Multi million dollar job skilling partnership creates youth employment

Written by: Stephanie Acevedo The McGowan Government has signed a new $126 million dollar deal with the Federal Government’s Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership. Twenty thousand new apprenticeships and traineeships will be created for young Western Australians, as well as pre-apprenticeships. A McGowan Government employer incentive scheme will be implemented, providing training to support employers…

Christmas trading hours extended for busy Perth shoppers

By Stephanie Acevedo Perth customers will now have more time to do their Christmas shopping, due to trading hours approval from the McGowan Government. There will be an added 4 hours each Sunday starting from Monday the 17th December to Sunday the 30th December . Shops will be able to open at 7am on weekdays…

Beach Emergency Number signs revealed for Perth beaches

In deliverance of a McGowan Government election commitment, the City of Kwinana was proud to reveal one of nine Beach Emergency Number (BEN) signs today at Wells Park.Being the first of more than 1,000 BEN signs, it’s anticipated to strengthen emergency responses should a serious incident occur.Each sign features a unique code, pinpointing that particular…

Government Reinstates Nollamara Bus Route 354

Previously scrapped bus route 354 has ben reinstated by the McGowan Government, delivering on one of their election commitments. Starting again on Monday August 6th, the new and improved route 354 will run from Mirrabooka Bus Station via Nollamara Shopping Centre and Flinders Street, before terminating at Dog Swamp Shopping Centre on Nangar Street. Connecting northern…

Ex gratia payment scheme for medically retired police officers

After the Police Minister’s announcement of an ex gratia payment scheme for medically retired police officers and the introduction of a workers compensation scheme, a rally outside Parliament House with former officers expressed their disappointment that changes didn’t occur sooner. Some demonstrators said it’s too little too late. Many spoke about feeling abandoned, sporting T-shirts…

Rottnest Island New Walk Trail Features Sustainability Initiative

The recently opened Wadiemup Bidi walk trail on Rottnest Island features 45 kilometres of trails and 27 newly constructed bench seats and boardwalk sections, all made from recycled plastics. The recycled materials represent 430,000 plastic bags that would otherwise end up in landfill. The major walk trail project is part of Rottnest Island’s sustainability focus.…

$5 million WA Meat Marketing Co-operative Loan

Following the live export meeting today in Katanning, the McGowan Government Co-operative Loan Scheme will provide $5 million to Katanning Sheep Meat Processors. The loan to the WA Meat Marketing Co-operative (WAMMCO) will go towards undertaking capital works, including generating growth, regional jobs and increase exports, enabling business to improve efficiencies and grow its market…

Business Improvement Grants for Regional WA Pastoralists

Western Australian pastoralists will have access to the second round of Business Improvement Grants, as an incentive program to increase commercial cattle producer’s market competitiveness and growth. Enterprises will be able to apply for a $25,000 reimbursement, excluding GST, to carry out business improvement reviews and developments. The success of the first round of grants…

State Labor wants live animal export industry to improve

Federal Opposition announced support for banning live animal exports if victorious in the next election. “We’ve never had a federal party come out and say ‘if we get elected we will stop any element of the live animal trade,” said activist Katrina Love. The Bader III ship arrived in Fremantle port on Thursday and was…

Kwinana Lithium Refinery construction to create local job opportunities

The McGowan Government announced today that plans to build a new lithium refinery in Kwinana will go ahead. The joint venture between Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile and Kidman Resources, will see the refinery producing approximately 40,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate and/or lithium hydroxide each year. Minerals will be processed at the proposed mine…