EXCLUSIVE: PGA WA calls on Australia to stand up to China bullying amid hit to agriculture

The agriculture sector will not be intimidated into jobs losses and economic decline as trade relations between Australia and China deteriorate, the sector’s lobby group has warned. WA’s Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA WA) has stated it will not roll over to China’s “bullying” with the relationship worsening, impacting job in agriculture and the wider…

Australia in recession for first time in 30 years

Australia is in a recession for the first time in three decades after new data revealed a significant drop in the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data revealed on Wednesday that the country’s GDP dropped by 7 per cent in the three months from April to June. It was Australia’s…

Cheap Airfares To Lure Western Australians To Visit Broome And Kununurra

The McGowan Government’s partnership with Virgin Australia to deliver low price airfares to encourage Western Australians to tour their own state. Flights as cheap as $199 one-way between Perth-Broome and $229 one-way between Perth-Kununurra, with daily flights to Broome and three flights per week to Kununnrra. The deal is now on sale with prices last…

WA’s unemployment second highest in nation at 8.7 per cent

WA has recorded the nation’s second highest unemployment rate after the number of jobless Western Australians jumped by more than 10,000. The state’s jobless rate rose for the month, jumping to 8.7 per cent seasonally adjusted, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Thursday. The result came after WA’s unemployment rate was 8.1…

WA unemployment rate jumps to 8.1 per cent

Australia’s unemployment rate has reached 7.1 per cent, after the nation lost 227,000 jobs in May. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed the jump from 6.4 per in April, resulting in the highest unemployment rate since 2001. Australia had now lost more than 824,000 jobs over the past two months, which was much larger than…

BREAKING: McGowan To Ease Stage 2 Restrictions

ROLLING UPDATES: WATCH the live press conference on WAMN News Facebook Page. WA Premier Mark McGowan & WA Health Minister Roger Cook announce the easing of stage 2 restrictions during a press conference. Premier says we have a successful week due to a low number of cases, the Chief Health Officer is satisfied that there…

OPINION: Democracy is Almost Over in Hong Kong And Trump Might Save The Day

Opinion By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Perhaps the Chinese leaders are following the basic rule of politics: that governments should never waste a crisis. People are usually panicking, which means they’ll accept, even support, government controls that they wouldn’t normally accept. They’re also distracted by dealing with the crisis in their daily lives. It…

Five COVID-19 vaccines in human trial in China

By Helene Fung Deputy Director of China’s National Health Commission, Yixin Zeng, told reporters on Friday that a fifth potential COVID-19 vaccine is currently in a human trial, and more are in the pipeline awaiting human trial approval. He added that so far none of the 2,575 volunteers participating in the trial have reported any…

ANALYSIS: Covid-19 and the Future of Western Australian Politics

Analysis By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Mark McGowan’s leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic may have reshaped Western Australian politics for decades to come. Any leader is always one serious misstep away from electoral oblivion, but McGowan has put Labor in a position from which they can hold power for three more elections (the next…

Coronavirus curve slows as cruise ship quarantine expires.

Cases of COVID-19 in the state continue to slow as quarantine finishes for passengers from the Vasco De Gama cruise ship.  “These numbers that we’re seeing at the moment are incredibly encouraging,” said Health Minister Roger Cook.  According to the Minister, there have been 11 new cases  of corona virus since Thursday, bringing the state’s…