WA Budget Back From the Brink With New Year-Early Surplus Expected

The State Government claims WA could return to a surplus a year early after budget figures revealed tight spending control and rising revenue has put the state’s finances back on track. An annual report into the McGowan Government’s first full financial year in 2017-18 showed a fall in the budget deficit from $1.32 billion to…

WA’s Unemployment Rate Rises to Worst Level in 16 Years: Opposition

Western Australia’s unemployment has risen higher in March, with new figures revealing the state has reached its highest seasonally adjusted unemployment level in 16 years. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show WA’s unemployment rate increased from 6.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent for the month, with more Western Australians looking for work in March…

Power & Water Bills To Go Up Again

Pressure for households to pay their utility bills is set to worsen as electricity and water prices are expected to increase in the State budget’s forward estimates. This comes after the Labor Government’s recent utilities of 10.9%. There is an 8.8% gap between what consumers are paying and the cost to the state in generating…

Government Claims Budget Recovering Despite Increasing Deficit

The McGowan Government believes WA’s finances are “heading in the right direction” despite a rise in WA’s budget deficit and debt. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said while revealing the Mid-year Review on Wednesday that the review was a result of “responsible financial management”, reflecting the government’s aim of containing spending. WA’s finances improved by $568 million…

Roe 8 Rehab is Underway!

After months of protests, arrests, and arguments from both sides of politics for the controversial project, rehab has started to the now closed Roe 8 construction site. 231 jobs have now been secured on other congestion-issues around Perth, marking the conclusion of a negotiation process by Labor to redeploy workers to other secure jobs. The…

EXCLUSIVE: Roe 8 Ramifications A Disaster For Murdoch Precinct

A new development in the Roe 8 saga has occurred. Murdoch University have revealed a plan to further develop the university site, but there may not be any access to the future site. The Mayor of Melville, Russell Aubrey says, “What we’re interested in is to be able to be free and live our lives…

Minister Ticks Off Roe 8

The Environment Minister Albert Jacob approved the construction of Roe 8, but with strict environmental process. Mr Jaobs Stated that technical construction methods will be used to protect wetland. He acknowledges that there will be friction within the community regarding the government’s decision. “I accept that there are people who are strongly behind it and people…