OPINION: 2019 is not a year for the young… a political retrospective.

OPINION PIECE BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook. The year started quite well for young people. The looming federal election had Scott Morrison promising to help Mark McGowan stimulate the WA economy, which meant that McGowan could outline initiatives to address the high rate of unemployment amongst young people. And schemes to help young people…

Labor Reflects On Election Loss As Young Members Agree With Party Review

Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has admitted his party had got it wrong during this year’s federal election, while Young Labor members responded positively towards the review. The comprehensive response comes following the Labor Party’s shock election loss, despite major polling indicated that Labor would won the federal election back in May. During his address…

Albanese in Perth commenting on job and economic growth

Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese visited Perth, listening to and addressing the needs of WA. Mr Albanese discussed jobs and the economy, commenting on the disappointing RBA’s governor downgrading Australia’s growth by a quarter of a percent to below trend. “The Australian economy at the moment is performing in terms of growth on under-trend levels. We…

Final messages for delivered at WA polling booths at start of federal election voting

Political candidates have solidified their messages to Western Australians, as federal election voting began across Perth this morning. WA candidates nominated by both major and minor political parties visited polling booths in their electorates, greeting voters and encouraging to vote for them and their policies. They placed their focus on the policies that they targeted…

Coalition claims cost of election promises balanced by savings

The coalition has revealed that it’s spending in election promises would be more than offset by its savings, after revealing its costings for policies announced during the federal election campaign. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg revealed on Thursday that its policies would result in $1.4 billion in spending over four years and $3.8 billion over 10 years,…

Blockchain Academy on the cards to boost WA tech skills

WA could be facing the technology skills shortages head on, with federal Labor pledging to establish the state’s first Blockchain Academy if in government. Labor has announced that it will commit $3 million to establish the academy in Perth to create jobs in the with Blockchain development skills in high demand. Blockchain has attracted growing…

PM invests in soccer training centre in sporting promise for Swan

Scott Morrison will invest in WA’s sporting future with a new soccer training centre if he returned as Prime Minister. Mr Morrison revealed that the Liberal Party will pledge $16 million for the new venue in the electorate of Swan, to develop new talent as well as an opportunity for global football greats visiting the…