State Government to Boost WA’s Priorities in Election Commitment Program

The McGowan government will focus on improving the state through a new program to increase WA’s prosperity, including boosting its employment by 150,000 new jobs. The State Government will boost its job creation by 150,000 in a new program to boost WA’s prosperity. Premier Mark McGowan will announce the “Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity” program on…

New Direct Flight Service Opens Up WA for Japanese Tourists

Japanese visitors to WA will be able to make more frequent trips following the opening of a new daily direct flight service between Japan and the state. The McGowan government has opened the flight service between Perth and Tokyo on Thursday with All Nippon Airways (ANA) operating the flights seven days a week. The airline…

State Government Rethinking Its Contract With Huawei

By Vesh Arumugam WA government is rethinking if it would continue its contract with China’s giant tech Huawei to maintain to build and maintain a new digital 4G radio network for the Perth train system, after some sensational releases by the United States Justice Department last week. The allegations are Huawei has been allegedly defrauding banks…

McGowan, Saffioti Need to Abandon Huawei Rail Comms Contract: Opposition

The State Opposition has stated that the McGowan government needs to leave its $136 million 4G rail communications deal with Chinese telco Huawei, following criminal charges being laid against the company and its CEO. Shadow transport spokesperson Liza Harvey said there were concerns about the suitability of the contract and Premier Mark McGowan needed to…

Youth Program to Boost Development For Children Under Four

File Photo: Central Great Southern communities will be the first to partner in a new program to improve the growth of children under four. Katanning, Broomehill-Tambellup, Kojonup and Gnowangerup will join the Early Years Initiative, designed to boost the health, learning and development of young Western Australians. “It’s a sad fact that one in five…

McGowan Government Reveals Changes to Cabinet

The State Government has announced minor changes to its Cabinet in an effort to continue government stability. Premier Mark McGowan revealed the portfolio adjustments on Thursday that will strengthen the focus of Government’s agenda, balance workloads for Ministers, highlight the importance of the budget and Metronet. The changes include Treasurer Ben Wyatt passing the Energy…

States, Territories Join With Federal Government in Population Policy Overhaul

Australian States and Territories have agreed to develop a population plan with the Federal Government in an effort to address boost the population in smaller areas, overcrowding while directing migration to areas needing workers. Scott Morrison had made migration and the nation’s population the main agenda of his first Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting…

Rio Tinto Koodaideri Mine Investment to Boost Jobs

WA’s resources industry is set to get a boost, with Rio Tinto injecting funds into the Pilbara region’s Koodaideri mine and rail project. Rio Tinto has approved a $3.5 billion investment for the project which is set to begin in 2019, subject to government and environmental approvals. The project is expected to create more than…

WA Gets Fairer GST Share as Distribution Changes Pass Senate

The Federal Government’s changes to the GST carve-up have cleared parliament, with the new laws set to give Western Australia a fairer deal. The laws passed the Senate on Wednesday morning, supported by the entire coalition, Labor, Greens and One Nation. WA Labor Senator and acting Senate President Sue Lines declared the bill passed with…