Record growth as WA holidays most attractive in the country

Western Australia had its best year ever for tourism in 2019, beating the previous record level of international tourism by 13% with 521 800 overseas visitors holidaying in the state, according to data released today by the International Visitor Survey. WA’s tourism growth figures were the best in the country in the period surveyed between…

Containers for Change to give environment and community a leg up

WA will focus on taking care of the environment and the community, through a new scheme to return used drink containers. The McGowan Government announced the first stage of the state’s container deposit scheme network Containers for Change on Thursday, in a bid to keep WA clean. From June 2, Western Australians returning eligible beverage…

Collie jobs boosted in emergency services vehicle manufacturing deal

The McGowan Government will kick-start Collie’s economy and improve WA’s south west emergency services, with an investment to boost employment in the town. WA will target job creation with a bid to expand emergency services vehicle manufacturing and maintenance, growing the industry in Collie. Premier Mark McGowan announced the first stage of a new policy…

How young adults view baby boomers in this modern era?

Don’t you hate it when someone from an older generation tell you what to do? Or when they try to instill their moral obligations on you? You might not have realized it, but an inter-generational feud is taking place with Generation Z kids calling out baby boomers with a condescending catchphrase: “OK, boomer” to express…

New Invest and Trade WA team to drive economic investment

A new WA team has been created  to attract investment to the State, to drive economic development and job creation, the McGowan Government has announced. The government has established the Invest and Trade WA team to establish a “refreshed and comprehensive approach” to growing trade” to diversify the economy and create jobs. Invest and Trade…

Better suited jobs for migrants to boost Australian economy

A report released by the BankWest Curtin Economics Centre details possible economic growth if skilled migrants are used to their full potential. Political Expert Ian Cook took us through the boosts migrants can give to the Australian economy and how to prolong the positive impacts. The newly released report positively outlines the contribution immigrants make…

National unemployment falls marginally for September

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen in September, with the drop in joblessness attributed to a fall in Australians looking for work. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday that the nation’s jobless rate slipped slightly to 5.2 per cent for the month, a stronger than expected result. Meanwhile, Australia’s underemployment rate, which measures the…

Fremantle Prison Will Undergo Urgent Conservation Works

An urgent conservation works program for Fremantle Prison has been announced by the McGowan Government today, with an immediate cash injection of $3.5 million to the project. The funds were secured partially due to the redirection of the 2019-20 Heritage Grants program, which won’t be available during this financial year. The initial cells repair work…

Charter boat rule changes to boost WA lobster tourism

WA’s marine tourism sector is set to grow with more opportunities to catch WA’s Western Rock Lobster. The McGowan Government has introduced new rules for selected charter vessels in a three-year trial, boosting rock lobster fishing tourism and increasing jobs. The trial aims to enhance marine tourism by improving the rules that apply to some…