The Federal Government’s plan to boost migration could be a quick fix for ongoing labour shortages but businesses say a more localised approach to tackling the skills squeeze is desperately needed.
Mark McGowan has been pressed to reveal how much WA taxpayers have forked out to fund his legal team in the defamation trial with Clive Palmer, as the Premier argues the billionaire’s ‘ultimate mission’.
A Labor MP has claimed the media is fuelling a foot-and-mouth disease ‘fear campaign’ and accused a farming lobby group of making a ‘disgraceful personal slur’ against Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Anne Aly is launching a national roundtable tour to meet with stakeholders ahead of Labor’s jobs and skills summit next month — with two of the six meetings to be held in Perth.
Offshore wind zones could be declared off the WA coast with Labor starting to take the next steps in creating a new renewable energy industry.
The Greens are due to decide their position on the federal government's climate bill, with the minor party's backing crucial to its success.
Andrew Brown, Dominic Giannini and Tess Ikonomou
Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney is trying to win over support from the Opposition for a Voice to Parliament, saying it will bring both practical and symbolic outcomes.
Anthony Albanese has polled a record-breaking satisfaction rating for a new prime minister.
July has become WA’s worst ever month for ambulance ramping – an unwanted record shattered with three days still to go – prompting Libby Mettam to slam the Government over its management of public hospitals.
The Coalition has taken aim at the Albanese Government over its decision to abolish Australia’s construction watchdog, rolling out a post-election slogan: ‘Why is Labor making a bad situation worse?’
A new Labor MP has linked bushfires that destroyed Great Southern homes this summer to climate change, as the Albanese Government launches an attempt to enshrine its greenhouse gas reduction target in law.
The Prime Minister and at least four members of his senior leadership team will be out of the country this week, as a new wave of Omicron hits the country and cost-of-living pressures continue to hurt families.
Michaelia Cash says she is giving Labor a six-month deadline to fix the skilled worker shortage crisis crippling the State and the rest of the country.
Deputy Premier Roger Cook told officials he was unaware his senior electorate officer had been taking unauthorised leave when presented with the results of an investigation, a hearing has been told.
Anthony Albanese has become the first Australian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine to witness the sites of Russian atrocities in three war-torn towns in the country’s capital of Kyiv.
The McGowan Government has been unable to answer whether the private information of WA taxpayers is still being unlawfully accessed through a database called TRELIS.
Liberal MP Peter Collier has claimed he was sent ‘very damning personal dirt sheets’ relating to a current McGowan Government minister and former Labor MP.
Just two weeks out from the mid-2022 Forrestfield-Airport Link completion date previously spruiked by the State’s Government, WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti remains tight lipped on an opening.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has indicated he will never forgive outgoing North-West Central MP Vince Catania, saying he has ‘betrayed and upset’ voters and his former political party.
Jake Dietsch and Phil Hickey
With economic headwinds including war in Ukraine, rampant inflation, soaring energy prices and COVID-19, Labor’s economic team needs to prove they can match the nous of those who’ve come before.
Arthur Tonkin was a member of a small group of State Labor Party MPs who worked to modernise the parliamentary party — and his passion for politics shone throughout his life.
The final votes have been tallied in the WA electorates from the recent Federal election. See which ones came down to a handful of votes and which ones were easy wins.
Anthony Albanese has thanked West Australians for their ‘sacrifice’ during the pandemic as he recommitted to visiting WA 10 times a year as Prime Minister.
Managing the electorate’s expectation that Labor will be able to solve all these problems quickly and affordably is among the greatest challenges the new Government faces.
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