The World’s Greatest Shave Marks 20th Anniversary

The 20th anniversary for the World’s Greatest Shave is happening this week across Australia, with more than 20,000 participants colouring, cutting or shaving their hair and donating to the leukaemia foundation. Over the last 20 years, more than 1.9 million people have coloured, cut or shaved their hair, all raising money and supporting the people in…

Early detection project for childhood ear infections

A Telethon Kids Institute researcher and Princess Margaret Hospital audiologist is utilising telehealth technology and community based Aboriginal health workers to reduce high rates of hearing loss in urban Aboriginal children. Dr Chris Brennan Jones has been awarded a fellowship to undertake this project by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The project will…

WA TAFE Fees Went Up As Funding & Enrolment Reduced

The Productivity Commissions report on Vocational Education Training looked at all the States and where WA ranked. Over the last few years State funding into the TAFE sector decreased and a slow divestment away from training funding occurred from the Commonwealth. The Government’s recurrent funding into Vocational Educational Training totaled $5.8 billion in 2016, decreasing…

New Funding to Boost Support for Parents

Parents are set to receive increased funding support to help care for their children up to age of six. The Western Australian government has awarded more than $1.8 million to Ngala Family Services for its Residential Parenting Service in Kensington, raising current funding by more than $400. “Raising young children is a tough job, so…

Labor Makes More Promises On Metronet

In a press conference this morning, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, announced the Labor commitment to allocate $700 million to build the Ellenbrook Morley railway line. “We’re doing this because we’re very committed to making sure Perth has the best possible public transport system,” “It’s good news for jobs, it’s good news for commuters, good news…

City of Cockburn denies reports of Australia Day date change

In a recent article, there are reports by the media that the City of Cockburn is the next local council to change the date of their Australia day celebrations. However, Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett, denied that they are considering shifting their festivities. Mr Howlett said their annual Australia day community beach party, citizenship ceremony and…

WA’s Biggest Horse Racing Festival Receives Funding Boost

Racing in Western Australia will receive a boost with new State Government funding for the 2017 TABtouch Masters series. WA’s biggest annual racing festival will be provided with $200,000 from the State Government as part of a WA election commitment. The event to be held on November 25 and December 2 is the world’s only…

Regional Australia to Receive Grants to Boost Medical Practice and Training

Health professionals will have the opportunity to complete their training in regional Australia, following funding grants for general practices in regional Australia. Federal Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie announced the funds of more than $13 million Coalition Government funding to enable health professionals to get hands-on training in regional communities. It includes grants…

New Funding to Expand WA Produce Markets

Western Australian growers will get a boost under new funding to improve market opportunities for WA produce. The $1.5 million Horticultural Research Recovery Fund will help growers to find new international and domestic markets for WA grown produce. It will enable industry and government to open up new opportunities in food processing and international markets.…