Public Sector Efficiency, Low Cost Goal of WA Service Priority Report

The McGowan Government will be focusing on a more efficient public sector, after releasing its final report of its Service Priority Review. The report includes 17 recommendations and 37 actions that will allow the public sector to operate more efficiently to provide better services at a lower cost to the community. “This report provides a…

Perth Children’s Hospital Set to Open in May

The Perth Children’s Hospital will open in May next year, opening two and a half years after it was originally expected to open. The hospital will have a staged opening, with selected outpatients from Princess Margaret Hospital expected to be moved in May and the final move of all patients in June. Health minister Roger…

Funding Investment Boosts FIFO Mental Health Research

Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mental health is set to receive a boost in Western Australia following an investment into research involving the wellbeing and mental health impact of the FIFO arrangement on workers. The State Government has granted the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Centre for Transformative Work Design $498,841 for research to understand the range…

Golden Oldies take to the pedals to promote Seniors Awards

A group of around 20 senior citizens including Seniors and Volunteering minister Tony Simpson have rode through the city of Perth today to raise awareness of the 2013 WA Seniors Awards. Mr Simpson took part in the event in the hopes of garnering nominations for senior citizens in the key fields in the event. “These awards are…

New service takes aim at Indigenous home violence

Relationships Australia has won a tender to operate a dedicated service targeting domestic violence in aboriginal families. With 42% of the state’s indigenous population based in the metropolitan area, the state government has moved to establish   the tender, which will focus on family violence restraining orders; assisting victims-survivors of family violence and sexual assault; child…