National Unemployment Falls to Six Year Low Five Percent

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5 per cent, the lowest level it has been since 2012. The 0.3 per cent drop marked a six-year low, with a fall in the number of people searching for work pushing the unemployment rate down. Overall numbers of people with a job increased by 5,600 people seasonally adjusted,…

Bus workers rally outside Fair Work Commission

While the bus industry continues to demand industrial change, hundreds of perth bus drivers rallied outside the Fair Work Commission in Perth CBD during the conciliation hearing this morning. Transport Workers Union National Secretary, Tim Dawson, updated the drivers on how the meeting was progressing. We asked Tim Dawson why this industrial action is so…

More Help Needed for Youth Amid Household Power Price Hikes

Social services advocates have called for more help for young Western Australians to face high electricity costs, despite treasurer Ben Wyatt stating  there would be a less severe increase than in previous years. Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) CEO Louise Giolitto said young Western Australians would continue to be the hardest hit regardless…

Man wanted for alleged assault in Perth CBD

Police are investigating an assault incident happened at Perth CBD on Tuesday 18th, September, 2018, which left a woman with facial injuries. The female victim was walking on Wellington Street near the Western Power building at around 4:30PM, a man who walked on the opposite direction struck the woman’s face and ran towards Barrack Street.…

“Public Buy-In” Needed for Local Government Act Reform Success: Expert

A political expert has claimed State Government reforms to the Local Government Act need public support to be successful, despite the reforms currently being “just ideas”. Murdoch University Politics and Policy Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Cook stated the changes needed “public buy-in” or it would not be effective, as Local Government Minister David Templeman opened…

TedX Challenges Perception and Reality in Freo Presentations

People will get the opportunity to challenge their reality, following the introduction of a new TedX presentation in Fremantle. The event “Perception vs Reality” that will be held at Notre Dame University Fremantle on Sunday, will feature a range of speakers giving listeners the chance to engage in different perspectives across a areas including science,…

Showbags Get Tick of Approval For Royal Show

Children will be able to experience a range of showbags at this year’s Royal Show, after receiving the tick of approval ahead of the yearly show. More than 260 showbags will be on sale after being approved by Consumer Protection, ensuring the bags met Australian product safety regulations. Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston…

Scitech celebrates 30th anniversary

Inspiring West Australian children, families and visitors in all reads of science, technology, engineering and maths has been Scitech’s mission for the last 30 years of operation. After opening on August 13th in 1988, by former Labor Deputy Premier and leading industry science and education leaders, Scitech has been home to important STEM education. Engaging…

34 Honorary Student Youth Ambassadors embark on Chinese adventure

In a special school assembly this morning, Education Minister, Sue Ellery, granted 34 students from Years 5-6 at Oberthur Primary School as Honorary Youth Ambassadors, ahead of their 16 day study tour in China. The school’s Chinese Immersion Program saw these students  learning Mandarin since they were in pre-primary, where students are taught their normal curriculum…