“Polly” Farmer’s football and charity life to be preserved by State Library

Indigenous WA football player Graham “Polly” Farmer life will be preserved for future generations with the State Library acquiring a collection of memorabilia acknowledging his football career. The State Library purchased a number of historical souvenirs from the WA sporting legend’s life in an auction that included a collection of documents and medals. The collection…

Funding boosts support in fight against elder abuse

WA’s older community members will be further protected from elder abuse through new funding to boost support services. Two organisations will be allocated the funding to provide support for elderly people, that the McGowan Government said had become more vulnerable because of COVID-19. The Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (NSCLC) will be provided funding for…

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.…

Tourism funding capitalises on Collie’s trail town reputation

Collie is set to become WA’s “go-to trail adventure town”, the McGowan Government has revealed, injecting funding to boost tourism in the town. $84,400 will fund two additional projects as part of the Collie Futures Small Grants Program, capitalising on nature tourism in the region. As part of the funding, the Collie River Trail Stay…

Optus Stadium donates unused food to people in need.

As donations slump and volunteers need to stay home, entertainment venues have donated food to keep OzHarvest going.  Optus Stadium has donated more than $70,000 worth of food and beverages to OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation.  Volunteering Minister Mick Murray said that the stadium was a reliable donor for OzHarvest.  “Over the last 12…

Women’s T20 World Cup trophy visits WA in national tour

Australia will get the chance to see what the world’s women’s cricketing nations are playing for with the T20 World Cup trophy arriving in Perth. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup trophy will begin a highlights tour of Perth as part of a national trophy tour, giving Perth an opportunity to see the sporting silverware…

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…

Roundtable discussion targets financial abuse of WA’s elderly

The McGowan Government is strengthening its protection against the abuse of elderly Western Australians, with discussions into guarding them against financial abuse. Financial institutions, government and bank representatives came together on Wednesday for new talks, in an effort to develop best practice to combat the issue. The government said there were a number of different…

Elderly housing needs addressed with access to affordable, manageable homes

Ageing Western Australians could soon have more housing choices, with the McGowan Government addressing the housing needs of older people. The government has released a new directions paper on Thursday, detailing a housing direction elderly people and give them the choices around their home and lifestyle. The “Ageing with Choice” paper aims to help older…