Tourism WA to Open New Eastern States Office

Tourism WA is set to establish a tourism office on Australia’s east coast, in a bid to boost tourism to the state. The office in Sydney will represent the industry leading to a direct increase in visitors from the eastern states to Western Australia, create jobs, develop business opportunities and diversify the economy. It will…

WA’s Jobless Rate Falls Under 6% As Full Time Work Rises

Unemployment in Western Australia has fallen to its lowest levels in almost a year following a rise in the number of people finding full time work. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures revealed on Thursday the state’s jobless rate fell 0.6 percentage points in April to 5.9 per cent. It is the first time unemployment in…

Opposition Argues Roe 8 Despite Metronet Grants

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan and Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey attended a pro-Roe 8 rally this Thursday, where  supporters of the project gathered to protest the cancellation of the project. The protest’s petition gathered over 8000 signatures in support of starting the project up again. Mr Nahan attacked a number of the reasons that the McGowan…

WA Gets METRONET and GST Top-Up

Western Australia has been allocated $1.6 billion in the Federal budget, to go towards improving infrastructure. This includes putting forward $1.2 billion for the METRONET rail project and another $100 million for better access to the area surrounding Fiona Stanley Hospital. However, this is only a re-allocation of the money that was originally supposed to…

WA Government won’t Tolerate Juvenile Detention Riots

Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan has responded strongly to the riot in Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre that occurred on Thursday night in a statement to media. During the incident seven of the teenage inmates, aged 15 to 18, set fire to a bin as well as smashing windows and security cameras. The incident came…

Construction Commences on WA’s Multi-Million Dollar Ship Building Facility

Construction has begun on Australia’s biggest undercover shipbuilding facility in Perth’s south. Civmec is building the 18-storey ship building and maintenance facility under the Turnbull Government’s $89 billion shipbuilding program. Today, Federal Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne attended an historic ceremony in Bibra Lake, as the first piece of steel was cut for 19…

Bunbury CBD In Lockdown As Siege Continues

Police have confirmed a hostage siege is currently underway in Koombana Bay, Bunbury. Specialist units are on the scene and an exclusion zone has been cordoned. The latest pictures from the scene shows TRG vehicles from Perth were moved in. Heavily armed police officers, ambulances and fire trucks are standing by. A large sign written with demands was…

St Patrick’s Festival WA Organiser Accused Of Discrimination

Click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. Irish community group Cairde Sinn Fein has launched legal action against the St. Patricks’s Festival WA. The community group has accused the organiser of discrimination. Last year, Cairde Sinn Fein had been denied entry. Vice President Dean Keating expressed his outrage over…

Police Raid Home Made Spirits Distillery

The WA Police have raided a Camillo home after executing a Liquor Control Act Search Warrant at Groveland Drive. Law enforcers have taken action after the Camillo Police team received a tip-off from the community. It’s alleged a 63 year old man converted his home into a distillery, allegedly producing Rum, Whisky, Vodka, Midori and Jägermeister.…