Jordan has written for Business News since June 2019 as a journalist covering tourism, technology and education, after having written for The CEO Magazine since 2018. Before that, he studied communications and media studies at The University of Western Australia, graduating with first-class honours in 2017.
The State School Teachers’ Union of WA is encouraging parents to keep students home where possible, highlighting increasing divisions over the state government’s plans to recommence face-to-face learning next week.
Mark McGowan says parents are within their rights to ask for reduced school fees if their children aren't being taught in person, after numerous private and independent school bodies said in recent days that they would not resume face-to-face learning as normal in term two.
Mark McGowan has vowed to press on with the reappointment of John McKechnie to the state’s top anti-corruption body, after the committee overseeing the CCC again declined to provide support to the nomination.
Leaders from Perth’s investment community are urging startups to remain resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that ventures considered to be responding to the crisis will continue to receive funding.
The federal government has outlined seven principles for how public schools should respond to COVID-19, one day after Premier Mark McGowan reportedly began weighing whether to have classes return as normal in Term 2.
Opposition leader Liza Harvey has attacked the government’s attempts to reappoint John McKechnie to the Corruption and Crime Commission, calling the urgency with which Premier Mark McGowan has characterised the nomination disingenuous.
The state government says it will circumvent the upper house committee that oversees the state’s Corruption and Crime Commission to renominate John McKechnie as its commissioner, after the committee declined to offer bipartisan support to the incumbent.
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls has taken remote learning to the next level with the launch of its own online video channel, which aims to maintain students’ social engagement during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Seven Group Holdings has withdrawn its market guidance on the back of falling advertising revenue and declining oil prices, on the same day that Seven West Media criticised a report it was entertaining a prospective sale of West Australian Newspapers Holdings.
Representatives from the tourism and higher education sectors have today criticised aspects of the federal government’s JobKeeper program, voicing concerns that many businesses may not qualify for the wage subsidies.
Georgiou Group has secured $141 million worth of contracts across Australia in recent days, announcing it had been awarded major contracts in NSW and Queensland just one day after being named the preferred proponent for the City of Perth’s east end revitalisation project.