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…

New funding to grow jobs and projects in renewable hydrogen

New jobs in the renewable hydrogen will be fuelled by new funding to boost jobs and grow the industry. The State Government has made $10 million available as part of the Renewable Hydrogen Fund, to drive “a new job-creating industry” in WA. Funds will be used to develop the renewable hydrogen industry and attract investment…

Is there a chance of a recession soon?

With Australia’s unemployment rate attributing to a decreased overall spending, the economy is trudging along, neither increasing or decreasing. The Government’s cash handouts and reduced tax rates is failing to see a boost, keeping spending at a low. Will there be another recession soon? Local economist, Elson Goh, shares his expertise on the impacts this…

Micro-grid development aims to create jobs for Mandurah youths

A joint announcement by several state government ministers and a consortium led by Enwave Australia will see the development of Australia’s first solar micro power grid at the Peel Business Park located in Nambeelup. Solar farm and battery storage technology with power supplement by Western Power will provide electricity to the 120 hectare Park, saving…

Funding creates careers in Indigenous ranger program

New jobs are being created for Indigenous Australians, with new careers developed from new funding. The State Government has made $9.25 million under round two of the program for single or multi-year projects allocated to 14 projects across WA, following $8.45 million allocated in the first round. Funding has resulted in the creation of 42…