WA road safety cuts collide with councils

By Paul Hemsley The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has accused the Colin Barnett government of being asleep at the wheel on road safety after the Police Minister’s office informed WALGA President Troy Pickard that the state has cut funding for the RoadWise community awareness program by half. The highly successful WALGA-managed program has […]

WA forced to reverse solar feed-in tariff cuts

By Paul Hemsley Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has been forced into an embarrassing backflip over retrospective cuts to the state’s solar feed-in tariff after a severe electoral backlash took the state government by surprise. The Barnett government had planned to slash the solar feed-in tariff by 20 cents by July 2014 as part of […]

Rail wins big in WA Budget

By Julian Bajkowski Transport infrastructure and emergency services may have emerged as the primary winners in the Western Australian Budget, however Liberal Premier Colin Barnett will axe at least 1000 jobs from the public sector to try keep the state’s finances on an even keel. Mr Barnet on Thursday forecast a $386 million for this […]


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