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…

Wyatt Claims More Returning to Work Despite Rise in Jobless Rate

The State Government has rejected a rise in WA’s unemployment rate, claiming more people are looking for work as the state’s economy recovered. WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt said that there had been employment growth despite the increasing unemployment rate and more people were returning to work as the government’s budget measures improved its finances. The…

Rio Tinto Koodaideri Mine Investment to Boost Jobs

WA’s resources industry is set to get a boost, with Rio Tinto injecting funds into the Pilbara region’s Koodaideri mine and rail project. Rio Tinto has approved a $3.5 billion investment for the project which is set to begin in 2019, subject to government and environmental approvals. The project is expected to create more than…

Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project officially opened

WA’s latest lithium project has started, with Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston, officially opening the Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project. Stage one of the project will see two million tonnes per annum mined and processed. The Perth based company made a final investment decision to expand the project to include stage two, increasing mining…

WA’s Unemployment Rate Falls in October Amidst Steady National Rate

Western Australia’s unemployment has reached its lowest level for the year, following a growth in jobs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent for the month of October from 6 per cent in September. October’s unemployment rate is the lowest level it has been since September…

New Lithium Plant approved by McGowan Government

The Albemarle Lithium plant has been granted environmental approval from the McGowan Government, giving the go-ahead for a lithium manufacturing plant in the State’s South West. The Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, 17kms north east of Bunbury, will be home to the new plant, and will process spodumene ore concentrate, through five process trains, to produce…