McGowan government urges changes to surrogacy laws and reproductive technology

By Vesh Arumugam The McGowan Government today tabled in State Parliament a major report reviewing the State’s surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology (ART) laws. The comprehensive review made 122 recommendations around surrogacy and reproductive technology in Western Australia. The Review of the Western Australian Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 and the Surrogacy Act 2008 was…

School Strike for Climate gaining strength

Thousands of school students were truant today in a strike against climate change and the Government’s inaction. The rally outside St George’s Cathedral presented strong youth advocates, speaking up in protest of the climate change that will affect their generation in years to come. As one student Mikayla explained about 500 metres away one of…

Funding for Carnegie Clean Energy terminated

By Vesh Arumugam The State Government has terminated its Financial Assistance Agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy to deliver the Albany wave energy technology development project, following an assessment of the company’s financial capability to deliver the project. It is said that an unexpected proposal to change Federal Government’s Research and Development tax incentive scheme contributed…

Defence West debuts at the Avalon International Airshow in Victoria

By Vesh Arumugam Defence West is set to represent Western Australia for the first time at the Avalon International Airshow in Victoria today. Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia is today attending the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition in Avalon, Victoria. Avalon 2019, which is being held at the Avalon Airport, is a…

WA Youths gear up for Youth Week Celebrations In April

By: Vesh Arumugam Western Australian youths are gearing up for the annual Youth Week, as they meet to address major issues for young. Apart from raising youth issues, it also celebrates the positive contributions made by the next generation. Millennials are a crucial generation who stand as the pillar of the State’s technology, economy and…

State credit rating improvement after Government’s fiscal resolve

An announcement made today was welcomed by Treasurer, Ben Wyatt, as the McGowan Government achieves strong fiscal resolve towards their budget repair goal. “The improved outlook for the State’s credit rating is a strong endorsement of the McGowan Labor Government’s responsible approach to economic and financial management, which is delivering benefits for all Western Australians,”…

Local Lobster Program failing to meet targets

The previous Liberal National Government launched the Local Lobster Program in 2016, with an aim of providing more lobster for Western Australians, but a review conducted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development found the program is not delivering as much lobster as hoped. Only a very small amount of lobster is available…

Scitech program paving the way for aspiring medical students

WA high school students interested in exploring their future medical career options will gain hands-on experiences, invaluable networking and insight through Scitech’s Future Health Professionals program. Running from the 14th-18th of January, students will learn practical skills like how to perform a renal biopsy, or close wounds by stapling, surgical gluing and suturing; learn about…

Government urged to make remote communities self sufficient

Following robust negotiations, the State Government and the Commonwealth have reached a $121 million dollar funding agreement for continued support for remote housing and essential services. WA currently spends $90 million dollars across 165 remote communities, with the additional funding allowing current community programs to be extended. “This is just not about housing, this is…