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Complex for sale

THE Clifton complex on Molloy Street Bunbury is for sale by tender for the first time in twenty-five years.

Communication improves

A RECENTLY launched, WA-owned satellite telecommunications provider is likely to improve the lot of Internet users in the South West.

Palandri shows off project

INVESTORS rubbed shoulders when they took the opportunity to have a good look at the new Palandri winery recently in the South West.

Australian venture capital model emerges

AUSTRALIA’S venture capital industry is fast catching up with its overseas counterparts.

Kitchen consultant a first for Perth

PERTH’S first commercial kitchen consultant is now available to assist the foodservice industry.

Accruals calm GST lay-by fears

SMALL businesses that use an accrual accounting basis for GST will be far better placed in regards to lay-bys following aruling by Tax Commissioner Michael Carmody.

Tourism excellence lauded

THE TOURISM industry’s ‘Oscar’ night, the 2000 WA Tourism Awards for Excellence, will be held on 16 June.

Golden debut for Mint

THE PERTH Mint is a finalist in three categories in the 2000 WA Tourism Awards for Excellence: heritage and cultural, tourism retailing, and tourism marketing and promotion.

Wagons a winner

NEWCOMER to the WA Tourism Awards for Excellence, Swan Valley Wagon Winery Trails, has been nominated in the tour and transport operators category.

Outside chances scoop tech prizes

THE RECENT 2000 Asia Pacific Information Technology & Telecommunications Awards gala presentation evening yielded more than a few surprise wins.


Regional Community Award – Edith Cowan University for its Albany Gateway projectBanking & Finance Award – EftNet Technologies for its 13PAID serviceIntelligent Technologies Award – PiVOD Technologies Pty LtdGovernment Award – GetAccess’ WestOne O

New team celebrates home win

AUSSIEHOME.COM did well to beat a high-turnover business such as in the 2000 IT&T Awards Best New Innovation in E-Commerce category – especially given the company has only been around for six months.

Great design second nature for local web company

WEB design company INature Australia Pty Ltd was pretty chuffed with its win in the 2000 IT&T Awards Games/Arts/Media and Interactive Marketing category.

Customer focus brings rewards

QUIET achiever SystemArt was in the limelight at the 2000 Asia Pacific IT&T Awards, winning the Best Business Innovation category.

Netcare grabs latest licence

Netcare Telecommunications is set to become the latest local company to be granted a telecommunications carriers’ licence by the Australian Communications Authority.

Free real estate ad site out

AN online rental marketplace offering both real estate agencies and private owners free advertising has recently been launched.

IT industry pay cheque up by 21%

THE AUSTRALIAN information technology and telecom-munications industry’s total income increased 21 per cent between 1995-96 and 1998-99 to $59 billion.

DMR gains health

THE HEALTH Department has signed a newfive year contract for the provision of information technology for the WA Government Health System.

Compaq centre in Perth

COMPAQ has opened a service centre in Perth.

Italian made simple

The worst restaurants and the best restaurants are equallywelcomed by food writers. They make writing easy. It says a lot about contemporary restaurant criticism that a writer only really hits his straps when he has something marvellous to say or, on t


2000 will go down as one of the better red vintages for the Riverland range, according to BRL Hardy winemaker and manager Paul Kassebaum.“It has also been another record vintage, with an increase in the total crush of 10 per cent on 1999 figures,” Mr K


SAKURA Ya Japanese Restaurant at 566 Hay Street in Perth offers set lunches from $9.90. Ideal for busy workers, the set lunches include California maki, assorted sushi and sashimi, chicken teriyaki, tempura and gyu don.Other choices include deep fried

Bill threatens directors

BEING a company director is becoming an unattractive option as the liability burden jumps.

ASX joins global push

THE Australian Stock Exchange could be one of nine sharemarket administrators behind a push to create a twenty-four hour trading market valued at around $34 million.

Private equity lures young

YOUNG investors are turning away from the traditional investments and heading to private equity – one of the forms of venture capital.

Ad industry mourns leader

PERTH’S most popular ad man has died at the age of fifty-seven.

Rising like a phoenix

It’s not often that outsiders get a glimpse into the very private world of Ric Stowe.

New look Hartley Poynton?

Speaking of problems, can anyone make sense of the new look being adopted by stockbroking firm Hartley Poynton?

Down and dirty in Collie coalfields

While we’re on the question of Ric Stowe and his Griffin Coal Company, bar-room chatter coming out of Collie indicates that life is about to get somewhat tougher in the coalfields and a new round of cost cutting may be on the way – with interesting variat