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Omitted clause could cost $6m

THE omission of a safety net clause for contracts spanning 1 July 2000 in the GST legislation could cost WA small businesses nearly $6 million says the Institute of Chartered Accountants Small Business Committee’s Ian Costley.

Small business still concerned

SMALL business confidence is high in WA, but there are still challenges facing WA’s 105,000 small businesses, according to the latest Small Business Opinion Survey.

Flexibility not the only reward

FLEXIBILITY is not the only benefit of running your own business, says Aalto Colour WA owner and new L’Entrepreneuse president Sheryl Martin.

Human resource focus needed

SMALL business managers need to focus more on the development of formal human resource management systems, a new study has found.

Protection submission wanted

SMALL business owners are being asked to make submissions to the Small Business Safeguards Reference Group.

Exercise improves job prospects

WORKERS with long-term injuries are more likely to improve their job prospects if they undertake physical activity programs, new research has found.

Injuries hidden to save jobs

WORKERS may be hiding back injuries from their employers for fear of losing their jobs, says Curtin University of Technology physiotherapy school senior ergonomics lecturer Leon Straker.

Overwork unhealthy

EMPLOYEES who have high work demands placed on them – but little say – are at risk of injury or ill health, says The OH&S Services Network head Barbara McPhee.

Comings & Goings

THE following company personnel changes have been notified to the WA office of the Australian Stock Exchange:

Exercise improves job prospects

WORKERS with long-term injuries are more likely to improve their job prospects if they undertake physical activity programs, new research has found.

Injuries hidden to save jobs

WORKERS may be hiding back injuries from their employers for fear of losing their jobs, says Curtin University of Technology physiotherapy school senior ergonomics lecturer Leon Straker.

Overwork unhealthy

EMPLOYEES who have high work demands placed on them – but little say – are at risk of injury or ill health, says The OH&S Services Network head Barbara McPhee.

Internet stocks are no fad

PERHAPS it’s because a number of Perth-based exploration businesses have re-invented themselves as Internet players or maybe it’s just that time of the financial year but the question I get asked several times a week lately is: “What about these Internet

Exhibitions go remote

SMALL businesses can now have a presence at international trade fairs without leaving home.

ERG lands smart US deal

WA-BASED ERG Group and its alliance partner Motorola have won the largest smart card contract ever awarded in the US.

Kiosks offer net investment

IF YOU are looking for a way to invest in the Internet boom but consider the stock market too risky, contemplate investing in a NetP@L Internet kiosk.

Domain namer pays $250,000

ACTION taken against an Australian Internet domain name company by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has resulted in the establishment of a $250,000 compensation trust fund.

Country access up

RURAL access to tele-communications links will be boosted thanks to more than $15 million funding from the Federal Government’s Network-ing the Nation program.

Funding means more rural MITE

FEDERAL funding of $1.225 million has been released for Modular Interactive Technology Environment facilities for seven WA telecentres.

Isolation no barrier to landing clients

BEING based in the world’s most isolated capital is no impediment to landing major national Sydney or Melbourne-based clients.

Rural WA must take note of Y2K

RURAL Western Australians should not discount the possible effects of Y2K on dominant industries of the region, says Secretary to the Minister for Information Techno-logy, Ian Campbell.

Ravenswood on course for strong finish

Development of the Ravenswood Sanctuary estate, located sixteen kilometres east of Mandurah near Pinjarra, is on track with a new $10 million 24 hole golf course currently under construction.

Office vacancies falling

In line with other capital cities, vacancies continue to fall in the Perth CBD, according to a report by real estate group Knight Frank.

Two tie for top REIWA award

PERTH real estate identities John Franklyn and Ian Sanderson have shared the industry’s highest award for excellence and achievement – the Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award.

New staff join international push

REAL estate agent Stanton Hillier Parker has made two new appointments in their international property group.

Council blueprint approved

THE Property Council recently met with the lord mayors of the Australian capital cities and their senior staff.

Follow trail, watchers told

PROPERTY watchers should note where the WA Government is spending on its expanded capital works program if they want to know where the future of development lies, says Premier Richard Court.

Commercial sales still flare on the CBD periphery

Commercial sales activity is still focused on peripheral CBD buildings in Perth.

Property trust recommended buy: broker

Property trust company Col-onial First State Industrial (CIP) is recommended a buy by stockbroker JD Carmichael & Co due to a weaker price on the bourse.

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