Is there a chance of a recession soon?

With Australia’s unemployment rate attributing to a decreased overall spending, the economy is trudging along, neither increasing or decreasing. The Government’s cash handouts and reduced tax rates is failing to see a boost, keeping spending at a low. Will there be another recession soon? Local economist, Elson Goh, shares his expertise on the impacts this…

Micro-grid development aims to create jobs for Mandurah youths

A joint announcement by several state government ministers and a consortium led by Enwave Australia will see the development of Australia’s first solar micro power grid at the Peel Business Park located in Nambeelup. Solar farm and battery storage technology with power supplement by Western Power will provide electricity to the 120 hectare Park, saving…

Funding creates careers in Indigenous ranger program

New jobs are being created for Indigenous Australians, with new careers developed from new funding. The State Government has made $9.25 million under round two of the program for single or multi-year projects allocated to 14 projects across WA, following $8.45 million allocated in the first round. Funding has resulted in the creation of 42…

Port Hedland port project delivers jobs to region

A trade infrastructure project in Port Hedland has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget, while supporting jobs in WA. The Port of Port Hedland Berth 3 deck and fender replacement project that was initiated as a pilot project under the WA Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS), that has helped produce jobs in the region.…

OPINION: More Support Is Needed If We Want WA Youths To Get Ahead

Opinion By: Mark Waite, CEO Of Youth Futures WA As an organization we work with a specific cohort of young people who definitely fall into the category of being at-risk of not only youth unemployment but long term unemployment and a reliance on Centerlink. These are the young people that fall through the gaps and…

OPINION: Old People Had It Better Than Today’s Youth

OPINION BY: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies at Murdoch University Old people like to think they had it tough. It was so much harder in their day, they say. But they’re wrong. We had it better.Most of us could expect to get a job. We didn’t even need finish year…

Large numbers of Newstart receipients lose payments as many not fulfilling obligations

The federal government has warned Australia’s job seekers claiming Centrelink’s Newstart Allowance to meet their obligations, as many are being penalised for not fulfilling requirements. Federal Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has released data showing a large number of people looking for work while on the payment have been suspended, for not meeting obligations including missing…

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…