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Government linking our data

Government linking our data

Oliver Pomeroy, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The State Government may soon have more detailed profiles on each West Australian following a study posted last week about the data linkage capabilities of the state, and the potential to create detailed analyses. Data linkage is when various strings of data, such as medical history and mental health...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017


Filed under News

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government would be putting protective measures in place to keep us from losing an Australian icon. Instead,...

A gift to Girl Guides

A gift to Girl Guides

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under News

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...

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...

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under News, Slideshow

Two WA councils have joined the cause for marriage equality, passing motions calling on the Federal Government to legalise marriage for people of diverse sexuality and gender. Fremantle Council and Bayswater Council voted on Wednesday 26 April to show public support for same-sex marriage. Fremantle...

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat ‘gay panic’ defence

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat ‘gay panic’ defence

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News

In an unlikely partnership, comedian Tom Ballard and Catholic Bishop in Queensland Paul Kelly have taken to the International Day Against Homophobia, teaming up to end the use of the so-called "gay panic" murder defence. The defence, which allows a murder charge to be downgraded if the defendant can...

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

April 25, 2016


Filed under News

July the 2nd looms as the date Australia heads once again to the polls, after the Senate refused to pass the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill for a second time, providing the Federal Government with a trigger to call a double dissolution. The Bill was defeated by 36-34 votes,...

Call for more police on country roads this Easter

Call for more police on country roads this Easter

Tim Meuzelaar, Staff reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under News

Shadow Police Minister Michelle Roberts has called on the government and police commissioner to dramatically increase marked police cars on the road over the coming Easter long weekend. "On the last long weekend, 11 people were killed on our roads," Ms Roberts said outside Parliament yesterday. "That's...

Political Poker played in the Senate

Political Poker played in the Senate

Zeta Morgan, Staff reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under News

Australian politics has become a game of poker after Malcolm Turnbull announced a double dissolution if the ABCC bill is not passed, forcing a possible early election. Mr Turnbull called the Senate’s bluff and declared Australia will be heading back to the polls on 2 July if Senators do not pass...

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