8,000 Jobs Axed in Telstra Overhaul

Thousands of Telstra employees are facing job losses after the company announced an overhaul to the telco to remain competitive. 8000 jobs will be cut in an effort to save $1 billion across three years by the 2022 financial year, that will take the total cost reduction to $2.5 billion. The job cuts will involve…

New Jobs and Skills Centres to Boost WA Education and Job Training

WA jobs and training will get a boost with new jobs and skills centres creating increased access to job-related services. The first five centres were launched on Wednesday, providing a one-stop shop for students, jobseekers and career changers to improve skills and job prospects and access to career, training and employment services. “Jobs and Skills…

Government Invests in Infrastructure to Boost Job Creation in Budget

The State Government will invest in economic infrastructure in the state budget, in a bid to create jobs in Western Australia. Investments will be made to support WA industry to create jobs while supporting new industries and helping grow local businesses, with around 50,000 jobs expected to be created over 2017-18 and 2018-19. “My Government’s…

State Labor wants live animal export industry to improve

Federal Opposition announced support for banning live animal exports if victorious in the next election. “We’ve never had a federal party come out and say ‘if we get elected we will stop any element of the live animal trade,” said activist Katrina Love. The Bader III ship arrived in Fremantle port on Thursday and was…

Procurement Policy Creates Opportunities For WA Aboriginal Businesses

The WA Government will be creating opportunities for Aboriginal businesses, to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. Making the announcement at the Aboriginal Business Expo at Optus Stadium today, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt said the Aboriginal Procurement Policy will require government agencies and enterprises to award contracts Aboriginal businesses, investing in indigenous goods and…

New WA Jobs Planned in Shipbuilding Deal with Germany

WA jobs are set to be created in the State through a ship construction deal with a German shipbuilder. Premier Mark McGowan has met with shipbuilder Lurssen in Bremen Germany, to discuss the development of construction for the Offshore Patrol Vessel Program, which will result in 400 jobs to the WA. “We have identified defence…

Innovation Fund Boosts Regional Job Opportunities

The WA Government will boost jobs across the state’s regions, through a new fund to encourage innovation throughout country areas. $4.5 million will be devoted to supercharge innovation, diversification under the New Industries Fund, driving job creation at a local level. “Innovation is critical to building the capability and economic sustainability of our regional communities,”…

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…

Aerial Survey to Develop Knowledge of Water Resources For Peel Project

The State Government will build a knowledge of groundwater systems to develop potential water resources for its Transform Peel project through an aerial geophysical survey. An airborne electromagnetic survey will begin on Wednesday to assess the quality of the groundwater and model potential impacts of future groundwater abstraction on users and water dependent ecosystems. “This…