New WA Jobs Expected Following New Goldfields Projects

More than 600 new jobs are expected to be created following the start of new gold projects in the Goldfields. Major gold projects will begin over the next 18 months, with the Dacian Mount Morgans project and Gruyere Gold Project to begin production. “It has been so pleasing to hear the positive jobs news coming…

State Budget to Feature “Tough” Measures

Ahead of the State budget being released in Parliament next week, there are concerns education, mental health services and alcohol and other drug services will suffer funding cuts because of WA’s ongoing debt. While State Treasurer Ben Wyatt refused to make any specific comments about the budget before its release on September 7, he said…

2015-2016 State budget date announced

CLICK on the player above to watch the video version of the story! This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. Treasurer Mike Nahan has announced the date of the western Australian state budget, 14th of May this year, which is one week later than originally scheduled. Dr Nahan said the one week delay…

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…

Revolving Fund Benefits Freo Warders’ Cottages

The State Government has announced a $4 million revolving fund to revitalize heritage buildings in WA. The project will help to renovate dis-used buildings, allowing those properties to be leased or sold. The Fremantle Warders’ Cottages have become the first Heritage Project to benefit from this fund. The cottages which were built by convicts in the…

Government Faces Imminent Public Sector Strike

Members of the Community and Public Sector Union are considering industrial action if the government does not raise the wages of public servants. The last time the union striked was over a decade ago but they are getting set to walk off the job on the 28th of May for 24 hours if the government…

WA Lose Triple A Credit Rating

WA’s Triple A Credit Ratings has been downgraded to AA+ by Standard & Poor. The State’s Treasurer Troy Buswell faced the press on Wednesday afternoon, believing S&P was correct in their analysis. “I think it’s a message to the government and I think it’s more broadly a message to the community,” Mr Buswell said. “We…

Buswell Tabled State Budget 2013-14

This week WA Treasurer Troy Buswell delivered his first state budget for the second term of the Barnett government. In his speech in Parliament, Mr Buswell highlighted WA’s changing economy, with demand for public services and infrastructure growing due to our population increase. “The Western Australia economy is in a period of transition,” Mr Buswell…

Kwinana Power Station will retire

The Kwinana Power station is due to shut down by October, 2015. Energy Minister Mike Nahan said extending the life of the 37 year old power plant’s stage C is not economically sound. “Kwinana Power Station was built in the 1970’s and its age means it’s simply uneconomic to extend the life of the plant,”…