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…

Program to Help Women Achieve Financial Independence

The State Government has granted $10,000 to the Inspire Change project, which aims to help women gain financial independence. The grant will help the project deliver a series of workshops aimed at mothers with young or primary-school aged children. Topics covered will help build resilience and economic independence, and include financial literacy, budgeting, loans and…

WA Households Face Fee Hikes to Aid Budget Repair

Western Australians will be hit with higher bills, with Treasurer Ben Wyatt announcing a range of increased fees and charges for households. The bump up in costs will result in a 7.7 per cent  hike across the board from July 1, expecting Western Australians to share the burden of repairing the State Budget. Electricity will…

New Measures to Keep Families Safe in Our Waters

The WA Government has announced three new initiatives to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks. A new Beach Emergency Numbering system has been developed to improve emergency response times. Local councils in metropolitan areas will have access to grants of up to $25,000 to implement the system and regional councils will have access to grants…

Building Commissioner Questions Contractor’s Financial Status

Mount Hawthorn-registered building contractor Turquoise Developments, which trades as Talbot Le Page Homes, is no longer able to enter into contracts to build homes under new conditions imposed by the WA Building Services Board. This comes after WA Building Commissioner Peter Gow issued a warning about the contractor after an investigation lead to growing concerns…

EXCLUSIVE: 457 Visa Holders Plan Next Move

457 visa holders in Perth gathered this evening to discuss their next move against the Government’s plan to charge them education fees. The leader of the group Dean Keating told WAMN News that he will meet with the Premier this month to express their concerns. “Today’s meeting is to formalise a committee and a working…

EXCLUSIVE: The 12000 Dollar Ordeal

A 457 visa holder revealed to WAMN News that her family will have to pay an extra 12000 dollars a year to send their kids to school. Under the Barnett government’s new plan, 457 visa holders will have to pay 4000 dollars for the first child and $2000 dollars for each additional child in order…

Buswell Tabled State Budget 2013-14

This week WA Treasurer Troy Buswell delivered his first state budget for the second term of the Barnett government. In his speech in Parliament, Mr Buswell highlighted WA’s changing economy, with demand for public services and infrastructure growing due to our population increase. “The Western Australia economy is in a period of transition,” Mr Buswell…