Joseph Poprzeczny has taught politics, economic history and history at three Australian universities and been a researcher/personal assistant to three federal parliamentarians. He has over 30-years experience as a politics and education reporter and columnist and served as research director of Perth Chamber of Commerce. His biography of the 20th century’s major genocidal killer, Hitler’s Man in the East, Odilo Globocnik, was released in the US in 2004 and republished by the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2009.
A state-of-the-art river water diagnostic system to help monitor algal blooms has been proposed for the Swan and Canning estuaries by the head of the University of WA’s Centre for Water Research, Professor Jorg Imberger.
John Howard and his senior ministers, all of whom hold interstate seats, show all the signs of embarking upon megalomaniacal bureaucratic practices rather than remaining the levelheaded administrators that Australians rightly expect.
National Lifestyle Villages (NLV) has set its sights on establishing 100 self-contained villages across Australia that will house up to 40,000 people over the next 20 years. And it’s well and truly on the way to achieving that goal.
Western Australia must begin detailed planning for a second major integrated industrial hub to ensure a smooth transition for key heavy industries after the Kwinana Industrial Area fills, says the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Last month, State Scene outlined how the National Party handed the balance of power in the upper house to the Greens by way of a secret, ideologically contradictory cross-preference deal, rather than ensuring it went to the conservatives, with whom most r
Moves to fast-track big urban renewal projects across the Perth-Fremantle metropolitan area foreshadowed by Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan will not mean the wholesale sidelining of local governments.
With the upper house still debating Jim McGinty’s One Vote One Value Bill, which some Liberal MPs and all Nationals view unfavourably, it’s worth considering several less publicised aspects of the ongoing issue of vote weighting in rural seats.
State Liberal leader Matt Birney has sold his stake in the successful Kalgoorlie-based spare parts retailer, Goldfields Auto Spares Pty Ltd (GAS), a business he co-founded 13 years ago as a 22-year old.
A proposal to drastically slash the annual intake of saline water into Wellington Dam is part of the Griffin Group’s billion-dollar plan for the Collie region, based on an integrated industrial estate at nearby Coolangatta.
Western Australia’s Liberals have emerged in far worse shape from the February 26 election – at which they attracted 35.6 per cent statewide voter support – than after the February 2001 election when they scored only 34 per cent.