Employment Initiative Boosts Opportunities for Migrants to Get Back Into Work

Migrants in Western Australia will get the opportunity to boost their chances of finding a job in the state, through a new initiative designed to support newcomers and employers. The City of Stirling’s new Kaleidoscope program will help newly arrived migrants find work in their field of expertise while increasing workforce participation of underemployed and…

All-Female Indian Naval Crew Lands in WA in History-Making Circumnavigation Bid

A sailing ship carrying six female Indian naval officers have arrived in Fremantle as part of a journey to circumnavigate the globe. Tourism, Defence Issues, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia and Women’s Interest Minister Simone McGurk officially welcomed the crew on Wednesday who arrived on board the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini.…

Big Tennis Names Return to Perth For Hopman Cup

Perth will be welcoming the best tennis player line-up in Hopman Cup history when the tournament returns to the city in 2018. Top players across eight countries will head to Perth for the tournament in January, headlined by 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer. Current men’s world number two Federer will again represent Switzerland along…

WA’s Biggest Horse Racing Festival Receives Funding Boost

Racing in Western Australia will receive a boost with new State Government funding for the 2017 TABtouch Masters series. WA’s biggest annual racing festival will be provided with $200,000 from the State Government as part of a WA election commitment. The event to be held on November 25 and December 2 is the world’s only…

Spartan Race to Boost Tourism and Economy

Perth is set to become host to the world’s toughest obstacle race when the inaugural Spartan Asia Pacific Championships comes to Perth later this year. Racers from all over the globe will arrive in Perth in November to compete in the event described as the toughest and most competitive obstacle course in the world. Organisers…

WA Tourism Industry Hits New Record

Our state has hit a new record, with 109,000 Western Australians now employed in the tourism industry. The 2015-16 State Tourism Satellite Account revealed 72,000 Western Australians are directly employed by the tourism industry, with another 37,000 people employed indirectly. The State Government has pledged a further $425 million to destination marketing and events over…

BBQ on the Menu for Qantas Perth Airport Terminal

Plans for the new Qantas wing in Perth Airport were unveiled today, with construction set to begin soon. The new international terminal is expected to allow for smoother connections when the non-stop flights between Perth and London begin in March 2018. The plans show a new alfresco seating area with a Neil Perry designed Australian-style…

Construction Commences on WA’s Multi-Million Dollar Ship Building Facility

Construction has begun on Australia’s biggest undercover shipbuilding facility in Perth’s south. Civmec is building the 18-storey ship building and maintenance facility under the Turnbull Government’s $89 billion shipbuilding program. Today, Federal Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne attended an historic ceremony in Bibra Lake, as the first piece of steel was cut for 19…