Priority Sector Funding to assist WA and Asian business

A new grant program is now accepting applications, with the aim of assisting Western Australian companies to engage with and develop international business capabilities in Asia. The Priority Sector Funding Program seeks applications from industry associations and bilateral businesses, running projects on behalf of WA’s priority trade and investment sectors. This comes as part of…

$13 million funding continues for Community Research Centres

Regional community concerns about the future of Community Research Centres were expressed to the McGowan Government, and following an extensive review and consultation, funding will continue at the full amount of $13 million. “We will continue to fully fund CRCs to the tune of $13 million per year, ensuring CRCs can deliver important services to…

Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan Apologised To Geraldton Residents

Following the Greenough Prison riot Corrective Services Minister, Fran Logan, apologised to Geraldton residents for the fear and anxiety caused. “I will do everything I possibly can to ensure that those ring leaders and escapees suffer the harshest penalties for what they’ve done,” Mr Logan said. He promised he will do everything possible to implement…

Premier promotes ‘Don’t Walk Away’ Campaign across regional WA

Premier Mark McGowan is visiting regional WA, promoting the ‘Don’t Walk Away’ campaign against Federal Government cuts to remote housing funding. The Commonwealth Government walked away from a 10 year agreement, no longer supporting remote communities through funding for new housing, which would have cost $1.2 billion. Instead, an offer of $60 million dollars over…

Federal Funding Frenzy To Make Up For WA’s GST Shortfall

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Perth saw the announcement of a record amount of Federal funding for our State. A major $3.2 billion dollars has been committed for the 2018-2019 Federal budget, with hopes of rectifying WA’s unfair share of the GST. “We’ve never made any bones about the fact that the current arrangements…

The World’s Greatest Shave Marks 20th Anniversary

The 20th anniversary for the World’s Greatest Shave is happening this week across Australia, with more than 20,000 participants colouring, cutting or shaving their hair and donating to the leukaemia foundation. Over the last 20 years, more than 1.9 million people have coloured, cut or shaved their hair, all raising money and supporting the people in…

Early detection project for childhood ear infections

A Telethon Kids Institute researcher and Princess Margaret Hospital audiologist is utilising telehealth technology and community based Aboriginal health workers to reduce high rates of hearing loss in urban Aboriginal children. Dr Chris Brennan Jones has been awarded a fellowship to undertake this project by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The project will…

WA TAFE Fees Went Up As Funding & Enrolment Reduced

The Productivity Commissions report on Vocational Education Training looked at all the States and where WA ranked. Over the last few years State funding into the TAFE sector decreased and a slow divestment away from training funding occurred from the Commonwealth. The Government’s recurrent funding into Vocational Educational Training totaled $5.8 billion in 2016, decreasing…

New Funding to Boost Support for Parents

Parents are set to receive increased funding support to help care for their children up to age of six. The Western Australian government has awarded more than $1.8 million to Ngala Family Services for its Residential Parenting Service in Kensington, raising current funding by more than $400. “Raising young children is a tough job, so…

Labor Makes More Promises On Metronet

In a press conference this morning, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, announced the Labor commitment to allocate $700 million to build the Ellenbrook Morley railway line. “We’re doing this because we’re very committed to making sure Perth has the best possible public transport system,” “It’s good news for jobs, it’s good news for commuters, good news…