Roadmap to normalcy: the end of lockdown in sight.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced a roadmap to reopening the economy after today’s national cabinet meeting. The Government’s COVIDSafe plan is a three step process that states will progress through individually as their situation allows it. WA is more likely to move more quickly through the stages due to the state’s low case numbers,…

WA’s coronavirus total hits 205

WA’s number of coronavirus cases has risen, as the McGowan Government introduced further restrictions amid stricter Federal Government measures to slow COVID-19. The state has 30 new recorded cases of the virus, taking the total from 175 yesterday to 205 with cases including from regional WA and cruise ships. Eight of cases are from regional…

Non-essential indoor gatherings ban introduced as overseas travel level raised over coronavirus

Australians have been ordered to avoid travelling overseas and indoor gatherings of more than 100 people as the Federal Government announced tough new measures to deal with the coronavirus. Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared a national human biosecurity emergency on Wednesday morning, stating that the states and territories would enforce tough new restrictions that could…

Opposition: Patient treatment at Rockingham hospital “unacceptable”.

The State Government has slammed the treatment of hospital patients in Rockingham as “completely unacceptable” as WA prepares to increase preparations for Covid-19. Health Minister Roger Cook said he called for an investigation into the situation to determine “what went wrong,” after images appeared of patients in a makeshift “quarantine zone” outside the hospital in…

Advocates Says It’s Time To Axe Luxury Car Tax

With Holden Finally Quitting Australia’s car market, advocates said it’s time for the Australian Government to remove the luxury car tax. The 33% luxury car tax current applies to new vehicles that cost higher than $67,525, while fuel efficient cars’ threshold is $75,526 if their fuel consumption is not over 7 liters per 100 kilometers.…

Only two targets on track as report reveals poor results in indigenous welfare

Scott Morrison has claimed indigenous welfare has not improved to the level it should be, following a report that revealed poor improvements in the Aboriginal population. The Prime Minister has delivered the latest annual Closing the Gap report into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing, with results revealing Australia had not reached all targets. According…

Morrison announces national commissioner into defence force suicides

A new commission will investigate the suicides of Australia’s defence force veterans in an effort to curb the death rate, Scott Morrison has announced. The Prime Minister has announced the creation of a permanent national commissioner inquiring into around 420 Australian defence force personnel who died from suicide since 2001. The commission will not be…

EXCLUSIVE: WA’s Chinese Consulate attempts to ease fears of Coronavirus claiming situation “in full control”

WA’s Chinese Consulate is attempting to ease fears of infection from the Coronavirus, stating that the Chinese government is in “full control of the situation” despite the disease threatening to infect Western Australians. The consulate said that there was “no need for panic so far” because the situation was being monitored and necessary measures were…