State government encourages cultural diversity with Harmony Week grants

Cultural diversity is being encouraged in WA communities to celebrate multiculturalism in the State. The State Government has begun promoting Harmony Week, boosting cultural inclusion activities to encourage Western Australians to experience, explore and appreciate the state’s cultural, faith and linguistic diversity. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has made available grants…

Channel 7 showcases Kimberley region in WA tourism boost

Breathtaking sights and attractions of the Kimberley region are set to be promoted on network television, with the State Government hoping it will lure visitors to the WA. Attractions will be showcased in upcoming episodes of Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens, highlighting the best of the region. The broadcast, which is part of a…

Grants boost innovation and jobs for WA defence industry

WA’s defence will get a boost with the State Government enhancing collaborative research and innovation technologies. The government’s Defence Science Centre has announced research grants to deliver innovative WA technologies to develop solutions for defence markets and enhance competitiveness of the local defence industry. Two grants will be made available including one for collaborations between…

Quokkas acknowledged for their WA tourism contribution with annual birthday weekend

Picture Courtesy: Chris Hemsworth’s Instagram WA’s iconic Rottnest Island local quokka will be celebrated with an annual weekend in its honour. The State Government has announced a universal quokka birthday to acknowledge it as a national icon that has boosted WA’s tourism. Inaugural quokka birthday celebrations will run in September from Friday the 13th to…

GoPro Summit showcases Kimberley region to the world

WA’s Kimberley region will be captured by some of the world’s best content creators, showcasing the region in a new summit. More than 40 content creators and adventure athletes have descended on the region as part of the annual GoPro Creator Summit, who have a combined reach of more than 28 million to participate in…

Public transport concessions to reduce cost of living for asylum seekers

Asylum seekers in WA will receive a boost to their travel difficulties with access to concessions on public transport. Public transport concession fares will be made available to improve asylum seeker access to health, education, community services and job interviews if they are deemed eligible to work. Revealed at an event on Thursday, up to…

WA tourism increases with more visitors coming to the state

WA has experienced a boost to its tourism, recording high numbers of visitors to the state, new statistics have revealed. Figures from the National Visitor Survey (NVS) and recent International Visitor Survey (IVS) have shown a record 2.66 million out-of-state visitors and a rise in spending injected into the WA economy. Among the visitors,the combined…

Perth To Host Its First State Of Origin Match

Perth is looking forward to claim its glory for hosting one of the biggest State Of Origin showdowns at Optus Stadium, with all the tickets now officially sold out. As the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons get set for game 2 in a three part series, WA is making history for hosting…

WA tourism boosted by record number of international visitors

WA has experienced a record number of international holiday visitors to the state, with the McGowan Government calling it encouraging for WA’s tourism sector. New figures released on Wednesday by Tourism Research Australia in the International Visitor Survey revealed 493,100 visitors travelling to WA in the year ending March 2019, an increase of 9.3 per…

WA opens new research centre to develop defence science

WA will maximise its defence research and development with a new facility to boost its cutting-edge science and innovation. The State Government has launched its Defence Science Centre (DSC) to improve WA’s defence capabilities while future-proofing industry, in a collaboration between State and Commonwealth governments and WA universities. The centre, which will be housed at…