Federal election for “older people”, youth “left out” despite job promises: commentator

A political commentator has claimed the federal election will not be one for young voters, despite Liberal and Labor Party pledges catering to Australia’s youth. Murdoch University Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Ian Cook said both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten had not done enough for young voters, while stating…

Australia’s first thermal waste to energy facility breaks ground in WA

Kwinana will be home to Australia’s first thermal waste to energy facility, as the new Avertas Energy project was announced and the sod was turned. Co-developed by Macquarie Captial and Phoenix Energy Australia, the project is expected to create more than 800 jobs during construction, and 60 positions once fully operational. Premier Mark McGowan today…

WA’s youth unemployment rate hits high point

The latest 2019 figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed WA’s youth unemployment rate continues to stay in the double digits. The Government is being called on to action its “jobs plan” and implement policy changes to strengthen the State’s economy in the long term. Youth unemployment has increased to 17.2 per cent, with…

State Government to Boost WA’s Priorities in Election Commitment Program

The McGowan government will focus on improving the state through a new program to increase WA’s prosperity, including boosting its employment by 150,000 new jobs. The State Government will boost its job creation by 150,000 in a new program to boost WA’s prosperity. Premier Mark McGowan will announce the “Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity” program on…

Casual Workers Given Opportunity For Permanent Work Under New Legislation

Casual workers will get the opportunity to move to permanent employment, following legislation in Parliament proposing the shift. The Bill was introduced to the Lower House on Wednesday, which if passed will allow all eligible casual workers to ask to move to permanent work. Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O’Dwyer said it created a balanced approach.…

Government to Increase Traineeships and Apprenticeships for WA Employees

Written By: Vesh Arumugam The WA government will reintegrate more traineeships and apprenticeships for employees to upgrade their skills. The Government is rebuilding its training sector and implementing strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships to help understand what industry needs from the training sector and inform future strategies. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said…

WA’s Unemployment Remains Worst in Australia Despite Slight Drop

Unemployment in WA remains the worst in Australia, despite unemployment figures revealing a fall in the jobless rate across the country. Australia Bureau of Statistics employment figures released on Thursday show the unemployment rate fell slightly in December by 0.2 per cent to 6.3 per cent seasonally adjusted. The national rate fell slightly for the…