Council Conference To Disucss And Address Youth Challenges In WA

Youth Minister Peter Tinley kicked off the Youth Affairs Council of WA’s Unfairground Conference, encouraging attendees to suggest new pathways to address challenges young West Australians facing in this era. YACWA’s bi-annual conference provides an opportunity for young people to network, share ideas and experiences that focus on prominent youth issues.  This year’s conference discussed…

Pilbara Transitional Housing To Improve Indigenous Families

Transitional housing will be expanded into north-west regional WA, in an effort to increase the number of homes for lower socio-economic groups. $18 million will be provided to repurpose 40 government-owned homes as traditional housing, under the State Government’s newly launched new Affordable Housing Action Plan, to provide homes for regional indigenous families. “Housing is…

Bentley 360 Project Underway To Revitalise The Community

Housing Minster, Peter Tinley, announced today the Bentley 360 project – the regeneration of the Bentley community. The project will see 48-year old Brownlie Towers public housing complex demolished and will become the site of new 1,500 homes in a revitalised and connected community. South Metropolitan MLC, Kate Doust, said Brownlie Towers have been an…

Housing Construction Program Boosts Aboriginal Employment

Indigenous Australians in regional WA will receive an employment boost through a program providing them training and job opportunities. The State Government is providing Aboriginal people training and employment through a panel of local builders during home construction and refurbishment works. “The North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund is a direct result of positive intergovernmental collaboration and…

More Support Needed for Young and Old Military Veterans Affected By PTSD

The Returned Services League (RSL) is calling for more support for military veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with fast rising numbers of young and older veterans affected by the condition. Western Australian RSL branch Chief Executive Officer John McCourt said PTSD needed to be acknowledged and addressed to battle the growing incidence of mental…

Red Poppies to Honour Fallen in Armistice

Knitted and crocheted red poppies will be made by the thousands to recognise the fallen troops, in time for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Ladies from Western Australia’s Returned Services League (RSL) branch have begun a project to knit or crochet 62,000 poppies to represent the Australians who died or were held as prisoners…

PTSD Targeted As Focus For Veterans Health Week

10 years can pass before war veterans show signs of post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the State Government aiming to target the disorder ahead of Veterans’ Health Week. Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley will raise the disorder faced by war veterans as part of the Veterans’ Health Week, where he will open the week on…

Youth Recognised For Personal Development and Contribution to WA

Young Western Australians have been recognised for their contribution to society and personal developments as part of efforts to support and empower WA’s youth. Youth Minister Peter Tinley formally recognised the efforts of 19 young Western Australians across high schools and universities in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.…

WA Government Announces Grant to Help At-Risk Youth

The WA government have announced a $250,000 grant as part of their youth engagement scheme, to help at-risk youth better connect with their community. Local governments and not-for-profit organisations are now able to apply for the grant to set-up projects using sport and recreation to target disengaged youth aged between eight and 18 living in…

Housing Development to Create Environmental Interconnected Community in Greenwood

Greenwood will be home of a new environmentally friendly residential development that will create a vibrant and interconnected community in the suburb. The $51 million East Green project will become an innovative, affordable and contemporary new residential community in Greenwood’s activity centre, promoting a sustainable housing. The development will be within two kilometres of the…