Albanese in Perth commenting on job and economic growth

Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese visited Perth, listening to and addressing the needs of WA. Mr Albanese discussed jobs and the economy, commenting on the disappointing RBA’s governor downgrading Australia’s growth by a quarter of a percent to below trend. “The Australian economy at the moment is performing in terms of growth on under-trend levels. We…

ANALYSIS: Will tax cuts help young Australians to get ahead?

Analysis By: Elson Goh, Curtin University Tutor & Certified Financial Planner Fiscal policy is the tool used by the government to adjusts its spending levels and tax rates to influence the economy. The current state of the economy requires nothing short of a miracle to turn it around. Business confidence have fallen close to recession…

First Aboriginal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt outlines priorities

By Helene Fung Ken Wyatt recently made history as the first ever Aboriginal MP who has been appointed as Indigenous Affairs Minister.  In a candid interview with our program Western Perspective, Minister Wyatt said that he understands from first-hand experience situations of those he will try to help:  “I’ve been immersed from a life experience…

3 More Years Of Coalition Rule Following A Miracle Win

By Vesh Arumugam The Liberals are back on top once again securing the majority seats in the Parliament beating Labor with a huge standoff in figures. However, it wasn’t a lucky day for Labor. Labor lost to 8 seats less to its contester Liberal. Outgoing Labor leader, Bill Shorten said “it is obvious that Labor…

Final messages for delivered at WA polling booths at start of federal election voting

Political candidates have solidified their messages to Western Australians, as federal election voting began across Perth this morning. WA candidates nominated by both major and minor political parties visited polling booths in their electorates, greeting voters and encouraging to vote for them and their policies. They placed their focus on the policies that they targeted…

WA Budget Back In The Black, First Surplus In 5 Years

The McGowan Government has announced its first budget surplus of $553 million, with net debt just over $4.1 billion. It’s understood the government will save $508 million in interest payments, with expense growth staying on the average of 1.3%. During a speech in Parliament, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt says the budget was brought back to…

Swan candidate fight to hold marginal seat

With only 12 days to go until the ever anticipated federal election, Steve Irons, Federal Member for Swan is committed to providing the best outcome for his electorate. Campaigning with the Prime Minster to maintain his Swan seat, Mr Irons is solid in promising a stable government, great economic security and more jobs than before.…

Funding commitment for CSIRO Climate Science Centre

A hopeful Shorten Labor Government will commit $10 million dollars to boost the capabilities of the CSIRO Climate Science Centre. Better coordination of Australian climate science and development of an Australian climate science capability plan will be at the forefront of the funding. This investment will also directly boost the CSIRO climate science capabilities in…