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…

EXCLUSIVE: Limited payroll tax relief savings hinders small business job creation: expert

Jobs growth in WA’s small businesses could remain limited despite State Government changes to payroll tax to boost employment, a financial planner has warned. Concerns have been raised that small businesses might not dramatically boost the State’s employment market, as the McGowan Government introduced payroll tax relief to create jobs and encourage business reinvestment. The…

WA to boost employment and investment with small business payroll tax cut

Small and medium businesses will receive financial relief with the State Government set to cut payroll tax to encourage employment and investment. The McGowan Government made the announcement on Thursday that will benefit nearly 12,000 small and medium businesses to expand and create jobs. Under the plan, the payroll tax exemption will be increased by…

WA bans phones in classrooms

Mobile phones will be banned in WA public schools next year, in an effort to reduce student distraction in the classroom. The State Government introduced the policy on Wednesday, to keep phones and similar devices “off and away all day” during school hours. Under the ban, all public schools will implement a ban from 2020…

Housing rebates support WA residential developments

The State Government is investing in WA’s residential construction in a bid to stimulate the property sector. New stamp duty rebates have been introduced to support residential infill developments along with the government’s Metronet transport system. From Wednesday, buyers signing pre-construction contracts for a new residential unit or apartment in a multi-tiered development will be…

Voluntary assisted dying laws pass lower house of Parliament

Voluntary assisted dying laws have passed the State Government’s lower house, moving a step closer to giving terminally ill Western Australian adults the ability to access euthanasia. It passed the lower house without any amendments with members voting in favour of the bill 45 to 11 at 9:36pm on Tuesday night. It will now move…