Grants to Boost West Kimberley Indigenous Communities and Environment

West Kimberley communities will be receiving a helping hand through new funding to assist Aboriginal Australians and wildlife. $50,226 in grants through the Water Corporation’s Community Grants Scheme will improve Indigenous employment, health and wellbeing as well as protecting and caring for wildlife. The money will be given to nine not-for-profit groups and schools across…

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…

Government Launches Free Meningococcal Vaccine for Teens

WA teenagers are being encouraged to take advantage of the free meningococcal vaccine to help protect themselves and others from contracting the disease. Teenagers are the most at-risk of contracting the disease and passing it on to others, including young children. The three-year plan will target 15-19 year olds, to try and mitigate this disease’s…

Roe 8 Rehab is Underway!

After months of protests, arrests, and arguments from both sides of politics for the controversial project, rehab has started to the now closed Roe 8 construction site. 231 jobs have now been secured on other congestion-issues around Perth, marking the conclusion of a negotiation process by Labor to redeploy workers to other secure jobs. The…

McGowan Calls Barnett as “Bitter”

Mr McGowan has labelled former Premier Colin Barnett as “sad,” after he warned Perth that the corruption from WA Inc. will return under the Labor government. Yesterday, Mr Barnett told Parliament that the “preconditions” for WA Inc. exist in the Labor government today. “I am not predicting that history will be repeated, indeed I hope…

Government Engages Industry To Boost Local Jobs

The State Government kicks off a range of industry engagement consortiums to boost tourism activities, hoping to creating more local jobs. The consortium will allow industry key stakeholders to provide valuable feedback on the Labor Government’s election promises, resulting better outcomes and decision makings. Industries such as tourism, defence, agribusiness, international education, manufacturing, aquaculture, creative…

WA Labor Seeks National Rail Fund Money for MetroNet

The WA State Government is looking to secure some of the $10 billion dollar National Rail Program the Federal Government has on offer to help pay for MetroNet. This funding would add to the $2.3 billion that was re-allocated from the Perth Freight Link project into MetroNet and other infrastructure projects. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti…

Opposition Argues Roe 8 Despite Metronet Grants

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan and Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey attended a pro-Roe 8 rally this Thursday, where  supporters of the project gathered to protest the cancellation of the project. The protest’s petition gathered over 8000 signatures in support of starting the project up again. Mr Nahan attacked a number of the reasons that the McGowan…

WA Gets METRONET and GST Top-Up

Western Australia has been allocated $1.6 billion in the Federal budget, to go towards improving infrastructure. This includes putting forward $1.2 billion for the METRONET rail project and another $100 million for better access to the area surrounding Fiona Stanley Hospital. However, this is only a re-allocation of the money that was originally supposed to…