New Courses Prepare Youth for the Jobs of the Future

The Western Australian Government has joined forces with Rio Tinto and South Metropolitan TAFE to design new curriculum to give apprentices the required skills for jobs in the mining industry’s future. These new courses are set to be created in 2018 and implemented in 2019 as post-secondary and industry traineeships. They will give young people…

Funding Investment Boosts FIFO Mental Health Research

Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mental health is set to receive a boost in Western Australia following an investment into research involving the wellbeing and mental health impact of the FIFO arrangement on workers. The State Government has granted the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Centre for Transformative Work Design $498,841 for research to understand the range…

EXCLUSIVE: One Nation Stands Against Gold Levy

In the September budget, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax on the gold sector as a solution to the dire state of WA’s finances, however on Tuesday, the WA One Nation Party are set to make a motion against it. Earlier this week, Mr Wyatt publicly criticised gold miners for refusing to pay…

Fight to End Yeelirrie Uranium Mining Project

The Conservation Council of Western Australia and members of the Tjiwarl Native Title group are taking legal action against environmental approval for the Yeelirrie uranium mining proposal. This was one of the last decisions the Barnett government made, with Environmental Minister Albert Jacobs approving the mine, despite the Environmental Protection Agency warning unique subterranean fauna may…

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…

Senate Inquiry Expose Alleged Corporate Tax-Avoidance

Have you heard about The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax? Probably not, but it’s really important, because if this tax was set up right we could raise tens of billions of dollars for the country. There’s a tax that the Commonwealth, or a royalty regime, which was set over thirty years ago, by the government, which…