WA Promotes Boost For Space Agency Location

The State Government will pitch WA as the base for the Australian Space Agency, as the McGowan Government ramps up calls for the agency to be based in Perth. Science, Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly will meet with head of the Australian Space Agency Dr Megan Clark on Thursday to bolster WA’s position as…

Robotics to Transform WA Hospital Surgery

Robotics is set to revolutionise surgery in WA, as a new state-of-the-art medical treatment in the state’s hospitals. The State Government’s $5 billion investment into the da Vinci system for Fiona Stanley Hospital will enable patients needing urological procedures to receive robotic-assisted prostate and kidney surgery. “The multi-million-dollar investment from the McGowan Government shows our…

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…

Multicultural Events Get State Funding Support

Western Australia can look forward to a culturally vibrant year following financial support for multicultural events across the state. The McGowan Government will award $129,000 to the community through the Office of Multicultural Interests’ Community Grants Program for some of the state’s popular celebrations. “Our cultural diversity is one of WA’s greatest strengths,” Citizenship and…

MP Barry Urban Quits WA Labor Amid Doubts About Past

WA MP Barry Urban has resigned from the Labor Party over scandals about his past, eight months after being elected to parliament . The Member for Darling Range released a statement on Wednesday announcing he was quitting but would sit in Parliament as an independent, after informing Premier Mark McGowan of his decision. “I have…

New Transperth ferry to join the fleet

The McGowan Government has announced a new ferry will be built and encourages local manufacturers to get involved. The new vessel will become the third in the fleet and will be replacing the 20-year-old MV Shelley Taylor-Smith, which will now be retained and used a reserve. “Our new ferry will be modern and a versatile…

Updated bin system encouraging organic recycling

The City of Melville is testing out a new three bin system in an effort to reduce the amount of rubbish being sent to landfills. Starting last month, seven thousands homes have implemented the Fulgro system, incorporating new 240L bin, sporting a bright green lid, which can be used for a range of organic waste…

WA’s Best and Brightest Honoured For Innovation

Curtin University has taken out the top prize for inventing an innovative method to prolong the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the annual WA Innovator of the Year awards. The university won the overall Mitsubishi Corporation Innovator of the Year award to extend the storage, transport and shelf life of horticultural products in the…

Labor Makes More Promises On Metronet

In a press conference this morning, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, announced the Labor commitment to allocate $700 million to build the Ellenbrook Morley railway line. “We’re doing this because we’re very committed to making sure Perth has the best possible public transport system,” “It’s good news for jobs, it’s good news for commuters, good news…

Refugee Rights still in contention

Australia’s policy on refugees is an ongoing contentious issue that has insighted more nationwide action. This morning, the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) drew attention to the situation by doing a banner drop off pedestrian bridges on the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways. Three banners in succession told a story of the challenges refugees face as…