State Labor wants live animal export industry to improve

Federal Opposition announced support for banning live animal exports if victorious in the next election. “We’ve never had a federal party come out and say ‘if we get elected we will stop any element of the live animal trade,” said activist Katrina Love. The Bader III ship arrived in Fremantle port on Thursday and was…

Australia exempt from Trump trade tariffs

US President Donald Trump has announced that Australia will be exempt from planned steel and aluminium import tariffs. The announcement came following discussions between Mr Trump and Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Trump will confirm the exemption through an executive order, which is yet to be released. The announcement was made on Twitter, with…

Plumber Suspended for Disciplinary Breaches

A plumber has been suspended by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) following disciplinary action by the Plumbers Licencing Board (PLB). Canning Vale plumber Nicholas Mason has been suspended for three months following disciplinary matters in relation to plumbing work at a Thornlie property. Mr Mason failed to inform the Plumbers Licencing Board he intended to…

Online Petition To Stop Live Animal Export

(Video version of the story begins at 00:18) The controversies surrounding live animal export did not deter Western Australia from embarking on further trading ties with other countries, this time it’s China. The ink’s not even dry on a memorandum of understanding for sheep trade just signed this week, and China’s already got their sights set…

WA to celebrate closer ties with Japan

The Japan Festival was launch on Thursday in Perth to commemorate Western Australia’s growing relationship with Japan. At a gala dinner to mark the start of the festival, Premier Colin Barnett said Western Australia and Japan have a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship that is rooted in strong trade ties and shared history. At official…