Job Permanency On the Cards for Public Sector Employees

Permanent jobs will soon be available for contract public sector staff, boosting their job security. Up to 13,000 casual and fixed-term staff will be eligible for permanency, to create “continuity of work” for employees. “Fixed term employees often face uncertainty, which makes it difficult to plan for the future,” Premier Mark McGowan said. “Workers will…

Kwinana Lithium Refinery construction to create local job opportunities

The McGowan Government announced today that plans to build a new lithium refinery in Kwinana will go ahead. The joint venture between Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile and Kidman Resources, will see the refinery producing approximately 40,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate and/or lithium hydroxide each year. Minerals will be processed at the proposed mine…

WA Victims Lose $8 Million To Cold Calling Scammers

By Nicholas Farrington Victims of cold calling scammers have almost doubled with 398 victims in WA reporting losses of $8 million dollars last year. Scammers are tricking their victims into parting with their cash at almost double the rate from previous years, with 398 victims in WA reporting losses of $8 million dollars last year.…

Fracking ban in South-West, Peel and Perth

The McGowan Government announced regulations on hydraulic fracture stimulation (fracking) in the South-West, Peel and Perth Regions. Minster for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Johnston, said the government needs to protect the State’s environment from risks associated with fracking. “While the tracking ban in the South-West, Peel and Perth regions has already been achieved, the regulations…

WA Locks In Lithium Joint Venture Investment

After South Australia struck a historic deal with energy entrepreneur Elon Musk, WA is set to follow the neighbour’s footsteps by announcing the lithium joint venture investment. Chilean company Sociedad Química Minera De Chile (SQM) and Kidman Resources has reached a landmark agreement to build a 50:50 joint lithium project in Mount Holland. As a…

State Government Invest To Prevent Breast Cancer

A hand held imaging device created in WA to lower the number of breast cancer patients is being commercialised in the State as the starting point for local researchers and innovators to bring their innovations to market. The device will help reduce the amount of surgery needed by breast cancer sufferers and the State Government’s…