Alleged misconduct by ex-state MLC raises more questions

Former WA upper house member Phil Edman’s attempts to explain his expenses scandal in an interview from Bali have only lead to more questions surrounding the alleged misconduct. The disgraced politician resigned from the Liberal party just hours after a Corruption and Crime Report report revealed he used his electoral allowance to pay for speeding…

Harvey targets Edman, Kaless following resignations

State Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has criticised a former member of parliament and a government staffer over their behaviour, claiming there were individuals who were “determined to do they wrong thing.” Mrs Harvey took aim at Liberal MP Phil Edman and Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s media advisor Stephen Kaless, stating that each of their individual actions…

Labor warns of looming “WorkChoices 2.0” as Government reintroduces Ensuring Integrity Bill

Federal Labor has criticised the Morrison Government for being “anti-worker” as the government re-introduced its “Ensuring Integrity” Bill for the second time. Shadow industrial relations minister Tony Burke said the Federal Government was “launching another attack on workers “who just want a decent pay rise,” by bringing back the Bill to Parliament. Attorney General Christian…

Labor claims government underspent on Tafe training and apprentices

The Federal Opposition has accused the Morrison government of shortchanging Tafe and training by underspending in vocational and training programs. The education department revealed in its 2018-19 annual report that it had spent less than what was budgeted in the last financial year, which had contributed to a combined almost $1 billion underspent since 2014.…

Federal Labor calls for government small business support over increasing reverse factoring

The federal opposition has questioned the Morrison government’s support of small businesses, following concerns over a payment process that is harming businessesby receiving delayed payments. Labor has raised concerns about “reverse factoring” following reports of the process increasing on Thursday, and government promises over a register of payment times that had not materialised. The party…

2019 State Black Spot Program to improve road safety

The 2019-20 State Black Spot Program has received $25.78 million dollars, with major plans to upgrade some of WA’s worst roads. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti made the announcement today, and committed to safety upgrades and improvements for 63 metropolitan roads and 54 regional roads, across 117 locations. $20.78 million was contributed by the McGowan Government,…

WA Asian Engagement Strategy and Grants Program to boost economy

The newly announced WA Asian Engagement Strategy recognises the Asian region as the biggest economic, social and cultural for WA, and will support relationships necessary to increasing trade and investment opportunities with Asian markets, and will also diversify the State’s economy and create jobs. Aiming for a 2030 time frame, the strategy will deliver results…

Labor hits out at government claims energy policy is “a work in progress”

Federal Labor has criticised the Morrison Government’s revelation that energy policy is ongoing, as business leaders claim a lack of national energy policy is causing high energy prices and lower reliability. Opposition Climate Change and Energy spokesperson Mark Butler said in Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary Phil Gaetjens has confirmed the government’s energy…