Janine Freeman MLALabor Member for Mirrabooka

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WA Labor's Vision
Feb 24, 2016 13:59PM WST

Mark McGowan's opening address to the 2016 State Parliament Delivered Wednesday, 17 February 2016 The year 2016 marks the final year before the state election. It is a crucial year for Western Australia. Western Australia is ... Read More

The vicious attacks to healthcare have to stop
Jan 20, 2016 11:03AM WST

Last week the WA Liberal Government confirmed that 1163 jobs will be cut from WA Hospitals. Our health system is bearing the consequences of the Liberals' bad decisions, like privatising Fiona Stanley Hospital and ... Read More

WA's unemployment crisis
Dec 10, 2015 10:00AM WST

The latest unemployment figures are in - there are now 95,700 unemployed Western Australians- the highest number in history (since records started in 1978). · WA's unemployment rate rose from 6.4% to 6.6% · The ... Read More

Public housing stock drops as 40,000 Western Australians wait for housing
Nov 27, 2015 11:11AM WST

Despite huge waitlists, WA's public housing stock is declining and more than 1,000 Department of Housing homes are sitting vacant and unused. New figures tabled in Parliament have revealed that the Department of Housing ... Read More

Supporting the RSPCA
Oct 30, 2015 11:26AM WST

The RSPCA is a highly-respected and valued institution in Western Australia. Unfortunately the Liberal-National Government backed moves by the Shooters and Fishers Party, to set up a Parliamentary Inquiry into the powers and ... Read More

Mirrabooka MLA welcomes WA Labor’s Priority Start policy reform
Jul 7, 2015 13:57PM WST

Member for Mirrabooka Janine Freeman MLA welcomes the announcement by WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan to reform the Priority Start policy. Janine Freeman said she was pleased that if WA Labor gain government we would address ... Read More

Important FIFO report recommendations
Jun 24, 2015 13:58PM WST

WA Labor has welcomed the final report into the mental health impacts of FIFO work. Janine Freeman was a member of the Education and Health Standing Committee, which recently released their report on their inquiry into ... Read More

Barnett's rising TAFE fees hurt students
Jan 20, 2015 15:53PM WST

Last year the Barnett Government increased TAFE fees by up to 390%, and since 2013 they have risen by up to 515%. Before 2014 courses were capped to just $1250. Now students may face a maximum fee of up to $2500 for ... Read More

Support Indigenous Stories
Sep 9, 2014 15:40PM WST

"I want to make sure my grandmother's stories are not lost with me. It is important that future generations of Australians know the history of Wadjuk and Noongar people to keep our culture alive".- Doolan-Leisha Eatts If ... Read More

Premier Barnett simply must take public transport more seriously
Aug 5, 2014 11:05AM WST

I've joined forces with the Youth Member for Mirrabooka, Shania Huntingford, to call on the Barnett Government to provide better public transport options for local residents. Shania gave a great speech in Youth Parliament ... Read More

WA Labor to introduce Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal People
Jun 11, 2014 13:48PM WST

In an historic step towards reconciliation, WA Labor will today move to give constitutional recognition to the State's Aboriginal people as the First Peoples of our country. Member for Kimberley Josie Farrer WA will ... Read More

Liberal Attack on Health Continues
May 20, 2014 11:22AM WST

The Barnett Government plans to charge patients for treatment at hospital emergency departments, in addition to the Federal Liberal Government's introduction of a $7 tax on GP visits. The new tax will impact most on low and ... Read More

Barnett Government oblivious to first home-buyer pains
May 16, 2014 11:41AM WST

As part of the State Budget, the Barnett Government has imposed stamp duty on thousands of first homebuyers. The stamp duty exemption level was cut to $430,000 from $500,000. The Premier claimed housing affordability was ... Read More

Appalling financial mismanagement by the Liberal Government revealed in horror budget
May 8, 2014 11:56AM WST

The Barnett Government's horror budget will see State debt balloon to almost $30 billion, WA families slugged with a $1.1 billion tax grab and household bills soar. Thanks to Colin Barnett's reckless spending, it has managed ... Read More

Submission to the Review of organisations under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984
Mar 28, 2014 17:00PM WST

The EOC has endured thirty years of community debate over what constitutes discrimination and harassment in a manner that has provided benefits to the community as a whole. Their success should be built upon not undermined ... Read More

Barnett must explain the loss of $330 million tax payer dollars
Feb 20, 2014 15:37PM WST

Fast Facts:• Colin Barnett, Troy Buswell and Kim Hames must fully explain their failure in the Serco-Fiona Stanley Hospital affair• The commissioning costs of the hospital have blown out by $330million and WA ... Read More

Last chance to register for Pension Bonus
Feb 18, 2014 15:35PM WST

Mirrabooka seniors only have until February 28 to register to claim the Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS). Member for Mirrabooka, Janine Freeman said the (PBS) encourages older Western Australians to remain in the workforce beyond ... Read More

Barnett Government's fee hikes will put TAFE out of reach
Jan 29, 2014 14:51PM WST

TAFE students are being reduced to tears at the massive increases made by the Barnett Liberal government in TAFE fees this year, which make study unaffordable for many young people, with some choosing not to enrol, and ... Read More

Oct 3, 2013 10:17AM WST

Member for Mirrabooka Janine Freeman called on the State Liberal Government to honour their commitment to the people of the Mirrabooka electorate and ensure the Metro Area Express Rail stays on track. With the State AAA ... Read More

Missed Opportunities in Local Government
Sep 27, 2013 09:30AM WST

Member for Mirrabooka, Janine Freeman said that the local government reform push by the State Liberal National Government had created fear and confusion in a speech in Parliament last night. Ms Freeman pointed out that ... Read More

Community Benefits from Quality Education
Sep 20, 2013 14:04PM WST

Member for Mirrabooka, Janine Freeman MLA has criticised the State Liberal National Government for its cuts to local schools. In a speech to Parliament, Ms Freeman outlined how schools in the Mirrabooka electorate will be ... Read More

Mar 11, 2013 11:07AM WST

After a huge day on Saturday, it's time to say thank you to all those who helped on the campaign, on polling day and throughout the campaign in Mirrabooka. Your efforts are deeply appreciated. Thank you. Read More

WA Labor to cut rental costs
Jan 29, 2013 14:04PM WST

WA Labor will cut the upfront costs of renting a house by abolishing the rental option fee, Janine Freeman, the candidate for Mirrabooka, said today.       Ms Freeman said a WA Labor Government would amend ... Read More

WA Labor has a plan to deliver a world-class rail system for Perth
Dec 18, 2012 12:49PM WST

WA Labor has announced WA Labor's plan for rail in Perth, to be named 'METRONET'. METRONET would see the construction of rail lines to Ellenbrook and Perth Airport, as well as a North Circle Line, a South Circle line, a ... Read More

It's time WA got on board the NDIS
Dec 6, 2012 22:13PM WST

WA Labor has called on the Barnett Government to get on board the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at tomorrow’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting.   Shadow Minister for disbaility ... Read More

WA Labor makes crime and safety in suburbs a priority
Dec 4, 2012 11:15AM WST

  Janine Freeman said the Safer Suburbs Fund extended the scope of organisations currently eligible to receive funding under the existing Community Safety and Crime Prevention fund.   "The size of the existing ... Read More

Barnett admits Government commitments won’t be costed
Nov 19, 2012 16:35PM WST

Premier Colin Barnett’s haphazard approach to State finances were on display again today, as the Premier admitted not all of his Government’s commitments would be fully accounted for before the State election ... Read More

Stokes Report points to mental health service dysfunction
Nov 16, 2012 13:24PM WST

The Barnett Government has presided over dysfunctional mental health services leading to the damning Stokes report, Shadow Minister for Health Roger Cook said today.   During a debate in Parliament today, Shadow ... Read More

Thank a teacher today
Oct 29, 2012 17:00PM WST

Friday 26 October 2012 was World Teachers’ Day and the Western Australian Department of Education is giving Western Australian parents and students the opportunity to acknowledge the positive influence teachers have ... Read More

Have you got the real picture?
Oct 18, 2012 13:36PM WST

Have you seen Labor's 'real picture' ads? You can check them out here You can also donate to keep them on the air here Read More

Building a Stronger Skilled Public Sector
Oct 7, 2012 14:53PM WST

WA Labor understands the importance of planning for our State's future. A WA Labor Government is also committed to providing real improvements to services and understands the important role of our public sector workers ... Read More

Lotteries house for Mirrabooka
Jul 31, 2012 13:03PM WST

A feasibility study will look at co-locating not-for-profit agencies into one purpose built facility to service the Mirrabooka area, Local Member for Nollamara Janine Freeman said today. "Lotterywest will fund $17,000 for a ... Read More

Petition calls for a doctor in Balga
Jul 31, 2012 12:59PM WST

Member for Nollamara Janine Freeman is collecting signatures for a petition calling on the Federal Government to assist with re-establishing a doctor in Balga after the local surgery shut this year. Ms Freeman said Balga ... Read More

WA Labor committed to train young workers
Jun 26, 2012 16:20PM WST

"Labor is committed to achieving more skilled workers and to increase the number of apprentices," Ms Freeman said. "I am very proud of the first of Labor's Jobs for the Future policies, released by Mark McGowan, which ... Read More

Young women's school leadership forum
Jun 12, 2012 15:48PM WST

The forum was attended by students from both state and private local schools in the area and gave the young women the opportunity to set goals and make plans for the future. Read More

Bus shelter working group one step forward
Jun 5, 2012 11:02AM WST

Ms Freeman said a gridlock between the Public Transport Authority (PTA) and the Local Government Authority (LGA) over who is responsible for the infrastructure means no bus shelters had been built in the Mirrabooka area for ... Read More

Fast rail too slow for gridlock suburbs
Jun 5, 2012 10:55AM WST

Ms Freeman said while she welcomed the $3.5million in 2012-13 State Budget for the planning of light rail she said residents have waited long enough to be included in State government decisions.    “I often ... Read More

A tribute to Wilf
May 8, 2012 09:43AM WST

  Ms Freeman said Wilf was a humble, working class man who always had time to help others.   “Wilf was the resident handyman in the seniors housing complex in which he and his wife of 32 years Nadia ... Read More

Senator Kate Lundy in the Electorate
May 2, 2012 15:35PM WST

  Senator Lundy was in the electorate on Tuesday 24 April visiting the Vietnamese Seniors Club in Koondoola and ISHAR Multicultural Women's Health Clinic in Mirrabooka. "It was great for Kate to have the oppotunity to ... Read More

Harmony Day Art Award 2012
Apr 11, 2012 10:44AM WST

  For the last three year Janine Freeman has held a Harmony Day art competition as part of the Harmony Day celebrations in Mirrabooka. This year, entries were recieved from the Year 4 students at St Andrews Grammar ... Read More

Mirrabooka to Stirling bus route proposed
Jan 19, 2012 16:09PM WST

The proposed service will travel from Mirrabooka to Stirling via Ravenswood Drive, Amelia Street and Cedric Street. A map of the proposed route is available here. Transperth are currently seeking comment on the ... Read More

Saver Plus - A message from the Smith Family
Dec 22, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Saver Plus is a nationally recognised program that pays people $1 for every $1 they save (up to $500) to help pay for education. It was developed by ANZ and the Brotherhood of St Laurence in 2002 and is delivered in ... Read More

Barnett Government fails to build planning solutions for affordable housing
Dec 13, 2011 00:00AM WST

The bipartisan report,  'A Fading Dream - Affordable Housing in Western Australia' report was damning of the Department of Planning's inaction.   "The report revealed the 'Directions 2031 and Beyond, Metropolitan ... Read More

Trading hours end of 2011 / start of 2012
Nov 30, 2011 16:51PM WST

Christmas/New Year retail trading hours 2011/2012 Metropolitan area   Date Trading Hours Sunday 4 December 2011 11.00am to 5.00pm (Precincts only) Monday 5 December 2011 8.00am to ... Read More

Three year wait for bus shelters
Nov 22, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The Public Transport Authority makes half of the funds available for the City of Stirling to install bus shelters and argues the City of Stirling should maintain the structures, however the City of Stirling argues ... Read More

Mirrabooka Overpass Traffic information
Nov 18, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Intermittent Single lane closures will be in place as required eastbound and westbound on Reid Highway throughout the week. Drivers should expect delays. Intermittent Single lane closures will be in place as ... Read More

Mirrabooka Overpass opens
Nov 14, 2011 00:00AM WST

"The overpass is proof that local action leads to results" said Ms Freeman. "Locals have been campaigning for this overpass for nearly a decade. The Balga Action Group, led by Alan Stafford has collected signatures on ... Read More

Research supports Labor's early childhood plan
Nov 3, 2011 00:00AM WST

Ms Savage said Professor Joseph Sparling from the University of North Carolina this week told the Melbourne Graduate School of Education the first three years of a child’s life were the critical time for early ... Read More

Barnett Government fails to act on key Aboriginal health legislation
Nov 2, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Labor's Shadow Minister for Health, Roger Cook said Health Minister Kim Hames promised in February this year the Public Health Bill would come to Parliament by the end of the year, but had now admitted it ... Read More

Tell Mr Barnett you want to keep jobs in WA
Oct 21, 2011 00:00AM WST

Complete the online form by clicking here Read More

Labor announces Container Deposit Scheme Legislation
Oct 17, 2011 00:00AM WST

"This will greatly boost our recycling efforts", Labor Leader Eric Ripper said today.   Mr Ripper said the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) will have a wide range of benefits including a significant reduction in ... Read More

Local Labor MLA endorses DEC action on Atlas site
Oct 11, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The investigation notice requires Atlas Brick to act on groundwater contamination in parts of Dianella and Mirrabooka.   “It is good news for locals that Atlas will be compelled to monitor the leachate ... Read More

Labor commits to early childhood policy
Oct 5, 2011 00:00AM WST

When Labor is elected to State Government it will appoint a Minister for Early Childhood, establish children’s centres, ensure funding is available to employ additional child health nurses and trial a program to ... Read More

Local Policeman named WA's top cop!
Oct 4, 2011 00:00AM WST

From the Perth Now website. MIRRABOOKA policeman Sgt Don Emmanuel-Smith has been recognised as WA's top cop for 2011 after receiving the Police Officer of the Year award. The community diversity officer was honoured in a ... Read More

ERIC RIPPER pays tribute to Carol Martin, Australia's first Indigenous Member of Parliament
Sep 28, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Mrs Martin today announced she would not be standing for re-election in the March 2013 State election and planned to spend more time with her family.   Mr Ripper said Mrs Martin was the first Indigenous woman ... Read More

Nominations open for multicultural ambassador positions
Sep 27, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The Australian Multicultural Council will select up to 40 ambassadors who would be appointed for 12 months. "It is important for Western Australian multicultural voices to be heard on the national ... Read More

Colouring in Competition on display at Nollamara Shopping Centre
Sep 24, 2011 00:00AM WST

Janine and Shane Pope from the Cty of Stirling have checked car seat installations and let parents know what they need to do to comply with the new laws.   Colouring in competition participants have seen their work on ... Read More

This is a strong community that needs resources not labelling
Sep 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

"This is a strong community and doesn't deserve to be labelled but does need resources to ensure all of our people have the opportunities available in WA" said Ms Freeman.   "Great initiatives are being undertaken by ... Read More

Solar Jobs left in limbo
Sep 15, 2011 00:00AM WST

  "As well as putting hundreds of jobs at risk, the suspension of the Feed-in Tariff scheme has impacted families looking to save money on electricity," local MLA, Janine Freeman said.   "Unless the Minister ... Read More

Time running out to replace your pre 1980 gas appliances
Sep 14, 2011 00:00AM WST

 Janine said that changes to the natural gas supply, scheduled for early 2012, will mean that some gas appliances installed before 1980 will be unsafe or not able to perform as well and unsafe appliances could ... Read More

Premier plundering the profit of West Australians utilities pain
Sep 12, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The 2011-12 Statement of Corporate Intent for Verve Energy, Western Power and Synergy revealed earnings from the government-owned utilities is predicted to reach more than half a billion dollars this year, with ... Read More

School Based Police Officer Promise Axed
Sep 8, 2011 00:30AM WST

    "It seems 'school-based' doesn't actually mean based in schools" said Janine Freeman MLA.   "It's clear that Mr Johnson his broken this promise.   "His word, given in trust to the electorate at ... Read More

ERIC RIPPER Minister McSweeney must answer allegations of stand over tactics
Sep 8, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Mr Ripper said former spokesperson for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) Michelle Stubbs' wrote a letter to all Liberal Members of Parliament expressing her 'contempt' for Minister McSweeney.   Ms Stubbs' ... Read More

Barnett Government axes local school crossings
Sep 7, 2011 00:15AM WST

  "The Barnett Government‟s decision will directly endanger the lives of school children who use this crossings on a daily basis. Janine said. "This decision cannot be solely based on the ratio of school children ... Read More

Public transport a major hurdle for Nollamara residents
Sep 7, 2011 00:00AM WST

Ms Freeman said she would host a public transport forum to assist in formulating a response to the Barnett Government's consultation plan and to advance the needs of Nollamara residents.   "In the Nollamara area ... Read More

Early Childhood Education needs Government focus
Sep 2, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The 'Early Childhood Development in Western Australia: Capturing the Potential' report by consultant Brenton Wright was commissioned in May 2009, but Dr Constable admitted she had no plans to make it ... Read More

Labor to fight on for WA Jobs
Sep 1, 2011 00:00AM WST

  "Labor remains committed to pursuing all available legislative avenues to protect WA jobs." said Ms Freeman. "It is deeply disappointing to see this State Government turn its back on local industries and ... Read More

Three years, Three reports, just two extra child health nurses
Aug 29, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Since 1 July 2010 only two additional full time child health nurses have been appointed in Western Australia. "This brings the total number of child health nurses to 198, despite a Health Department  admission ... Read More

$747,000 forked-out on empty government offices and car bays
Aug 23, 2011 00:00AM WST

Shadow Housing Minister Mark McGowan said 45 offices have sat empty under Mr Barnett's watch, costing taxpayers over $707,000 while almost $40,000 has been spent on empty car bays for public servants.   "At a ... Read More

New petition page online
Aug 18, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Check out the new page at www.janinefreeman.com/petitions Read More

Training numbers need to increase more
Aug 12, 2011 00:15AM WST

  Shadow Training Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich has revealed apprentices and trainees in training have only increased by 1,000 per year under the Barnett Government compared with 3,000 per year under ... Read More

Serco to avoid responsibility for superbug outbreaks
Aug 12, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The 'Fiona Stanley: Summary of Facilities Management Services Contract' report contains clauses that virtually suspended Serco's performance standards if there was a medical contamination. "Hospital service ... Read More

WA Labor welcomes National Disability Insurance Scheme
Aug 11, 2011 00:00AM WST

    "The scheme would ensure certainty of funding for the care and support of people with disabilities in Western Australia and cover the costs of their long term care." said Janine Freeman MLA, Member for ... Read More

Barnett Government slashes Solar Panel scheme
Aug 1, 2011 00:00AM WST

  When the 150MW cap is reached no more Western Australians will be able to apply for the program because the Barnett Government will not fund it past this point. "This is a Government that campaigned on an election ... Read More

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Further Reid Highway closures
Jul 27, 2011 00:00AM WST

  All traffic on Reid Highway will be required to exit at Alexander Drive or Wanneroo Road and use Beach Road to reconnect with Reid Highway for the duration of the closure.   Signposted detours will be in ... Read More

Price rises keep coming
Jul 24, 2011 00:00AM WST

  “From August 1, local households will be paying an extra 10 per cent on their gas bills, on top of the recent hike in electricity and water bills,” Janine said    “This means ... Read More

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Road Closure for Mirrabooka Overpass
Jul 21, 2011 00:00AM WST

Reid Highway will be closed to all traffic, in both directions, between Alexander Drive and Wanneroo Roads. All traffic on Reid Highway will be required to exit at Alexander Drive or Wanneroo Road and use Beach Road to ... Read More

Hainsworth Community Afternoon 28 July 2011
Jul 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

Hainsworth Community Afternoon   Thursday 28 July 1.00pm to 3.00pm   Meet new people   Enjoy a healthy afternoon tea   Meet Amber Goodwin, Conservation Wetlands Officer for the City of ... Read More

Mirrabooka Avenue overpass on track for December 2011 completion
Jul 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Three months into the project, the Reid Highway overpass at Mirrabooka Avenue is on schedule for a December 2011 completion. Several important milestones have already been achieved, including: Construction of the ... Read More

Long Term Vision for Transport
Jul 14, 2011 00:00AM WST

Perth needs a transport plan that is based on a 50 to 100 year vision with a detailed implementation timeline over the next 20 years. Over the next five decades Perth’s population will triple or even quadruple. We need ... Read More

Mobile Phone do's and don'ts
Jul 14, 2011 00:00AM WST

    YOU CAN: Answer or make a call by touching the buttons on a mobile phone, but only if it is secured in a mounting; Answer or make a call on an unsecured phone with a bluetooth kit; Park in a legal ... Read More

The Harmony Cup is on again
Jul 13, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The ERC Lions had a morale boosting visit from Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday 11th July before their clash with the Department of Sport and Recreation. Minister Rudd was welcomed by Head Coach ... Read More

Minister for Seniors vigorously unaware of elder abuse
Jul 7, 2011 00:00AM WST

  "The Advocare report is very clear in its definition of elder abuse as when a younger person, often a family member or carer, takes advantage of an elderly person, most commonly financial ... Read More

Support Labor's container deposit scheme
Jul 6, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Janine has been circulating a Petition to present in Parliament calling on the Barnett Government to immediately introduce a scheme similar to the one that has been operating in South Australia since the 1970s, in ... Read More

Eric Ripper's speech to the WA Labor State Conference
Jun 28, 2011 00:00AM WST

Good morning and thank you for that warm welcome. Firstly I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Noongar people and pay my respects to their elders and their people. As pensioners turn off ... Read More

Mirrabooka Bus Station Upgrade soon to be COMPLETE
Jun 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

For information on stands and Transperth timetables, go to http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/ServiceUpdates/ServiceChanges/tabid/132/newsid568/2116/Default.aspx  Read More

Light Rail wanted in the Northern Suburbs
Jun 13, 2011 00:00AM WST

"I recently met with the Shadow Minister for Transport, Ken Travers, to talk to him about the survey results. "First responses reveal clear trends for transport needs in the northern suburbs. The Mirrabooka bus station is ... Read More

Group home welcomes new resident
Jun 9, 2011 00:00AM WST

  The Cerebral Palsy Association (CPA) group home in Westminster has recently welcomed an unexpected guest, a stray cat called 'Tiger' who laps up the constant love and affection from residents.   Unfortunately, ... Read More

Light Rail high on agenda for locals
Jun 8, 2011 00:00AM WST

"First responses and analysis reveal some clear trends for transport needs in the northern suburbs," Janine Freeman MLA said.   "Residents are very concerned by road congestion and the time taken to travel around ... Read More

Volunteers Morning Tea
Jun 3, 2011 11:30AM WST

Those nominated are invited to a morning tea where they are presented with certificates thanking them for their valuable service to the local community. This morning it was inspiring to acknowledge: Julie Howe from ... Read More

A win for Nollamara residents!
May 31, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Part of this campaign was a petition to request that the section of Nollamara Avenue between Myimbar Way and Mayfair Street be zoned to 40km per hour during school start and finish times. The petition was ... Read More

Year 7 uncertainty must end
May 27, 2011 00:00AM WST

  "There has been a great deal of uncertainty since Dr Constable made her announcement about reviewing Year 7 arrangements, not just for parents and students, but also teachers and school staff," she said. "A year has ... Read More

A new garden for Boyare Early Childhood Centre
May 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

In 2009, Boyare Primary School approached Janine about getting help to start a community garden. Janine donated a garden to the Early Childhood Centre and today helped students plant the garden with lettuce, broad beans and ... Read More

Barnett Budget cash grab
May 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

People are doing it tough and I am very concerned for our future which is  clouded by debt which grows to $22 billion by 2015, and will need paying off" said Ms Freeman. "As a previous community sector volunteer, I ... Read More

Labor welcomes fair work ruling
May 19, 2011 00:00AM WST

Ms Ellery said community and disability sector workers, who cared for some of Western Australia's most vulnerable people, were paid 30 per cent less than those doing the same job for the Government.   "Wages must ... Read More

UPDATE Support the Skilled Local Jobs Bill 2011
May 11, 2011 00:00AM WST

Labor has been campaigning for new laws that will deliver a greater share of the engineering and fabrication work for our major resources projects to local businesses. Labor recently introduced the Skilled Local Jobs Bill ... Read More

Mirrabooka Reid Highway Overpass
May 10, 2011 00:00AM WST

The speed limit on Reid Highway in both directions, between Alexander Drive and Mirrabooka Avenue, has been reduced to 60 kmph and is being enforced by local police. Access for cyclists to Reid Highway will be restricted ... Read More

Janine opens nominations for Volunteers Morning Tea
May 9, 2011 00:00AM WST

Australian volunteers contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to community health care, heritage and the arts, environment conservation, emergency services, education, social justice and ... Read More

Barnett Government breaks another promise to Redress victims
May 2, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Ms Ellery said Redress WA is the $114million scheme set up by the Carpenter Government to provide ex-gratia payments to people who had been abused as children while in State care.   "These included church or ... Read More

Speed and red light camera revenue a boost to road safety
Apr 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

This will mean much need funds will be  able to be targeted towards road safety outcomes, local MLA, Janine Freeman said today.   "At present only one third of this revenue is given to the ... Read More

Mirrabooka a 'housing hotspot'
Apr 20, 2011 00:00AM WST

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/9232556/mirrabooka-a-housing-hotspot/ Mirrabooka has been identified as one of the nation's housing hotspots while West Leederville is the place to go for a unit. A review of ... Read More

Papalia: Local Governent reform $7.2million for almost NO change
Apr 15, 2011 00:00AM WST

Mr Papalia said in Parliament this week, Mr Castrilli was forced to confirm there were exactly the same number of councils in WA as on the day he issued his threat and began his reform process in February ... Read More

Barnett's Privatisation Plan under attack
Apr 14, 2011 00:00AM WST

Janine said locals need to be aware of the Barnett Government’s plans.   “There is no doubt the Barnett Government’s privatisation agenda will compromise the delivery of quality services to ... Read More

Constable apologises for misleading Parliament
Apr 13, 2011 00:00AM WST

  Janine Freeman said the Minister's mismanagement had resulted in an important frontline service designed to increase literacy, numeracy and Aboriginal graduation rates remaining unfunded more than one quarter of ... Read More

Labor introduces legislation for local jobs
Apr 7, 2011 00:00AM WST

Mr Ripper said the Skilled Local Jobs Bill will ensure the Barnett Government takes responsibility for engineering, manufacturing, fabrication and construction sector workers and companies receiving a decent share of work ... Read More

Change your smoke alarm batteries today!
Mar 31, 2011 00:00AM WST

“Smoke alarms are designed to protect people while they are sleeping and have saved countless lives across Australia,” Janine said.   “Only working smoke alarms can save lives and property. ... Read More

Labor welcomes GST Review
Mar 31, 2011 00:00AM WST

In October last year, Mr Ripper called on the Prime Minister to review the system because it was unfair and punished Western Australia for its strong economic performance.   “The GST deal signed up to by Richard ... Read More

DON"T MISS IT Come and Try Sports Day THIS WEEKEND
Mar 29, 2011 00:00AM WST

Come down to the City of Stirling's Multiculturak come and try day THIS Saturday.     Read More

Janine supports finding a cure for diabetes, will you?
Mar 24, 2011 17:04PM WST

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that is not caused by diet or lifestyle or through any fault of the sufferer.  At the moment there is no cure and the disease means a life time of insulin injections.  Type ... Read More

Mirrabooka Overpass Traffic Update
Mar 24, 2011 00:00AM WST

Construction works are continuing in the vicinity of the Mirrabooka Avenue and Reid Highway intersection and will impact on traffic conditions in the following way:   The existing kerbside right turning pocket ... Read More

Harmony 2011
Mar 23, 2011 00:00AM WST

“It has been my pleasure again this year to present a display of Harmony Day Posters by local students in my office window.”   “For the past two years I have held a competition for local schools to ... Read More

Barnett targets Homeswest tenants with cruel rate hikes
Mar 21, 2011 14:30PM WST

The Barnett Government has increased the Homeswest rent for people receiving aged, disability, carer, veterans, war widows and widows’ pensions, despite other states around the country continuing with a rent ... Read More

Janine welcomes State Government commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Mar 18, 2011 00:00AM WST

The National Disability Strategy was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on February 13, 2011. Janine said “the strategy reflects a commitment by all levels of government, ... Read More

Traffic works in Mirrabooka
Mar 17, 2011 12:41PM WST

  Construction works are continuing at the Reid Highway Overpass at Mirrabooka Avenue and will impact on traffic conditions in the following way:   ·       From Thursday 17 ... Read More

Labor stands up for Western Australian jobs
Mar 15, 2011 03:00AM WST

Mr Ripper addressed today’s local jobs community rally, where workers, local business owners and industry leaders took a stand against the Barnett Government’s failure to guarantee jobs for local businesses, to ... Read More

Long awaited Mirrabooka Reid Highway Overpass to begin construction
Feb 28, 2011 12:47PM WST

Information will be available at Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre and Mirrabooka Library.  The new interchange will be built on the current alignment and requires no additional land. Two lanes will be ... Read More

Productivity Commission releases report into National Disability Insurance Scheme
Feb 28, 2011 11:04AM WST

The Commission has recommended the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.  The Commission has accepted that the disability system is "inequitable, underfunded, fragmented and inefficient and gives ... Read More

Talk to your family about organ donation today
Feb 22, 2011 12:52PM WST

Make sure you talk to your family about your organs today. Australia has a world class reputation for successful transplant outcomes. Australia also has one of the lowest donation rates in the developed ... Read More

Three cheers for Edmund Rice Lions
Aug 7, 2010 00:00AM WST

The Edmund Rice Centre Lions' newfound passion for the game of AFL may not have been reflected on the scoreboard in their debut 'Big Match' against the Eastern Hills Hawks on the weekend, but coach Atot Amoly is still proud ... Read More

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