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…

Nahan Denies Owing Tax in US Amid Citizenship Renunciation

State Opposition leader Mike Nahan has denied owing tax in the US, following revelations he was denied a renunciation of his US citizenship because of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr Nahan said in a statement he needed to clarify the dispute involving US tax laws, in which he believed he was…

Federal GST Distribution Overhaul “Bizarre”: Expert

A political expert has called the Federal Government’s proposal to change Australia’s GST distribution the most bizarre fix he has ever seen, claiming it is not an overhaul. Murdoch University politics and policy senior lecturer Ian Cook believed the new measures that would give Western Australia a bigger share in the carve-up was a “farcical…

WA To Receive Improved Share in Federal Government GST Fix

Western Australia is set to become $4.7 billion better off, following the Federal Government’s proposal to overhaul the nation’s current distribution of its GST. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announced there will be changes to the allocation system that will put more money into WA over eight years, while not leaving any state or territory worse…

Darling Range MP Barry Urban Quits Politics as Report Recommends Expulsion

Embattled Western Australian Independent MP has quit politics, triggering a by-election in his electorate of Darling Range. He resigned from parliament on Tuesday, ending a saga over his police service medal and false education qualifications as the Procedure and Privileges Committee revealed he should be expelled for lying about his background. “The Legislative Assembly finds…

West Australians Remember Fallen Soldiers During Anzac Day Dawn Service

Thousands have gathered at Kings Park’s war memorial to acknowledge fallen Australian soldiers, during a solemn service commemorating Anzac Day. More than 30,000 people came paid their respects in the pre-dawn darkness, remembering those who lost their lives during World War I. The crowd observed a somber silence as a bugler played the Last Post.…

Power Prices Difficult to Fall as Frydenberg Calls for Price Drop

Energy experts are warning it will be difficult for power to drop in price, despite Federal Government calls for power retailers to cut prices. Curtin University Energy Policy Researcher James Eggleston said lowering power costs for consumers could be an impossibility, as gas becomes more readily available for households. “By in large the bulk of…

State Budget Boosted With Faster Than Expected Improvement

WA’s State Budget is experiencing a rapid improvement with as a result of lower spending and larger payments from government enterprises. Treasury’s Quarterly Financial Results Report reveals general government sector recorded an operating deficit of $701 million for six months until December 31 2017, $744 million lower than the same period last year. “It’s already…