Fallen troops acknowledged in Anzac Day dawn service commemorations

Anzac heroes have been recognised and honoured as tens of thousands descended on Kings Park to commemorate Anzac Day at the dawn service. Current and former service people, joined men, women and children at the State War Memorial to acknowledge ANZAC soldiers who had fallen in battle, remembering the arrival of Australians on Gallipoli on…

Reid and Tonkin Highway interchange open for motorists

Following the completion of works on NorthLink WA’s most complex component, consisting of the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Reid Highway, Western Australia’s biggest high speed interchange is now open. Premier, Mark McGowan, said the opening is a real game changer for our growing city, commenting on the thousands of jobs created for Western Australia,…

Shorten Reveals New Initiatives in “Vision” For WA

Bill Shorten has claimed federal Labor has a vision for WA, announcing initiatives as part of its plan to ensure the state gets its fair share. Speaking following a joint meeting between the State and shadow cabinets in WA on Wednesday, the federal opposition leader promised more cooperation between the state and his government if…

Better cycling infrastructure for WA is underway

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo As WA’s iconic Bike Week 2019 is approaching, the Government announced that it has started developing blueprint for the future cycling infrastructure across Perth and Peel regions. The aim of the project is to ensure that both tiers of government are working towards the delivery of an interconnected system providing…

Funding for Carnegie Clean Energy terminated

By Vesh Arumugam The State Government has terminated its Financial Assistance Agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy to deliver the Albany wave energy technology development project, following an assessment of the company’s financial capability to deliver the project. It is said that an unexpected proposal to change Federal Government’s Research and Development tax incentive scheme contributed…

PM Declines McGowan’s Federal Budget Cash Calls For Road and Rail

Mark McGowan has urged the federal government to continue to commit cash to WA in the federal budget, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dashed the premier’s hopes for more funding for road and rail projects. Mr McGowan said during the week the federal government cannot forget about WA during Mr Morrison’s visit to the state,…

Austal Boosts Women’s Representation With New Positions

Austal will boost training opportunities for women in WA, by increasing its female intake. The shipbuilder is seeking to hire 45 new female apprentices in 2019, as part of its hire of 260 extra workers in the state. Premier Mark McGowan and Education Minister Sue Ellery have welcomed Austal’s bid to boost female representation on…

Western Australians Spend Big on Recreational Fishing: Report

Almost a third of Western Australians go fishing, spending $2.4 billion on fishing-related activities, a new report into the state’s fishing activity has revealed. Recreational fishers spent big according to the Economic Research Associates’ Economic Dimensions of Recreational Fishing in Western Australia report with boat-based fishers spent an average of $13,559 on the hobby, while…

Opposition Slams McGowan Over Family Trips on Government Jet

The State Opposition has criticised Premier Mark McGowan over his use of the government jet to fly his family around WA, claiming it was an “insult” to hardworking families. Deputy Opposition Leader Liza Harvey said Mr McGowan’s excuse that “babysitting issues” forced him to use the government jet was not acceptable, following revelations in logs…