Support services for Perth homeless expands with new funding

Homeless people sleeping rough on Perth streets will receive extra help with expanding support services for Perth’s CBD. The State Government will provide additional funding of $1.5 million in an effort to keep homelessness services running longer and help rough sleepers get back on track. Among the initiatives, $500,000 in new funding will be used…

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…

International Student intake policy settings problematic for Perth

The StudyPerth 2019 International Student Ambassador Program encourages Perth as a first-class study destination, and boasts many benefits to the community, tourism sector and economy. With approximately 50,000 International Students living in Perth, questions remain over how to boost these numbers and reap the associated benefits. Migration Lawyer, Lily Chen, said this program is only…

StudyPerth International Student Ambassador Program boasts massive community benefits

As a long-term strategy by the State Government, a new program has been launched to attract more international students, not only benefitting the community, but Western Australia’s economy as a whole. The StudyPerth 2019 International Student Ambassador Program encourages Perth as a first-class study destination. 10 students were selected and deemed ambassadors to represent international…

ATCO reveals innovation hub as WA focuses on hydrogen energy future

Hydrogen powered homes could be coming to WA in an energy revolution, with gas operator ATCO unveiling with the McGowan Government energy innovation research centre. ATCO’s $3.6 million Clean Energy Innovation Hub in Jandakot will examine the potential use of hydrogen in the future energy mix with natural gas, to provide an alternative to other…

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…

Police officer charged with common assault

A 36 year old male Senior Constable from the Perth District is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today, facing charges of common assault from an incident on May 25th 2019. It will be alleged the incident occurred while the officer was responsible for the custody and care of a 16 year old female…

EXCLUSIVE: Unemployment struggle jeapodizes youth independence

Young people who are unemployed are facing tougher conditions to find work, as parents become obligated to “parent” their children longer as they struggle to find work, a parent of one of an underemployed WA youth has claimed. Craig McKinley, dad of Curtis who was featured in part one of WAMN News’ youth unemployment investigation…

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…