Better suited jobs for migrants to boost Australian economy

A report released by the BankWest Curtin Economics Centre details possible economic growth if skilled migrants are used to their full potential. Political Expert Ian Cook took us through the boosts migrants can give to the Australian economy and how to prolong the positive impacts. The newly released report positively outlines the contribution immigrants make…

National unemployment falls marginally for September

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen in September, with the drop in joblessness attributed to a fall in Australians looking for work. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday that the nation’s jobless rate slipped slightly to 5.2 per cent for the month, a stronger than expected result. Meanwhile, Australia’s underemployment rate, which measures the…

Fremantle Prison Will Undergo Urgent Conservation Works

An urgent conservation works program for Fremantle Prison has been announced by the McGowan Government today, with an immediate cash injection of $3.5 million to the project. The funds were secured partially due to the redirection of the 2019-20 Heritage Grants program, which won’t be available during this financial year. The initial cells repair work…

Micro-grid development aims to create jobs for Mandurah youths

A joint announcement by several state government ministers and a consortium led by Enwave Australia will see the development of Australia’s first solar micro power grid at the Peel Business Park located in Nambeelup. Solar farm and battery storage technology with power supplement by Western Power will provide electricity to the 120 hectare Park, saving…

OPINION: More Support Is Needed If We Want WA Youths To Get Ahead

Opinion By: Mark Waite, CEO Of Youth Futures WA As an organization we work with a specific cohort of young people who definitely fall into the category of being at-risk of not only youth unemployment but long term unemployment and a reliance on Centerlink. These are the young people that fall through the gaps and…

OPINION: Old People Had It Better Than Today’s Youth

OPINION BY: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies at Murdoch University Old people like to think they had it tough. It was so much harder in their day, they say. But they’re wrong. We had it better.Most of us could expect to get a job. We didn’t even need finish year…

EXCLUSIVE: Michaelia Cash: “Any job is a good job.”

CLICK HERE & WATCH “Left Behind” series (Part 4)  The Federal Minister For Employment, Michaelia Cash says although WA’s youth unemployment figures are “disappointing”, she expressed optimism that Western Australians are ready for work due to the high participation rate. During an exclusive twenty three minutes interview with reporter Ivan Leung, Minister Cash has responded…

Immigration VS Automation: Are WA Youths Ready For Future Jobs?

  After finishing high school in her home country of Malaysia, 26 year old Cherly Chan came to Perth to study university. Following her graduation and a professional year, Cherly has found a full time job as an accountant. Like many other international students who’ve found a sense of belonging in the community, Ms Chan…