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New tax on foreign property buyers

New tax on foreign property buyers

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

In the September Budget WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax to be imposed on foreign property buyers in WA. The extra 4% tax is set to repair part of the $4.2bn Western Australian state net debt by 2021. The new tax surcharge is an addition to the existing 5.15% duty payable surcharge. The...

Gold royalty out, payroll tax in

Gold royalty out, payroll tax in

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter- ECU Daily

October 21, 2017


Filed under News

The Labor State Government is battling through the long process of getting its budget, announced in September, through the Upper House where the support of other parties is needed, because Labor don't have a majority in both houses. The Liberal Party has said that it will pass a payroll tax change...

Ditch screen time for green time this October

Ditch screen time for green time this October

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Outdoors WA is encouraging West Australians to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the state's landscape this month for Outdoors October. There are a variety of activities and events being organised for people to enjoy such as bush walks, camping, boating and many more. Jamie Bennett, the Executive Officer of Outdoors WA, said: “Outdoors...

Regular E-users take more risks

Regular E-users take more risks

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter- ECU Daily

October 10, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The latest data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), shows that half of the one in five young Australians who regularly use psychostimulant drugs report mental health problems. Quarter of them experienced adverse events related to their...

Mixed reactions to proposed liquor bans in the Pilbara.

Mixed reactions to proposed liquor bans in the Pilbara.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under News

The Pilbara region in WA could be facing tougher alcohol restrictions if a police proposal on the matter goes ahead. While no decision has been made yet, WA Police have recommended restrictions on full-strength alcohol with the Liquor Licensing Authority. Police initially applied for the restrictions...

Water safety in WA: Two touching stories

Water safety in WA: Two touching stories

Vesh Arumugam

October 2, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

This is my story: It was a beautiful sunny day. The sun was scorching but the sound of waves was soothing. I was just five-years-old. My sister, who was 12, jumped into the pool. Her weight swooshed the water, forming baby waves in the pool. My dad urged me to jump in. My mum was wary, but she was too...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 2, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

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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...

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