Shaping the future of emergency services

Shaping the future of emergency services

A Concept Paper outlining possible options for simplifying and modernising fire and emergency services legislation has been released today for consultation.  Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said the State Government was committed to an open and consultative review of the legislation with a vision to make it more effective.  Mr Francis said so much had […]

Search for missing Malaysian jet resumes

Search for missing Malaysian jet resumes

Perth, April 16 (IANS) Up to 14 aircraft and 11 ships will assist in Wednesday’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, while the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Bluefin 21 was again deployed Tuesday night from Ocean Shield for underwater searching, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Wednesday. “The data from Bluefin-21’s first mission has […]

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA — Visitors get up close to Perth Zoo’s orangutans

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA — Visitors get up close to Perth Zoo’s orangutans

A spectacular two-metre high boardwalk around Perth Zoo’s orangutan exhibit brings visitors closer to the extraordinary apes, just in time for the school holidays. Opening the $3.6million exhibit today, Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the boardwalk would provide people with a greater appreciation of the zoo’s colony of 12 Sumatran orangutans. “The boardwalk takes people […]

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA — Nominations open for 20th WA Training Awards

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA — Nominations open for 20th WA Training Awards

Applications are now open to find the State’s next training champions. Training and Workforce Development Minister Kim Hames today launched the 2014 WA Training Awards, which recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, as well as the contribution made by trainers, training organisations and employers. There are 14 categories in […]

Preferred bidder named for new Perth Stadium

Preferred bidder named for new Perth Stadium

The contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct has reached another important milestone with the naming of WESTADIUM as the Preferred Respondent.  Premier Colin Barnett said each of the three shortlisted private sector consortia submitted world-class bids that addressed the technical, operational and commercial requirements of the State’s […]

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC — WA’s top innovators to vie for prestigious award

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC — WA’s top innovators to vie for prestigious award

The search is on for Western Australia’s most talented innovators and entrepreneurs as part of the 2014 Innovator of the Year program. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said a total of $150,000 was on offer to the State’s brightest minds to put forward their inventions and ideas. “Now in its eighth year, the awards have showcased […]

Hon Joe Francis MLA — Board to bring new focus on youth justice

Hon Joe Francis MLA — Board to bring new focus on youth justice

A group of respected community members will form a Youth Justice Board (YJB) to strengthen the State Government’s commitment to steer young people away from crime. Chaired by Corrective Services Commissioner James McMahon, the nine-member board has expertise in a range of areas including Aboriginal mental health, Aboriginal affairs, drug research, child health and business. […]

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