Activist group urges action on climate change or face “rebellion”

An activist group has warned the State Government to address climate change, claiming it is a “crisis situation” that needs to be addressed. Extinction Rebellion has issued an ultimatum to Premier Mark McGowan, urging him to act because it was a “climate emergency” or face “rebellion”, as they held a rally on the steps of…

WA Government to vote on new voluntary assisted dying laws

Terminally ill Western Australians could soon end their suffering, with voluntary assisted dying laws to be introduced into State Parliament. The McGowan Government will bring the new laws into Parliament today, which will allow terminally ill Western Australians to end their lives. The bill is a more conservative version of the voluntary assisted dying regime…

Upgrade to Peel Health Campus emergency department announced

By Helene Fung Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook unveiled plans for a $5m expansion of the Peel Health Campus emergency department (ED) to improve patient flow, privacy and comfort. The expansion includes a new fast track triage area, new holding bays designed for more privacy, reconfiguration of the existing triage area to…

Olympic Games funding reforms to support WA Olympic and Paralympic athletes

WA’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls will receive direct support from the State Government, following changes to funding for athletes. The McGowan Government has reformed WA’s funding package for athletes, providing them with direct funding to assist with preparation as the one-year countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begins. The government will no longer provide…

Perth businesses fight to stay afloat amid declining shoppers and trade

WA businesses are facing the difficulty of not being able to hire young job seekers in the state’s slowing economy, as more businesses close their doors in Perth. Stores are experiencing continually rising costs with business owners expressing concerns about employing more workers as they try to stay afloat to avoid closing their doors for…

BHP strategic mining proposal working closely with EPA

A 50-100 year strategic mining proposal for the Pilbara by BHP has been approved by the McGowan Government. Bold plans for new and existing mines, work hand in hand with the vision in creating tens of thousands of jobs for Western Australians. Premier Mark McGowan said the industry has been crying out for this type…

Perth paints the town red to welcome Manchester United

WA has welcomed the Red Devils to Perth for their first trip in more than 40 years, in the 10-day tour that will include two matches at Optus Stadium. Perth has undergone a transformation to welcome the English football heavyweights, with the iconic blue Crawley Edge Boatshed temporarily transformed red and bronze ‘Eliza’ statue in…