WA Police Officers Reject Wage Offers With Protest

Close to a thousand Police Officers walked off the job to march at Parliament House demanding a pay rise of 1.5%. The Police Union and its members are sticking to the 1.5% deal, rejecting the state government’s $1,000 per year wage policy offer. Union boss George Tilbury says the Police Officers already shared the state’s…

WA Liberal Nationals Decision Labelled “Fiscal Vandalism”

The WA Liberal and Nationals parties voted to scrap their own savings measures yesterday, in a move WA Labor is labelling “fiscal vandalism.” Last year, the Liberal National Government decided to discontinue the motor vehicle licensing concessions granted to local government authorities. Local government authorities would also no longer be exempt from paying stamp duty…

WA’s Jobless Rate Falls Under 6% As Full Time Work Rises

Unemployment in Western Australia has fallen to its lowest levels in almost a year following a rise in the number of people finding full time work. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures revealed on Thursday the state’s jobless rate fell 0.6 percentage points in April to 5.9 per cent. It is the first time unemployment in…

Government Meets Affordable Housing Target

The State Government has reached a major milestone today for delivering 20,000 affordable homes in Western Australia. Premier Colin Barnett and Housing Minister Colin Holt together announced a target of building another 30,000 affordable homes across the state by 2020. Mr Barnett handed over a set of keys to Sheree Bevan, one of applicant from priority…

WA Government Stands Firm on 457 Visa Education Policy

Click on the player above to video version of the story. (First story in the newscast) This story is written by WAMN News journalist Daniel Edwards. Lobby groups and some politicians campaigned to scrap the 457 visa education fee policy. However, the state government has chosen not to change the 457 visa education fee, which…

WA 2014 State Budget Delivered

State Treasurer Mike Nahan has delivered his first ever State Budget for the 2014-2015 financial year admitting predicted cuts and rumours of government entities being sold off. As expected, the government has run the rule over necessary cuts and asset sales, and increased tarrifs for utilities as they announced the state must live within its…

Mia Davies Joins State Cabinet

Premier Colin Barnett has announced another Cabinet Reshuffle this morning after former Nationals leader Brendon Grylls resigned last month. New Nationals leader Terry Redman will become the Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Mia Davies becomes the Water and Forestry Minister. The Premier also announced more responsibility will be given to Dr Kim Hames and…

Rudd Quits Public Life

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has retired from politics. During a harrowing and emotional speech Kevin thanked everyone in the House of Representatives, the Labor party and his family for which is the reason he’s retiring. Mr Rudd thanked his family and his community for their continual support over the years, and urged other politicians to be gentle with…

Greens Leader on WA’s recount result

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed her enthusiasm for her colleague Senator Scott Ludlam, returning as a Greens Senator representing the people of Western Australia after the WA recount. Mrs Milne has expressed gratitude to all the scrutineers, Greens members and supporters all around the country for all of their on going support and…

AEC Denies Ludlam’s Recount Request

The Australian Electoral Commission has rejected Greens Senator Scott Ludlam’s request to recount the Senate votes. Australian Sports Party candidate Wayne Dropulich’s recount request was also denied. In a media release, the AEC stated that: “The requests for a recount did not identify any specific issues, which would have warranted the conduct of a recount and as…