Business Pulse

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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What are the leave entitlements for volunteers?
With fire season in full swing, volunteer firefighters may be called in to assist with emergency management and bushfire activities.
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Rock lobster on menu for social media ‘rock star’
Chinese TV superstar Meng Fei was treated to a trip to Rottnest Island and a special rock lobster lunch by WA’s Exporter of the Year...
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Lack of mentors, career paths blocks women in construction
A lack of gender diversity is forcing women out of the construction and engineering sectors, a new survey by an Australian recruitment company has found.
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Employers line up to give workers with disability the edge
Edge Employment Services held an empowering employer night last month – featuring 70 employers from across Perth who this year will help 400 people with...
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Win-win for businesses and university students
Businesses are shaping the future workforce by taking on university students as interns as part of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program.
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Six things to consider before the party starts
When it comes to Christmas and New Year festivities, employers’ responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees at these social events is just...
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Industrial manslaughter overshadows WHS harmonisation win
What should have been a positive step forward for WA businesses has been overshadowed by the State Government’s introduction of industrial manslaughter offences as part...
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