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…

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,…