$100,000 prize money for Start IT Up WA Challenge

$100,000 prize money for Start IT Up WA Challenge

Opening of entries announced at WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) INCITE Awards for ICT excellence Funding as part of the recently announced $20 million innovation package Innovation Minister Bill Marmion has announced the opening of the Liberal National Government’s Start IT Up WA Challenge, offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for […]

Tough new laws to pull the brakes on hoons

Tough new laws to pull the brakes on hoons

Hoon vehicles could be permanently confiscated on some first offences Will be easier to sell hoon vehicles for re-use or scrap metal New powers to seize and confiscate unlicensed motorbikes Covert hoon cameras to help enforce new laws The Liberal National Government has again achieved another major election commitment, delivering tough new laws making it […]

WA female AFL team a win for all

WA female AFL team a win for all

Fremantle Football Club to field women’s AFL team in 2017 A win for women and community sport Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today congratulated the Fremantle Football Club on receiving a licence to field a team in the 2017 AFL National Women’s League. “The announcement of the first female Australian Football League (AFL) team […]

Adrian Fini awarded Western Australian of the Year

Adrian Fini awarded Western Australian of the Year

​Celebrate WA presenting seven free WA Day festivals across the State Premier Colin Barnett has congratulated Perth businessman and community leader Adrian Fini OAM on being named the 2016 Western Australian of the Year. “This prestigious award is well deserved by Adrian, who makes a significant contribution to the Western Australian community through his roles […]

The future is here for WA mining innovation

The future is here for WA mining innovation

Pilbara mines boast world’s largest fleet of autonomous trucks Up to 14% efficiency increase, 13% cost saving Plans for world’s first fully autonomous long-distance rail system World-leading Western Australian mining technology provides an important part of the knowledge base that will drive WA’s expanding innovation sector, Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said today. Mr Marmion today […]

Two Perth places in nation’s top 10 tourist sites

Two Perth places in nation’s top 10 tourist sites

Fremantle Prison and State War Memorial in Kings Park voted best landmarks For the fourth year running, world heritage-listed Fremantle Prison and the Kings Park State War Memorial have been named as two of the best landmarks in Australia by travel website TripAdvisor in its 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Environment and Heritage Minister Albert Jacob […]

Smartphone navigates research grant

Smartphone navigates research grant

$40,000 awarded to Curtin University for the Dr Louisa Alessandri Research Grant Study to explore urban navigation using smartphones Grant honours child health researcher Dr Louisa Alessandri Innovative research on how people with disability use smartphones to navigate urban spaces is the winner of the State Government’s 2016 Dr Louisa Alessandri Research Grant. Disability Services […]

Western Australia shifts to digital innovation

Western Australia shifts to digital innovation

​State’s first whole-of-government ICT strategy released Reforms aim to save time and money for individuals, businesses and communities Plans include single State Government web portal Target of 75% of Government-related public transactions completed online by 2020 Western Australia’s inaugural information and communications technology (ICT) strategy aims to use continuous advances in technology to lower the […]

$3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime

$3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime

Latest round of funding from Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program Strong focus on indigenous initiatives Family violence victims, the disabled, young people, the elderly and indigenous West Australians will benefit from more than $3.1 million being handed out to 21 organisations across the State for crime prevention and support initiatives. Attorney General Michael Mischin today […]

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future – Restaurants rule as WA red tape blitz takes off

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future – Restaurants rule as WA red tape blitz takes off

$1.68 million ‘Flying squad’ launches 90-day projects to open approval bottlenecks Guide to streamline restaurant start-ups with 14 pain points to be reformed Building, ecotourism and aquaculture next targets of #ShredTheRed campaign A start-up guide and a red tape reduction action plan will help grow Western Australia’s vibrant restaurant and catering industry, as the State […]