Rio Tinto Koodaideri Mine Investment to Boost Jobs

WA’s resources industry is set to get a boost, with Rio Tinto injecting funds into the Pilbara region’s Koodaideri mine and rail project. Rio Tinto has approved a $3.5 billion investment for the project which is set to begin in 2019, subject to government and environmental approvals. The project is expected to create more than…

WA Gets Fairer GST Share as Distribution Changes Pass Senate

The Federal Government’s changes to the GST carve-up have cleared parliament, with the new laws set to give Western Australia a fairer deal. The laws passed the Senate on Wednesday morning, supported by the entire coalition, Labor, Greens and One Nation. WA Labor Senator and acting Senate President Sue Lines declared the bill passed with…

5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes the South West

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the South West this morning, hitting the Lake Muir area, about 330 kilometres from Perth. The earthquake struck just after 5:00am, with people reporting to have felt it as far away as Albany and Perth. This is the second largest earthquake in the Lake Muir area, after a 5.7…

Federal Opposition Invests in Bentley Hospital Upgrade

Bentley Health Service will be getting boost with new funding to improve and upgrade its services. Federal Labor will invest $10.9 million to renovate the hospital to better care provided to local community in Perth’s south. The investment will provide upgrades to maternity services, major improvements to mental health services, upgraded facilities for rehabilitation patients,…

Mark Latham Joins One Nation as NSW State Leader

Picture Courtesy: Mark Latham Outsiders Facebook Page Mark Latham has returned to politics, joining the One Nation party to run for NSW’s Parliament. The former Labor leader revealed his candidacy for the march poll on Wednesday, stating that the stakes were too high for him to sit on the sidelines and wanted to put his…

McGowan Calls For Inquiry into Rottnest Island Jetty Collapse

The State Government has announced that it will order an independent inquiry into the collapse of a Rottnest Island jetty that resulted in two women and a children hospitalised. Premier Mark McGowan called for the inquiry after two women aged 63 and 48 as well as an 11-year-old boy from the United Kingdom were injured…

National Unemployment Falls to Six Year Low Five Percent

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5 per cent, the lowest level it has been since 2012. The 0.3 per cent drop marked a six-year low, with a fall in the number of people searching for work pushing the unemployment rate down. Overall numbers of people with a job increased by 5,600 people seasonally adjusted,…

Legislation to Keep Serial Killers and Mass Murderers in Prison Introduced into Parliament

The State Government will introduce new laws into parliament today, preventing the consideration of mass murderers and serial killers for release. The Sentence Administration Amendment (Multiple Murderers) Bill 2018 will enable the Attorney General of the day to direct that mass murderers and serial killers not be considered for parole or re-socialisation program by the…

Domestic Violence Campaign Relaunches to “Stop it at the Start”

The State Government has continued the fight against domestic violence, relaunching a campaign to stop violence towards women. The award-winning Stop it at the Start campaign will recommence, complementing a $20 million suite of family and domestic violence prevention measures in WA. “Stop it at the Start is an important behaviour change campaign to support…

Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…