A Labor government would aim to cut red tape so more micro-festivals could be held across Western Australia, according to party leader Mark McGowan, but the Liberals say changes to deregulate the liquor industry are already under way.
BHP Billiton has extended its partnership with indigenous organisation Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, following the announcement of a $14.7 million contribution to the Martu Ranger program over the next five years.
The local arts sector has struggled to capture attention for a move it thinks is key to the sustainability and future development of the industry, with no political parties committing to the Chamber of Arts and Culture's proposed pledge of $100 million of increased funding over the next four years.
Punters and performers have flocked to Perth's colourful, diverse and pleasantly bizarre Fringe World Festival, which is poised to exceed last year's box office sales and hit the $10 million mark, but factors other than money are driving local artists.
Prominent Western Australian business and government leaders, including Nev Power and Dale Alcock, will hit the streets this week to sell The Big Issue magazine as part of the not-for-profit organisation's annual awareness campaign.
Local fashion designers will have an easier route into the growing Chinese luxury market after the Fashion Council of Western Australia today signed off a five-year deal with the China Fashion Association.