WA’s Unemployment Rate Rises to Worst Level in 16 Years: Opposition

Western Australia’s unemployment has risen higher in March, with new figures revealing the state has reached its highest seasonally adjusted unemployment level in 16 years. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show WA’s unemployment rate increased from 6.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent for the month, with more Western Australians looking for work in March…

WA Liberals Endorse David Honey For Cottesloe Seat

The Liberal Party has endorsed former WA Liberal president David Honey as its candidate for the Cottesloe by-election. Dr Honey won the support at a pre-selection meeting overnight, beating BHP lawyer Emma Roberts and four other candidates for the election, triggered by the retirement of former premier Colin Barnett. “The people of Cottesloe, the electors…

One Nation Claims Jobs & Investment Still At Risk Under New Gold Tax

The Western Australian state leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has claimed new changes to the McGowan government’s gold tax plan are not “big enough or good enough” after a relaunch of the controversial State Budget measure. Colin Tincknell said despite the introduction of the new measures under the new gold tax plan this…

Finance Experts Say Company Tax Cuts Unlikely to Increase Economic Growth

Finance experts have said cutting corporate tax further won’t accelerate Australia’s economic growth despite Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison declaring it “urgent.” In September, US President Donald Trump suggested similar cuts. A landmark Productivity Commission report was released on Tuesday. This is the first of a series of five-year reviews. During his speech, Mr Morrison said…

Marriage Equality: Postal Vote “An Absolute Waste of Money”

On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced a non-binding and non-compulsory postal vote on marriage equality would take the place of the plebiscite, which was rejected by the Senate. The Australian Bureau of Statistics is set to conduct the survey, despite the disaster of last year’s census, so the Government can avoid electoral law. The ballot…

Barnett cuts 1200 jobs from Public Sector

Premier Barnett and Treasurer Troy Buswell together announced the bad news of public sector job cuts on Thursday morning. The decision comes after it’s been discovered that the state’s finance is not in a good shape. It’s expected the job cuts can save the government up to 2 billion dollars. The Treasurer has said that…

PM Julia Gillard visits Perth

The Prime Minister Julia Gillard was in Perth this week trying her best to attract WA to sign the Gonski Reform. The PM announced the funding increase on Wednesday before she met with the Premier Colin Barnett. WAMN News understand the PM has tripled the Gonski funding to $920,000,00  if WA sign up to the…