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COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

COMMENT: Turnbull bets the farm on ‘yes’ postal vote

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under News

Proverbs 29:18: ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ And so, with Malcolm Turnbull at the helm, the Federal Liberal Party will proceed to its demise. The Federal Government is not a united front. Had the Prime Minister rallied the forces and acted like a leader should, the wedge of Mar...

Perth Mint taps China’s golden appetite

Perth Mint taps China’s golden appetite

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Perth Mint is taking advantage of China’s booming gold market, with exports growing to $11 billion last year. The growth has come quickly, from 110 tonnes in 2011 to 232 tonnes last year, with a growth of more than 8% last year. Despite China being the world’s largest gold producer, the...

WA’s first female surveyor general

WA’s first female surveyor general

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
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For the first time in Western Australian history, the Surveyor General role has been awarded to a woman. Dione Bilick will join the historic list of WA Surveyor Generals that includes John Septimus Roe and John Forrest. Bilick has been a long term employee for Landgate and has extensive experience...

Tiger selfie ban

Tiger selfie ban

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under News

PETA has issued an open letter to Tinder urging them to ban photos that contain images of tigers. In the letter, Associate Director of Campaigns from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ashley Fruno, outlined the ordeals these animals have to go through for the perfect snap. “Ba...

A gift to Girl Guides

A gift to Girl Guides

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
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Last week Girl Guides WA was one of nine organisations to win a State Government contract to continue providing youth services in Western Australia. The bid, worth over 350k for five years, will allow Girl Guides to continue their mission iof empowering young women to grow into confident and self-respecting...

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

What is the GST? And why is Western Australia so mad about it?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter
August 15, 2017
Filed under News

The Western Australian government has put in a formal submission to seek a fairer share of the GST revenue from the Commonwealth Grants Commission. This comes after an unsuccessful meeting last month between state Premier Mark McGowan and several federal members of parliament in Perth, including Prime...

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, ECU Reporter
August 14, 2017
Filed under News

Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a boost in indigenous education funding to $46.7 million in WAhas sparked criticism from the State Labor Government who said that under the current agreement, indigenous students would be $5.5 million worse off. The deal will see funding for each indigenous student...

Explained: Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Explained: Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Oliver Pomeroy, ECU Reporter
August 14, 2017
Filed under News

Unless a high court challenge is raised, a postal plebiscite on marriage equality will be held in November of this year. This follows the senate’s decision to block the compulsory vote that was proposed by the Liberal Party. A plebiscite is a vote conducted by the government to gauge the opinion...

Bright skies for local apprentices

Bright skies for local apprentices

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter
August 14, 2017
Filed under News

WA Premier Mark McGowan has promised to boost the number of student trainees and apprenticeships in WA this year, the question is, has he fulfilled this promise? Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery, said that consultation will be held extensively over the next couple of months to closely...

Perth’s deaf-blind youth group hoping to embark on a trip to the UK

Perth’s deaf-blind youth group hoping to embark on a trip to the UK

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter
August 13, 2017
Filed under News

Six young, deaf-blind people, from Perth from the group the Sea Star Signers, are raising funds to journey to the UK in 2018 as part of an exchange trip with a group from Cornwall. The group have raised over $10,000 so far and are hoping to get to their target of $20,000 by January next year. The...

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