Community Language Schools To Receive Funding Assistance

47 community language schools in Western Australia, with a more than 5,300 students have received in excess of $705,900 in funding from the McGowan Government through the Office of Multicultural Interests’ Community Languages Program (CLP). The CLP assists not-for-profit culturally diverse organisations enabling them to offer education on other languages and cultural maintenance programs after…

Major Funding To Transform Osbourne Park Hospital

By Lucas DaPaz Osbourne Park Hospital will undergo a major transformation with record funding of $24.9 million allocated in the 2018-19 State Budget. The funding boost delivers on the McGowan Labor Government’s commitment to improve the hospital’s neonatal unit. Premier Mark McGowan said that the expansion will enhance the hospital and health care experience for…

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Bill Johnston to visit Africa’s leading mining conference.

Mines and Petroleum Minister, Bill Johnston, is travelling to South Africa tomorrow to present at the Indaba 2018 Mining and Investment conference, promoting Western Australia’s world-class mining and technology services. On behalf of the McGowan Government, Mr Johnston will sign a five year extension of our State’s Memorandum of Understanding with Secretary General, Sindiso Ngwenya,…

McGowan Targets Scaffidi Under Plans for New Councillor Sacking Laws

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has become the target of the State Government, following its plans to introduce new laws giving it power to sack councillors. Mr McGowan said on Thursday the legislation was being drafted and introduced later this year so Ms Scaffidi could be dismissed retrospectively and councillors could be sacked in the…

Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards

The Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia is recognising bravery acts at their annual awards ball on Wednesday 18th October. Awarding brave West Australians for over 10 years, 31 nominees will receive the very prestigious Royal Life Saving bravery award. Trent Hotchkin, Senior Manager of swimming and water safety education at the RLSSWA, said…

Police Seize Meth in Perth’s Southern Suburbs

Five people have been charged with drug-related offences after the organised crime squad carried out an operation to target the distribution of methylamphetamine. Detectives seized 1.3 kilograms of methylamphetamine and $200,000 in cash after executing seven search warrants in Harrisadale, Forrestfield, Gosnells, Martin, Forrestdale and Morely. Suspected stolen or unlawfully owned property and a variety…

BUDGET 2017: Big Employers To Foot WA’s Budget Repair

WA’s ‘big end of town’ is set to cop a beating on payroll tax as the McGowan Government looks to big employers and corporations to repair the budget. From the 1st, July next year, WA’s large employers will have to pay an extra 6% on payroll tax if their total payroll goes over $100 million.…

Better Collaboration between State and Local Governments

By Helene Fung Premier Mark McGowan and Local Government Minister David Templeman signed a new State Local Government Partnership Agreement today at the 2017 WA Local Government Convention. The collaboration document was signed in front of over 500 local government CEOs and representatives attending. The agreement promotes transparency and accountability, calls for better community engagement…

Less waste to landfill, but we still need to recycle more

By Helene Fung West Australians have been making an effort to recycle more and send less to landfill – that’s the encouraging news coming out of two Waste Authority reports today; the 2015-16 Census of Local Government Waste and Recycling Services and the Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2015-16 report. According to data in the…