Wyatt Claims More Returning to Work Despite Rise in Jobless Rate

The State Government has rejected a rise in WA’s unemployment rate, claiming more people are looking for work as the state’s economy recovered. WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt said that there had been employment growth despite the increasing unemployment rate and more people were returning to work as the government’s budget measures improved its finances. The…

Mid-Year Review Predicts WA Budget Headed for Early Surplus

WA’s finances can expect a return to the black a year earlier than expected, with the McGowan government revealing substantial surplus in the state’s books next financial year. The State Government revealed a $1.02 billion surplus in its mid-year review on Thursday, following Premier Mark McGowan’s earlier suggestions that WA could revel in a substantial…

School Children protest against Federal Climate Change inaction

School children around the country boycotted a school day to protest outside city Parliaments, demanding the Government takes much needed action against climate change, with a promising commitment to renewable energy. Hundreds of school kids gathered in front of parliament chanting and waving politically charged signs, and speaking up for future generations. 12-year-old speaker, Bella…

McGowan Calls For Inquiry into Rottnest Island Jetty Collapse

The State Government has announced that it will order an independent inquiry into the collapse of a Rottnest Island jetty that resulted in two women and a children hospitalised. Premier Mark McGowan called for the inquiry after two women aged 63 and 48 as well as an 11-year-old boy from the United Kingdom were injured…

Nahan Denies Owing Tax in US Amid Citizenship Renunciation

State Opposition leader Mike Nahan has denied owing tax in the US, following revelations he was denied a renunciation of his US citizenship because of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr Nahan said in a statement he needed to clarify the dispute involving US tax laws, in which he believed he was…

Federal GST Distribution Overhaul “Bizarre”: Expert

A political expert has called the Federal Government’s proposal to change Australia’s GST distribution the most bizarre fix he has ever seen, claiming it is not an overhaul. Murdoch University politics and policy senior lecturer Ian Cook believed the new measures that would give Western Australia a bigger share in the carve-up was a “farcical…

WA To Receive Improved Share in Federal Government GST Fix

Western Australia is set to become $4.7 billion better off, following the Federal Government’s proposal to overhaul the nation’s current distribution of its GST. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announced there will be changes to the allocation system that will put more money into WA over eight years, while not leaving any state or territory worse…

Darling Range MP Barry Urban Quits Politics as Report Recommends Expulsion

Embattled Western Australian Independent MP has quit politics, triggering a by-election in his electorate of Darling Range. He resigned from parliament on Tuesday, ending a saga over his police service medal and false education qualifications as the Procedure and Privileges Committee revealed he should be expelled for lying about his background. “The Legislative Assembly finds…