BUDGET 2017: Big Employers To Foot WA’s Budget Repair

WA’s ‘big end of town’ is set to cop a beating on payroll tax as the McGowan Government looks to big employers and corporations to repair the budget. From the 1st, July next year, WA’s large employers will have to pay an extra 6% on payroll tax if their total payroll goes over $100 million.…

Kenya Supreme Court nullifies election result

In a landmark decision the Kenyan Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta, declaring a new election must occur within 60 days. The decision has been labelled a watershed moment for the nation, and sets a new precedent for the continent. The court placed the blame on the election commission, saying it “committed…

“Good Local Governance” Key for Joondalup Mayor Candidate Rob Johnson

Former WA MP Rob Johnson will focus on “good local governance” if he is elected as mayor of Joondalup. The former Hillarys MLA has announced his intention run after being approached by locals to bring the local council’s focus back to ratepayers. “My priorities will be to ensure the ratepayers are respected and listened to,…

Massive New Water Tank for Ellenbrook to Create Jobs

Work has begun on a massive 80-million litre water tank that will help provide water to the North-eastern metropolitan corridor. The new tank will be the largest ever built by the Water Corporation and will provide more consistent water pressure to Ellenbrook residents. City of Swan Councillor Kevin Bailey said that he was happy to…

Hung Parliament Delivered, No Majority for Conservatives and Labour

The UK is facing a hung parliament, with neither Conservative of Labour parties able to win a majority in the country’s election. Both parties did not reach the required 326 seats to govern in their own right, despite the Conservatives previously well ahead in polls when the election was called. The BBC said earlier the…

British PM On London Attacks: Enough Is Enough

British Prime Minister Teresa May has responded to the third terrorist attack with a statement, saying “Enough Is Enough”. It comes after two attacks happened at London Bridge and Borough Market on 10AM Saturday morning (local time), with reports saying number of people were stabbed following a vehicle and knife attack. It’s confirmed that at least 7 people were…

Reports Jared Kushner Allegedly Sought Secret Communication with Russia

Jared Kushner, son in law and part of the inner circle of U.S. President Donald Trump, allegedly sought to create a ‘secret communications channel’ with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post cites unidentified U.S. officials, who were briefed in intelligence reports about the alleged meeting between Mr Kushner and…

The Conservatives and SNP Triumphed in General Election

(Video version of the story begins at 04:47 in the newscast.) The United Kingdom has restored a majority government after the General Election.  Forty-six  million British took part in the voting. The Conservatives successfully formed a majority government after crossing the line of 326 in the race of 650 Parliament seats. By eventually getting 331 seats,…

190,000 attended Anti-Occupy Central rally

The ‘Save The Universal Suffrage, Anti-Occupy Central’ Campaign had organized a rally yesterday. The rally starts at 1:30pm yesterday, and the attendees of the rally had to walk from Victoria Park to the finishing point at Central. The Campaign’s main focus is to demand for a universal suffrage for Chief Executive proposal that obeys the…

WA Senate Race Live Blog

This is the live blog update page for the WA Senate Election, it’s managed by reporter Ivan Leung, Josef Barker and Kate Nuttall. 9:54pm: Antony Green predicts a similar election result of the Senate, compared to the 2013 Senate election. 9:35pm: Michaelia Cash hopes Mr Abbott will be able to get the key elections through.…