Christmas trading hours extended for busy Perth shoppers

By Stephanie Acevedo Perth customers will now have more time to do their Christmas shopping, due to trading hours approval from the McGowan Government. There will be an added 4 hours each Sunday starting from Monday the 17th December to Sunday the 30th December . Shops will be able to open at 7am on weekdays…

Scitech celebrates 30th anniversary

Inspiring West Australian children, families and visitors in all reads of science, technology, engineering and maths has been Scitech’s mission for the last 30 years of operation. After opening on August 13th in 1988, by former Labor Deputy Premier and leading industry science and education leaders, Scitech has been home to important STEM education. Engaging…

8,000 Jobs Axed in Telstra Overhaul

Thousands of Telstra employees are facing job losses after the company announced an overhaul to the telco to remain competitive. 8000 jobs will be cut in an effort to save $1 billion across three years by the 2022 financial year, that will take the total cost reduction to $2.5 billion. The job cuts will involve…

New Jobs and Skills Centres to Boost WA Education and Job Training

WA jobs and training will get a boost with new jobs and skills centres creating increased access to job-related services. The first five centres were launched on Wednesday, providing a one-stop shop for students, jobseekers and career changers to improve skills and job prospects and access to career, training and employment services. “Jobs and Skills…

Government Invests in Infrastructure to Boost Job Creation in Budget

The State Government will invest in economic infrastructure in the state budget, in a bid to create jobs in Western Australia. Investments will be made to support WA industry to create jobs while supporting new industries and helping grow local businesses, with around 50,000 jobs expected to be created over 2017-18 and 2018-19. “My Government’s…

State Labor wants live animal export industry to improve

Federal Opposition announced support for banning live animal exports if victorious in the next election. “We’ve never had a federal party come out and say ‘if we get elected we will stop any element of the live animal trade,” said activist Katrina Love. The Bader III ship arrived in Fremantle port on Thursday and was…

Procurement Policy Creates Opportunities For WA Aboriginal Businesses

The WA Government will be creating opportunities for Aboriginal businesses, to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. Making the announcement at the Aboriginal Business Expo at Optus Stadium today, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt said the Aboriginal Procurement Policy will require government agencies and enterprises to award contracts Aboriginal businesses, investing in indigenous goods and…

New WA Jobs Planned in Shipbuilding Deal with Germany

WA jobs are set to be created in the State through a ship construction deal with a German shipbuilder. Premier Mark McGowan has met with shipbuilder Lurssen in Bremen Germany, to discuss the development of construction for the Offshore Patrol Vessel Program, which will result in 400 jobs to the WA. “We have identified defence…