Lacking Worker’s Compensation for WA Police

A technicality has been at the forefront for a lack of worker’s compensation for Western Australian Police officers. The WA Police are not employed by the Government, although they pay their wages, their employer is the actually the Queen. This legal loophole has seen the Government avoiding paying worker’s compensation for years. Wayne Matthews, Vice…

MEAA call for government assistance to preserve public interest journalism

The Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance are calling for the Government to step in and preserve public interest journalism. Distribution and production of media has shifted with the prevalence of social media. Despite becoming a useful distribution tool, major media outlets are losing revenue. “Social media has take a lot of our content. It has…

Theresa May Strikes A Deal And Forms Government

Theresa May has broken the UK’s hung Parliament, forming a minority government in the wake of the General Election. Mrs May said her Conservative Party would work with the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) to form a majority in the House of Commons, after the Conservatives fell short of achieving the 326 seats needed to govern…

Scholarships programs encouraging females into trades

The State government has set up a new program, encouraging females to join trade and industries with low female participation. 1.2m dollars will be committed over the next four years for the program, aiming at industries with 25% or fewer female participation. “These scholarships will provide new opportunities for women to carry out training in…

Premier turns the sod for Food Bank WA

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Amina Sajjad. A new food bank building has started to be built at the Perth airport; the aim is to increase its service by 2015. Premier Colin Barnett and Community Services Minister Tony Simpson gave a head start to the project by turning the sod, this project is due to be…

Government Reveals Policy Address 2014

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, C.Y. Leung, has announced his policy address report today. The theme of this year’s policy address is ‘Support the Needy; Let Youth Flourish; Unleash Hong Kong’s Potential’. The report has covered different aspect of the society, but this year, helping the poor, education and employment issues are placed at…

Kalgoorlie Court House Transformed

The multimillion dollar transformation of a contemporary new courthouse in Kalgoorlie from the preexisting government office building and post office has been completed. The $41.7 million project to develop the courthouse was part of the Liberal government’s investment in regional justice facilities. The courthouse, which now has some of the most advanced facilities in WA,…

No licence for Ricky Wong’s HKTV

After 4 years of both public consulting and internal discussion and approval within the government, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) released the results for the licensing for new TV channels. Unlike what the Hong Kong Government has previously promised before the whole public consulting began, it only issued 2 licenses to 2 companies,…