$5 million WA Meat Marketing Co-operative Loan

Following the live export meeting today in Katanning, the McGowan Government Co-operative Loan Scheme will provide $5 million to Katanning Sheep Meat Processors. The loan to the WA Meat Marketing Co-operative (WAMMCO) will go towards undertaking capital works, including generating growth, regional jobs and increase exports, enabling business to improve efficiencies and grow its market…

Voluntary Redundancy for 150 Police Officers

Budget repair comes at a cost to WA Police, with 150 officers being offered a voluntary redundancy. A Government spokesperson said police will participate in the voluntary targeted separation scheme, and will not impact on frontline capacity. “The Treasurer announced in the state budget that police would participate in the voluntary targeted separation scheme as…

Kwinana Lithium Refinery construction to create local job opportunities

The McGowan Government announced today that plans to build a new lithium refinery in Kwinana will go ahead. The joint venture between Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile and Kidman Resources, will see the refinery producing approximately 40,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate and/or lithium hydroxide each year. Minerals will be processed at the proposed mine…

Fatality at Water Corp Treatment Plant In Munster

The State Government has been advised that a man has died today, following an incident at the Water Corporation’s Woodman point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Munster. Commerce and Industrial relations minister, Bill Johnston, said he is saddened by the news of the fatality this morning and sends his condolences to the victims family and friends.…

The World Celebrates International Women’s Day

Thursday the 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The International Women’s Day 2018 theme is the ‘Press for Progress,’ which inspires us to continue pushing for gender equality until it becomes the worldwide norm. The theme also calls on people to motivate and…

Overhaul of WA’s public library system

Western Australia’s public library system will be modernised to better meet the diverse and evolving needs of the community. With 231 public libraries around the state, the modernisation of the system will see these vibrant community hubs improve and attract even more people to use the facilities. Over 500,000 people attended library programs and events…

Barnaby expected to win seat back

Barnaby Joyce is the favourite to win his former seat of New England, in a by-election triggered by his disqualification by the High Court. Mr Joyce lost his seat as a result of the citizenship crisis that has seen a number of MPs and senators disqualified for holding dual citizenship. With the coalition government only…

Intellegence Accuse Manus Island Residents Engaging In Drug and Sex Offences

The Refugee Rights Action Network has rejected allegations of drug and sex offences within the recently-closed Regional Processing Centre on Manus Island. Intelligence advice described residents allegedly engaging in shocking behaviour such as drug dealing, and sexual activities with underage girls. “I think this is another deflection by the minister Peter Dutton to deflect from…

Education Minister: “Voluntary Scheme with no forced redundancies”

The WA Education Department is hoping to reduce the amount of full time jobs by March next year, as part of the Voluntary Targeted Severance Scheme. The scheme was announced back in September alongside the budget, with hopes that it will address the financial mess that the Government found themselves in. Education Minister, Sue Ellery,…

Labor parliamentarians join dual citizenship eligibility questioning

Experts have called out Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to come clean about the Labor Party’s internal issues over dual citizenship. Section 44 of the constitution has caused controversy for many politicians over recent months, with more and more being added to the mix. 3 WA federal parliamentarians; Josh Wilson, Madeleine King and Sue lines, have sparked…