Citizenship Reform 2.0 Returns To Parliament Next Month

Citizenship reform is back and ready to be debated in Federal Parliament next month, with questions remaining over the difficulty of the citizenship test. Citizenship Minister, Alan Tudge, visited Perth and met with Ian Goodenough, speaking to migrant residents about their concerns over citizenship. Mr Goodenough said the citizenship amendment bill will require applicants to…

Procurement Policy Creates Opportunities For WA Aboriginal Businesses

The WA Government will be creating opportunities for Aboriginal businesses, to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. Making the announcement at the Aboriginal Business Expo at Optus Stadium today, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt said the Aboriginal Procurement Policy will require government agencies and enterprises to award contracts Aboriginal businesses, investing in indigenous goods and…

Morrison: Abbott’s Migration Cuts Proposal Will Cost $5 Billion

Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s proposal to cut permanent migration to Australia would cost the federal budget almost $5 billion dollars over the next four years. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, said Abbott’s plan fails to recognise the economic prosperity created by migrants. Tony Abbott’s plans to reduce Australia’s annual immigration intake by 80,000 people is…

Road Jobs Boost Indigenous Employment

Indigenous Australians will be given new employment opportunities following a record funding for roads in the last State Budget. 170 Aboriginal employment opportunities will be created in the State’s road building industry, developed by Main Roads as part of the Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy beginning from July 1. “I am pleased that Main Roads has…

National Corrections Day recognising significant staff service

Western Australia’s corrections officers have been publicly recognised for the first time, for their hard work, skill, dedication and contributions in helping keep our communities safe, with an inaugural National Corrections Day. Corrections officers and department staff are also being recognised for their significant role in managing serious offenders in very challenging environments, keeping our…

Employment Initiative Boosts Opportunities for Migrants to Get Back Into Work

Migrants in Western Australia will get the opportunity to boost their chances of finding a job in the state, through a new initiative designed to support newcomers and employers. The City of Stirling’s new Kaleidoscope program will help newly arrived migrants find work in their field of expertise while increasing workforce participation of underemployed and…

Finance Experts Say Company Tax Cuts Unlikely to Increase Economic Growth

Finance experts have said cutting corporate tax further won’t accelerate Australia’s economic growth despite Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison declaring it “urgent.” In September, US President Donald Trump suggested similar cuts. A landmark Productivity Commission report was released on Tuesday. This is the first of a series of five-year reviews. During his speech, Mr Morrison said…

New Courses Prepare Youth for the Jobs of the Future

The Western Australian Government has joined forces with Rio Tinto and South Metropolitan TAFE to design new curriculum to give apprentices the required skills for jobs in the mining industry’s future. These new courses are set to be created in 2018 and implemented in 2019 as post-secondary and industry traineeships. They will give young people…

Science Week to Inspire Innovation and Jobs

Western Australians are set to take part in Australia’s biggest celebration of science, technology and innovation as part of National Science Week. The week aims to acknowledge the contributions of local scientists and educators, encouraging an interest in science among the public. It also aims to inspire young people to pursue and study and careers…