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…

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…

Hockey, Barnett At Odds Over GST

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has responded to Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s comment about its government’s debt. Mr. Hockey has launched a fierce attack on the Barnett Government’s financial blunders including the loss of the triple A credit rating and the slower than expected process of privatisation. The Federal Treasurer’s comments come after fellow party…

Financial difficulties for Western Australia

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. The international credit ratings agency Moody’s has decided to downgrade Western Australia’s credit rating from Aaa (negative outlook) to Aa1 (stable outlook) it follows a similar decision by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) in September last year. “This decision is disappointing, but as we have said many…

Buswell’s Travel Report “Plagiarized”

Former Treasurer and Transport minister Troy Buswell is in trouble again after the media exposed parts of his report for his oveaseas trips were plagiarised. Mr Buswell spent almost $14,000 travelling to Europe and Asia in 2013 to study about the light rails systems in those countries. It’s understood that significant parts of the 20 page…

Premier Takes Over While Buswell Is On Leave

WA Premier Colin Barnett temporarily took over the Treasurer portfolio as Troy Buswell is on leave. The Premier’s office confirmed that Mr Buswell is on leave due to personal reasons, Mr. Barnett will also take over the Transport Portfolio until next Friday. Labor Opposition’s spokesman Ben Wyatt said Mr Buswell’s leave is unusual. “It’s our understanding that…

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…