WA Tourism Industry Hits New Record

Our state has hit a new record, with 109,000 Western Australians now employed in the tourism industry. The 2015-16 State Tourism Satellite Account revealed 72,000 Western Australians are directly employed by the tourism industry, with another 37,000 people employed indirectly. The State Government has pledged a further $425 million to destination marketing and events over…

McGowan Government Reduces Skilled Migrant Eligibility

The McGowan Government has updated the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) and had the state removed from the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) to ensure more jobs for Western Australians. The schemes allow for skilled migrants to be sponsored to move to WA, though the government argues many of these roles can be…

Massive New Water Tank for Ellenbrook to Create Jobs

Work has begun on a massive 80-million litre water tank that will help provide water to the North-eastern metropolitan corridor. The new tank will be the largest ever built by the Water Corporation and will provide more consistent water pressure to Ellenbrook residents. City of Swan Councillor Kevin Bailey said that he was happy to…

Community TV Online Shift to Cost Youth Job Training

Young people planning to enter the media industry could experience a reduction of local training opportunities in two weeks, when community television broadcasting goes off air across Australia. Community television broadcasting licences expire on June 30, following Federal Government plans in 2014 to move broadcasting online, affecting volunteers training with stations. Stations across Australia received…

Armadale Earmarked As A Hotspot For Dole-Bludgers

By Taylah Hanna Over the last year, more than 5% of welfare recipients in WA failed to attend 5 or more centrelink appointments or job interviews. 9830 people are not meeting their welfare requirements. The highest rate of non compliance was reported in Armadale with 188 cases, followed closely by Mandurah, Gosnells, Balga and Rockingham,…

Tourism WA to Open New Eastern States Office

Tourism WA is set to establish a tourism office on Australia’s east coast, in a bid to boost tourism to the state. The office in Sydney will represent the industry leading to a direct increase in visitors from the eastern states to Western Australia, create jobs, develop business opportunities and diversify the economy. It will…

Government Engages Industry To Boost Local Jobs

The State Government kicks off a range of industry engagement consortiums to boost tourism activities, hoping to creating more local jobs. The consortium will allow industry key stakeholders to provide valuable feedback on the Labor Government’s election promises, resulting better outcomes and decision makings. Industries such as tourism, defence, agribusiness, international education, manufacturing, aquaculture, creative…

WA’s Jobless Rate Falls Under 6% As Full Time Work Rises

Unemployment in Western Australia has fallen to its lowest levels in almost a year following a rise in the number of people finding full time work. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures revealed on Thursday the state’s jobless rate fell 0.6 percentage points in April to 5.9 per cent. It is the first time unemployment in…

Structural Changes Expected Following State Government Review

The State Government will undertake further structural changes as part of a wide ranging review into government service delivery, accountability and efficiency. Labor’s promised Service Priority Review will examine the functions, operations and culture of the Western Australian public sector as a key election commitment, investigating the structure of government and identifying opportunities for further agency…

Apple Remembers Steve Jobs

Apple Computers remembers Steve Jobs, who died on this day in 2011. Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to staff today, encouraging them to remember Steve and his spirt. Team- Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve’s death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all of us and to the…