WA’s lithium industry must work for locals

WA has been always been a resources state.

From the gold rushes of the 19th century to the iron ore projects that transformed the state over the last 50 years, resources have been an integral part of WA’s story.

A new chapter in that story is currently being written. One that involves the resource of the 21st century: lithium.

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State Government must lead in the Morrison Government’s absence

One month on from the Federal Election, the campaign spin has given way to some hard-economic facts.

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Trend towards labour hire eroding wages, conditions of WA jobs

If you feel like your wages have stagnated in recent times, chances are you’re not imagining things.

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Wage theft a silent threat to jobs and the WA economy

Things have been tough for WA workers for years now. It’s been hard to find a job, but worryingly things haven’t been much better for those who have been employed.

Data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics released last month showed that WA workers experienced the slowest wage growth in the country in 2018, at an average of just 1.6 per cent. That’s less than the inflation rate, which was 1.8 per cent last year, which means WA workers were losing real wages. 

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We need a Plan for WA Jobs!

Our campaign is about keeping the State Government focused on jobs, as well as putting forward new ideas to create long term industries in areas like rail, tram and bus manufacturing and ship building.

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Manufacturing union commends McGowan government for securing ship building contract for WA

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union WA Branch (AMWU) has commended the McGowan State Government for its efforts in securing the contract to build ten of the Royal Australian Navy’s twelve new offshore patrol boats here in Western Australia.

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This Saturday choose the party with a plan for WA jobs

At the election this Saturday, we have a choice. We can re-elect Colin Barnett and continue with the same mismanagement and lack of policies that delivered our current disastrous economic situation, or we can elect a McGowan Labor Government and choose the party offering a real plan for WA jobs.

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Report Card: Comparing the Major Party Platforms

With less than two weeks until the State Election, it’s time to take a hard look at what both sides of politics are offering voters. While we can only judge WA Labor on what they say they will do, we’ve had eight years of the Barnett Government in power and an extensive track record to judge their vision for the WA economy. 

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Securing domestic gas supplies vital to support local industry and jobs

Western Australia is one of the most energy-rich locations in the world. In addition to our abundant renewable energy resources, we are also home to some of the world’s biggest offshore natural gas reserves.

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WA workers betrayed by One Nation – Liberal preference

On Sunday it was revealed that Pauline Hanson has done a deal with Colin Barnett to exchange preferences at the upcoming election.

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Why we need a Plan for WA Jobs...

Our campaign is about keeping the State Government focused on jobs, as well as putting forward new ideas to create long term industries in areas like rail, tram and bus manufacturing and ship building.


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