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…

Fremantle’s West End Granted Heritage Listing

Fremantle’s West End precinct has become the largest single place to be permanently included in the State Register of Heritage Places. The precinct, which is 200,000 square-metres and includes 250 buildings, was nominated by the City of Fremantle. This new status provides protection to the area and assists in boosting tourism. Heritage Minister Peter Tinley…

Western Australians Urged to Vote in Upcoming Elections

Western Australians are being encouraged to have their say on how their local community is run by voting in the upcoming local government elections on Saturday 21 October. In 2015, only 25 per cent of eligible Australians voted in the local government elections. Local Government Minister David Templeman said he urges people from de-represented sections…

Scott Ludlam Resigns from Parliament over Dual Citizenship Bungle

Greens senator Scott Ludlam has resigned today, after realising he’s ineligible to stand in Parliament. The co-deputy of the Greens discovered he holds dual citizenship of New Zealand and Australia, which makes him ineligible to hold elected office in the Federal Parliament under the Australian Constitution. He has been a senator for the past nine…

New Water Corporation Board Member Appointed

Acting Water Minister Simone McGurk welcomed the newly appointed Water Corporation board member Dr Jemma Green, today. Dr Green established consultancy The Green Enterprise, which helps businesses and the government to make decisions for a sustainable future. She is also a Research Fellow and PhD candidate at Curtin University, a Perth City Councillor and a…

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…

WA Tourism Industry Hits New Record

Our state has hit a new record, with 109,000 Western Australians now employed in the tourism industry. The 2015-16 State Tourism Satellite Account revealed 72,000 Western Australians are directly employed by the tourism industry, with another 37,000 people employed indirectly. The State Government has pledged a further $425 million to destination marketing and events over…

WA Liberal Nationals Decision Labelled “Fiscal Vandalism”

The WA Liberal and Nationals parties voted to scrap their own savings measures yesterday, in a move WA Labor is labelling “fiscal vandalism.” Last year, the Liberal National Government decided to discontinue the motor vehicle licensing concessions granted to local government authorities. Local government authorities would also no longer be exempt from paying stamp duty…

Forrestfield: The Little Seat That Could

0.2% is all that seperates Andrew Waddell and his seat being lost, under a uniform swing at the next election. But that could all change, as he prepares to do battle with old foe Nathan Morton, the nephew of Health Minister Helen Morton, in the 2013 WA State Election. The marginal seat has come into…

WA Labor Returns Fire With $590 Million Rail Car Commitment

In the wake of announcements this morning by the Liberal Party surrounding the airport rail link, WA Labor has committed to $590 million over eight years to bring next generation rail cars to the overcrowded network. Leader of the Opposition Mark McGowan and Shadow Transport Minister Ken Travers were on hand today to make the…