MIENEX gains new boss

TO BE successful in the conference and expo facilitation industry business, one needs to keep things very close to your chest.

Alliance impresses

ALLIANCE Gold Limited and Impress Technologies Limited have formed a partnership to develop a new healthcare information technology company, Allmed Technologies Limited.

Dingo Blue brands

DINGO Blue will increase its use of guerilla and ambient marketing tactics as part of a new brand and acquisition campaign.

PC TV plans gaining content

SEVEN Network pay TV station C7 has taken a substantial shareholding in Access1 as part of a content alliance.

Nexus takes MTIC share

Nexus Minerals has entered into a Heads of Agreement with the shareholders of MTIC Corporate that gives Nexus an option to acquire 20 per cent of the issued capital of MTIC.

‘e-natomy’ platform licensed

WEST Perth-based medical development company Genesis Biomedical Ltd has licensed proprietary Internet-based digital capture and delivery technology to its US associate Bodyworks Inc.

Infobank takes one-fifth Osmere share

INTERNATIONAL electronic commerce company Infobank International Holdings has paid $17.2 million to acquire a stake of just under 20 per cent in Perth-based company Osmere Limited.

Licences extended for AMX

SOUTH Perth-based AMX Re-sources, which recently acquired Semaphore Telecommunica-tions, has received confirmation from the Australian Communi-cations Authority that all city licences held by Semaphore are valid until the end of March 2002.

Stress worse than 10 years ago

IT’S official. Workplace stress is worse than it was ten years ago.

Contracting a real job

TEMPORARY and contracting work is a legitimate career path, according to 72 per cent of the employees surveyed by recruitment company Morgan & Banks.

Tourism jobs now on the Net

THE Tourism Jobs Network, an online recruitment service for job seekers in the tourism and hospitality industry, has been established to facilitate recruitment nationwide.

Pipeline could earn heritage title

THE Golden Pipeline Project has the potential to earn World Heritage Listing, according to the National Trust of Australia (WA).

Bypass brings bonuses

JUST when many townsfolk thought it would never become a reality, work on the Northam Bypass has commenced.

Dowerin plans to ‘build on success’ at field days

THE 2000 Dowerin GWN Field Days will be held from 29 to 31 August.