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…

Government funded guide to renting or buying in the Housing Market

West Australians looking to purchase or rent now have a housing guide, aiming to help people choose a home and understand how the benefits of good building design can affect they way they live. “This guide will help cut through the marketing lingo and offer advice on what questions to ask…” said Perth MLA, John…

Government remains firm on WA Police wage increase

WA Police are unlikely to receive the 1.5 per cent pay rise they were hoping for, after the State Government continued to not budge on the flat $1000 wage increase offer. George Tillbury, WA Police Union President, does not anticipate that the Government will honour its pre-election promise of 1.5 per cent. Treasurer Ben Wyatt…

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…