The news that test samples of installed roof panels in the beleaguered Perth Children's Hospital have come back positive for asbestos raises many issues. Before everything else, the health of workers is paramount. We can only imagine their anxiety living with the fear of possibly contracting an asbestos-related disease in the future. According to Shadow Health Minister, Roger Cook, the PCH is effectively a contaminated site.
But there are other concerns.Read more
If the State Government was a student sitting for their final exams, we'd have pretty grave concerns about their progress, particularly in the areas of math, accounting and social sciences. The State Government is failing in areas that are affecting the lives of West Australians and do not seem to have a plan for moving forward.
While the following is written somewhat tongue-in-cheek [we know our teachers would never write comments like these], the underlying concern is that Colin Barnett and his ministers can and must do better for the State, but won't.Read more
As part of new group, Save Our Water Save Our Future, UnionsWA has today launched the first of several online advertisements that will reach 200,000 West Australians and emails directly to over 11,000 existing supporters to raise awareness about future risks if the WA Government privatises water.Read more
Recent stories in the media regarding the Barnett government's plans for Royal Perth Hospital are throwing up a few all-too-familiar red flags. With an election promise to retain and redevelop RPH but with no money to do it, it seems the Premier is turning to his familiar strategy of privatisation to plug the many holes in his rhetoric - and budget.Read more
Too often skilled jobs are discussed exclusively within the context of productivity, competitiveness and the economy.
On the day the Barnett Government will declare Fiona Stanley Hospital “open”, we thought it a good time to launch our new video and remind the community of the bungling that led to the project being significantly delayed and over budget.Read more