Nahan Calls for Bipartisan Approach With Shorten Over GST Share

The State Opposition has criticised federal Labor for not supporting a better GST deal for WA. State Liberal leader Mike Nahan urging federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to get behind WA’s plan for an increased share. Dr Nahan said the WA’s federal Labor members had not encouraged a better GST deal for the State in their…

$10 Billion Up For Grabs Under WA GST Proposal

The Western Australian government claims the State would be $10 billion better off after submitting a range of proposals to reform the Commonwealth Grants Commission. Premier Mark McGowan said the current arrangement was holding back WA’s economy and national economies, in its submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the nation’s annual GST carve up.…

WA Gets METRONET and GST Top-Up

Western Australia has been allocated $1.6 billion in the Federal budget, to go towards improving infrastructure. This includes putting forward $1.2 billion for the METRONET rail project and another $100 million for better access to the area surrounding Fiona Stanley Hospital. However, this is only a re-allocation of the money that was originally supposed to…

Hockey, Barnett At Odds Over GST

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has responded to Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s comment about its government’s debt. Mr. Hockey has launched a fierce attack on the Barnett Government’s financial blunders including the loss of the triple A credit rating and the slower than expected process of privatisation. The Federal Treasurer’s comments come after fellow party…

Curtin Students United Against Cuts

Hundreds of Curtin University students rallied in their campus against the 2.8 billion dollar funding cut from the Federal Government. The protest was held one day before the announcement of the Federal Budget, and it’s reported that they fear the quality of education and the burden on students will further increase if the cuts go…