Transport and Road Infrastructure Upgrade for Northern Suburbs

The State Government is making a significant $800 million investment, to upgrade transport and road infrastructure in Perth’s Northern suburbs. The METRONO plan will create thousands of jobs, with construction companies being invited to get involved. The construction of Thornlie and Yanchep rail extensions are at the forefront and other upgrades include improvements to Wanneroo…

New Directors General Appointed in Public Sector Reform

New directors general have been appointed to the McGowan Government’s amalgamated departments as part of reforms to WA’s public sector. Eight directors general will lead the new government departments, amalgamated to drive cultural change across the public sector. Mark Webb has been appointed to Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Stephen Wood the Department of…

Ministers debate over Shark cull AGAIN

The shark debate has erupted again after Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, accused the WA State Government of not doing enough to prevent shark attacks. Mr Frydenberg said WA’s response to the shark threat was “Nothing short of pathetic,” He commented drum lines should be put in the water to protect its own citizens and…

Injured Or Killed Officers Honoured With Police Star Award

WA Police Officers have been awarded the distinguished Police Star at the inaugural ceremony at the Joondalup Police Academy. The Police Star award was presented to 78 recipients, in recognition of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. Police Minister, Michelle Roberts, said this ceremony was important in recognising the difficult, dangerous…

New Funding for Neurotrauma Research to Improve Rehab After Car Crashes

Neurotrauma research programs in Western Australia will receive new funding to improve rehabilitation and independence for people injured in car crashes. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide two neurotrauma research projects up to $100,000 through the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research’s Neurotrauma Research Program for neurotrauma research. The first project will focus…

Better Collaboration between State and Local Governments

By Helene Fung Premier Mark McGowan and Local Government Minister David Templeman signed a new State Local Government Partnership Agreement today at the 2017 WA Local Government Convention. The collaboration document was signed in front of over 500 local government CEOs and representatives attending. The agreement promotes transparency and accountability, calls for better community engagement…

Support Still Needed for Youth As Perth Sheds Meth Capital Tag

Youth support services claim young Western Australians affected by methamphetamine usage still need support, despite Perth shaking its tag as the meth capital of the country. Youth Futures WA CEO Mark Waite said while a new report revealed Perth no longer recorded the biggest meth consumption in Australia, the drug problem still persisted amongst young…

Teaching Assistants Returns To Kimberley Schools

Education assistants and Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEO) are set to return to Kimberley classrooms, reversing teaching cuts made by the previous Liberal-National government. An additional 10.5 full-time equivalent education assistants will return to public school classrooms in the Kimberley from 2018, while 21.1 will return in 2019 and 13.3 in 2020. Meanwhile, 3.8…

Amber-Jade Rides the Wave of Change

A shift from WA Opposition to State Government has given Labor’s New Member for Morley Amber-Jade Sanderson a bigger opportunity to help people in the community. A new job is often an exciting experience, but for Amber-Jade Sanderson, not much has changed. “All I’ve had to do is change the signs on my office,” she…