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Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

Good job prospects for WA grads

Good job prospects for WA grads

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017


Filed under News

Recent data from the Good Universities Guide reveals that students graduating from universities in WA are earning much more than those attending other universities around Australia. Good Education Group released the Good Universities Guide for 2018 last Monday, ranking Australia’s universities so...

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...

Fury as arts funding slashed

Fury as arts funding slashed

Zeta Morgan, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Confederation of Australian State Theatre Companies (CAST) has written an open letter expressing serious concern over budget cuts made to the Australia Council for the Arts, fearing the long-term impacts on art in our country. The Australia Council will lose $105 million from its funding over...

Uni students helping the nation this election season

Uni students helping the nation this election season

Zeta Morgan, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News

In an Australian first, university students are taking the reigns in this year's election, playing a hands-on role in delivering important and accessible information to a wide and diverse audience. In conjunction with the Journalism and Education Research Association of Australia (JERAA) and the...

Car vs house battle claims another life

Car vs house battle claims another life

Zeta Morgan, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under News

A car vs. house crash has claimed yet another life over the weekend, bringing WA’s road toll for this year to 69. A 45-year-old man has died after his Holden Commodore crashed into a home in Gnowangerup just after 10.30 pm on Sunday night. The car hit two neighbouring properties before spinning...

DeeDee Noon tells a Toy Story

DeeDee Noon tells a Toy Story

Tim Meuzelaar, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under News

PhD candidate DeeDee Noon is taking us back to our childhoods. Her latest photographic portraiture project investigates the bonds that people of all ages have with their treasured toys. Noon is currently recruiting participants to visit her studio to have their pictures taken in a ‘photo booth’...

Farmers urge greenhouse gas cut

Farmers urge greenhouse gas cut

James Williams, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016


Filed under News

WA farmers are calling for an urgent reduction to greenhouse gas emissions as Perth sweats through above-average March temperatures. A new report has found the summer-like conditions that usually appear early spring are now continuing well into autumn, and that the pattern will occur more often. The...

Gnome-where to run for SW attraction

Gnome-where to run for SW attraction

Calle Bolmgren, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

How Gnomesville started is for many a mystery although the legend featured on its website suggests it started when a local woman placed a gnome on a small plot of land near Dardanup as a decoration in the early 1990s. Another story says that children placed a gnome near the roundabout because of...

Telethon weekend sets record

Telethon weekend sets record

Taylah Hanna, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

A record-breaking $25,854,524 was raised over the Telethon weekend and contributed to the grand total of $200 million being raised by Telethon over 48 years. The generosity of Western Australian appears to be growing. In 2010 $9.2 million was donated, $13.4 million in 2011, $20.7 in 2013 and now...

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