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…

BUDGET 2017: Big Employers To Foot WA’s Budget Repair

WA’s ‘big end of town’ is set to cop a beating on payroll tax as the McGowan Government looks to big employers and corporations to repair the budget. From the 1st, July next year, WA’s large employers will have to pay an extra 6% on payroll tax if their total payroll goes over $100 million.…

Shorten announces $1.6 billion GST pledge

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced his plan for a “Fair Share for WA Fund”, which would see $1.6 billion invested into Australia to make up for the GST shortfall. Currently Western Australia’s share of the GST is sitting at 34.4 cents per dollar of GST raised in the state, the proposed fund would give…

Senate Inquiry Expose Alleged Corporate Tax-Avoidance

Have you heard about The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax? Probably not, but it’s really important, because if this tax was set up right we could raise tens of billions of dollars for the country. There’s a tax that the Commonwealth, or a royalty regime, which was set over thirty years ago, by the government, which…

Freo’s Plastic Bag Ban Overturned

[youtube id=”5lSCdm5As4Y” width=”620″ height=”360″] Evening News Perth – Freo’s Plastic Bag Ban Overturned (Story begins from 2:20 in the bulletin) The State has overturned Fremantle’s plastic bag ban implemented by the council last year. During a video interview with WAMN News, Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt expressed his disappointment over the result. “We are really disappointed because…

WA Payroll Relief Tax Saves Small Businesses Millions

In the 2012-2013 State Budget, the Liberal National Government introduced tax relief measures designed to provide small businesses with rebates. Small businesses with payrolls of up to $1.5million for the 2012-13 financial year received a one-off rebate of up to $41,250 to fully offset their 2012-13 payroll tax liabilities and small businesses with payroll of…

EXCLUSIVE: 457 Visa Holders Plan Next Move

457 visa holders in Perth gathered this evening to discuss their next move against the Government’s plan to charge them education fees. The leader of the group Dean Keating told WAMN News that he will meet with the Premier this month to express their concerns. “Today’s meeting is to formalise a committee and a working…