2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games

The 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games commence this weekend, with over 3,000 serving, retired personnel and registered volunteers from Police and Emergency Services competing from the 28th of October to November 3rd. The Opening Ceremony on Sunday night at Mandurah foreshore welcomes members of the public to attend, with festivities including a torch…

WA Mining Employment Highest in State History

By Stephanie Acevedo A record number of people have been employed in WA’s mining industry in the past year than at any other time in the State’s history, new figures reveal. The Latest statistics from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for the 2017-18 financial year showed more than 112,000 people were directly…

Morrison: Abbott’s Migration Cuts Proposal Will Cost $5 Billion

Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s proposal to cut permanent migration to Australia would cost the federal budget almost $5 billion dollars over the next four years. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, said Abbott’s plan fails to recognise the economic prosperity created by migrants. Tony Abbott’s plans to reduce Australia’s annual immigration intake by 80,000 people is…

Finance Experts Say Company Tax Cuts Unlikely to Increase Economic Growth

Finance experts have said cutting corporate tax further won’t accelerate Australia’s economic growth despite Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison declaring it “urgent.” In September, US President Donald Trump suggested similar cuts. A landmark Productivity Commission report was released on Tuesday. This is the first of a series of five-year reviews. During his speech, Mr Morrison said…

EXCLUSIVE: One Nation Stands Against Gold Levy

In the September budget, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax on the gold sector as a solution to the dire state of WA’s finances, however on Tuesday, the WA One Nation Party are set to make a motion against it. Earlier this week, Mr Wyatt publicly criticised gold miners for refusing to pay…

Fremantle Cruise Port’s upgrade to boost tourism

Fremantle Cruise Port has recently undergone improvements with the hope of encouraging cruise ships to return, boosting tourism and the WA economy. The State Heritage listed building, constructed in the 1960’s, has a beautiful terminal inside according to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit. However the surrounding areas are a cause for concern. “It’s fair to say…

Spartan Race to Boost Tourism and Economy

Perth is set to become host to the world’s toughest obstacle race when the inaugural Spartan Asia Pacific Championships comes to Perth later this year. Racers from all over the globe will arrive in Perth in November to compete in the event described as the toughest and most competitive obstacle course in the world. Organisers…

WA Still has the Weakest Performing Economy in the Country

Western Australia still has the worst performing economy in the country, according to a recent report from CommSec. The quarterly report analyses eight key economic factors for each state: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. CommSec Economist Craig James said WA’s performance reflects the…