As Colin Barnett waits excitedly to cut the ribbon on the $440 million Elizabeth Quay this weekend, WA has received yet another sobering report on the state of the economy.
The release this week of the first CommSec State of the States economic performance report for 2016 showed WA’s economy is still on a downward trajectory.Read more
Anyone hoping that the Barnett Government would deliver a plan for jobs in this year’s budget would have been disappointed again yesterday.
Despite a record 95,700 Western Australians being out of work, and this number expected to grow, Mr Barnett was again silent on job creation.Read more
The WA economy is in freefall, and Colin Barnett has no idea what to do.
There are now 95,700 people unemployed in Western Australia. The highest number of people looking for work ever recorded in our State’s history.
And there aren’t many reasons to be optimistic.Read more
At a time when the future of the local shipbuilding industry is hanging in the balance, and the Federal Government is considering tenders to build the next fleet of navy vessels, where is the State Government’s voice for WA?
With a highly skilled, experienced and capable local ship building industry, WA stands as a logical choice to play a major part in future government shipbuilding programs.Read more
The need for a plan for WA jobs was again highlighted this week, with the release of CommSec’s October 2015 quarterly State of the States economic report.Read more
Will the Barnett Government finally fund a plan for WA jobs in this year’s state budget, to be handed down in Parliament on Thursday? Or will Mr Barnett’s seventh budget represent another missed opportunity to take advantage of the opportunities the mining boom provided to diversify our economy and set us up for the future?Read more
While we welcome the news that our Premier was in India promoting trade, we hope he didn’t sell out Western Australians, as he has in previous negotiations.Read more
We've launched a new video to raise public awareness of the need for a Plan for WA Jobs.Read more
Liberal Senator for WA David Johnston has shown himself to be unfit to continue in his role as Defence Minister by undermining the capabilities of government-owned naval shipbuilder Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC).
From the relative safety of Parliament yesterday, Senator Johnston said he wouldn’t trust ASC to build a canoe. This is the clearest sign yet that the Minister is preparing to award contracts for new naval submarines to overseas shipbuilders.Read more
Western Australian naval shipbuilding workers blockaded Defence Minister Senator David Johnston’s Western Australian electorate office this morning, demanding that the Abbott Government build new naval ships and submarines in Australia – not in Japan.
The Abbott Government is currently evaluating options for the replacement of the navy’s Collins-class fleet of submarines. Despite previously promising to build new vessels in Australia, Senator Johnston is now actively considering offshoring the work.