Climate Change Inaction empowers students to make a stand

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. How many more protests will it take before the Federal Government commits to a better future? According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number…

Changes to board fees for regional residential student colleges

From 2020 non-government schools will no longer pay more for their students to board at residential student colleges in regional WA. Education Minister Sue Ellery announced this change, and the positive effects it will have on education. Previously, students who attended regional non government schools had access to residential colleges. A number of financial agreements…

EXCLUSIVE: Michaelia Cash: “Any job is a good job.”

CLICK HERE & WATCH “Left Behind” series (Part 4)  The Federal Minister For Employment, Michaelia Cash says although WA’s youth unemployment figures are “disappointing”, she expressed optimism that Western Australians are ready for work due to the high participation rate. During an exclusive twenty three minutes interview with reporter Ivan Leung, Minister Cash has responded…

EXCLUSIVE: PHON WA Demands Action On Youth Unemployment

One Nation WA Leader Colin Ticknell is urging the State Government to address the issue of youth unemployment by giving STEM education priority and reduce payroll tax to help small business. During part 2 of the “left behind” series on Western Perspective, Mr Ticknell emphasized that a long term education plan is needed to ensure…

Training course to prepare WA students, workers for automation jobs

A new program will prepare Western Australians for new jobs in the state, with courses set to train students and established workers jobs of the future in automation. The State Government has announced two new courses to train current workers while also being offered as a pilot VET course for secondary students to prepare them…

State Budget improves education and training opportunities for youth

WA’s youth will have improved education and training for employment, with the State Government targeting the younger generation in its State Budget. While delivering the budget on Thursday, the government boosted learning opportunities and job training, to improve employment opportunities for young Western Australians in metropolitan and regional areas. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said youth joblessness…

Secondary education reforms gives students more career choice

WA high school students have been given more choice to be equipped for future careers, following reforms to senior secondary schooling. The changes to come into effect next year will give Year 11 and 12s more options for more challenging courses and a better foundation for future jobs. Year 11 students beginning in 2020 will…

Labor pledges more houses for regional indigenous communities

Labor has promised to reduce overcrowding in indigenous communities if elected at the federal election. The party has pledged $1.5 billion over ten years for residents living in remote communities, to improve housing shortages and chronic overcrowding contributing to poor outcomes in health, education, employment and community safety. It will “provide a decade of funding…

Indigenous and low income students supported in Labor’s $500k uni commitment

New university programs will give Indigenous and low income household students a leg-up in a Labor education investment, if Bill Shorten wins the federal election. Federal Labor will commit more than $500,000 in Swinburne University’s programs through its $174 million commitment to boost equity in high education, in a bid to attract more Indigenous students…