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…

Children’s Commissioner Calls For Better Acknowledgement of Youth Rights

WA’s Commissioner for Children and Young People has encouraged Western Australians to stand up for the rights of the state’s youth, stating their rights affect their wellbeing. Colin Pettit said more effort was needed to acknowledge the importance of youth rights in the public domain, because they were often not known despite their existence for…

New global campaign to showcase WA as the “road trip state”

Picture Courtesy: Tourism WA A new global tourism campaign was launched today, promoting and showcasing Western Australia as the road trip state. The $2.2 million dollar intensive campaign over the next 8 months will be rolled out across Australia and in nine international key markets, including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Germany, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand…

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,…

Bankruptcies Soar Nationally as More Youth, Families Affected in WA

Australians are being hit hard by bankruptcy, as more Australians declared bankruptcy in the last financial year. More than 32.350 Australians declared bankruptcy during the 2017-18 financial year according to a report by data registry and analytics business illion on Tuesday, with a 4 per cent increase across the nation over the last 12 months.…

Community Language Schools To Receive Funding Assistance

47 community language schools in Western Australia, with a more than 5,300 students have received in excess of $705,900 in funding from the McGowan Government through the Office of Multicultural Interests’ Community Languages Program (CLP). The CLP assists not-for-profit culturally diverse organisations enabling them to offer education on other languages and cultural maintenance programs after…

Major Funding To Transform Osbourne Park Hospital

By Lucas DaPaz Osbourne Park Hospital will undergo a major transformation with record funding of $24.9 million allocated in the 2018-19 State Budget. The funding boost delivers on the McGowan Labor Government’s commitment to improve the hospital’s neonatal unit. Premier Mark McGowan said that the expansion will enhance the hospital and health care experience for…

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Bill Johnston to visit Africa’s leading mining conference.

Mines and Petroleum Minister, Bill Johnston, is travelling to South Africa tomorrow to present at the Indaba 2018 Mining and Investment conference, promoting Western Australia’s world-class mining and technology services. On behalf of the McGowan Government, Mr Johnston will sign a five year extension of our State’s Memorandum of Understanding with Secretary General, Sindiso Ngwenya,…

McGowan Targets Scaffidi Under Plans for New Councillor Sacking Laws

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has become the target of the State Government, following its plans to introduce new laws giving it power to sack councillors. Mr McGowan said on Thursday the legislation was being drafted and introduced later this year so Ms Scaffidi could be dismissed retrospectively and councillors could be sacked in the…