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Helix hunts on regardless

Despite the downturn in exploration during the June quarter, Helix Resources NL has maintained its geological and geochemical evaluations in Western Australia and South Australia.

Acclaim joins Africa trek

Acclaim Uranium NL has joined its peers with a trek into Africa and scored something of a coup for a small Perth-based explorer.

Glengarry chases base

Like many gold explorers currently, Glengarry Resources NL has joined the hunt for a base metals project.

Mt Grace in magnesium metal push

Mt Grace Resources NL has signed a licensing agreement with Magnesium Developments International to licence the Heggie metallothermic technology for the production of magnesium metal from calcined magnesia.

Troy moves to expand

GOLD miner Troy Resources NL has moved strongly to boost its gold earnings and take over 100 per cent ownership of the Mt Klemptz tenements in the Sandstone area of Western Australia.

Dutch business builder comes to Perth

FLEDGLING WA businesses can now get their enterprise off the ground and establish markets in Europe.

Electrical tester goes synthetic

WA ELECTRICAL goods manufacturers and importers may soon be able to prove their products meet the highest level of new Federal Government standards.

Incubator study for City of Perth

A FEASIBILITY study examining the viability of a business incubator in the City of Perth has been commissioned by the North Metropolitan Perth Area Consult-ative Committee.

Stirling winner proves electric

OMNITRONICS has won the Small Business of the Year and Business with Under 50 Employees categories at the recent Stirling Business Awards.

Butcher reaps dual reward

BELVIDERE Quality Meats had double success at the recent Belmont Small Business Awards, winning both Enterprise of the Year and Quality Management Awards.

Small Business Award Winners

Winners of the Small Business Awards in Stirling and Belmont.

Accountants can balance the environment

The president of the world’s largest alumina producer has challenged accountants to help the resources industry come to grips with the concept of the environmental balance sheet.

Small business concerned over changes to trust taxation

THE forthcoming Review of Business Taxation is likely to significantly alter the entity tax regime.

Farmers join bean counters

The peak farming and accountancy bodies have joined forces to help farmers make the transition to the GST.

Small business needs help

Government initiatives to assist small business with GST compliance are a welcome relief, but more support is needed, warns the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

Management accounting essentials

Management accounting has developed into one of the most important drivers of business today.

Business ethics can pay dividends

Milton Friedman was of the view that “the business of business is business”. Others before and after him have questioned whether there is a need for business to be involved in social and moral issues.

Domain names a valuable commodity

A ROSE by any other name.The great bard, William Shakespeare had no idea when he wrote this line that a name was, in some instances, the most important aspect of a business.

RAAF prepares to build fourth village

The RAAF association has announced plans to build a $35 million retirement village at Merriwa, north of Perth.

Shopping centre sales up $100m

SHOPPING centre sales in WA have increased by more than $100 million over the past twelve months, says Colliers Jardine research manager David Cresp.

Building owners face legal threat in event of Y2K failures

POOR planning for the millennium bug may result in building owners suffering legal action or non-payment of rentals, according to Jones Lang LeSalle’s Jeffrey Binks.

Vacancies tipped to stay at 12%

VACANCY rates in Perth’s CBD should remain at about 12 per cent to 13 per cent over the next twelve months, according to the latest research by Colliers Jardine.

North Perth units expected to excite

A unique North Perth development with views to the city, is creating a lot of interest according to real estate agent Ken Burnett of Police & Nurses First National Real Estate.

LandCorp releases 35 Joondalup blocks

LandCorp has just released 35 new blocks in Joondalup City which should be snapped up according to marketing and sales consultant firm Time Conti Sheffield.

Benefits to Paragon living

Paragon apartments in the heart of the city, is the first mixed-use complex of its kind in the CBD, allowing residents to eat, live, relax and shop within the apartment block.

Rotary Volunteers sell flowers

A GROUP of eighteen flower producers have developed a marketing arrangement to sell brown boronia in Perth’s central city this spring.

Concretor lauded

A CAPEL businessman has developed a system that allows returned concrete to be fully recycled.

Comment on wine plan called

PUBLIC comment is wanted on a plan to develop wine tourism in WA over the next five years.

Earthworm inspires education program

THE humble earthworm has been the inspiration for a South-West business woman’s award-winning education program.