Jobs and Training Focus of Roebourne Hotel Redevelopment

A Pilbara business will redevelop a historic hotel in Roebourne while providing jobs for the local community. GBSC Yurra will receive the $4.4 million contract to redevelop the Victoria Hotel, with the project producing work and training opportunities. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan stopped the initial contracting process in June that could have resulted in…

New WA Jobs Expected Following New Goldfields Projects

More than 600 new jobs are expected to be created following the start of new gold projects in the Goldfields. Major gold projects will begin over the next 18 months, with the Dacian Mount Morgans project and Gruyere Gold Project to begin production. “It has been so pleasing to hear the positive jobs news coming…

Housing Development to Create Environmental Interconnected Community in Greenwood

Greenwood will be home of a new environmentally friendly residential development that will create a vibrant and interconnected community in the suburb. The $51 million East Green project will become an innovative, affordable and contemporary new residential community in Greenwood’s activity centre, promoting a sustainable housing. The development will be within two kilometres of the…

WA’s Biggest Horse Racing Festival Receives Funding Boost

Racing in Western Australia will receive a boost with new State Government funding for the 2017 TABtouch Masters series. WA’s biggest annual racing festival will be provided with $200,000 from the State Government as part of a WA election commitment. The event to be held on November 25 and December 2 is the world’s only…

Start Up Businesses Increasing Among Youth People

Many young individuals are starting up their own businesses and creating entrepreneurial  pathways. Jeremy Galbreath, Associate Professor at Curtin Graduate School of Business, thinks start up businesses are a good opportunity for people wanting to be their own boss. “There seems to be a trend heading in that direction and I think the younger generation…

Australian Space Agency a Possibility As Government Launches Review

Australia could be developing its own space agency, following the announcement of a Federal Government review into the feasibility of Australia’s space capabilities. The nation has depending on other nations for space research and the agency would help it develop research, communications and exploration efforts with other developed nations including New Zealand. Australia is one…

Nine Axe Darwin News

Communities in Northern Territory expressed their outrage over Channel 9’s radical decision to chop the locally produced 6PM TV News, and centralize the operation from Queensland. Weekend news from Darwin will be replaced with the 6PM newscast from Brisbane. At the time when media diversity is the focus of this nation, Channel 9’s decision to…

Casual Workers can Convert to Permanent Employment in Landmark Ruling

Casual workers now have the right to request permanent work after a year of working regular shifts, in a landmark ruling by the Fair Work Commission. This decision affects workers across several industries including retail, hospitality and childcare. According to the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 40 per cent of the Australian workforce is in…

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…