New Geraldton Facility to Help Those at Risk of Homelessness

A new centre to help those who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness was opened in Geraldton today. The Sun City Christian Centre is managed and operated by service provider Sun City Care. In 2014, the Department of Communities approved the $500,000 grant to build the crisis accommodation facility. The facility was built…

WA Property Market Set to Stabilise

The WA property market is set to stabilise in the coming months, after enduring seven years of declining property prices according to National Australia Bank’s recent property survey. National Australia Bank Group Chief Economist Alan Oster said the analysis showed that the WA property market is slowly improving. “Sentiment is still negative in WA, but…

Youth Victimised As Domestic Violence Reached An All-Time High

ABS figures show that Western Australians are suffering under the highest domestic violence levels ever recorded in the state. The rate of domestic violence in WA has risen by 12% and now sits at about 792 victims per 100,000, one of the highest rates in the country. Jock Gillespie from the Police and Community Youth…

Nahan Calls for Bipartisan Approach With Shorten Over GST Share

The State Opposition has criticised federal Labor for not supporting a better GST deal for WA. State Liberal leader Mike Nahan urging federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to get behind WA’s plan for an increased share. Dr Nahan said the WA’s federal Labor members had not encouraged a better GST deal for the State in their…

New Funding to Expand WA Produce Markets

Western Australian growers will get a boost under new funding to improve market opportunities for WA produce. The $1.5 million Horticultural Research Recovery Fund will help growers to find new international and domestic markets for WA grown produce. It will enable industry and government to open up new opportunities in food processing and international markets.…

Perth to Bring Local and International Cinema in Film Showcase

A local film festival is set to bring bold, compelling, local and international cinema to Perth, showcasing high-quality cinema and opportunities for local filmmakers to learn, create and connect. The Revelation Perth International Film Festival will tell stories with diverse voices and bring vibrancy to Perth communities, after launching its biggest program of the festival’s…

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…

WA to Become International Mountain Biking Destination

WA is a step closer to becoming an international mountain biking destination, after a new master plan was released today. The plan aims to guide the development of trails in Perth and Peel, expanding the current network of trails from 125 kilometres over nine sites, to 575 kilometres over 24 sites. The report is a…

$10 Billion Up For Grabs Under WA GST Proposal

The Western Australian government claims the State would be $10 billion better off after submitting a range of proposals to reform the Commonwealth Grants Commission. Premier Mark McGowan said the current arrangement was holding back WA’s economy and national economies, in its submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the nation’s annual GST carve up.…

WA Households Face Fee Hikes to Aid Budget Repair

Western Australians will be hit with higher bills, with Treasurer Ben Wyatt announcing a range of increased fees and charges for households. The bump up in costs will result in a 7.7 per cent  hike across the board from July 1, expecting Western Australians to share the burden of repairing the State Budget. Electricity will…