BUDGET 2017: Big Employers To Foot WA’s Budget Repair

WA’s ‘big end of town’ is set to cop a beating on payroll tax as the McGowan Government looks to big employers and corporations to repair the budget. From the 1st, July next year, WA’s large employers will have to pay an extra 6% on payroll tax if their total payroll goes over $100 million.…

Shorten announces $1.6 billion GST pledge

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced his plan for a “Fair Share for WA Fund”, which would see $1.6 billion invested into Australia to make up for the GST shortfall. Currently Western Australia’s share of the GST is sitting at 34.4 cents per dollar of GST raised in the state, the proposed fund would give…

Daffodil Day To Raise Awareness On Cancer

The Cancer Council WA is out in full force on Daffodil Day to raise awareness and money for West Australians affected by cancer. Today in Murray St Mall Cancer Council Volunteers and WA Firefighters gathered donations from city-goers. The public response to Daffodil Day was fantastic, with overwhelming generosity and support they are expecting to raise over…

Forgery bank statements can be purchased for $6 on Dark Web

Cyber criminals are now selling Commonwealth Bank & Wespac forged documents on the dark web between $6 and $24, with payments being made with untraceable “bitcoin”. Promising world wide delivery within 24 hours, the documents are a means of accessing the nation’s financial services and banking systems, inclusive of the lucrative $2 trillion of superannuation…

Lacking Worker’s Compensation for WA Police

A technicality has been at the forefront for a lack of worker’s compensation for Western Australian Police officers. The WA Police are not employed by the Government, although they pay their wages, their employer is the actually the Queen. This legal loophole has seen the Government avoiding paying worker’s compensation for years. Wayne Matthews, Vice…

Program to Help Women Achieve Financial Independence

The State Government has granted $10,000 to the Inspire Change project, which aims to help women gain financial independence. The grant will help the project deliver a series of workshops aimed at mothers with young or primary-school aged children. Topics covered will help build resilience and economic independence, and include financial literacy, budgeting, loans and…

WA Still has the Weakest Performing Economy in the Country

Western Australia still has the worst performing economy in the country, according to a recent report from CommSec. The quarterly report analyses eight key economic factors for each state: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. CommSec Economist Craig James said WA’s performance reflects the…

Start Up Businesses Increasing Among Youth People

Many young individuals are starting up their own businesses and creating entrepreneurial  pathways. Jeremy Galbreath, Associate Professor at Curtin Graduate School of Business, thinks start up businesses are a good opportunity for people wanting to be their own boss. “There seems to be a trend heading in that direction and I think the younger generation…

Two Police Officers Stabbed In Geraldton

A 23 year old Narrogin man has been charged by Geraldton Detectives, over a serious assault last night in Spalding. It is alleged that when officers attempted to arrest the man in relation to suspect burglary offence, he struggled violently and bit one of the officers on the arm. A taser was then successfully deployed…

WA Police Escalates War On Wages

The pay war between WA Government and Police Officers has escalated, after Premier Mark McGowan stands firm on the matter. The Government has offered a flat $1000 pay increase with its new wages policy. But Police Union President, George Tilbury, is adamant that they deserve a 1.5% pay rise. He warned the that officers would…