Reid and Tonkin Highway interchange open for motorists

Following the completion of works on NorthLink WA’s most complex component, consisting of the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Reid Highway, Western Australia’s biggest high speed interchange is now open. Premier, Mark McGowan, said the opening is a real game changer for our growing city, commenting on the thousands of jobs created for Western Australia,…

Military Call-Outs For Police in Terror Incidents Easier in Law Shake-Up

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will be able to respond to calls for assistance in terrorist attacks, under a shake-up of “call-out” laws to be introduced in Federal Parliament. Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter will introduce the laws today, which will boost security laws and ensure policing agencies the quickest available response during domestic terror incidents.…

Federal Government Boosts WA Hospitals with $189m GST Top-Up

Western Australia is set to receive a financial boon from the federal government in a boost to the state’s hospitals, as part of a top up to state’s GST. The Turnbull government will give WA $188.9 million with most of the funds going to redeveloping Joondalup Health Campus, with the remainder going to other hospital…

Social Services Minister Calls for Inquiry Following Expenses Data Breach

Social services minister Christian Porter has ordered an investigation into a data breach that has affected more than 8,000 Department of Social Services employees for more than a year. 8,500 current and former employees’ personal information have been left open in the breach in the Business Information Services System holding expenses and credit card information…

Hockey, Barnett At Odds Over GST

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has responded to Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s comment about its government’s debt. Mr. Hockey has launched a fierce attack on the Barnett Government’s financial blunders including the loss of the triple A credit rating and the slower than expected process of privatisation. The Federal Treasurer’s comments come after fellow party…

Treasurer Warns Utility Price Increase

WA Treasurer Dr Mike Nahan has forecasted the State Budget with belt tightening measures on government spending. The Treasurer said the government will plan to cut spending and hiring measures to cope with unstable revenue incomes. Iron ore prices and the high exchange rate of the Australian Dollar were to blame for the reduction of government…