Harvey hits out at McGowan for COVID-19 political gain

The State Opposition has slammed the McGowan Government for “playing political games,” accusing it of using the coronavirus pandemic for political gain. Opposition leader Liza Harvey claimed Premier Mark McGowan was caught out, claiming he “tried to raise anxiety in the WA community by linking six cases of COVID-19 on an international livestock ship docked…

BREAKING: McGowan To Ease Stage 2 Restrictions

ROLLING UPDATES: WATCH the live press conference on WAMN News Facebook Page. WA Premier Mark McGowan & WA Health Minister Roger Cook announce the easing of stage 2 restrictions during a press conference. Premier says we have a successful week due to a low number of cases, the Chief Health Officer is satisfied that there…

New funding grants to bolster WA sport and recreation in COVID-19 recovery

WA’s sport and recreation will get a boost with new funding grants to expedite projects and support the state’s COVID-19 recovery, the McGowan Government has revealed. The government will fast-track $12 million in funding applications for the projects for local governments, not-for-profit sport, recreation or community groups to improve local sporting facilities and create jobs.…

Planning reforms to encourage WA COVID-19 recovery

WA’s planning system will be simplified in new reforms that will boost the state’s economic recovery from COVID-19, the McGowan Government has revealed. The State Government announced the changes which are urgently being brought forward to create new job opportunities and protect WA jobs. As part of the reforms, a series of amendments to planning…

FIFO workers’ WA move encouraged by Premier

WA’s hospitals are officially COVID free today as Premier Mark McGowan says that the last COVID-19 patient in ICU has tested negative to the virus. Overnight, no new cases of coronavirus appeared in the state. As of today, 63000 tests have been taken in the state, and 11000 of them have been done in regional…

WA Will Be Back To School Next Monday

The State Government has announced that Western Australia will return to mandatory school attendance next Monday (18th, May, 2020). The decision was made after the government consulted with stakeholders, and reviewed its health advice and current arrangements. Under the decision, school operations will return to normal next Monday, students who are deemed medically vulnerable can…

Struggling tourism businesses in line for assistance grants

WA’s small tourism operators around the state will be supported to adapt because of COVID-19 in a new recovery package. The McGowan Government has launched a $14.4 million initiative to assist businesses refocus while helping others struggling because of the pandemic. The package will include two funding programs, with an initial $10.4 million in one-off…

BREAKING: 1 new case confirmed in WA before national cabinet

WATCH THE CONFERENCE LIVE ON WAMN NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE. WA Premier Mark McGowan held a press conference just before the national cabinet meeting this morning, he says building a Covid19 safe economy is important. Following the national cabinet meeting, states and territories will work out a plan on easing their own restrictions. It’s understood that a…

WA experiences no new COVID-19 cases for a week

WA has recorded a week without a case of coronavirus, following another day of no new cases. The McGowan Government reported the result on Wednesday, which came seven days since the last positive COVID-19 case. WA currently has only 14 active cases in WA, including seven people in hospital and three in an intensive care…