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Tori Wilson

Tori Wilson covers community, arts and science at Business News. Tori joined the team after a stint as a regular freelancer for Premium Publishers in Northbridge. She completed a double degree at Curtin University in 2017, majoring in marketing and professional writing and publishing.

WA tech attracts $109m

Western Australian startups and young technology companies attracted about $109 million in funding in the December quarter, according to the latest report from tech sector analysts Techboard.

Dolphins dive for mental health

Backed by South32 and Deloitte, brightly coloured sculptures of dolphins have begun cropping up across the streets of Perth as part of a public art exhibition for mental health.

Stars align for WA science

Curtin University has attracted one of the world’s leading radio astronomers to help drive WA’s involvement in the SKA project.

Gage Roads plays with Rugby Australia

Gage Roads Brewing Company has bested eastern states competitors and secured a two-year partnership with Rugby Australia, supplying the HSBC Sydney 7s event with its first craft beer.

Eon targets indigenous disadvantage

Growing numbers of remote communities are seeking Eon Foundation’s help to improve their education around food and hygiene.

Notre Dame tops results

Perth's smallest university has beaten its four bigger rivals in a national employment and satisfaction survey, which found its graduates earned more than other students

Fremantle finds its roots with local artists

David Spencer was selected alongside popular local artist Anya Brock last year to the role of brand ambassador for Sirona Capital’s King’s Square project in Fremantle.

Baptistcare awarded Rockingham seniors' project

The City of Rockingham has chosen Baptistcare to undertake a precinct redevelopment project that will expand the facilities and services available to local seniors.

Breathing new life into death care

The funeral industry in WA is increasingly dominated by a handful of big players, including two listed companies that hold more than 50 per cent of the market after buying some of the state’s oldest operators.

Perth feasts on food boxes

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth's fresh food box market is becoming big business, with global player Hello Fresh launching in WA late last year as more local suppliers plan their launch.

Food trucks drive opportunity

SPECIAL REPORT: With more than 500 food trucks in Perth, competition in the sector is heating up, despite a number of unique challenges and bureaucratic hurdles.

Royal Flying Doctor Service's reputation soars

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has been ranked the most trusted charity for the seventh year running in the Charity Reputation Index for 2017, followed by St John Ambulance and CareFlight.

Fashioning change with eco-friendly fibre

Textile company Nanollose has created what it says is the world’s first plant-free viscose-rayon fibre, claiming it represents a breakthrough in its efforts to reduce environmental impacts on the f

Creative collective driving change

The newly formed Perth Arts Leaders Collective has an ambitious goal to transform tourism in Western Australia while simultaneously lifting the profile of the state’s artists and creative community.

Navitas partners with US uni

Perth-based education provider Navitas has announced it will be partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to deliver an international student program across a minimum of five years.

Yiap designs work to meet the market

Alister Yiap has explored a number of business models to find the best way to move his jewellery-meets-art into the hands of his admiring customers.

GCo grows solar interstate

WA-based contracting firm GCo Electrical has won contracts in both South Australia and Victoria to engineer, procure and construct solar farms.

Veris wins Melbourne project

Osborne Park-based planning services company Veris has been awarded a contract with Cross Yarra Partnership for up to $100 million across 10 years to deliver early survey works for the Metro Tunnel Project in Victoria.

$1.4m committed to St Vinnies

Lotterywest has granted $1.4 million to St Vincent de Paul Society WA Inc, contributing to a merrier Christmas for West Australians in need this year.

Otherside no gypsy as Gage goes classic

Local craft brewers Otherside Brewing Co and Gage Roads Brewing Company are growing their businesses with new beers, capabilities and contracts.

Social media support for NFP

Bankwest Foundation has announced Scitech, Propel Youth Arts and Earbus Foundation of WA are among 10 Western Australian not for profits selected to receive social media development services valued at $10,000.

Startups face up to the competition

Tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs descended on Perth during the past fortnight for a series of startup events that sparked wide-ranging discussions about how to strengthen the local ecosystem and compete on the world stage.

Smartgroup buys Fleet West for $9m

Sydney-based listed company Smartgroup has acquired Western Australian fleet management company Fleet West for $9 million in cash and shares.

$64m in cuts made to WA education

The state government has announced a series of changes to the education sector, including cuts to gifted and talented programs, an increase in fees for swimming lessons, and the closure of rural residential college accommodation.

Local producers secure supplier deals at stadium

About 30 small Western Australian food and beverage businesses have made the big leagues, winning contracts that contribute to $150 million committed to suppliers across five years at Optus Stadium.

WA joins national disability scheme

The state government has announced its decision to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), replacing the agreement signed in January by the Barnett government for a locally administered NDIS.

West Tech Fest names Sine winning startup

Curtin University’s West Tech Fest attracted tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from across the country to Perth last week, including Adelaide-based visitor management system Sine, which won the West Tech Startup Challenge.

Linear recognised for global growth

Nedlands-based Linear Clinical Research has won the national Business Services Award at the Australian Export Awards this week, with the judges noting its impressive growth in US projects and ability to leverages advantages in the domestic market to underpin its export success.

Growth in impact investment

Social impact is becoming a larger factor for investors aware of the growing base of conscious consumers.

Healthy ice-cream? You’re welcome

Business partners Charlotte Haygarth and Jayde Taylor are hoping to ride the anti-sugar wave and change the way people perceive healthy, sweet treats.

Navigating funding maze, theatre group hunts for support

Independent Perth theatre company The Last Great Hunt is seeking to grow its presence in its hometown and strengthen its ties to the business community with the launch of a new donor circle and a crowdfunding campaign.

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Notre Dame tops results

Perth's smallest university has beaten its four bigger rivals in a national employment and satisfaction survey, which found its graduates earned more than other students

UWA granted $447 million worth of software by Siemens

Global technology company Siemens has announced an in-kind grant of $447 million worth of industrial software to the University of Western Australia.

Breathing new life into death care

The funeral industry in WA is increasingly dominated by a handful of big players, including two listed companies that hold more than 50 per cent of the market after buying some of the state’s oldest operators.

Food trucks drive opportunity

SPECIAL REPORT: With more than 500 food trucks in Perth, competition in the sector is heating up, despite a number of unique challenges and bureaucratic hurdles.

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Wellness program targets Fifo isolation

SPECIAL REPORT: The effects of a Fifo lifestyle on the workforce have prompted changes in workplace practices among some of the major resources sector players.

Swan Taxis drives uptake of booking app

Swan Taxis has announced a 10 per cent discount for the next three months on bookings made through its flat fare app as it continues to battle for market share against Uber.

$64m in cuts made to WA education

The state government has announced a series of changes to the education sector, including cuts to gifted and talented programs, an increase in fees for swimming lessons, and the closure of rural residential college accommodation.

Startups face up to the competition

Tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs descended on Perth during the past fortnight for a series of startup events that sparked wide-ranging discussions about how to strengthen the local ecosystem and compete on the world stage.