WA’s new museum set to showcase the state

WA is set to showcase exhibitions in style with the state’s new world class museum reaching completion. The museum has achieved “a major milestone” in its completion on time and within budget, set to open in November 2020. The State Government revealed the completed buildings on Thursday, showcasing the architecture that was inspired by the…

Book awards celebrate emerging WA writers

WA will celebrate the state’s writers with awards nominations open to recognising WA’s excellence in writing. The State Government has opened nominations for the Premier Book Awards in an effort to support, develop and recognise writers in WA. Writers can be nominated in four categories with a total prize pool of $105,000. Categories include The…

McGowan Government escalates Mandurah murder case with reward

WA Police is calling for help to solve a 39-year-old cold murder case, with the McGowan Government offering a reward for public assistance. The government has offered $250,000 for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the death of Annette Caroline Deverell in Mandurah. Local Government Minister David Templeman had…

Western Australians urged adopt a pet to give them a new home

Rescued dogs could be getting a second chance with Western Australians urged to adopt a new household pet instead of buying. Western Australians are being advised to “Adopt Don’t Shop” in an effort to “protect the welfare, safety and health of dogs in Western Australia.” The McGowan Government said an estimated 3,200 dogs are rehomed…

WAAPA teams up with Perth Theatre Trust to boost WA arts industry

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) students will get the opportunity to perform in WA’s premier arts venues, following a new partnership between the academy and Perth Theatre Trust (PTT). WAAPA will join up with PTT for three years, aligning WA’s premier performing arts education and training organisation with the state’s premier performing arts…

Pet and retired greyhounds to be un-muzzled for brighter future

Pet and retired greyhounds in WA will no longer need to wear muzzles in public, with laws for the dogs set to be removed. The State Government will remove provisions in the Dog Act requiring retired greyhounds to be muzzled next year to improve the perception of greyhounds in the community and increase adoptions. Decisions…

New panel appointed to develop WA Local Government Act

A new panel has been appointed to develop a new local government act for WA, the State Government has revealed. The expert panel announced on Wednesday will consider and recommend high-level direction and guiding principles for the new Act. Balcatta MLA David Michael will chair the panel, joined by John Curtin Institute of Public Policy …

Renowned international artists bring works to Fremantle exhibition

An new art display is set to light up Fremantle, when it is unveiled as part of an art exhibition in the port town. The large-scale installation will be presented for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere on Friday during the 2019 Fremantle Biennale, featuring experimental art. Fremantle Biennale is a three-week art event…

State government investment to boost youth music development

Youth music careers will get a kick start following a State Government investment into WA’s young musicians. The McGowan Government has devoted $250,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to Propel Youth Arts WA, to support emerging music artists and all-ages music events. As part of the investment, it will deliver youth music initiatives over three…