McGowan Government begins search for Morley-Ellenbrook line builder

The McGowan Government has begun the process for its METRONET Morley to Ellenbrook line, beginning the search for a builder for the project. The government has released a Request for Proposal (RFP)to the market on Thursday, in an effort to kickstart delivery of  the project. Under the request, companies have been called on to design,…

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…

WA begins trialling direct flights to China

Direct flights will begin between WA and China, with a new service to be trialled this month between Shanghai and Perth. The historic trial began on Wednesday with the first China Eastern plane landing at Perth Airport in the first ever direct flight connecting WA and Shanghai. The inaugural China Eastern flight from Shanghai to…

New schools boost education options close to home

WA families will receive more education options with more primary schools set to be developed for the state, the McGowan Government has revealed. The government has announced five new primary schools to be built for growing suburbs across in Perth, to ease enrolment pressure at existing schools. More than $116 million will be spent on…

Tory win means Australia may re-negotiate UK relations

Boris Johnson has returned to Number Ten Downing Street after a historic landslide victory over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn last week. Johnson’s Conservative party took government with 365 seats, beating Labour by 165 seats and taking many traditionally Labour voting areas. Boris Johnson ran the campaign on a platform of “getting Brexit done,” committed to leaving…

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Passed Parliament

Voluntary Assisted Dying has been legalised in Western Australia after the laws officially passed Parliament today. It means Western Australia will become the second state to legalise VAD following Victoria. The law will allow terminally ill Western Australians to have the right to end their suffering, with procedures in place to ensure protections and approvals.…

OPINION: 2019 is not a year for the young… a political retrospective.

OPINION PIECE BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook. The year started quite well for young people. The looming federal election had Scott Morrison promising to help Mark McGowan stimulate the WA economy, which meant that McGowan could outline initiatives to address the high rate of unemployment amongst young people. And schemes to help young people…

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…

Collie grows manufacturing capabilities with investment expanding emergency services trucks

WA will expand its emergency services capability under a new investment bringing more fire trucks to the state. The McGowan Government announced the package on Thursday, in an effort to boost the emergency services vehicle manufacturing industry in Collie. Under the policy, manufacturer Frontline Fire and Rescue Equipment has been awarded a $2.5 million grant…