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Business Pulse

Pubs, cafes and restaurants close doors as COVID-19 shutdown begins
Sweeping business closures and travel restrictions begin in WA, following new rules to slow the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined the social...
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Stimulus angles to keep apprentices in work
Winter is often a quiet time for air-conditioning contractors. But with the spectre of a global downturn from coronavirus now hanging over all businesses, Air...
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How to work (well) from home
As COVID-19 spreads, companies are setting up staff to reduce physical contact with others. The aim is to slow the spread of the virus, easing...
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Supply chain diversity helps buffer business from risk
WA-based mining equipment supplier Oreflow Australia used to get all its steel conveyor rollers made in China. But by the time Coronavirus hit, the company...
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Healthy staff are good business – and this free service helps you get them
The business case for investing in a healthier workplace is strong. Healthier Workplace WA’s Hayley O’Connell says healthy employees are almost three times more productive...
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Coronavirus pain continues for WA businesses
Shares are suffering, Australia’s started an emergency response plan and a backlog of WA rock lobster wait in climate-controlled tanks. There are still no reported...
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Annualised wage provisions: what does this mean for my business?
From 1 March 2020, new rules for annualised salaries will make keeping timesheets and conducting yearly pay reviews compulsory for some businesses. The rules also...
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Coronavirus travel bans pose staffing concerns
Businesses are facing staff travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in China’s Hubei province. Australia has closed its borders to travellers from...
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City of Perth at your service for costly graffiti removal
Graffiti removal costs the City of Perth $600,000 dollars per year with about 20 vandalism attacks recorded on business, public and private property each day.
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Digital utility on horizon
Technology is helping overcome the tyranny of distance for selling and distributing electricity in some of WA’s harshest areas, and upping its usage is firmly...
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Payment system solves subcontractors cash flow problem
Protecting subcontractors from cash flow pain was at the heart of Jackson McDonald principal Hilary Hunt’s drive to simplify project bank account documentation.
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$3b of new WA projects
The market has heated up for summer, with more than $3 billion of new major projects identified for the latest edition of WA Works’ major...
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