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Meredith Hammat Secretary UnionsWA on a wage rise for WA’s lowest-paid workers

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission last week began hearings for the State Wage Case which will set the wages for some of the lowest paid working people in WA, those on the WA Minimum Wage and state awards. Around 100,000 people rely on this decision to determine their wages. Again, this year the peak […]

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Prof Paul Flatau Director Centre for Social Impact UWA on upcoming Social Impact Festival in Perth

Professor Paul Flatau Director Centre for Social Impact UWA on upcoming Social Impact Festival in Perth. The Social Impact Festival is aiming to connect and celebrate the people, organisations, ideas, networks and collaborations for social change across WA. Check out http://www.socialimpactfestival.org/

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Sam Wainwright on the campaign against Perth Freight Link & the privatization of the Fremantle Port

Not a week goes by that there is not a meeting or action around the state government’s proposed Perth Freight Link. As the community anger mounts and on the eve of the Fremantle Council voting to officially oppose the $1.6 freeway, Indymedia spoke to councilor Sam Wainwright about the campaign to both oppose the PFL, […]

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CEO of Financial Couselling WA on the withdrawal of funding for financial counsellors in WA

With the economy weakening, and job losses on the horizon for many West Australians, many are turning to financial counsellors for support- but the sector is also being hit with budget cuts, and is expected to lose around 50 jobs this year. For more on the perfect storm this might create, we spoke to Charles […]

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